Daily Readers, this one’s for you: Win a custom Love the House You’re In Collage

collage of a blue mid century house

Update: Random number picked; winner has been sent an email; comments closed. Thanks, everyone, for playing. Remember — new contest every month! Kara was the winner of our January contest to win a Love The House You’re In Collage — and that’s her mid-century cutie, above — as immortalized by collage artist extraordinaire Mel Kolstad. To win our February contest, all you have to do is:

Leave a Comment answering the question, “What year was your house built?” If you want to leave a tidbit on its style, that would be cool, too. Please read all the rules here before entering, they all apply.

This month’s contest rewards DAILY readers — I’ll pick a winner late Friday night. Yay on all of you who check in daily!

Mel explains this collage:

“I just love Kara’s house!  She was very thorough – she included “before” photos as well and you can see how beautiful her house is now!  I used real wood veneer for the fence and wood grain paper for the door.  The tree was done using tiny punched circles and the sky is actually handmade paper.  I did the house in a paper I found that was the PERFECT color!”

Thanks, Mel! Read more about her work on her cool blog, Ephemeraology.

  1. JKaye says:

    Ours is a ’59 brick ranch. We love everything about where we live but the house. We love our neighborhood and the side of town we are on, the distance from work and from the grocery store, the nice sidewalks for walking our dog, and the variety of birds we see because there are lots of trees and some ponds in the area. There are a couple of houses I keep hoping will go up for sale on our street so that we can move into one of them, and stay right here without being right here in this house. (No, I don’t expect to win the collage, I just wanted to participate!)

  2. Mary Toodles says:

    We have the original act of the sale from the only other owner in 1948. I’d say 1940’s possibly 45…I posted a picture of my house in the photo forum of the Facebook page. White stucco, striped awnings, original green tub and sink, mini tile floor and white tile walls…Went through Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and took 2 years to redo. I love New Orleans…

  3. Jennifer says:

    Our 1954 ranch is our home sweet home in Connecticut. We are the 3rd owners. Not much updating has been done so we still enjoy most of its original charm.

  4. Joellen Jeffers says:

    1984! I know, not quite retro but my furnishings and accessories are ALL vintage. My dream home is a new modern pre-fab set on a pine forested chunk of land. Some day…….

  5. Tracy says:

    Our house was built in 1962. It’s a brick ranch and still has the original knotty pine kitchen (Pam put pics of it on the blog a while back when I was asking for help to make it brighter). Our neighborhood is called Charlotte Park and all of the mid-century ranch houses here were built for employees of the now defunct Ford glass plant.

  6. Cristin Bock says:

    I live in a 1936 cream city brick Colonial, with original pink and turquoise bathrooms intact and original light fixtures in place. Love, love, love.

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