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Virtual Tumbleweed Contest – The Finalist

 

Hi all – here are our 10 finalist. Vote for your favorite by name or number in the comments below. We will announce the winner on Monday, June 25, 2012.  Only one vote per person. Multiple votes will be deleted.

  1. Lauren A – Tropical Tumbleweed
  2. Carol H – The Steampunk Harbinger Cottage
  3. Kathleen A – My Tumbleweed House Project
  4. Nicole R – Harbinger Dream Cottage
  5. Rachel K – Fencl
  6. Elizabeth W – Harbinger Cottage
  7. Lauren B – Harbinger Cottage
  8. Patricia K – Fencl House To Go
  9. Nicole G – Harbinger Dreams
  10. Sara O – Once Upon A Fencl

 

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  • Kate

    Number 6 -but they’re all fabulous!

  • Kate

    Aww, it’s so hard to decide! They’re all so lovely! I particularly enjoyed the ideas for the steampunk Harbinger, although I think the décor would be more suited for a slightly larger home… it would be too dark and too “crowded” for my taste. So I’ll cast my vote for the house I’d most like to live in, and that’s Nr. 6, Elizabeth’s Harbinger! I hope she builds it and posts lots of pictures! :)

  • cindy w

    this was tough!  best is #5 – rachel k.

  • Ln Howes

    #2 Carol H

  • Bodyofknowledge

    Elizabeth W #6!

  • Megan

    The Steampunk one is basically my dream! Awesome.

  • Dcelh

    I vote for Carol H – The Steampunk Harbinger Cottage!

  • Karen

    Elizabeth W.

  • David Howes

    2 or Carol H.

  • imatangelo

    3. Kathleen A

  • Harmony Pickett

    Patricia K# 8

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513642242 Andrea Polo Lozano

    #4 Nicole R – a place that’s artistic and liveable.

  • Gary Richards

    I vote for #3 Kathleen A.. It looks like a place I would be comfortable living in!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10733541 Pam Neel

    8.  Patricia K — FABulous goodies!

  • Hailey J

    8. Patricia K

  • Charles

    7. Lauren B

  • http://www.facebook.com/lfwwhl Larry Ward

    # 2 Carol H.

  • Lisa Jones

    #3 Kathleen A.

  • Chris Crewdson

    #2 Carol H.

  • Nicole Laudie

    #7 Lauren B

  • E_redde

    Lauren B!!!

  • Kath

    #2 Carol H

  • Brenda

    Lauren B

  • Anouk

     Lauren B…I could live in that…

  • Lindsay M

    Lauren B – #7

  • Spottedpen

    #7, Lauren B! Great ideas!

  • Travis

    #2 Carol H

  • Crimson2g

    #8 Patricia K

  • Keithblomquist

    Lauren b. # 7

  • Matt B

    I like #6 Elizabeth W.

  • Gourmettegoddess

    #7 Lauren B. 

  • Bcwood99

    Brian votes for #3!

  • Aperfectlycateredevent

    I like # 7- my vote is with lauren b!

  • Lowellandbarbara

    Lauren b…

  • BBaxter

    Lauren B – Harbinger Cottage

  • Inkling

    #7 Harbinger Cottage…Lauren B. I love the bookshelf! Want!

  • Munchkin

    Laurenb. #7…Fun Bathroom!

  • LaurelB.

    Lauren B, #7!  Such Awesome Selections!

  • Lala

    # 7 – Lauren B, The Harbinger Cottage with the Nice Fireplace…

  • Thephotomuse

    Lauren B – I love the reuseable/upcycled materials, used in a cute and unique way.

  • Britt B

    #7 – She thought of everything the house needed, and its arranged in a very cohesive and organic manner.

  • Marysplace2000

    #5 Rachael K.  Love the Boho touches… 

  • BobKnV

    #3 
    Kathleen A

  • Laura N.

    #5 Rachael K

  • Hope

    Elizabeth W, what a charming, inviting Harbinger , I’d love to live there.

  • Melanierziegler

    #5 Rachel

  • Xkozmikx

    Rachel K

  • Nydthomas

    #5 Rachel K

  • Dorylaughs

    Rachel K #5

  • Jbarfelz

    #6 Elizabeth Whitton – I like the colors, the quality, and the creativity of her picks.  And the puppy helps. :)

  • Ladyelayne19

    Go, go, go #5! <3

  • Kelsey

    #10 Sara O- She has the simplistic living down. I love the composting toilet, rainwater collector and vertical garden!!

  • Grnmony

    LOVE LAUREN-B #7 SO CREATIVE

  • JSmith

    great options! I vote for #7 Lauren B 

  • Cmdente

    #5 Rachel k.

