Hooked on House Tours...

Welcome to... Another great organized event by Julia @ Hooked on House! Today I would like to take you on a tour of my neighborhood... I live in an area filled with older homes... All of these painted homes were built in the 1920s & 30s...A few years ago... this cottage style home was on a Holiday home tour... the furnishings were very charming and cozy... it has new owners now, so I have no idea about the current home decor.
This adorable little house has no life to it... I mean that I NEVER see people in this house or outside of this house... I'm not sure if anyone actually lives in it, but it is well maintained... it is a mystery!
I have never been in this Spanish style home, but I do know the people who own it... the lady was a teacher at my middle school... I never had her, but my friend's mom also a teacher at our school lived across the street from them for many years... so I have been to the back door with my friend to get her mother to come home... a little silly trivia... I would LOVE to go in the house!This house is on the outskirt of my neighbor in an area zoned residential and commercial. It was once a residence, but today it is the home of two businesses. I'm sorry I couldn't work my way into anyone's home in my neighborhood... BUT... in another neighborhood...
Cute pumpkins and Fall wreath on the door... ooooh the door handle is turning... let's go in...
Yessss... isn't this wonderful... this lovely neighbor, Bill Sonoma, is letting us view his home furnishes...
Nice livingroom
Look how nice the table is set

The buffet is very feastive too... looks like there's a yummy cheese plate and WINE... let's open the bottle! Look at the white pumpkin serving pieces... smells like pumpkin soup.
Probably made in this nice kitchen... love the hanging pots... butcher top island... where is the gourmet cook... every kitchen should come with one! Wow... nice library... sssh... I think someone might be reading
Love the orange bedding in the master suite
Ooooh looks like a spa style bathroom... massage therapist around?
Ok... off you go to look at more homes on the tour... as for me... I'm going to sit here, visit with Bill and discuss what's coming up in his Holiday Catalogs... yes, of course... you know him... he's better as Williams-Somona.
Don't forget to visit all the other homes on the Hooked on House Tours and Hooked on Houses Fall Edition!!

45 comments:

springtreeroad said...

Fifi! I love this post! What a great idea. I really enjoyed your neighborhood tour.

I wish I were friends with Bill Sonoma! How great would that be?!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a wonderful Sonoma House Tour!!

Paris Atelier said...

So cute! I'm loving the house tour! I'm going to check out the Hooked on houses site next! Thanks for a breath of fresh air today & always, Fifi!
XOXO
Judith

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Why you dog you! I don't think you ever mentioned your great friendship with Bill!

You know...I could have happilly done a tour of just your paintings! They are completely sink-into-ish! Yep. Made up the word...but you know what I mean!

Mrs. B. said...

Love those paintings. What would be suuuuch a fantastic thing to have. A sweet painting of my house...*sigh*
Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

sandra/tx said...

What a treat to get a tour through your painterly eyes! Fun, fun, fun! Love those pumpkin bowls and soup tureen, too.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

HOW FUN! Thanks for this awesome tour...I am such a huge fan of Hooked on Houses, too. :-)

I'm going to post your 50% off sale. Oh and I'll email you when I get a chance...I'm interested in talking to you about decorating some of my rooms via photos thru email...I just read on your main site that you do that! HOW COOL!

~melody~

Passion for Rugs said...

LOL! You sooo had me going there with Bill's house. Kept thinking how perfect a housekeeper he was. Great post. --Jane

Amy from Texas said...

You're too funny! I love how you painted your houses. Very festively Fifi!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love the post and especially the paintings. How cool your neighborhood is. Some pretty cool houses.
Enjoyed the tour. Will check out the rest of the tours.

Paris Atelier said...

Hello Fifi! Just mentioned you on my site! Enjoy, I hope you don't mind :)
Judith

Millie said...

What a lovely virtual stroll I've just had courtesy of the gorgeous Miss Fifi! And not a McMansion to be seen, just lovely houses with character - happy days!
Millie ^_^

MIMILEE said...

Neat tour, FIFI! Loved it and as usual your painting DELIGHTED me!! You are so talented!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love the paintings of your neighborhood, Fifi! They're fabulous. Thanks so much for the tour.

