Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One of my Favorite things.......

I didn't realize till I got home and went through all the pictures 
that I took was how much I miss looking at homes.....
older homes that is.
This was our first home that Phil and I bought years ago.
It brought back so many memories!

These were a few of my favorites located on
 Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.

 I loved the treed streets, the side walks, the detached garages.....
 All of which we do not have in Alaska.


 The view....


 My favorite little park on the hill.

so sweet......

I am having a hard time getting back in the swing since
we got back home.......things are settling down now
but boy, vacation was more fun!

Hope your week is going well!

30 comments:

  1. some of the porches are so pretty. quite the hilly area, though!

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  2. What a beautiful homes,hope you feel better soon at home,vacation is always fun,sleep well,greetings Musje.

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  3. Welcome back Heidi! I see I missed your post from the 24th. What a lovely house you had when living in Seattle. It looks very romantic and a bit like a house from the tv-series Pippi Langkous. Do you know about that series?

    Hope you will be settled at home again soon.

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

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  4. If you hadn't said it was Seattle I would have swore that was Portland..it is remarkable how similar the homes and landscape is. Your first home was so cute, I bet you had many happy memories there. xo

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  5. Love those first two pictures. The green and white look great. Funny how some houses just make you want to start planning the interiors!
    Ellie
    x

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  6. American houses are one of the reasons I love the US! Here in Greece, we use too much concrete and each house is close to the next.

    Great post!

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  7. I haven't been to Queen Anne Hill in over 30 years - thanks for the lovely remembrance post.

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  8. Glad you had such a great time Heidi. Those old homes are beautiful. The detached garages always tickle me. They were built for very little cars, like Model-Ts. Diane

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  9. Wow, a stunning house. i love how you have porches in the US. A porch for us is a little tiny build around the front door to store coats, shoes and nothing much else!

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  10. Hi Lady, feels like its been ages! What a gorgeous place to take a holiday and look at your beautiful girl so grown up! I always find myself admiring old homes wherever we go. I think I love that white house the most...x

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  11. I wish that we had houses like that in England! The pale green weatherboarded ones are my favourites.

    Pomona x

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  12. I love the houses, with the little front veranders, always would of loved one of those, with a swing seat! Hope you settle soon, lovely pics :-) xx

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  13. Wow your first home you brought looked gorgeous and so cozy loved the flower beds and bushes at the front it just draws you in. Im so glad you had a good trip its always hard to ajust back into real life so to speak. You enjoy your time now and have a lovely week, dee x

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  14. Beautiful homes! I love weatherboard houses, thanks for sharing! Ada :)

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  15. Your first home looks so charming. What beautiful hydrangeas along the side.

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  16. i love looking at old homes. such character

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  17. Love those homes !!
    Big kiss to your Boys.

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  18. i think i dream of having a home in that area. they are all so so gorgeous!

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  19. seattle to alaska
    prompts the question
    WHY? **** ===
    and wow
    first house envy...
    glad to see you back
    {and looking forward
    to my imminent return
    although not sure
    what i have to say
    of any interest}
    x ...

    ***

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  20. Wow, gorgeous houses and so typically American.

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  21. Such beautiful houses. I do like the style of the older houses, they have such more character to them..
    Thanks for sharing x
    Magie

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  22. hi, sweetie pie.
    what a memory can trigger, hey?
    your first house looks so charming, a dream to me, i will never have a front porch and it is something i have dreamt of since before my birth {i'm sure}.

    so. back, hey?
    yeah.
    i've missed you too!
    n♥

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  23. Oh my god - It has been so long since i have visited your blog! I have to catch up some time soon:-)

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  24. Beautiful homes. Thank you all for your fantastic feedback on my blog.

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  25. such a beautiful style of housing - ive always loved that American style of varander - very few builders do that in England, but while growing up on a lovely island quite a few houses had it to benefit from a sea view and we had a balcony on the 1st floor. In the neighbouring avenue there was a house of my dreams all white and in the shape of the 1st house in your piccys with a varander all the way around it with seating and big tree seat swing on the huge tree in the front garden. I never saw a soul living there think it was a holiday home and hardly used. I used to think to myself at 8 yrs old i want a home just like that when im a grown up hehehe x

    your sweet girl is beautiful x

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  26. Lovely houses and beautifully photographed. x

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  27. so lovely...I am an old home lover too!!! Your first little home was so adorable..happy September my friend. xoxo

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  28. I'll be heading home this week from my vacation here in California. It is bitter sweet - missing my grand babies but needing to go home.

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  29. Beuatiful pics of these gorgeous homes...Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  30. I love the houses you are showing us-houses with a story. In Holland we have beautiful old houses but they are So expensive. I would love to have an old house but sorry we have a newer one. Wishing you a great week and luck to get you're old rhythm-xxx-Sil

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