  • RStarr

    #7 Lauren B  great cottage! 

  • Kelly Ely

    such a sweet style, #7 Lauren B 

  • JHallsted

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Jeremy rice

    I could live here!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Tyson Wall

    even a man would be comfortable in the harbinger cottage! # 7 Lauren B 

  • Brad Baxter

    I want the Harbinger for my xpat cottage!  # 7 Lauren B 

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.acquistapace.5 Barbara Acquistapace

    I love # 3!

  • Karen Western

    my newlywed kids would love living in a little cottage – #7 Lauren B 

  • Sorr2

    #10!!

  • Talktherapy

    #7 Lauren B.  Unique and innovative. Stylish and glamorous

  • Gurulani

    #7 Lauren B. I would love to live in this house with my new husband, dog, cat. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.rispoli Laura Rispoli

    #5 
    Rachel K

  • Linclif

    #3 Kathleen A.

  • Polly Williams

    my husband loved the spaces in the harbinger – #7 Lauren B 

  • Nikki Goodwin

    love #7 Lauren B 

  • Teri Simmons

    ALL THE DETAILS!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Donna Baughman

    #7 Lauren B 

  • M Knott

    love the green theme #7 Lauren B 

  • becky r

    #7 Lauren B – perfect!

  • jdunk

    all together #7 Lauren B 

  • musicgoddess

    I side with Number 7 – I want those doorknobs!

  • TPink

    I love the yellow appliances in #7 – Lauren’s got my vote! (Although I would throw in a little bit more color)…

  • CS

    Oh My! So many different designs and themes to choose from…I would have to go with #7/Lauren B – Love, Love, Love the Iron Bed in Bronze! 

  • eh

    #2 – Carol H

  • mturtle

    Lauren B

  • Sarah F.

    #10 Sara Orr!!!

  • JJMakay

    #5 Rachel K – love it!!!!!!!

  • Shortyrobb

    Rachel k. Didn’t even look at the Harbinger pages. Apples and oranges!

  • Sonja

    Rachel #5 love the small space

  • Jewlyn

    #2 Carol H. 

  • Bird1994

    Carol #2 has my vote

  • Dru

    #4 Nicole R – Harbinger Dream Cottage - Loved the handmade touches!

  • SF Seeley

    #7 Lauren B details!

  • j miles

    #7 for me – Lauren B 

  • C scherer

    my parents would love to retire here!  #7 Lauren B 

  • s white

    yellow reminds me of sunshine, love #7 Lauren B 

  • K Facemyer

    I would retire to Aussie Land in this lovely little cottage!  #7 Lauren B 

  • m gustafson

    Now that I am single I can choose whatever I like to live with, love the simplicity and details of #7 Lauren B 

  • k t taylor

    love it!  #7 Lauren B 

  • T Taylor

    #7 Lauren B 

  • A Wright

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Rosie H

    I can see myself walking down the path playing my bagpipes!  #7 Lauren B 

  • k bret

    love the bathroom ideas!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Ginny

    my little mindy would want to play here!  #7 Lauren 

  • Mindy

    Love the Fence on #7 – Lauren B!

  • Mark

    I would put the harbinger up in the mountains and use it as a eco-friendly hunting cabin…Love the wind turbines and the geothermal schematics!

    • Mark

      Sorry, I forgot to post what one I was talking about…#7 Lauren.

  • Anna Shelley

    #7 Lauren B, She’s thought of everything

  • Destiny

    #10 She really thought out the practical and asthetic details of living in a small space.

  • Yellowhousephoto

    Nicole R. It looks like she really searched and thought about her choices.

  • k park

    geo thermal idea – great 

    #7 Lauren B

  • kar

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Hilly Girl

    love the turbines too!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Shaun Barrett

    looks like this could be the answer for the GF and I – #7 Lauren B 

  • k graves

    love the tile for the bath!  #7 Lauren B 

  • D Cayias

    Susie and I would love it here!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Jorshipman

    All were so great…but Steampunk…you had the whole picture…details, paint chips…you are a designer plus dream maker!  #2 Carol H!!

    • Dcelh

      Thank you, I appreciate your vote and compliment! Carol

  • Kathy

    #2 Carol H.

