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No Name Thursday I vote for the mint green. Lovely. Thanks for tagging #archi_ologie Reposted from @smalltownloveaffair - It’s funny because right across the street from this house there is zero snow... a magical slice if house heaven maybe? 📍Lewes//West Third Street Also... 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 • • • 🤔would you call this color sea foam or mint green?!🤔 • • • #Toleweswithlove #lewesdelaware #CharmingHome #PrettyOldHouse #iPhoneography #OldHouseCharm #TravelAmerica #HousePortrait #OldHome #HistoricHome #HouseHunter #archi_ologie #AmericanArchitecture #TheArtOfSlowLiving #CNTraveler #Coastalliving #SuitcaseTravels #Anthropologie #CultureTrips #chasing_facades #iphoneography #archilovers
Time for some hardware porn! Look at these beauties and tell me you are not drooling! They belong to a closet door...a door that is most definitely in the wrong place, and in the wrong closet 🙄 but it will eventually be made right once again...For some reason someone in the past decided they wanted a new closet. To accomplish that they moved a radiator, blocked a window, altered the entire layout of the room, compromised the structural integrity of the house, and ignored the already functional closet, but what do I know, right? 🤷‍♀️ . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldDoors #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldwindows #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
This circa 1890s Queen Anne is looking regal in the snow. ❄️😍 #historicnoblesville #historicindiana #queenanne #prettyoldhouse #historichamiltoncounty
It’s funny because right across the street from this house there is zero snow... a magical slice if house heaven maybe? 📍Lewes//West Third Street Also... 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 • • • 🤔would you call this color sea foam or mint green?!🤔 • • • #Toleweswithlove #lewesdelaware #CharmingHome #PrettyOldHouse #iPhoneography #OldHouseCharm #TravelAmerica #HousePortrait #OldHome #HistoricHome #HouseHunter #archi_ologie #AmericanArchitecture #Curbed #Housesofinstagram #SLHomes #SmallTownLoveAffair #MomentsOfMine #FacadeLovers #MyTinyAtlas #TheArtOfSlowLiving #CNTraveler #Coastalliving #SuitcaseTravels #Anthropologie #CultureTrips #chasing_facades #iphoneography #archilovers
Alright...time to settle this once and for all....tell me, beautiful people...what creature do you see?!?! For some reason my brain, which is not under the effects of any poison of any kind, associates this with the Starbucks mermaid 🤷‍♀️ but what do YOU see?! Is it a mermaid? A mythological creature? A bird of sorts? A mutant fish?? Anyway, this...creature...whatever it is, is gracing the side of one of the many radiators throughout the house. Some of them are pretty simple and utilitarian, but some of those radiators have the most beautiful decorations in them...and at least two of them have the mutant fish from outer space. But no, seriously...if you know what this is, I need to know! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #remodel #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #radiator #art #castironradiator #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
Hello there, my IG friends! It's time for another #52weeksofhome photograph! This week we are looking at "House Portraits", and since I have already shown you pictures of the exterior I wanted to show you something different instead. The first picture is an illustration of what the house would have looked like back in the day when cars were still merely an idea in Henry Ford's head. This illustration is very similar to what the house loosk like today. The second picture is a portrait of the inhabitants of the house. For reference, they are sitting in the stairs where the horse's butt is 😁 Now, here is a dose of reality for you...you see that white, pristine, exterior color? Yeah...about that....that color was wonderful at a time when only horses were on the road. Nowadays and, being on Main St with the constant traffic of cars and 18 wheelers, the house is covered in soot from the exhausts. Because of this we had to make the painful but realistic decision to paint the house. Yes, I love it white. Historically, it has always been white, but I hate to see the white turn gray over and over, it's just impossible to maintain. Hopefully, if all goes as planned, come Spring/Summer she will get a facelift and a much needed fresh coat of paint in a color that will mask soot as much as possible so she can always look her best... . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #PaintedLady #HousePortrait #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #freshpaint #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #exteriordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
A snow covered Shelby Hitchens house is what’s for breakfast! Fun fact, this house, built in 1730 has an unusual resident ghost... a cat! 🙀 If you’re out and about today take some photos and tag #smalltownloveaffair and #toleweswithlove so I can share!
