Matching windows and doors to home styles should be easier with Andersen Windows’ new collection.
Get some architectural style savvy
- May 26, 2012 - 2:25 PM
Homeowners planning a remodeling often want to match their window style to their home's architectural style, but aren't always sure what style that might be.
To clarify choices and to make it easier for architects, builders and homeowners to be on the same page, Andersen Windows has developed a collection of windows and doors designed for the following popular architectural styles: Tudor, Spanish Colonial, American Farmhouse, Craftsman Bungalow, Ranch, French Eclectic, Queen Anne, Georgian/Federal, Prairie and Modern.
There's also a corresponding Home Style Library, detailing design elements from a specific historic period of architecture or style. It also helps in the selection of window style, grilles, color interior finishes and hardware that fit the desired look. Visit www.andersenwindows.com/style-library.Artful weekend
The art fair season kicks off Friday with the Edina Art Fair, one of the nation's largest. This year's fair, the 46th annual, will feature the work of 320 artists and crafters from throughout the United States and Canada.
Booths filled with ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, wood carvings, mixed media, fine art and sculpture will be set up curbside near the intersection of 50th Street and France Avenue S.
In addition to browsing the art booths, fairgoers can sample a variety of entertainment options, including a puppet show, the Teddy Bear Band and Chicks on Sticks. Other activities include a Kids Art Zone, a community art project and pottery-wheel demonstrations.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Sun. For information, go to www.edinaartfair.com.South-of-the-border decor
If you like Mexican arts and crafts, there's a new venue just for you. Zinnia Folk Arts was founded in 2008 as an occasional sale destination and now has a permanent home near 50th Street and Bryant Avenue S. in Minneapolis. The store, which opened last weekend, features handmade arts and crafts, including ceramics, carvings, textiles and jewelry, many of museum quality, from throughout Mexico. Zinnia Folk Arts is at 826 W. 50th St., Mpls.; www.zinniafolkarts.com.
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