Win a “Love the House You’re In” collage featuring your house

southern cottage bungalowAnnie B, a frequent commenter on the blog, won last month’s “Love the House You’re In” contest. Her prize: The lovely and talented Mel Kolstad immortalized her house in a collage, above. Mel writes:

I had a great time making this collage for Ann – I always love making them, but the fact that her house is still standing made it even better. Just a week or so before the contest, there was a tropical storm that rolled through North Carolina.  Many of Ann’s neighbors suffered major damage to their homes.  Thankfully, Ann’s house wasn’t hit as badly. Sort of gives a more poignant meaning to the phrase, “Love the House You’re In”, doesn’t it?  😀

To enter this month’s contest — and to win a custom collage featuring you and your house: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: What is your most prized possession? Please read all the rules here before entering, they all apply. I’ll pick a reader the last day of the month.

Meanwhile — thanks to Mel for another fabulous collage. You can find Mel’s collage works on flickr and her blog, Much Ado About Stuff.

  1. Shelly says:

    Easy choice…our 1958 Universal Terra-Cruiser trailer, aka The Love Shack. It’s our lovely little vintage tin-can getaway in the mountains and is resplendent in pink accessories (sinks, tub, toilet, and gas stove)!

  2. ginny Poladian says:

    I think my favorite posession has got to be my dinosaur lamar. he is a vintage sinclair gas station dinosaur that i bought in lamar Colorado. He is on the flicker photo sharing page of Sinclair dinosaurs, lamar ,Co. He is 6’tall and 12′ long and is an Apatasaurus. He was santasaurus for our Xmas cards last year complete with boots,hat,and a wreath around his neck. He is truly the hit of the neighborhood. I’ve had people come by to have pictures taken with their kids on lamar”s back. he came all the way out here from Co. on a flat bed trailer pulled by my husband. he got honks and waves all the way to Az. A couple of days later we were all on the news. I am now in the process of preparing to have him reprimed,repainted and coated for protection from the sun. I REALLY love Lamar!

  3. My most prized possession is a small painting, which is approximately 12 inches wide and 6 inches tall, that my grandmother painted when she was in her early teens. She just turned 90 over the summer! Definately not mid-century, but sometimes family things trump the allure of mid-century pieces.

  4. Kelly Cornacchia says:

    This is such a difficult question to answer because there are things that have sentimental value, things that have monetary value, and things that just make me happy! I guess the one thing that actually makes me smile every single day is my beach blue Big Chill refrigerator. I know it’s new (and a copy of vintage at that!) but I just love it!

  5. Mel says:

    Wow! Thanks Maureen! I don’t know if a collage of mine would ever live up to an ORIGINAL Dali (!), but I very much appreciate your very kind words! 😀

  6. Diane says:

    My most prized possession is a Christmas angel tablecloth from the 1950’s which belonged to my mother. While it may not have monetary value, I have very fond & beautiful memories of this tablecloth, because when my brother & I were young we had to sit at the “children’s table” for Christmas dinner. My mother always used this tablecloth because it was the only one she had that fit the card table perfectly. It has a few light stains from our messy childish eating habits. Also, when my own 2 boys were old enough to eat at a table, they also used this tablecloth at my mother’s & their grandmother’s house on Christmas day. I love using this slightly faded & lightly stained tablecoth to this day, & when my own grandchildren get old enough to eat at a table, they will use this tablecloth also.

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