First Love


Okay, as you know from this post and this post... it's quite obvious I am a little obsessed with Haskell Harris' Birmingham Cottage....

And while I am not a big fan of Southern Living- I was so excited last night to see more photos of her cottage in the article "First Love".

This is the only photo that I could find on the SL website:

And the Sources:
Contractor: John Harrelson, Rocket Restoration; (843) 460-0879 or e-mail Main exterior paint: Cliffside Gray (RME-74) by Benjamin Moore; or 1-800-672-4686. Exterior trim paint: Swiss Coffee (5012) by Behr; or 1-800-854-0133, ext. 2. Living room wall paint: Riff (C2-358) by C2 Paint; or 1-888-989-4888. Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048), also by C2 Paint. Fabric on wingback chair: Tucker Resist from Lewis & Sheron Textile Co.; or 1-800-835-4833. Decoupage project paper: Italy Map Wrap (415695) by Cavallini & Co., available through Paper Source; or 1-888-727-3711. Kitchen shelves: Tony/Bjarnum Wall Shelf (painted a custom-mixed gray) from IKEA; or 1-800-434-4532. Honed-granite countertops: Architectural Stone Accents (ASA); or (205) 956-6090. Kitchen cabinets: Kraftmaid ( or 1-888-562-7744), available through The Home Depot; or 1-800-553-3199. Subway tile: Daltile (, also available through The Home Depot. Wire basket shelves (in kitchen): Peddler’s Home Design; or 1-800-391-4927. Apron-front sink: Herbeau; or 1-800-547-1608 for dealers. Plumbing fixtures throughout: Vintage Tub & Bath; or 1-877-868-1369. Mirror distressing solution: Antique Mirror Patina Solution by AMPS Industries Inc.; or (646) 825-5541. Quilt on bed: discontinued; for a similar look, try Grace Damask Chocolate Quilt by Pine Cone Hill, or 1-800-442-8157 for retailers. Fabric on porch swing and rockers: Sunbrella; or (336) 221-2211 for retailers.
Ever since I came across this photo of her kitchen- I have been trying to find some wire baskets similar to hers:
Under "Sources"... it listed the website and they are from here. I have now added MANY items to my wish list thanks to this new found love!

I was hoping to find more photos online- but couldn't find them. So I decided to scan the article in. Sorry for the quality.

Here are a couple of extra photos that I had on file of her house:
*speaking of LOVE... happy fourth anniversary to my wonderful husband. although, i don't know why i am putting this on here... bc I know he doesn't read this blog. for some reason- he thinks it is funny to call my blog "blueprint blues"... not "blueprint bliss"!!!!


Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Awesome photos!! I LOVE this kitchen too. Happy Anniversary. I just celebrated my 17th.

paula said...

Happy Anniversary! I was so excited to see this home in the mag.

Haven and Home said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I love this story and the scans came out really well!

Kara said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Brooke and Mr. Blueprint Blues! :)
LOVE this post. LoVe IT!

Lauren said...

Happy anniversary!!! I'm so glad you scanned in the article bc I hadn't seen it!! she's so good.

Courtney said...

Her cottage looks like a dream-- haven't seen this article and the scans look great! Love love love. And Happy Anniversary!! Too funny about "Blueprint Blues"... those husbands, they think they are so funny :)

Mimi said...

Love the whole house!!!! Happy Anniversary. I can't believe it has been four years!

No.35style said...

happy anniiversary! i'll have to flip thru this at the bookstore as i haven't gotten the new issue yet...LOVE her darling house!

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