Monday, December 10, 2018


Yesterday I went to St. Louis,
 Missouri to the Lafayette
Park area to visit their
 Holiday Parlor Tour!

My friends and I had
a great time even though
it was cold.  We walked
a lot visiting 10 homes
that were on the tour:

This home below is for sale
if you are interested:  $899,900.
It was not on the tour.

We were glad we all had coats on
because it was chilly.

We picked up our tickets
at the garden house in the
central park area:

The trolley was available to
ride to different designations too:

Mostly, we walked and
were quite tired by the end.

included this home.  Many of
the homes lined up are built in
the "French Second Empire" style.

This was a business on a nearby
side street:

There were row houses and free standing mansions:

I am quite captivated
with all the tall doors:

This was a lovely parlor:

This was a favorite staircase:

This will be a last photo for today
but more to follow:


At Rivercrest Cottage said...

What a wonderful tour you took! Love the mantle with the sweet.

The Victorian Girl said...

These old homes are fabulous! I just love touring old homes, especially when they're decorated for Christmas.

Vee said...

Oh I loved that home tour! I took close looks at those beautiful rooms. I wish the inner shutters were still an option with new windows. They are so handy and simply fold up tidily into the wings as it were. I’ll be back to see the rest of your photos for sure. Hope you gals found lots of inspiration and a pot of tea and some goodies somewhere.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a wonderful day it was even though it was cold and I was worn out after walking 3.9 miles I enjoyed every step

The houses were very entertaining to go through and for my imagination of living in one and my blog friends up the street in another house LOL

Loved that park where we got our tickets, It's such a Victorian 1800 looking area which is so charming

Thanks for all the delightful pictures for other to admire

ellen b. said...

So much charm...

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

The photos turned out great Bernideen, you are such a talented photographer! It was such fun going inside these homes with you two lovely gals!! Sorry about all the walking!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What beautiful homes! You are fortunate to enjoy all of these outings with friends. I loved the little birdie wearing the crown. The staircase was beautiful and the decoration of it so simple yet tasteful. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, Bernideen.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a beautiful home tour. I would love living in one of the houses there.

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful pics!Such fun!

Deanna said...

This would have been my cup of tea if I were in the area at the time of the tour. LOVELY is right. What a delight this would be to see in person.