Log in

The Barber-Horne House, b. 1916

Tales of our love affair with an old house

The Barber-Horne House (ca. 1916)
Posting Access:
Select Members
Adventures in the restoration of a 1916 bungalow
This blog tells the ongoing story of our love affair with an old house. The Barber-Horne house was built in 1916 by the Barber family, who sold the house in 1943 to S. Allen Horne, aka "Tink the Tailor." The tailor shop was located in the front two rooms of the house. Tink and his family lived in the other ten rooms, which Tink redecorated in the early 1940s. Tink's second wife, Dollie, lived in the house for thirty years after her husband's death before finally moving into a nursing home at the age of 98 (she passed away a year later). My husband and I bought the house in February of 2008 and are gradually returning it to its original splendor, with the Art Deco era as our inspiration. Please join us as we explore the history of our beloved abode!
1900s, 1910s, 1920's, 1920s, 1930's, 1930s, 1940's, 1940s, antiques, antiquing, appliances, architecture, armoires, art deco, art deco china, art nouveau, arts and crafts style, bathrooms, beadboard, bedrooms, birdbaths, birdhouses, birds, bungalows, cabinets of curiosities, camps and cottages, chandeliers, china closets, chippy paint, collectibles, collecting, collections, color, colorful rooms, congoleum, cottage gardens, cottage style, cottages, country homes, craftsman, craftsman homes, decals, deco colors, decorating, decorating magazines, decorating with collectibles, decoration, depression glass, dining rooms, diy, dumpster diving, eastlake style, ebay, edwardiana, elegant decadence, estate sales, fireplaces, flea markets, floorboards, found objects, furniture, garage sales, gardening, graveyards, hardwood floors, hgtv, historic homes, historic preservation, history, home, home improvement, homes, house tours, houses, iceboxes, if walls could talk, kitchen kitsch, kitchens, kitsch, knickknacks, living rooms, mantles, mixing it up, not-perfect houses, old advertising stuff, old cemeteries, old furniture, old garden roses, old houses, old phones, old signs, old things, old tin signs, old toys, old wallpaper, outbuildings, paint, paint colors, painted furniture, painted houses, porches, rambling old houses, real vintage, redecorating, renovation, renovations, restaurantware, restoration, restoration hardware, rugs, salt and pepper shakers, shabby, sitting on the porch, skeleton keys, southern architecture, southern gothic, stained glass windows, staircases, steps, this old house, thrift shopping, thrift shops, thrift stores, thrifting, tools, upholstering, vintage appliances, vintage clothing, vintage cottages, vintage decorating, vintage dishes, vintage dishtowels, vintage fabric, vintage furniture, vintage garden stuff, vintage kitchen stuff, vintage kitchens, vintage lighting, vintage linens, vintage linoleum, vintage magazines, vintage newspapers, vintage quilts, vintage style, vintage tablecloths, vintage toys, vintage wallpaper, wainscotting, wood floors, yard sales