Friday, January 9, 2009

Hooked on Victorian Houses

Some people understand it, others are just bewildered by it...the love of old houses.
I LOVE them.
I DREAM about them.
They make my heart go Pitter Patter!
Julia at Hooked on Houses has asked what we are hooked on..
I'm hooked on...
Victorian Houses
There is one for sale in my little town.
If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would snatch it right up!
What would I do with it?
I would turn it into maybe...
A Boutique
A Flower Shoppe
A Tea Room
A Bed & Breakfast
Even with the economy soooo dismal. I would start a business.
well I just won the lottery
I'm probably a millionaire!
It is still free to dream isn't it ladies?
Here she is....

Floral and Gifts

Isn't this little porch just adorable?
Oh my wicker would be so perfect here.

I love curved porches and look there is some cute wicker
and some beautiful ferns.

How about some fresh, ripe cherries,
plucked right off the tree?

Wouldn't you love to come to my Tea Room
and sit on the back porch?

Which overlooks this charming wee garden,
complete with picket fence and birdbaths.

Here is my little potting shed,
complete with window boxes and adorable little shutters.
I could sell herb plants and garden goodies back here!

Welcome to the parlor.
Guests staying at my Bed & Breakfast
would get to have evening wine tasting here.

Or you could have your wine in the library,
take you time picking at a good book from our
extensive collection!

Are you getting sleepy?
If so, trundle yourself up the stairs.
Cozy robes are waiting for you.

Sweet dreams in your canopied Victorian bed!

On wintry mornings, enjoy your morning cup of coffee or hot tea in our formal dining room. Baskets of fresh baked scones and muffins will be on the sideboard.
When you are ready, I will bring out a warm slice of bacon asparagus quiche!

This cozy little kitchen is where I will whip up delectable treats
for the tea room or the bed and breakfast.

Wouldn't it be loverly?
I just love these old Victorian houses.
Precious, isn't it?

*Jill *


Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I love all the pretty woodwork on the Victorian houses! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

Lamp Tramp said...

Soo pretty, makes me want to go for some R & R. Just dreamy pictures. Love your blog, you got a new home to move into soon? You lucky girlie, you!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Jill; I am so with you on the Victorian Home. And when you hit it big, let me know and I will pop on over and sit on the porch and sip tea.

Love all the photos it is so so lovely.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I hope you win the lottery so I can come stay at your lovely B&B~

southerninspiration said...

I'm with Penny; if you win, I'll make a way to come and stay. It will be wonderful, and I can just imagine how good everything would smell, from the coffee and scones, the quiche and the loverly flower garden! It's beautiful!


salmagundi said...

I, too, love Victorian houses. Bob and I have been fortunate to own two of them in our married life. So much fun (but so much time and money) to live in. We down sized 11 years ago, and I love our little newer house just as much. The one you showed is adorable. Sally.

Debbie said...

Jill, Thank you so much for your prayers. Its an exciting time for us, and we know that God is in control. I'm learning a lot in blogland......Congratulations on your house, I know its exciting. Thanks again, Debbie

Dawnie said...

I'm with you on this one. I've always loved older homes, for me its the character and charm they have. Todays newer home lack that.

Porches are so many womens dreams i think--so many of us have that vision of porch--iced tea and cookies and watching the world go by!

Tamara Jansen said...

I just love the history that is held in those old victorian homes! Lot's of maintenance though :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

This house made my heart beat a little faster! It's beautiful. I hope someone who really loves and appreciates Victorian homes buys it and treats it the way it deserves. It has so much potential.

I would buy it for that curved porch alone!

Thanks for joining my blog party. Loved this post! :-)

Liz said...

Can I book a reservation now? : )

This home is Loverly!!!!


Gayle said...

You painted so a lovely picture with your words! I would love to stop by for tea! Hope you win that lottery!

Betty Jo said...

That's a gorgeous home. I so love old houses too. Your blog is lovely and I've enjoyed my visit. xoxo

Rue said...

Hi Jill :)

That house is an absolute dream! That porch is so cute and I love that the house is yellow :)

Oh and in answer to your question on my dork post... I give a hoot. I really do :)


Carrie said...

how pretty!

Kelly B said...

I would be glad to be your first customer. :) Looking at those beautiful pictures of a beautiful house listening to beautiful music with a lovely cup of tea is just the perfect start to a perfect day. Thank you so much!! :)

Michelle Palmer said...

So warm & inviting...just beautiful!
Love all that you shared~

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Jill, I totally understand it! My dream is to one day live in a cozy, historic home just like the one you just took us through. Hard to explain to folks who like the huge McMansions. :-) Susan

Gina said...

I love those victorian houses too. The one you showed is just beautiful.I would love to stay in a place like that. Love reading your blog.

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