A couple weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon when the temperature was in the 60’s and it was just starting to feel a little Fall-ish, my sister-in-law and I went on a home and garden tour in an old neighborhood.
I always enjoy thinking about what these houses much have been like when they were new, and all the family histories that must have taken place in them. And don’t the huge, mature trees in old neighborhoods just add such character!
This neighborhood association may be all about restoration, but they are also “takin’ care of business.”
City homes, even when they weren’t “mansions,” tended to have such nice details.
I thought this was clever that someone had turned a small closet into a curio cabinet by adding glass in the door and shelves.
Bathrooms came in all shapes, sizes and styles!
And, of course, some of the beauty was in the decorating and “staging.”
One of the homes we toured was built for the Catholic Bishop at the beginning of the 20th century. The home had a chapel at the top of a wide staircase. Just beautiful.
I wonder what this home started out to be. Maybe a church? Maybe after I’ve taken my Photoshop class I’ll know how to remove the trash bin!
Of course, this was a home and garden walk, so we saw some lovely landscaping.
Some landscaping features you just can’t buy!
As we were going through some inter-connecting back gardens, we heard music. We walked down an alley and came to a back yard of a very humble home that wasn’t on the walk but where this couple were playing music and there were some artists selling their wares.
It’s hard to read in the picture, but this vendor had “Beautiful” written in beads on her mirror.
It was a nice touch that there were carriages to ride in, when your feet got tired!
And, finally, porches.