  • holly jolly

    #7 Lauren B – great ideas for storage 

  • m hansen

    I love the outdoors ideas #7 Lauren B 

  • s woods

    #7 Lauren B 

  • deb miles

    my son told me about this – awesome!  #7 Lauren B

  • timmy g

    love #7 Lauren B 

  • v larson

    #7 Lauren B 

  • s gilmore

    we gilmore girls would love it, #7 Lauren B 

  • S Slaymaker

    #7 Lauren B 

  • J Maughan

    all the kids want this one – #7 Lauren B 

  • S Almond

    this is perfection! #7 Lauren B 

  • Lori Blanc

    starting with a blank slate – great ideas! #7 Lauren B 

  • Ange_blanc25

    I vote for #6. When can I move in?!

  • Stbrozene

    # 5 Rachel K  is my choice

  • Ric Bezzant

    #7 Lauren

  • J Sims

    Love yellow – and the retro appliances #7 Lauren B

  • Jacob Chow

    #7 Lauren B

  • jc

    Love the porch on #7 Lauren B 

  • Kathi

    Kathi loves #7 Lauren B 

  • Danni

    my boys would love running around this little cottage #7 Lauren B

  • li and la la

    Lisa and I would fit right in #7 Lauren B 

  • CC Nengas

    retirement here we come!  #7 Lauren B 

  • woody

    can you imagine spending springtime in this cottage! #7 Lauren B

  • DeDe

    #7 Lauren B is my fav!@ 

  • blissfully

    my wife loves this #7 Lauren B

  • yolly

    love #7 Lauren B 

  • fits for you!

    #7 Lauren B 

  • sasha

    #7 Lauren B

  • Mary Quite Contrary

    I’m in love!  - #7 Lauren B 

  • lara

    love the wind generating mini turbine!  #7 Lauren B 

  • JJ

    I vote for #7 Lauren B 

  • JR

    love the beds!  #7 Lauren B

  • pt

    great use of space, #7 Lauren B 

  • Mrs.Bloom

    Love the Entryway Bench, Drying Rack, and under-cabinet dog kennel…would love to live in #7 Lauren B’s Harbinger. 

  • Mizellka

    No question at all – #7 – Lauren B

  • Cindy E

    #5 Rachael K

  • shell h

    I love tiny beautiful spaces!  #7 Lauren B 

  • LH

    looooove the woven fence!  #7 Lauren B 

  • annie’s girl

    love the washer combo

    • annie’s girl

      and the drying rack…#7 lauren b.

  • Dottie

    love the fieldstone path, I would plant steppables 

    • Dottie

      #7 Lauren B 

  • l dake

    garden rain gutters such a great idea!  #7 Lauren B 

  • AR

    love the theme of recycle and reuse – #7 Lauren

  • T Mahoney

    Love the recycled insulation – #7 Lauren B 

  • Tina B

    # 5 – Rachel K ! Love DIY stuff – great colour palette too !

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.j.conley1 Mark J. Conley

    #2 Carol H.

  • KJ

    noticing changes on some of the boards who is repinning from #7 Lauren B seems unfair to try to influence results in this manner! 

  • CC Linsmier

    #7 Lauren B 

  • T Holsey

    love #7 Lauren B 

  • DA Johnson

    Love the storage ideas!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Amy

    Lauren B #7  love the little secret spaces! 

  • k wood

    Lauren B #7 love the reused pallet rocking chair! 

  • Denny Y

    the green repurpose ideas here are amazing!  #7 Lauren B 

  • True North

    #7 Lauren B – as a quilter love the quilt choices 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3804819 Eileen Freytag Lennon

    #4

  • T Hall

    #7- Love the classic details. She’s created a smart, well appointed home with all the elements of a cloister. Just what a small house should feel like. 

  • Shane

    #7- I like that the efficiencies are cleverly and classically designed.  

  • Tea!

    Lauren B (#7) I want to live in this cottage. 

  • tea and crumpets.

    #7

  • Ripper

    #7 Lauren B

  • L bruns

    #7-highly individual details. 

  • boyer

    love #7 Lauren B all my style 

  • Businessyour

    Lauren B. #7

  • Snelly3285

    #2 Carol H – The Steampunk Harbinger Cottage

  • Gretchen L.

    #5 Rachael K

  • Melani

    #5 Rachael K

  • Julie R.

    #6 Elizabeth W. – really has the concept that small spaces means smart storage solutions

  • http://www.facebook.com/eleanoreduyndamprofile Eleanore Duyndam

    both #6 and #9.

