Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Give-Away Winner & Historical Home Print

Congratulations to Krystal - you are the winner of a BrooklynThread Turquoise & Wood Bead Bracelet! (I used to select the give-away winner). I'll be contacting you shortly.

A while back I blogged about historical home prints available for purchase in New York City. If your home is located in any of the 5 boroughs, the City has an archive of home photos for purchase that were taken in the late 1930's/early 1940's and then again in the 1980's. I ordered a large black and white print of my Brooklyn home (built in 1909) and it finally arrived. Other than putting in new windows, I haven't done any work to the front of the house (yet) so it currently looks very similar to this photo. The photo is currently propped up on one of the vintage radiators I restored.
The photo will eventually be a part of the picture wall I am planning for my living room, which I will share very soon!


Ribba Picture Frame in Black by Ikea
Philipsburg Blue Paint by Benjamin Moore


  1. Oh I love this print! I'm actually headed to Brooklyn today! ;)

  2. That is SUCH a neat idea! I know my home was built in 1940 in Charleston,SC, maybe I can find a picture of it too!

  3. That picture is ridiculously cool to have! I did one picture wall in our office where I blew up and framed a picture from each of our vacations so far - I really love how it turned out. The rest of the apt...yeah...I've definitely been taking my time =)

  4. p.s. I'm crazy excited to have won the bracelet, thought I'd say it here too =) Thanks for the give away!

  5. Thats amazing! What a wonderful thing to have.

    And congrats to Krystal! Lucky girl :)

  6. How cool is that?! I love it.


  7. I love that! I will have to see if I can get imaged of the two buildings I lived in while being in NYC...they would lead to great stories for sure!

  8. Love the print! I have a 1960's photo of our family beach cottage above my fireplace. The house is long gone but I am so happy to have the vintage print:) Can't wait to see your picture wall...we are new followers:)

  9. Congrats to Krystal! Love her, love her blog!!

    And what an amazing picture you've shown here. Beautiful.