Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Historic Homes Tour in Boonville

Welcome to my "just a little bit" Fall decorated house. For some reason I just don't decorate a lot for Fall but I sure am loving all the Fall decorating posts I'm seeing out there. Way to go ladies! You are all so inspiring!
We'll start out at my house and then I'll take you to see the Historic homes of Boonville, Missouri.
Pictured below is a silver plated antique brides basket filled with Red Delicious apples and an amber art glass mug filled with apple cider. I got it for a dollar at a local antiques mall and I thought it was so pretty with the enamel work decorating it. It seems to have a little Fall flair to it.


Inside I have a little tablescape going on in the dining room and THAT is as decorated as it gets for now. I'll be taking it down next week and getting out the Halloween for a while and then Fall goes back up again.


For the centerpiece I used a pumpkin tea lite holder and placed it on a cake stand for some added height


and used two glitzy crows for a little bit of bling. One on this side with the yummy candy corn...


and the other one over here. This is my favorite side. I had a little fun with some minis. I got 3 mini hay bales and this red lantern you see at a garage sale last weekend. So I added my little scarecrow plant pick and a few candy pumpkins and am good to go.


And now, I want to show you some beautiful Victorian homes in a small town here in Missouri. Several of my pieces of Victorian furniture came from auctions here in this town. My dream is to live in this wonderful little town. Sigh...
I took these photos late last Fall with the intent of showing them here on my blog. One year later, here they are. This is just an outside "drive by" homes tour, no inside views at this time.




Look at this one (below), the paint colors just scream out Autumn, don't they?







The next two photos were taken around Christmas time.
Below is the DAR home. They open up for tours every Christmas. It is absolutely gorgeous inside! If you are interested in reading more about it click here. It was built in 1895.



And the house below is just across the river, and has even been flooded a few times. It is a Bed and Breakfast and is supposed to be haunted by the owner who was a steamboat captain, or something like that. It was built in 1869. If you are interested in reading more about it please click here.


Back at home Livy dog wants to say thanks for coming along on the tour and have a great week!


I want to thank Sandi for featuring my Miniature Bedroom furniture post as the most viewed post at her HOME party over at Rose Chintz Cottage.   http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/2013/10/home.html

I am joining the following parties this week, please come and join us...
TEATIME TUESDAY with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy at a DELIGHTSOME LIFE
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry at CHARM OF HOME
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy at MY ROMANTIC HOME
PINK SATURDAY with Beverly at HOW SWEET THE SOUND
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at DWELLINGS
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty at A STROLL THRU LIFE
WE CALL IT OLDE with Dawn at WE CALL IT JUNKIN

42 comments:

  1. What fabulous homes! Your little pooch is pretty cute just sitting there. I like the wallpaper in your dining room; very pretty! Those apples look delicious and the amber coloured mug is a cute find for a dollar. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. A beautiful post and those houses are amazing.
    ~Clara

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  3. Beautiful Victorian homes! Love your centerpiece and your sweet little Livy!

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  4. Love the old homes. They are so classy and charming.
    Best, Ruthie

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  5. Love the pic of your dining room - - - - and, of course, the beautiful houses!
    Thanks!

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  6. I could look at beautiful Victorian homes all day long!

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  7. Cute tablescape! I love the Victorian homes. Wow!!
    Pam

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  8. Hello Gina
    Your table centre piece is beautiful... I love Fall! Take care.

    Wanda

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  9. Gina, the bowl of apples and little cider mug are really a great vignette. Your table looks lovely. Beautiful homes. Who wouldn't want to live there. .. I love seeing the old houses.. Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  10. Hi Gina! I love that beautiful basket filled with apples and all of your Falling around is so lovely in your pretty home. All of the houses are just gorgeous and I thank you for taking me on a tour with you. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  11. Oh Gina I like your dining room table and wall paper really the entire room

    And the second house you featured is the one I love I would be so happy living there I love how the porch wraps around the front

    I don't decorate for Fall or Halloween much at all

    I missed the DAR sale last weekend and was sick when a friend in Boonville said Did You Go ?
    I drove up to the bed & breakfast the captains house once and looked around It seemed very nice and not haunted LOL
    keep on dreaming I can see you living in one of those houses they scream GINA

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  12. I like your fall decor on the front of your house and the dining room table. Those little candy pumpkins are a great idea although I don't know how long they'd last in my house. :) There certainly are some gorgeous homes in your town! I love the little yellow cottage. I'm visiting from Sandi's HOME meme. Have a great day!

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  13. Hi Gina,
    All of those historic homes are marvelous but I have to say that I love that little yellow home best. Thanks for sharing this at my HOME and have a nice weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. Thanks for sharing the beautiful homes with us! I really enjoyed the tour!

