Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old-House Online

I was so excited to hear that Old-House Online wanted to sponsor the Shorely Chic blog. I am such a fan of their publications and it was really flattering to learn of their interest in sponsoring my little old blog! I love Old-House Online for...can you guess...my love for old homes. I find nothing more visually pleasing than an old home revamped for modern day living, combining the original architecture and charming characterisitcs with new touches and finishes, it's perfection in my book and Old-House Online is the one place I can be guaranteed such eye-candy.

Old-House Online is the hub site for four Old-House magazines: Old-House Journal, which focuses on DIY/restoration for old houses, Old-House Interiors, which focuses on vintage interior design, Early Homes, which features homes from the 1800's and earlier, and New Old House, which features new homes built in the style of old homes - can you stand it? For people like me, this is quite the website!

My favorite story at the moment is California Beach Cottage by Laurel Kornheiser and photos by Eric Roth

"The best beach houses evolve over time. They often start as simple shingled structures, solid and shuttered for when the waves whip to a froth. As seaside memories are made, as more sand is tracked across the floors, as more dripping swimsuits leave their marks, as more wicker is added and more books are left behind, the beach houses accumulate their character. Textures become densely layered, shells and stones scramble for space on shelves and windowsills, dining tables extend to accommodate friends of friends, and flea market finds and hand-me-downs fill the spaces."

I couldn't have said it any better so thank you, Laurel, like music to my ears...

Please stop by Old-House Online when you have a free moment (if you haven't already) and feast your eyes with their delightful images and stories!


  1. This is my description of a beach house too you described it to perfection.

  2. Congrats Liz on your fabulous new sponsor!! See, things are already looking up since you've decided to leave your toxic living situation!!!
    Maybe this is a foreboding a fabulous new/old house in your future :)

  3. Love the link -- I usually pick up Old House Journal in airports, but had not really thought about the online presence. Thanks for the heads up. I love the beach house images, and totally agree with the description!

  4. Congratulations on the new sponsor. Our home is about 90 years old so I will be sure to check these out.

  5. Congratulations - very nice news! And I love this house - it belongs to Brooke Giannetti of one of my favorite blogs, Velvet and Linen.