On Saturday I attended the Kirkwood Spring Fling here in Atlanta, and checked out every house on the home tour. It was a blast, and there was a wide variety of sizes and styles. The house that made me the happiest was perhaps the smallest one on the tour. It was a bungalow surrounded by post-WWII brick ranches. When I walked up onto the porch, the first thing I noticed was a figure by R.A. Miller, a favorite folk artist, and my mood elevated about ten steps – I could not wait to step inside. Bright colors, stripes, kitschy retro atomic age style and objects abounded. This place is more fun than Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Yet somehow it wasn’t too much. I am so sorry my pictures do not do it justice – all I had was a cameraphone. It was so much brighter and alive than it shows in these photos.
One of the owners is a printmaker by trade. To check out her work, click here.
So sorry these pictures are so faded; they are not doing this great spot justice. It was so cheerful and retro-stylish that I half-expected Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson to be singing in the backyard of this shiny happy spot:
Thanks so much to Angela and Ryan for opening their home to the tour!