"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Hometown

I've long wanted to peek behind the garden gates and doors,

 and lace curtained windows of the gorgeous homes in my town.
 The architecture is awesome and intriguing 
 Just driving the back alleys is delightful...

 The old spring houses and stables
 and even a long abandoned shoe repair shop!

complete with old signs and shoe forms still in the window.
I finally got my chance... 
The town museum hosted a home n garden tour a few weeks back.
It was gorgeous and so inspiring. I especially treasured the little details.

Wish you were here to poke around with me!


Janie Fox said...

oh gee I wish I were too!! That yellow door and the vine...to die for.

mountain mama said...

i'd love to be there too! how fun, so glad you finally got to tour it, wow!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

beautiful tour.. thanks so much for sharing! I love the garden hats in the tree! -Tammy

Rural Revival said...

What a delightful tour, thank you!!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Pictures are just so beautiful and quaint. I wish I was there too!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

That was a lovely trip 'round town!
Loved the shoe repair shop---and that door with the hand trowel on the front...and the hats in the tree.

thanks for showing your town!


Vintage Country Girl said...

How purely wonderful! What neat things you must've seen. I love historical things like that.

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I wish I was there to poke around with you also...that is just wonderful...the hats in the tree are just great!!! What a inviting place...just says, "slow down and enjoy life!"