Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Daze

'Tis the Season, and everybody has been posting pictures of their fabulous holiday decorations. We've even seen pics of Portland's snow this week. Well here's the less glamorous, more realistic vision of the second Snow Day this week (so far), as seen by anyone who is brave enough to enter the 1916 Portland Bungalow.

In this picture you see my camera shy 7-year old, all the crap that comes from being cooped-up for 2 days, and proof that I still haven't finished the dining room wainscotting. If we get any more snow days this week somebody better send me a dump truck. And a straight-jacket.


  1. I'm jealous of you having intact doors on the fireplace bookshelves. I found the footprint of the hinges on ours, but no doors. Seriously I don't understand why they would've been removed, barring one being broken or something.

    If you want any house geneology work, I'm also happy to oblidge. I love looking up the history of Portland homes. :)

  2. Dawn,

    I really love the doors too. They were the first thing that caught my eye when I walked through this house when it was empty. As nice as they look, they can be kinda awkward. Furniture placement becomes tricky because you want to be able to open the doors, plus the shelves are not very deep so a lot of books or decorations won't fit with the doors closed. The glass is also fragile. I can see how they could get broken over the years.

    As for house genealogy work, if you're offering, I'm accepting! I find the history of these houses very interesting, but I don't have the time or resources to do the research myself. I think you have my email address if you want to send me a note.

  3. I have to second that - the fireplace doors are lovely. I also LOVE your fireplace windows. Ours are long gone. I've always figured we'd try replacing them with leaded glasss at some point, but looking at yours, I'm somewhat enchanted by the idea of casements...