  • vics

    want to see more when looking at #7 Lauren B 

  • jojo

    this reminds me of houses in retirement communities with a new twist, #7 Lauren B 

  • deni t

    great storage in the floor 

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Mama Werner

    the werners are fans #7 Lauren B 

  • Cookie

    Lauren B #7 

  • S white pampered chef

    want these photo shingles – so green #7 Lauren B 

  • Jodi

    we could take this to the mountains #7 Lauren B 

  • Teisa

    my kids think it is a playhouse, #7 Lauren B 

  • H Morse

    cool!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Judy

    fantastic!  #7 Lauren B 

  • John

    I want that bicycle!  #7 Lauren B 

  • mackey

    the driftwood mirror is mezmerizing – beach living 7 Lauren B 

  • Camy

    #7 is my favorite Lauren B 

  • Debbie W.

    my husband would like something this nice in Alaska #7 Lauren B 

  • Victoria B.

    We could build one in Mexico to visit my familia, #7 Lauren B 

  • Victoria B.

    my choice is #7 Lauren B 

  • Atedaysaweek

    love to cook in that kitchen as a blogster – #7 Lauren B 

  • Foundforyouandme

    I’ve found the house I want – bathroom opening wall – super! #7 Lauren B 

  • kimmy

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Claire1027

    #10 sara Orr

  • Jkulp100

    #10

  • Robmckee6

    Sara Orr #10

  • Justin H.

    #10 Sara O.

  • Tennismandalynne90

    #10 GOOOOO SARA ORR

  • Chapman196

    Sara Orr #10

  • Vitamin Mandy

    Sara #10

  • Fjmchapman3

    Sara #10

  • Lucy Erin Martin

    10 Sara O.

  • Emily_B

    #10 Sara O. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.collins.549221 Karen Collins

    All so lovely, but #5 is my favorite!

  • Franz

    #10 Sara Orr!

  • JJ

    wow the green glass bottles recycled – #7 Lauren B 

  • Adam M

    Lauren B. #7

  • Amy

    #7 Lauren B  - nice pallet coat rack

  • Sellers

    nice details #7 Lauren B 

  • shane

    details!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Sala

    going islander #7 Lauren B 

  • Judy L

    would love this as a bunk house for our men – #7 Lauren B 

  • Kt Saunders

    #7 Lauren B  storage under the stairs so eclectic

  • Debbie P

    great design sense #7 Lauren B 

  • Hollie

    Nice!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Rebecca

    #10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shikamoo Daktari Chipsi!!

  • Lauren Elizabeth0890

    #10 sarah

  • threeumbrellas

    Love the neutral pallet island, would look cool with industrial stools or a stainless steel top! I vote for #7.

  • Persephone

    I want the swinging daybed for my bed, or I could just move in there…Harbinger cottage Lauren B. 

  • Devon Lindman

    Interesting design, a fusion of french country, southern, and industrial modern…want the barn lights for my workshop. #7 Lauren b. 

  • DianeR

    Island all the way!  Lauren A  #1

  • Antigone

    Love the society6 wall art…way to support struggling artists! Lauren B #7

  • Whirlybirdgirl

    #1 Lauren A

  • http://twitter.com/edmondchang Edmond Chang

    #1 Lauren A – Tropical Tumbleweed

  • Wendy M

    #1 Lauren A.

  • LF

    #7 Lauren B 

  • the Cook

    want to live here! # 7 Lauren B

  • Billie

    so awesome! #7 Lauren B 

  • Brittney

    my vote is #7 Lauren B 

  • LexiD

     #7 Lauren B. Love the wool insulation in the harbinger…would keep you warm and wouldn’t release chemicals into the walls of your home.

  • R White

    manly enough for me #7 Lauren B 

  • Mom2sweetlets

    #1 Lauren A.

  • ThoraElin

    Jag skulle ha det här huset som min sommarstuga. Jag älskar det! 

  • ThoraElin

    #7 Lauren B!

  • SwirlGirl

    I love the sunroom/sleeping porch/library idea for the back room…would be wonderful in the summer!

  • SwirlGirl

    #7 Lauren B Forgot to say which one i liked..duh!

  • Zach L

    I would use the back room as a library for all my textbooks…#7 Lauren B

  • Leeann B

    #7 Lauren B 

  • E Cintas

    #7 Lauren B 

  • the coys

    great adirondaks! #7 Lauren B 

  • Rolfy

    great bachelor pad? #7 Lauren B 

  • Nat

    love #7 Lauren B 

  • Santa Barbara Girl

    Love the sunroom on the back of the porch – reminds me of home! #7 Lauren B.

  • RaeRae

    want the ladderback chairs for my dining room table…very shaker chic – #7 Lauren B.

  • Silva

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Bonnie

    bonnie blue loves # 7 Lauren B 

  • Lisa N

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Albert

    my vote is #7 Lauren B – recycle, recycle! 

