1843. “Andrew Robeson, Jr. House.” (10 photos) This granite Second Empire mansion is a museum and the home of the Fall River Historical Society. I was able to go to their Holiday Victorian Open House a few weekends ago, and viewed the beautiful interiors decorated for the holidays. This house has been the home of the Historical Society since 1935, but it was originally the home of Andrew Robeson, Jr., the son of New Bedford whaling and textile businessman, Andrew Robeson. Originally the house was on Columbia Street, but it was moved to its present location on Rock Street in 1869 by a later owner. Both Robesons were active abolitionists, and this house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Escaped slaves would come in through the port of nearby New Bedford (often inside crates, disguised as cargo), and would be aided by local abolitionists from one “stop” to the next through New England, in order to escape to Canada. Robeson’s house had a “false bookcase -- even false books made of leather-covered wood -- behind which was a closet and a trap door in the floor; behind the door was a staircase to a cellar room” which was used to shelter fugitive slaves for the night (www.southcoasttoday.com, “Escaped slaves 'shipped' north in nailed freight boxes,” Feb. 23, 1998)
We moved into our house 4 months ago and I’m finally starting to pin down our style. Not quite sure what to call it… Cozy, lived-in, purposeful clutter? My favorite item in our home is this messssss of a candle dish on our dining table. Five candles with dripping wax, close to 100 burnt matches and ash everywhere, but each of these little matches represents a memory of a meal shared around our table. Minimalism is cool, but I’m all for deliberate memory-filled maximalism.
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Second Empire home on Commerce Street, Greenwich Village, New York. This house along with its neighbor, off camera, right, are known as The Twins and were built by milkman Peter Huyler in 1831-32. (Source: nyc-architecture.com) #nyc#newyorkcity#nycArchitecture
Let me tell you about my favorite Christmas carol. It goes a little something like this, “walking in a wicker wonderland.” Too cheesy? Say it isn’t so! This vintage fanback chair is one of the best quality peacock chairs I’ve ever come across. Although they made a resurgence in the 1960’s and 1970’s, they actually were born in ancient Egypt, and then like most design trends were adapted and brought to royalty in Victorian England. So the saying goes, they’re truly fit for a queen or king! This boho beauty comes apart between the base and seat for ease of transport, and added strength. $250 makes you the ruler of this throne. 60” H x 42” W at widest point of fan back. Seat measures 20” D x 24” wide including arm rests. Delivery available within Nashville for an additional fee.
I recently had the opportunity to visit two lime kilns in the Middleburg, VA area. These two kilns, circa 1800 and are still in amazing shape. Lime has been used for centuries as a building material as well as used in farming and these two local kilns represent a once thriving enterprise. These may have been part of an industry dating back to the 18th century in Loudoun County coupled with marble and limestone quarries in the vicinity.
While we love seeing finished projects featuring our products, we absolutely enjoy progress shots ✨Tile installation is quite a form of art, and @carrenotile does a great job at it! Look at that herringbone accent area in the middle 🤩
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No fear of colors or patterns in this 1920’s Spanish in Los Angeles, CA. 💙
Great color combo! It's neat to think that when these old homes were built, household electricity wasn't a thing yet. Now it's nearly impossible to take a photo of New Orleans homes without also capturing their power lines.
Wow!! Holiday House Tour success!! Over 450 visited and it was so wonderful to share our love for old homes with everyone. Thank you to all that came - friends, family, neighbors and lots of new faces! And it was especially cool to meet you IG peeps in real life!! 👋 I love that old homes bring us all together. 💗🎄🏡 Now we’re going to sit back and enjoy the house being decorated for the rest of the holiday season!
Cheers to one helleva family weekend in the books! We did something a little different this year for Christmas and booked @farrand1854. Nobody had to worry about hosting at their house, decorating and we could all sit at one table for dinner. It was everything I had hoped for and more. 🖤
Hi everyone! So excited to say I finally have two packs of presets available on my website 🥳 I have a 10 pack (with 3 bonus presets) in my ‘Italian Riviera’ set, these have all been developed from my photos taken in towns and villages along the north Italian coast! And also available is a 16 pack of ‘Country Cottage’ presets.
Swipe left on this photo and you can see a before and after image with a few in between, all edited with this pack of presets (obviously the last photo is not edited at all, that’s the original) 📸
My country Cottage presets are like my little babies, I have developed and saved these over the last year and a half. For those of you who have no idea what I’m on about, presets are basically another word for filters on Lightroom (an editing tool). I have been using them to edit my photos for over a year now. Anyway, both preset packs are in the shop on my website (link in bio) , there is also some information on how to install them.
I remember when I first started using presets to edit, I bought a few and they were a disaster 🤣 not because the presets were bad but it was because I didn’t know how to use them. I thought I would put a preset on a photo and it would magically look amazing, but different lighting conditions and scenarios create very different final images. My tip to you is even after putting a preset on your photo, tweak the image in the editing tools and make it fit to your photo! If you have any trouble at all using them, my email address is on the shop page so just ask me.
Anyway! With that over... how much does this house look like it should be full of gingerbread? I actually think a few gum drops on the roof would be the perfect addition, and candy canes lining the pathway. I imagine only real Christmas trees live in this house, the fire has been on since October and there is an apple pie in the oven 🥧