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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Saturday 2/21

Hip Hip Hooray! It's time for Pink Saturday! This polka pink party is hosted by our wonderful Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound. Be sure to pinky charm your way to her place and see who else is parading their Pink today!







The first suburb of our metropolis city is not to far from here and the homes there are absolutely magnificent. Here is just one example of the beauty that is there. This is the Charles C. Haskin Victorian Residence. Circa 1894. (Photo by Martin) Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?! What a gift to be able to sit on that porch on a warm summer's evening while sipping sweet lemonade.
Most of the homes on this one avenue have been lovingly refurbished and restored to their original grandeur. In fact, for you handy dandy DIYers, one of the stately Victorians came on the market, a fixer upper even. Listing price was over $1,000,000. Pshaw, pocket change, LOL! Can you just imagine the stories this grand old lady could share?! The secrets, the scandals, and all the wonderful memories in between. It's been my lifelong dream to actually own (keep) a home such as this, sigh*** Til then (cough!), we take drives around our fair metropolis and make that left down this wonderful Avenue...where one can think and imagine fine ladies with parasols, almost hear the clippity clop of the horses hooves as they pull the gleaming carriages, and remember that bygone era...

Thanks for spending a bit of your Saturday with me. I hope you'll let me know you were here!

The Pink Ladies Pledge...THINK PINK !!!

(fyi, Please forgive me if I am unable to get to your post. I've actually been recovering from surgery and my "sitting" time at the computer has been very limited. Thanks for understanding)

27 comments:

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Mildred said...

I hope you feel better soon. This is a lovely home. I can almost picture Victorian men/women playing croquet on the lawn!

Dawn said...

Oh my that is a gorgeous house! I can just imagine living there...with my maid, butler etc. I wouldn't want to work too hard so I could enjoy the home!

I hope you are feeling better soon.

take care,
Dawn

Lorri said...

Get well soon. Love the house. Have a wonderful pink saturday!

Tracy said...

Ooooh, I just love great big old Victorians! I've always dreamed of owning one, but now that I'm nearly an empty nester I guess I realize that isn't going to be my fate. Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon.

Linda said...

Happy Pink Saturday! This is a beautiful home...it would be wonderful to sit on the porch and enjoy watching the world go by.

Feel better soon, wishing you a speedy recovery...hugs, Linda

Mimi said...

Your blog is w♥nderful! Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing this week. It made the cold up here in northern Michigan a little more tolerable :)

Feel better soon!

Anne Fannie said...

What a beautiful house! I just love old Victorian Houses!
Happy Pink Saturday Rechelle!
~Ann

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful house! it would be fun to have a house like that, wouldn't it? Though, I do believe, after ten years of the upkeep on all those antique architectural details, I would be yearning for the condo life once again! Many years ago I swore that I would never ever give up another holiday so that I could put on a roof or replace the plumbing! LOL

Hope your recovery is swift - and happy pink saturday!

Betty Jo said...

What a wonderful house! I do hope you will recover quickly and completely from your surgery. Thank you for your heart-felt comment at my blog. I'm very glad I've met you. ♥

Raggedy Girl said...

Rechelle:

Get well real soon and do the best you can. Go read my post today. It is about being sick and having patience with being sick. Great house.

Happy Saturday to you...
from Roberta Anne

Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by. I hope sitting in my imaginary cottage for a few minutes made you feel better. I keep telling myself I cannot do it all. I am reading Sense and Sensibility and loving every word.

I am holding you in my prayers...
Roberta Anne

Connie said...

I couldn't keep IT clean and blog so we know which comes first, chickee. Hah.....
xoxo,
Connie

TRES BELLE said...

Hello, I'm new to the group starting next Saturday and wanted to stop by to say "Howdy". Lovely old Victorian. Isn't it amazing how much these old homes go for?

Kris

Happy To Be said...

Beautiful home and alway my dream to own one..now to old to have to work on it...oh well I can still dream..hope you have a great weekend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a gorgeous home! Happy Pink Day and thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday Rechelle
Feel better soon...and come visit AFTER you feel better

Susan

Kristie R said...

I love old homes...hope you feel better soon...thanks for stopping by my place...happy pink saturday

KatCollects said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Bre said...

Wow - what a gorgeous home !! She's definitely a grand ol' lady !

I hope you're on your way to recovering !

Take care
Bre
Chantilly Grace

jeanne said...

Rechelle, I didn't know you had surgery. You have been so kind to visit often and encourage me with your best wishes and here your are recovering from surgery. I hope and pray your are on the mend and that everything is alright.

Your Victorian post is awesome. I often do think about people who lived in those times and to think of all the inconveniences there were back then. They lived very elegant lives. (if they were rich)
Smile.

Get some rest and be well soon.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love the old Victorians, too. But, after living in a mid-century modern in Florida, that was my favorite!

Beverly said...

What an exquisite home. How fun it would be to hear the stories it could share.

Happy Pink Saturday, Rechelle. I hope you are doing well.

Kathy said...

Wow, Rechelle, that house is gorgeous!

I've left a little gift for you in my Sunday post! Have a perfect week!
xo...Kathy

Llyn M said...

Pretty house! Happy belated PS!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

That is one lovely house, but practical me can see the $$$ of the heating and cooling costs.

I hope you are fully recovered soon from your surgery☺

RobinfromCA said...

What a gorgeous old lady she is! We have many of them around our area too. Grand Dames all. But I have to confess, while the porch would be wonderful, cleaning the inside and climbing all those stairs sounds daunting.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts