Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tour Of Old Homes

This was the second best thing that we did while in St. Augustine, Florida.
It is a tour of old historic homes.

I thought the bird on this shutter was neat.

Most of these homes were for rich people way back when.
You can just tell.

I want this dough bowl!!!!
I want it bad!

I love this old stove too!

Oh I could decorate really good with these things.

Every room had some kind of wood heater.
This room looks like it is ready for a family to come and sit down and eat.
Enjoy the pictures.

I think these people were rich.

I used to have one of these. I sold it in a yard sale.
What was I thinking?

"Angel" asked me what this was for. She was so cute.
I told her this sure makes us thankful for our bathrooms and she agreed.

I need this at the Sparta Hilton. It would make a great washing station for outside.

A Harp with no strings. I guess they had to remove them because of people touching it.

This crazy quilt was at the foot of a bed on a trunk.

Life was good in this room.

I want this too!


This is one of the rich peoples homes. My Mother has a sister who had a house years ago that was furnished like this.

Yep, they were rich.

This is a close up view of the crazy quilt above that is laying on that bed.

I would love to have this too!

This house had running water and a commode.

I just loved this little picture. This made me think of my blogging friend, "Allie".
I could just see her doing something with this picture. I don't even know if she likes cats but she can make the cutest things. Go check out her lemon tree!

Well that is the end of the "Tour Of Homes" in St. Augustine Florida. I believe it was a total of 9 different homes. I just took random pictures as we walked through. I hope you enjoyed coming along!


Needled Mom said...

How fun! There were a lot of things that I would love to have there.

I will try to find the name of that pottery shop, but it was located in the block that was closest to the old cemetery. I will definitely have to check it out and let you know. I am sure that I still have the receipt as I needed to know where to order pieces in case any broke.

Julie said...

I loved the tour. The only home I visited when we went to Florida last September was Ernest Hemingway's. It was very nice as well. He was pretty eccentric, but his home was nicely decorated. Thanks for sharing. Julie

Allie said...

WOW - I would have loved to join you for that tour! And yes, that chair makes me VERY grateful for modern plumbing, lol. LOVE the floor in the bathroom with the tub...and Val, you are so right, I adore that picture with the kitten! I have a bit of a thing for vintage illustration, and if it has kittens it just all the sweeter...SO cute.

How are you feeling, sweets?

snoring solutions said...

I like this home very much.The decerations are beautiful.I am sure that I still have the receipt as I needed to know where to order pieces in case any broke.I would have loved to join you for that tour!Thanks for sharing. Julie.

caknitter said...

Thank you for taking us along. The wooden headboard on the bed with the quilt is gorgeous. I can just imagine how much time it took to carve all the details. Beautiful.

Darla said...

I love these old homes, thanks! The purple bloomer in my post yesterday is a Mexican Bush Sage.

Granny J said...

I love touring the old homes there. Your pictures brought back some great memories. I especially love the crazy quilt and the old stoves.

Alice Grace said...

We had a really great time on the tour, didn't we! I recognized many things that I knew of in my childhood, including the old cookstove, the quilts, and the furniture. I knew you would love all the old houses and furniture!

quiltingnana said...

thanks for the posts about St. Augustine...never think of the old homes when I think of Florida...the quilt shop info was great too...maybe I'll get there sometime

Lori said...

Love the color of the house and shutters here but I would have never guessed it to be in Florida. It reminds me more of something from the NorthEast. Isn't it funny how we get pre-conceived notions not just of people but of areas of the country? Thanks for the tour! I enjoyed it!

Connie said...

Thanks for showing the pictures ,i really enjot them, love the old stoves. Have a great day!

Patty Sumner said...

Beautiful pics. I too, would love to have some of the old stoves, furniture. I believe I was born in the wrong time frame. I am sure it required more work to heat, cook, etc., but, the simplicity of life back then has to be admired.


StitchinByTheLake said...

You'd have to fight me for that dough bowl! :) I have Blue Willow dishes - they were the first set I got when I got married 46 years ago! blessings, marlene

Pat said...

Just catching up on blogs I missed while feeling sick.....loved seeing the photos from your house tour!