I wanted to put a warning picture up before posting the actual picture because I realize that many people may not want to see it, or may find it...disturbing? Anyway, I wanted to give all of you fair warning. With that being said, curiosity got the best of me and I went to the carriage house to peek inside the pot belly stove and see what was there. Let's just say that it has become the final resting place for many things that found their way in but didn't find the way out. Still, determined to find treasure and in my most Victorian frame of mind, I thought..."wouldn't it be fantastic to get one of those little skeletons, mount it and put it under a glass dome like you would see in the Natural History museum?" Isn't that the most Victorian thing ever?! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #victoriandecor #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #nature #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #museum #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
That brick pathway! 🙌🏼 In anticipation of snow, I give you this tidy white house with symmetrical green snowballs! But seriously, I know we talked about snow last post but this time it’s really gonna happen! ❄️🤞🏼❄️
Here's another carriage house feature that needs a LOT of TLC...A lot...Legend has it that some of the live-in servants of the family used to live in the carriage house, which would make sense because the carriage house is as big as the house. The horses would have been on one side, while the servants would have lived on the other side. No, they did not live WITH the horses, there's a door separating the two. My only concern is that there's no evidence of a bathroom...but at least they would have been warm because this thing is a beast....it is at least 5' of pure cast iron. I have never opened it to see what's inside...why haven't I done that yet? 🤔 . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldHeater #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #castiron #victorianarchitecture #itscold #warm #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
I realized today that I haven't shown you much of the carriage house, so we'll start here. This spigot is in the second half of the carriage house building, right across from where the stables would have been. It makes sense, horses need water, right? Right above, in the ceiling, you can still see the trap door which they would used to drop the hay for the horses to eat. I think this is quite neat 😀 . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #Horses #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #carriagehouse #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
Pretty Old House, San Diego California, January 8, 2019. #prettyoldhouse #americana #theamericanhome #urbangeography
Thank you for the BrickStory.com tag from @vintagemaui on this stories home/image! . The Dunsmuir Hellman Estate in Oakland Ca built in 1899 by Alexander Dunsmuir as a wedding gift for his bride Josephine. Sadly Alexander died while the couple was on their honeymoon and Josephine only enjoyed the home for two years before she died in 1901. . #oldhouselove #oldbuildinglove #oldhouse #historiccalifornia #oaklandca #dunsmuirhellmanestate #iloveoldbuildings #iloveoldhouses #victorian #architechture #architechturelovers #houseportrait #brickstory #paintedlady #housestalker #victorianhouse #archi_ologie #prettyoldhouse #wildwildwest , #BrickStory , #storystylesoul , #architecture #historicpreservation , #househistory , #preservation , #historichome , #oldhouselove , #americanhome , #vintagelife , #architect , #travelamerica Tell us your story...
