Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Last week we made a little trip northeast to Auxvasse, Missouri to order living room furniture.  This is a very small rural town that takes you back in time.  The "Mother" furniture company (Baumgartners) was in Auxvasse and please don't ask me how to say it.  Gina Broadus told me but now I have no idea!  

This home is in Auxvasse, Missouri and it is 
 a sleepy little town but look
 at this darling Victorian house we saw:

Their gazebo is so cute:

And three very old churches right near the tiny downtown:

As we were leaving we noticed how close this town was to another one a little north called Mexico, Missouri where Gina Broadus is from - so we decided to check it out.  It is also a small town.

Here were some of the lovely old homes of Mexico:

There were several antique shops in the downtown Mexico square area and I found several goodies at this one.  I was told he shops the famous Brimfield Antique and Flea Market in Massachusetts.

Sharing at:
The Charm of Home


Sonia said...

Oh how lovely! I love historic homes..so much character and beauty. That gazebo is so pretty! I'll have to put those towns on my Missouri list! You live in a beautiful state!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous little town this is Bernideen. The homes are beautiful. I love all the architectural details and Victorian styles. It seems like a lovely place to visit. The homes in Mexico are stunning.

Thanks for sharing and hosting your lovely party each week.



Cheech said...

There's so much to see - so many beautiful things, right here in the good old U.S. of A. !! I wish I'd been with you. I love the churches and the gorgeous houses!!

racheld said...

I declare, you can find the most interesting, beautiful places and things!! The pictures of houses in those two little towns are simply lovely---don't you try to imagine what life would be like to live in one of those, with all the rooms and hardwood floors and staircases and art-brought-back-from-Grandparent's honeymoon in Europe?

Or what life was like in the first flourish of those stately homes, with all the calling and visiting and teas and maybe even a Tea Dance, now and then (I remember those fondly myself, and was just thinking this morning, and though they LOVE to "dress up" and do so at every opportunity, what MIGHT my granddaughters think of such formalities as gloves and lacy dresses and waltzing in the DAYTIME).

And the Porte Cochere!! Never will I see one that I don't think of my friend Karla Kay, whose rattly old house had one around on the side drive, and somehow she managed to work the words "Porta-Kashay" into every conversation she ever had. What funny, sweet memories you've kindled this busy day!

Thank you for the largesse.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you Bernideen for hosting and I guess I've got these boxes a little mixed up but I love the pink smoking cabinet, I have one very similar but yours looks prettier in pink and what beautiful old houses in the charming little town..Happy Tuesday..Judy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hoping you will tell us more about the furniture store. I'm already looking up these two towns to stop by them on our next trip to Illinois. thanks for the tip about this vintage shop.

Kim said...

What glorious architecture to be found in these two towns. That old Victorian is a beauty and the gazebo, well..... many a wonderful garden tea party could be enjoyed there.

Anonymous said...

Bernideen, what a sweet town! I love all the victorian touches!

Anonymous said...

What a very interesting town with so many great houses and churches to enjoy.

Margie said...

Thanks for sharing these fun photos, Bernideen. I've always enjoyed the charm of small-towns.

Daniela said...

What a charming place you had the chance to visit, my adorable friend, your shots left me in awe, what stunning buildings, belonging just to the age I so love !!!

Hope you're enjoying yourevening I'm sending my dearest love to you, with all my thankfulness


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, The purple house in Auxvasse actually belongs to a gal who's hair I used to cut when I worked at the salon, I just saw her at Lowe's the other day. I see you found Jefferson Street in Mexico, I always drive down that street when in Mexico.
Thanks again for the lovely after Church meal on Sunday, I have been taking the leftovers for lunch at work.
Have a great day!

Sandi Magle said...

Good morning Bernideen,

Love this post--small town America has been disappearing and it's so much fun to see life still go on in small towns somewhere. Love the old houses. We had a turreted Victorian in stone In northern Wisconsin --which we sadly left for better work opportunities and a more diverse population for our children to grow up in.

Great post what a fun day, you had, thanks for sharing, Sandi

Susan said...

My grandfather grew up in St. Louis and I've seen photos of those beautiful homes and churches. You must be loving your new home...so many places to investigate! XOXO

Marilyn Miller said...

You have found some gem little midwestern towns. How fun! I do love these little towns and loved exploring when I lived in Kansas.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like to drive over to Mexico Missouri

Last summer I got to visit the people who own the original AP Green Mansion
Most fabulous house I was ever in. Nothing but high quality and luxury in every rooms.

The man who own the mansion owns the antique shop you were talking about who goes to Brimifield Massachusetts, Vivian his wife told me they go 2 times a year sometimes 3 times !
I will be thrilled with once

I use to shop Cole Street Antique shop there in Mexico

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Lovely pictures of those old Victorian homes! It sounds like you had a fun little adventure :)

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful homes! Our state master gardener group took a tour last fall of some lovely homes and gardens in this area. If you haven't visited Centralia, the A.B. Chance home is also lovely and open for a tour on certain days. It also has two lovely gardens. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Those homes are so pretty, Bernideen! How fun for you and your hubby to discover new towns and shops in your new state.

The Charm of Home said...

Pretty homes Bernideen! Did you say antiques? OHH! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!