Elizabeth said...

Bill is so nice to open his door to us and have so many yummy things ready to share! Love the paintings of your neighborhood; my favorite houses are the cottage styles.

Rachel said...

I love the hanging pots too!
And that bed...omg LOVE IT!

pve design said...

...and where is your home? e-mail me a photo to do a drawing of yours... by yours truly!
pve

Mariafer said...

Hi Fifi, I'm in the Miami area...let me know what you need from me to do the post. Have a great weekend...
Maria

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

This is such a fun and creative house tour! My favorite is the little white house with the red door. Since no one seems to be living there, I wonder if I could move in?

Love that front door with the wreath. I want a door like that!

How nice of Bill Sonoma to let you take photos of his place for the house tour. What a guy! ;-)

Thanks for joining the blog party and for putting such a creative twist on the tour. Loved it! -Julia

gingela5 said...

Great drawings! Looks like there are some interesting houses in your neighborhood! And I love the inside of that house! SO cute!

Tres Belle said...

Hey Fifi,
I loved the house tour. I loooove the spanish home that you painted. As for Bill, I'm familiar with his home and it seems to me that he changes the decor monthly? I love that idea.

Kris

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

love your paintings! I adore Williams-Sonoma so I really enjoyed seeing those pics as well.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Fifi!
Your paintings are wonderful, and so was the fun tour of your good friend, Bill's, cozy home! ;)
Happy Friday!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Fifi - we just love your paintings! Thanks for sharing those with us - and golly - we didn't know you lived so close to "Bill"!
Have a great weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Rue said...

Hi Fifi :)

You know Bill too?! He's an old friend of mine as well ;)

I love the painting of your neighbor's homes. We have homes like that too, where you NEVER see the owners. I wonder if they're hiding??

hugs,
rue

Anonymous said...

Oh wow loved your tour, that wreath is awesome and i love those pumpkin bowls.

Of course I always love to see any of your paintings :)

Have a great week-end,
Kathy :)

Angie said...

Love love love the orange bedroom....and I adore the mosaic pumpkins...how creative. Have a great weekend..I'm off to Vegas but sadly probably won't have any pictures that are appropriate painting materials for Fifi!

cindy : quaint said...

i love your paintings! thanks for the nice words about my interview. i'll be mailing a do not leave unattended! notebook to you tomorrow. can't wait to see what you create!

Sara Christine said...

I really like your house paintings! What a nice series. I think architecture would be a fun thing to paint.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I loved this post! Loved the house tour and your lovely paintings! I'm following you!

Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful artist!! Great tour too.

nikkicrumpet said...

That Bill...what a guy to let us into his home like that! Love your version of the home/art tour!

dolcechic said...

Beautiful!

Le @ Third on the Right said...

how divine - I long for a library ! cheers le

Hula's Secret Blog said...

I love anything with orange!!

Donna said...

Love the house paintings, Fifi!

I enjoyed the house tour too!

Janet said...

Fifi,

I really enjoyed your artistic tour. I love seeing houses through your eyes. How great to have Bill for a neighbor; I bet he gives wonderful parties!

Janet@Housepeepers

High Desert Diva said...

Love the house paintings. Charming tour.

KVC said...

Great tour! I love the buffet and how it is decorated. KV

Amy said...

Hey Fifi I am going to be putting up a post on my new blog with all your dog piks....I have rearranged some thing so I have been redoing ! But I finally got the little grouping the way I want it. I will let you know when . And as always your piks are amazing... Love ya!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I remember this post! How fun to revisit it again this year. :-)

Rue said...

Hi Fifi :)

I remember this post! Those homes are so cute :)

xoxo,
rue

Sue said...

Oh Fifi- this post is showing the cutest homes! And then there is your neighbor's home- wowie! He either has some great taste, a good decorator, or maybe, both. What a great home! Thanks for the tour.
:-) Sue

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Funny Fifi! 'Bill' has great taste! :)

Charms said...

What a cozy nice place the Sonoma have. I love their kitchen with those hanging pots and pans which makes it easier to find. It is truly a one amazing home.

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