The Dunsmuir Hellman Estate in Oakland Ca built in 1899 by Alexander Dunsmuir as a wedding gift for his bride Josephine. Sadly Alexander died while the couple was on their honeymoon and Josephine only enjoyed the home for two years before she died in 1901. #oldhouselove #oldbuildinglove #oldhouse #historiccalifornia #oaklandca #dunsmuirhellmanestate #gatsbypicnic #1899 #iloveoldbuildings #iloveoldhouses #victorian #architechture #architechturelovers #houseportrait #brickstory #paintedlady #housestalker #victorianhouse #archi_ologie #prettyoldhouse #wildwildwest
Did you hear?! It’s looking like we might get some snow tomorrow!! I’m doing the snow dance because Lewes is just so dang cute covered in snow! Just imagine this beauty surrounded by white! Are with me?❄️☃️❄️ 📍Lewes//Railroad Avenue
Time for the #52weeksofhome challenge. This week: front doors. Here's ours! Both of them! Technically, there's three ways into the house, but this one is the main door. It is a double door (some kid was really impressed by it during Trick or Treating this past year, he yelled in the middle of my porch, "Oh..My..God..Mom! They have double doors!"), both of them are stained glass. While they are beautiful during the day, you should see them at night, when the car lights shine thru and it appears like twinkling lights...it's quite magical! The last picture is the opening mechanism for the transom window. Also, I forgot to take a picture today, but tomorrow I'll show you the medallion in the foyer, it is so beautiful! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldDoors #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #doubledoors #stainedglass #leadglass #vintagehardware #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
That one time that I went to pick up a table I bought at auction...and came back with the table and four chairs 😁 But would you look...at...those...chairs!!!! And...only $89 for all five items?! Yes, please! Excuse me while I go drink a well deserved tea, thank you very much! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldFurniture #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #VintageFurniture #victorianarchitecture #thrifty #auction #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #winning #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #interiorthursdays #househistory #ourhouse
Details...details....These two eagle hooks sit in the library, right on the arch by the fireplace...does anyone have a spare sword hiding somewhere!? We always talked about having a sword collection. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I would one day live in a house ready for said collection! 😂 I am sorry about the crappy pictures on this post. Those hooks are about 9' high, and I am only 5' 1"...and the eagle one? I had to climb on the most unsafe ladder known to humankind to take it...can I get a free pass this one time? 😂 . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #swords #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #itsallinthedetails #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #oldhardware #vintagehardware #italianate #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
Today, this gorgeous Victorian hall tree made it from Legacies, Ltd to our house! We were thrilled to find it, since the motifs match our entry and fireplace so dang well. (It's simply beautiful on its own, but it also matches!!!) And to top it all off, @shermanblvdfoursquare and her husband were completely amazing and came over to help us move it! Instagram friends to house warmings to moving buddies in one fell swoop. Go follow her account, their house is gorgeous and they've done so much great restoration on it already! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Yay for new friends and new furniture!! #oldhouselove #antiques #victorianhalltree #halltree #restore2home #historicpreservation #interiorthursdays #fortheloveofoldhouses #prettyoldhouse #historicwisconsin #historicmilwaukee #hcni #igfriends
The lack of symmetry bothers me, I won't lie....Anyway, continuing the "tour" of the parlor. When we moved in, these light fixtures (there's an identical one in the music room) still had the original lightbulbs. Now, I am not sure how "original" (as in how old) they were, but they were VERY old, as they were incandescent, with the old filament. You all know what I am talking about, right? Maybe I should post a picture of them. 😂 On another note, we've had a bit of a rough week house-wise (this house is not teaching me patience, it is shoving it down my throat, while screaming at me to be thankful for it), so I did a little bit of retail therapy today, winning an auction for a victorian side table which I should be able to pick up sometime this week. I'm excited! Retail therapy is the best, but boy are auctions frustrating! 😩 . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldLights #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #vintagelights #victorianarchitecture #archilovers #lightfixtures #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #vintagechandelier #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
You see mess...I see progress!! Things are really moving. Plaster work underway, plumbing rough-in complete, electrical rough-in complete, HVAC complete, 34 windows replaced, 13 more to go! #thisoldhouse #prettyoldhouse 📸: @brentmad71
Alright, let's do this! I decided to join @amyleigh_1902victorian in her #52weeksofhome challenge. The challenge this week is "Something you want to learn/Something you teach"...So I wanted to show you these two beautiful chairs we bought a few months ago for $10 each. The needlepoint on them is absolutely gorgeous but, sadly, the threads are pulling in some areas...so here's my "Something I would like to learn"...Needlepoint!!! I bought a a beautiful Victorian needlepoint book a few weeks ago and I can't wait to find the time to create something beautiful for these ladies! . . #VintageHomes #OldHouse #OldHouseLove #Antiques #OldChairs #victorians #victorianhomes #victorianhouses #dreamhouse #circaoldhouses #oldhouses #prettyoldhouse #oldhouselife #oldhousecharm #OldFurniture #victorianfurniture #crafts #fortheloveofoldhouses #historicpreservation #theamericanhome #pahomes #vintagefurniture #crafty #needlepoint #secondempire #interiordesign #housesofinstagram #househistory #ourhouse
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