Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Historic Charm ...

 I have a few more pics to share with you today here on the bloggity blog from our wonderful weekend away down in Wilmington, NC!  We so enjoyed our stay at The Verandas Bed & Breakfast that we've already re-booked another stay for the first weekend in December when the town hosts their annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour ... there will be 20+ homes open for viewing all decked out for the holidays, plus parades, tree lighting festivities and lots more holiday fun!  Can't wait :)

Pink, aqua and white color palette on this house ... LOVE!

Oldest building in Wilmington ... 250 years old!  Notice the foundation built from cobblestones!

A Roles Royce in front of a historic mansion ... later that night there was a wedding reception here!

This yellow home with crisp white trim was one of my favorites!  I adore the black iron fence and gate!

This neat and tidy, colorful home caught my eye ... the second home my hubby and I owned in Niskayuna, NY was this exact color palette - wedgewood blue, rustic rust and cream!

Many of the streets in the downtown historic district were either brick or cobblestone ... it sounded so neat when we were taking a horse-drawn carriage tour to hear the horse shoes clickity-clacking down the streets!

Mauve, rose and teal on this pretty Painted Lady!

Simply a stunner!

Patriotic charm in this navy blue, red and white palette!

A-dorable and sweet charm in this small, but pristine cottage!

A stately mansion decked out in crisp white, gray and black.  Notice the turett on the far right side of the house ...

... a truly stunning home!

And I adore the matching carriage house that housed their horse and buggy in days gone by!  Too small for today's SUV's!

Adorable, neat and pristine ... love the black tin roof and all that pretty dentil trim!

Gorgeous double turretts in this B&B down the street from where we stayed ... stunning architecture!!

Love, love ... LOVE!

Oh so pretty in pink ... look at that beautiful iron fence and gate!

The Rosehill Inn - a Bed & Breakfast two blocks away from where we stayed.  This manor reminded us of our home with its pretty pink and white color palette and wrap around porches!

And ...

... this is OUR home -- decorated for the holidays ... December 2010!

We adore our pretty wooden front door with leaded glass in-lay, beautiful side lights and stunning transom.

We had a matching window custom made to coordinate with our front door which was installed horizontally in the second story foyer directly above the front door!

We have wrap around porches on three sides of the home -- this view shows the gorgeous two-story turret which houses our fireplace on the first floor and master bathroom on the second floor!  In the back, the porch wraps into a 20' x 15' screened porch with two ceiling fans to keep us cool while sitting out there!

And, finally, the largest and grandest mansion we found on our tour ... 

... it was hard to take 'good' pictures of this stunning mansion -- it had huge trees wrapping around the facade of the home on all sides of the property.  It was simply breathtaking IRL!

 Well, that's it for today's pics.  I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more to wrap up this tour!

Thanks for peeking in today!


Anonymous said...

This rminds me of historic Ferndale! SO gorgeous and right up alley!!! Looks like such a beautiful place and ill take anyone of those houses :-)

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow! What a fabulous town! Your own home would fit perfectly there!

Audrey Pettit said...

Sigh...........I would gladly take any of these........:)
And your house is just beautiful, Debbie! TFS