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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Texture Thursday - Hilda's House

For the past few days I have been featuring photos I took last weekend at Hilda's Garden. If you check back for the past few posts, you can check out what I have posted thus far and also learn the story of how the garden came to be and of Hilda's and Dan's story.
The gardens were amazing to experience but when it came to the inside of the house I was amazed!
I only took a few pictures and missed so much of it by not photographing a lot of it but this should give an idea of how crazy the house was.
The dining room just off the kitchen. Dan, a stone mason by trade, but also a wood carver and metal worker built the hutch, table and chairs, and did all the wood carving you see. Check out the bedroom door to the left. All thick cedar and intricate carvings. The chairs are embroidered by Hilda and the walls are covered in her Paintings as well. Lots of textures!

The view coming into the kitchen from the back door. Looking down the hallway to the spare room. The towel hangers are metal rods, the handmade cupboards, all carved. fur covered kitchen nook. Again lots of textures present.

Cast iron wood stove in the kitchen, tiles on the counter and floor, embroidery and paintings and lots of carvings. The door pulls on the cupboards are huge metal hooks.

I have never seen a fur covered fridge until now! Carved wood with metal pulls instead of door handles. Hand painted trays on top of the fridge.

 The open door to the right is the main bathroom, full of everything Swans. Wood carvings adhered to the side of the fridge. Plants lining the window frame ledge.

Huge Dollhouse, all hand built. Lots of gables, lacey curtains, siding , and shingles. Hilda collected dolls and some of her collection to the left and behind the doll house. Metal frame sheles. Pottery, plants, paintings. She painted everything, tv trays, pieces of tree fungus, etc.

Fur throws on the couch, Stuffed bears in the chairs. Driftwood tables Beanbag chairs, and check out the ceiling! That is a plasted ceiling quite exaggerated. The plaster pieces on the ceiling hung down at least two inches. The room off the back of the living room is a solarium, full of plants and hanging baskets and macrame hangers all made by hand.

Carved stools, painted TV tables, hand made benches pants in Macrame hangers. And more of the amazing ceilings!

Hand made clock, made from old watches and CD's. On Wooden panelling.
The master bedroom had a textured black ceiling, and flourescent stars everywhere. A handmade quilt on the round bed, and all handmade carved furniture everywhere. I didn't take any photos of that.
Hilda passed away suddenly this past April and her husband Dan has opened up the Gardens and the house for tours as a tribute to Hilda and to thier love. It was all so much to see and hear.
More photos tomorrow, come back and check it out!!
To see more photos of Texture Thursday, please go and visit http://thedailywyatt.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

lisa said...

Truly so wonderfully interesting, and your photographs of it are fantastic!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wow! Must have been difficult to figure out what to photograph first. Quirky and amazing at the same time. :)