Back on July 4th I posted a picture of this old Victorian 'Painted Lady' that is in the small town not far from our farm. The picture unfortunately doesn't do 'her' justice.
I'm always a little uncomfortable taking pictures of someones home without permission but this day I decided 'what the heck' so I took a few shots from the street.
It was the flag flying from the porch that was important that day.
A couple of weeks after the holiday I headed into town to see if there were any garage sales. There was only one. So I decided to drive by the old Victorian and drool some more. There were two people sitting on the porch steps so I decided to bite the bullet and go ask if I could take pictures. Turns out they were only the painters but they said the owner was home so I knocked on the door.
The friendly owner answered and she and I got to chatting and the next thing you know we're walking around the house and I'm taking pictures of all the beautiful details on this beautiful 'lady'. Oh and by the way...I looked up the meaning of 'painted lady' and among other things it means a Victorian home that has 3 or more colors to bring out the details of the home.
The house is on a corner and this is the right side of the house along the street.
This was a carriage house that the last owner made smaller. It is now a guest house.
Guest house and the opposite side of the house
Lots of beautiful details
Look at that porch ceiling!
This wagon came from the owners ranch in Colorado.
It's all in the details
Can you imagine painting this 'lady'!
Back where we started
I had a wonderful time chatting with the owner who was so sweet. She invited me to come back once the painting was done and said she'd take me on a tour of the inside.
I've seen this lady's fall display on her porch in the past so I'm really excited to get some pictures for you.
I'll take lots of pictures...I promise!
I hope your day is a good one.