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  15. Oh Gina,
    I love your fall centerpiece. You are so creative. I just adore your furnishings too. The chair that your wee doggie is on is gorgeous. Those homes are so very spectacular. Thanks for sharing and also thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words. Have a wonderful weekend. Take care,
    Karen

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  16. What a great tour and thank you! I love old homes...they just speak to me with all their details and how they use every little bit of space. I have been fortunate and have lived and owned a couple. They are a lot of work, but so rewarding! We are now downsized into a too small bungalow that is turn of the century...I like the big houses best...Livvy is a darling doggie and I love the chair she is perched on!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ♥ JIl

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  17. What gorgeous homes! I thought I'd picked one, but each one got better than the last. Such a wonderful tour. Did you peek in the windows? I'd be itching to get inside! Love your fall centerpiece,too.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Thank you for the virtual tour and loved the sweet Yorkie at the end ~

    Popped by from Pink Saturday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  19. GINA!!!! Fantastic!! Your home is decorated so lovely!! And that town is fantastic. What a great town it would be to live in. It reminds me of a town in NJ that only allows new construction to be built in the Victorian fashion. Almost all the homes are big Victorian beauties. They have a Victorian festival there every year the weekend after Labor Day. I did attend it several years ago but it seems to always fall on my weekend to work now. The town is Belvidere, NJ
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. All of these homes are fantastic. I love the architecture and always wanted one to redo and enjoy. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live this afternoon at 2:30 Pt. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Enjoyed your fall tour so much of your beautiful home! Those large homes are sure something!
    Hugs...Nancy

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  22. Lovely homes all! And I love your centerpiece!

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  23. Livy Dog is soooo adorable!!!
    Those Victorian homes are to die for.We have some amazing homes down here in Southern Miss. Too...Sad to say that a lot of them were took by Katrina.Some came back.
    the decorations are just to fab.I love them.Great job. I cannot decorate very well.I leave that to all of you.That way I can admire ya'll...
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  24. Beautiful jewels all of those homes are. I love your dining room colors. Livy dog is just the cutest little thing, I could hug and kiss her , she is so sweet looking.

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  25. Hi Gina,
    I loved joining you in this tour of historic homes and I also found your own home very beautiful in its Victorian furnishings. Now I'm your newest follower.
    And your tiny dog is so cute!
    Hugs from Portugal

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  26. Hi Gina,
    Thanks for stopping by my Christmas Pudding blog. The answer to your question is yes, Canada does celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31. Hope you're having a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  27. What gorgeous homes you have to drool over in your neck of the woods. And your own is beautiful, too, lovely furniture. I hope you'll share this with my readers at my We Call It Olde Link-Up, starts every Tuesday and goes til Saturday. It's for any antiques, vintage, or history-related posts. Come on over! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  28. Oh, what beautiful homes! Each one is amazing!

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  29. What a wonderful post, Gina! Your home looks so festive in its autumnal splendor. You always do such a nice job of decorating. And the home tour was so fun. Thank you for taking us along with you. Those really are some beautiful gems. What fun it would be to live there!

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  30. Your centerpiece is lovely and I enjoyed the tour of majestic old homes :) I have been here before...I remember drooling over an earlier post of your beds ( large and small : )

    Older homes have so much character to them and yours is wonderful!! :)

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  31. Hello Gina,
    I'm on a train to Montreal to visit my mother and have several hours to indulge in reading what my blogging friends have been up to lately. Thank you for taking us on a trip to the zoo with your beautiful family. The ride around this little town was delightful, what a gorgeous collection of old homes. I'm totally envious of your 'sky high' headboards, they make such an impact in a bedroom. You absolutely kill me with your miniatures.
    Anyes
    xx

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  32. I forgot to mention Livy, what a cutie pie! I absolutely adore Yorkies.
    Anyes
    xx

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  33. Love historic home tours! these are gorgeous and so well cared for! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  34. Hi Gina!! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit my blog. It's great to have found you! I'm sure you will own one of those gorgeous Victorian homes someday soon! I'm going to start following you as well!
    Take care, Christine

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  35. How fun to be decorating with Victorian styles! I too, am not a big fall/Halloween decorator but try to put it out as best I can. :)
    Those homes were lovely! I used to live on the East coast in Missouri but I do not remember Boonville but maybe I just forgot...or it is on the wrong end of the state. Thanks so much for stopping by my "old book" post and leaving a nice comment. Much appreciated!

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  36. Uh, maybe I should have written on the "eastern side" of Missouri. Tee hee.

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  37. Those gorgeous homes make me feel like I am in Upstate NY, which I am! So similar to the Victorians in my area. I live in an old Victorian myself and there is a lot of character inside. Thanks for the tour!

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  38. I just came back to thank you so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link-Up. I again enjoyed all the lovely photos! Another party starts on Tuesday, hope to see you there again. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  39. Dear Gina...What a delightful tour of all those beautiful houses. Oh, that little yellow bungalow is darling! Well, I'd take just about any of them! ha!

    Your decorations look lovely, too!

    Thanks so much for your visits. Loved that you stopped by. Susan

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  40. Have pinned some of your house photos, they are great. We have victorian houses(and alot older) in our village but much prefer yours (see what I mean on www.badmintonvillage.com)

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  41. I love the silver Brides Basket Gina! Your Dining Room looks lovely!

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