Now that the busiest week of my life is over, I'm back up to my old adventures. Today I headed to a town just north, where I grew up, to head to their downtown area. I tend to resist going back to my hometown because I just couldn't wait to get out, but they do have a lot of history there that I absolutely adore. There are few things that will bring me back home and these houses are one of them. I've loved these houses since I was a kid. Whenever we'd pass them, I would just stare in awe at how amazingly beautiful they are. So, blog readers, you get to experience the beauty today... of the Hackley and Hume homes!
A quick back story... they were built in the 1800's and are perfect examples of Queen Anne architecture. The Hackley and Hume Houses were the home of the town's most famous lumber baron, Charles Hackley and his business partner, Thomas Hume. The families shared the middle barn (called City Barn) and it was used for horses, equipment and two coachmen who had living quarters on the second floor. Walking inside of the homes is like... going back into time. They restored the Hackley House to it's 1890 appearance and it's just stunning. The wood carvings and stained glass windows take your breath away.
This darling dress from ModCloth reminded me of something a woman would wear in the 1800's, so I thought it would be fun to style it up at this location! Even Brett thought my outfit went right along with our theme! This woven bag from Le Mode Accessories is going around to each of the girls in the Delightful Dozen, so watch for it next on Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage. I just purchased the tights and I thought the floral print was supposed to go up each side of your leg, but instead it wrapped around! I love them so much. Target had some insane sales... $3.50 for tights! I bought seven pairs today! Oh boy!
I explored the homes for a while and even the surrounding homes in this historic district. I creeped around this historic home for sale... and was in love. It was the wrong neighborhood, but the perfect house. I just can't wait to someday buy a historic home. It's such a dream. I'd love to be able to tell people about who lived in my house a hundred years ago. That would be so amazing! I've been holding out for the perfect one. It'll come along someday. I hope. ♥
Remarkable Insight Dress c/o ModCloth
Nice Flats c/o Ruche
Weaving Dreams Bag via Le Mode Accessories