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That Big Old Yellow House ~ It's Free!

Recently I did a shoot with Caroline Adderson, of a home that is so familiar to most of us who live in the lower mainland. It's the big old yellow house at the junction of Hwy 99 and Hwy 10. Built in 1907, The Kittson House, named after it's first owners will be facing demolition. The present owner of the property has a growing greenhouse business and it's simply not feasible to have the home stay. Read the article here. So if your looking for a "fixer upper", this one is free for the taking, you just have to haul it out of there because the owner would rather someone take it away than have to call in the wrecking ball.... Time is ticking. These pictures are not going to reflect a pretty house but if you look past the ugly, you'll see that she still boasts good bones.

Kittson Home Tracey Ayton Photography

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Kittson Home 3 Tracey Ayton PhotographyThis is the first door that greets you ...... I love the yellow.

Kittson Home 4 Tracey Ayton PhotographyThen as you walk into what was once the kitchen ..... more beautiful doors.

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Kittson Home 9 Tracey Ayton PhotographyObviously it was pretty cold in there ......

Kittson Home 10 Tracey Ayton PhotographyNotice the bird's nest

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Kittson Home 15 Tracey Ayton PhotographyI love the leaded glass

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Palm Springs …..

While visiting Palm Springs, I couldn't help but yearn for an era long gone. I knew that coming here I wanted to capture not only its architecture but submerge myself in it's past to try to emulate what it was when it was created. It seems to hang onto its past, and is determined to save itself from demolition. After seeing what is happening to Vancouver, I need a reprieve and get re inspired by Palm Spring's iconic architecture. A Frame House Tracey Ayton Photography

Pretty White Bungalow Tracey Ayton Photography

Purple Cactus Palm Springs Tracey Ayton Photography

The HorizonThe Horizon Hotel

Saguaro

The Saguaro Hotel

Info Center Tracey Ayton Photography

The Palm Springs Visitors Center

Big Grey Wall Palm Springs Tracey Ayton Photography

Palm Springs City Hall Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel is where we stayed and I have no words to describe how much eye candy this place has.

The Parker Hotel Entrance Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker House Restaurant Tracey Ayton Photography

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The Parker Hotel grounds Tracey Ayton Photography

The Parker Hotel Grounds

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The Parker Hotel room Tracey Ayton Photography

While in Palm Springs, I couldn't help but think of my grandmother or "Nani" (she didn't like to be called a grandma) Nani would take trips down to Palm Springs frequently ….. she was the epitome of a "waspy" character that would go down for a few days to get a tan. Which meant sitting in the sun all day. I don't believe she ever took a dip in the pool either in fear of "ruining" her hair. She dressed to the nines, wore white gloves when she drove and if you got her mad, heaven help you, she was mean. I have some interesting memories of her and I can't say she wasn't on my mind throughout trip.

Mom with friend in Palm Springs

My mom (on the right) in Palm Springs

Nani in Palm Springs

Nani suntanning under her arms in Palm Springs

Nani

Gild & Co. featured in Canadian House & Home Magazine

Just back from our short jaunt to Palm Springs and delving into a new week with a store I shot for the latest issue of Canadian House & Home, Gild & Co. Just as their website describes: Curators of vintage and new furniture, home decor and accessories. I couldn't have said it better :-) Bonnie Wilson is the mastermind behind this gem of a store located on the West side of Vancouver and after meeting her, I understood why Gild & Co. is such a success. PASSION! Bonnie exudes this love for every piece of furniture, textile, trinket, mirror, vintage find …… I love how inspired I am with every visit and a matter of fact, I'm due for another one this week. "Lets see, I need fabric and am in the market for a chaise lounge" See you soon B! Gild & Co. Tracey Ayton Photography 2

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My very much coveted sofa ……

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Oh and you should see what they have in store for the holiday season!!!!

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