  • Kelli B

    kerry and i love this #7 Lauren B 

  • Jen

    I want the rocking chair, #7 Lauren B 

  • Paige

    #7 Lauren B 

  • Sandy

    great!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Sabrina L

    for me it’s #7 Lauren B 

  • J T

    #7 Lauren B  gets my vote 

  • Noel

    love the log end path!  #7 Lauren 

  • Erin

    my little girls love sleeping in lofts!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Fred

    would not fit my large family but would be a great single getaway!  #7 Lauren B 

  • the sands family!

    I wonder what this would be like on the beach in Puerto Rico – our favorite beaches are there!  #7 Lauren B 

  • KB

    #7 Lauren B 

  • C Strauss

    voting for #7 Lauren B 

  • J Peacock

    peacock feathers!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Gonzaga56

    love the chicken coop. great way to shelter chickens from the elements and predators…#7 Lauren B.

  • S Dean

    vote #7 Lauren B 

  • Carmen

    mi casa!  #7 Lauren B 

  • Evelyn U

    mi casa, su casa #7 Lauren B 

  • Eleanor

    #5:  Rachel Kate’s Fencl.

    This was hard.  There were some really good storage and convertible/multi-function furniture solutions.  My other two favorites were #4, Nicole Riviezzo’s Harbinger Dream Cottage, and #7, Lauren Blomquist’s Harbinger Cottage.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBA4NDF3HMBDXB2XCJBS7A7L6Q SkyWlf77

    #4 Nicole R

  • LAXGIRLNO14

    10 Sara O

  • http://www.facebook.com/penelope.carr.1 Penelope Carr

    #5 Rachel K

  • Susan Wooley Coleman

    Elizabeth W.. Love the reclaimed glass, the puppy, the lovely calming effect of all the little details.

  • Paul Pinigis

    #9 Harbinger Dreams seems to be the most well thought out. #7 was a close second, but your urban transportation has to be a folding bike, otherwise it wil take up too much room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yogawithmaureen Maureen Lauer-Gatta

    #7. I just love what she chose.

  • sandra

    #5

  • Sisa-Lou

    I think this is rigged. I had to go to Lauren B’s to see what all the fuss was about- I mean, Lauren B’s is nice, and she thought of having a renewable energy source and all, but few of her ideas have anything at all to do with the house being small or utilizing the space. Kathleen’s is the most beautiful, hand’s down, but she also failed to plan to use the space. Nichole G did a great job planning the space, but not as well as #5 Rachel K- she has my vote! For combining design and usage of space, #5 Rachel K did best (and I HATE purple)!

  • JenG

    Lauren B – #7

  • Lucy W.

    #5

  • Dakota

    #5 Rachael K

  • Tammy Hobbs

    #2 but I like stuff from all of them!

  • Noel

    #4. Nicole R – Harbinger Dream Cottage

  • K. Nielsen

    #6, Elizabeth W. Classic and cozy – and not cluttered… love it!

  • Karen weiss

    No. 2

  • Karen weiss

    #2 hard to chose they all are so good!

  • mark.jansen

    i like number four. some really cool ideas

  • Penny

    #5

  • Jessie

    #5 Rachel K- Fencl

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.blowers Carrie Blowers

    Lauren B! And a close second is Carol H.

  • RevYates

    #7 Lauren B. I like the design and the space planning.

  • saga west

    #6, Liveable! And I love the pup!

  • FlyingFoxStudio

    All so cool! My hard-to-make-a-choice vote goes to #5 Rachel K.

  • Louisa R. Sevillano

    My favorite is the steampunk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aurora0925 Aurora Cagle

    #9
    Nicole G – Harbinger Dreams

  • Delor Cornell

    I am so excited about the Stamper. I want you to finish it for me but there is no way for me to contact you
    dcornell@cornell-co.com

  • Roseann

    2. Carol H

  • Larry

    #5 Rachel K

  • Nikki

    Elizabeth # 6 loved lots of her ideas and that this will be for a family of 4.

  • Sherry L.

    Number 2! I love it!

  • Karin

    #2 Carol H – The Steampunk Harbinger Cottage

  • Kelley

    Carol #2 I love the Steampunk decor. So fun and unique. There are a lot of great space saving ideas in all these designs. Great job.

  • ldtaylor99

    #7 Lauren B

  • elizabeth

    Laura B. array of ideas is so wide and creative

  • http://www.facebook.com/adriane.rinehart Adriane Rinehart

    #5

  • http://www.facebook.com/corrineisawesome Corrine Webber

    #6 Elizabeth W.

  • Ruth Fanshaw

    They’re all great! :) But I think I’d have to vote for #2 – the steampunk one, just for the sheer originality! :)

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