Snapshots of an abandoned house in Ontario

photo credit: Lisa de Nikolits

photo credit: Lisa de Nikolits

Fellow Canadian writer and urban explorer Lisa de Nikolits recently photographed an old farmhouse she came across in rural southern Ontario. This was somewhere in the vicinity of the small town of Moscow which is northwest of Kingston.

photo credit: Lisa de Nikolits

photo credit: Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa is one of Canada’s rising literary stars and she is fabulous with a camera as well. She agreed to let me share some of her old house photos with you….

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Vintage dollhouses: my personal finds


hand made antique doll house

Recently, I took a stroll through some antique stores in Florence, Colorado – affectionately known as the “antique capital of Colorado”. I came across so many vintage dollhouses that I thought I’d throw a post together with the pictures I took.

The first image (above) looked to be a folksy, hand-made affair – possibly even modeled after someone’s own house. Which I find so endearing!

The huge beauty (below) was more of a pro/factory job…

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Alexandria Virginia oldies

Alexandria Virginia cottage
Reader Jim D. of Virginia is a fellow house peeper who sent me some of his house photos in and around Alexandria, VA.

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For the love of an old farmhouse

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I cannot resist the urge to share these photos of a positively lovely old farmhouse. I tried and tried to get permission from the realtor/homeowner to use pictures of this house but never did get a reply.

I was so charmed, however, by this quaint property in rural upstate New York, that I said ‘what the heck’ – I’ll do a post on it anyway!

House Crazy Sarah never learns her lesson (when it comes to copyright violation) but, love is love and I’m in love with this darling house.

Have a look….

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Update from House Crazy Sarah

Hi friends!

I have been getting a good deal of email inquiries since ending my blog back in February with people asking how I’m doing, and, is it possible for me to ever post again on my house blog.

The answer to the first question is that I’m doing great! I decided that I should no longer share any details of my life or where I’m living on my website simply for safety and security reasons. But rest assured, I am alive and well and feelin’ good. And still snapping pictures of the odd house that tickles my fancy…. like this one…


photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

The answer to the second question is…. I don’t know!

I have been considering doing occasional posts whenever I have time and feel the muse. I just can’t seem to keep away from adorable old houses. Like this one…


photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

The truth is, I really miss house-peeping, even though maintaining this website is shit-loads of work!

Here’s what I’m thinking….

I’ve had numerous people send me pictures of their own houses, or photos of houses that they themselves have taken and requested that I publish on my blog. Since I have run into copyright issues in the past, I would only feel comfortable posting photos that I have permission to post.

So perhaps, PERHAPS, I could do an occasional post here and there with house pictures that YOU send me (ones which you have taken yourselves and therefore own the copyright).

What do you think?

Please leave your comments below, or drop me a private message at

Oh, okay, one more…


photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns








~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"

Featured house artist:

Naomi Maddux - custom stained glass and mosaics

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Julia Callon featured on Wondereur

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Featured house books:

Creating the Artful Home
Mushroom House of Charlevoix

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My first novel

JACKFISH - The Vanishing Village

My second novel

Song Over Quiet Lake
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