New Orleans House Project

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Palette of Greens

Palette of Greens . . .
Sorry, I couldn't resist a little wordplay as we round up a month of green scrappiness.  But in all honesty, I've enjoyed playing with my palette of green scraps just as much as I'd enjoy a big plate of greens - with some hot sauce, cornbread and sweet tea to wash it down!

This week's green scrappy house is a vine-covered cottage.  

My green neighborhood.

Green leader-ender spools.  There are more at home, but I forgot to photo them before leaving for the camp.  Ditto the Trip Around the World blocks I've been working on - they're sitting in a pile on the worktable at home.  Perhaps next Saturday I'll still be showing more green scraps before diving into the color inspiration for May!

I thought I'd share two very special green New Orleans houses this week.  Known locally as the Steamboat Houses, these two gems are located next to the Mississippi River slightly downriver from the French Quarter.
The first house (top) was built in 1905 by a former steamboat captain, Paul Doullut.  The house was meant to mimic the style of Mississippi River steamboats.  The style is sometimes called Steamboat Gothic, and there are examples to be found around the US.  Several years later, Captain Doullut had a second house built across the street  (bottom) for his son, Paul Jr.  

As always, today is the day for scrappy inspiration, so do visit SoScrappy's blog to see what other Rainbow Scrappers have been up to this week!













11 comments:

  1. I love all your greens. Always interesting!

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  2. Another pretty green house. I like your spool blocks. I look forward to seeing what you do with your blocks.

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  3. Love seeing your house blocks! I would love to live in one of those steam boat houses...love all the windows!

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  4. Ah, green. One of my favorite colors. Very pretty work and always so interesting to see your very colorful local houses!

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  5. Love the dark green door on your house. Those houses do look like steamboats! I wonder what their wives thought of living there?

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  6. Love your green house blocks, green spools and green homes! I am enjoying your rainbow posts!!!!!!

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  7. How funny that your vine-covered cottage uses the same exact fabric as my border hexies!! I love your use of it that way--perfect! hugs, Julierose

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  8. What fun houses!!! Fanciful and totally interesting... almost as fun as your house blocks :*)

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  9. Love your vine-covered cottage and it's always so nice to see the coloured houses of New Orleans, I don't think I could find such diverse coloured houses in Calgary.

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  10. Lovely green houses - both the quilted ones and the real ones!

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  11. Love those green houses...all your houses! Looking forward to May's.

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