Monday, January 25, 2016

THE HISTORIC OLD NORTH END for BTTCG Blog Party

There is something wonderful about an old house!  




If you love old houses - there are thousands in this
 area north of Downtown Colorado Springs!
Just look at the windows around this front door below:




A friend lives in this lovely light peach home:


Are you like me in that my taste has changed over the years?  I was once in love with heavy, dark and massive Victorian but now I suddenly find myself charmed by cottage style.  Perhaps, this is because it better suits my station in life. I do love to see the Victorian stairways.  Many of the homes have butler pantries.  We went in one and the lady showed me a buzzer under the dining room table where the lady of the house stepped on it with her foot to call for the servants.  Ha!






I like the cottage style of this one below - 
I would call this a very LARGE cottage though!


I really like this one below:




These stately old houses are all very old.
The windows below are amazing:











Love this cottage style:






I hope you can participate in my blog party today!  It's really widespread - just not "Give Aways Only" please!
I am also sharing at these parties:
No Place Like Home
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Roses of Inspiration
Let's Talk Vintage
Simple & Sweet Fridays
Home and Garden Thursday
Share Your Cup
Vintage Charm
The Charm of Home




35 comments:

Susan said...

Those homes are just grand! I'm glad I stopped by today, XOXO

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what gorgeous homes, Bernideen! I love the older homes that have lots of character. They are charming and dream-worthy. Although I do not care for heavy dark interiors either and much more prefer the light and airiness of the cottage style, one has to appreciate the workmanship and architecture of the historic homes. I really enjoyed your post. Have a splendid day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, I just love old houses, too and some of the houses that you are showing are totally gorgeous. I would like to move right in!
We have lived in a cottage in the Bay Area that was 80 - 100 years old and I really enjoyed it, even though I have to admit it was a little less convenient than living in our modern house now, but because of their character and charm I would move to an older any time, again!
Wishing you a lovely week!
Christina

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you so much for sharing all those beautiful homes...I really enjoyed looking at them. We used to visit Colorado yearly for a company meeting, but since H retired we haven't been back. We need to come back for a visit...hugs...

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those homes are gorgeous. It reminds me of Petaluma, California or the old houses I've seen in Massachusetts. Amazing. They are a lot of work to keep up, and it looks like these ones are loved. xoxo Su

happywonderer.com said...

Love these grand old houses!

Ruth W said...

How fun Bernideen! I do love old houses, and that town looks like a perfect place to visit! We lived in an 1885 Victorian in California for 10 years a while back...I loved it! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Ruth

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a lovely treasure of gorgeous homes all in one place! You must have had a wonderful time driving around looking at these homes! Enjoyed this very much today :)

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh those heritage homes are gorgeous. I love, love, love the pink one!! How I would enjoy visiting Colorado and touring those beautiful houses. Happy Tea Day Dear Bernideen. Thank you for hosting! Karen

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, those homes are just so pretty! My favorite one is the yellow one on Wood Ave, but if it was mine, I would paint it blue. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty of those older homes and for hosting your party, my friend!

Die Nähmeise said...

So beautiful old houses! I love the cottage style very much!
Thank you for sharing Bernideen !!! I am pleased once again to your link party participate.
Wishing you a nice week

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Gorgeous homes that reminds me a historic area in my neighborhood. Thanks for the party..

Kim said...

What an array of amazing houses! They all ooze character and gorgeousness! Each are beautiful in their own way....lovely windows, sweet fretwork, pretty windows........! As a gal who abides in a humble li'l cottage, these all look like mansions to me. I have taken a particular shine to that blue beauty! Thank you for the another lovely party, Bernideen.

Lynn Bean said...

Gorgeous old homes! I too love the cottage styles and those pretty colors! Have a great week and thank you for the party, Lynn

Szara Sowa said...

Te domy są piękne, jak z bajki. Gorąco pozdrawiam.

Deanna Rabe said...

How absolutely wonderful! Those houses are feast for the eyes!


Deanna

Aida said...

These houses are beautiful and so grand! Oh how I dream to live in one of them. This part of the world is an absolute charm.. Where there are old houses come history with it. If only those walls can talk.
Thank you for hosting this fab party Bernideen.

Warm hugs,
Aida

Margie said...

Thank you for the fun tour of these beautiful houses, Bernideen. I'm also a fan of Victorian homes, but a cottage-style house is more suitable for my lifestyle (and wallet)! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

Vee said...

Beautiful homes and beautifully maintained. Your friend's home looks as if it might have large, square rooms both upstairs and down. I'm with you, simple is more appealing to me these days.

The Charm of Home said...

What beautiful homes Bernideen! I love the darker colonial blue one. I love the interiors of these homes too with all of the great mouldings and wood floors! Thanks for hosting and for sharing with Home Sweet Home!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

Happy Monday. I would love to take a stroll through the streets of that charming town full of old homes. It is exactly the kind of place I love to visit.

I love to see you enjoying the simple things in life. Thank you for sharing such beautiful old homes.

Janet

Crochet Hooks said...

ohhh so many beautiful homes! I would be hard pressed to pick a fav. I love the little round rooms and towers though and the farm house style. Thanks for the party, had fun as always!

Sonia said...

Wow, what beautiful homes. I would have a hard time just picking one! Thanks for your sweet visit and your invite!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Yes Bernideen, I must agree with you that there IS something wonderful about an old house. I just wish I had one! All the homes are so lovely, I am partial to turrets so that one is my favorite!
Thanks so much for hosting and safe travels!
Gina

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the cottages, I can just imagine what the inside of each home looks like. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the old houses in Colorado Springs! So beautiful!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, those are really beautiful houses. One of my favorite things to do is drive around looking at old houses and hope that they have their drapes open so I can get a peek inside. Thank you for hosting this week and Happy Tuesday to you..Judy

Conniecrafter said...

I do love the architecture of the old homes

Lady Linda said...

WOW...what beautiful homes. I have always lived in small homes, so these are just amazing to me. Your photos are just lovely. I do love Victorians but I have to agree with you, I do love the cottage homes.

Angela McRae said...

Oh my goodness, these beautiful old homes are amazing! Having a very hard time selecting a favorite …

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a dreamy house tour, Bernideen! Thanks for bringing us along. I'd love to live in any of these homes!

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely tour you took us on. Every house has its own unique detail.

Like you, I used to love all the fancy details, but now, I am content in my cozy little cottage. I couldn't keep up with the work on any of those houses.

Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

Kiki Nakita said...

Thanks for sharing. I love older homes, and their well thought out architectural details.

Have a blessed week.

Molly said...

What beautiful houses, you don't see anything like that here in the UK

Mollyxxx

Katie Mansfield said...

Are you kidding me? Those are all just gorgeous. We do not have many home left at all. They tore so much down to make progress. Lovely homes.