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Friday, July 31, 2009

Quintessentially American Part Deux

This is a side view of this Tudor style cottage. I just adore this home!
This home is for sale now and yes I do love it so. I could so see me here but I could never leave my dear neighbors nor could Grace leave her beloved school and friends there!
Another lovely gem for sale...
This is a house we actually looked at to buy a few years ago. Sadly it had some huge issues that could not be easily conquered and with Bill away (at the time, working in Virginia), it did not seem feasible. The new owners had their work cut out for them but it seems they have been tending so well to this sweet place.
Not long ago I posted about some of my favorite homes in the Dayton area...quintessentially American places that just ooze charm and a warm welcome. You might remember (If anyone actually reads this blog anymore! *laugh*) that post
found by clicking here! I so enjoy taking little drives each week...you know. The ones in which you can think and perhaps clear your head?
And driving down the tree lined streets of the older neighborhoods is such a joy for me.
I hope you too enjoy seeing these bungalows & cottages, the smaller homes that call to my heart, along with me.
I still have to share some of my High School reunion highlights & our Dayton's Bi~Annual Restaurant Week fun with you but may I ask a little favor? For those of you who pray, for those of you who can offer a good thought, please think about some members of my extended family that need your help. Prayers for help in a marriage and for a new job would be much appreciated.
It has been a worrisome and tearful time for me of late but I DO believe in the power of prayer and of positive thinking, especially when many are on the same page!
Thank you all so much....
Have a sweet and safe weekend dear friends!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

20 comments:

bj said...

Just the kind of homes I love, too. Nothing too large...or new. I much prefer the older neighborhoods with the large trees and etc. Thanks for showing these.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Funny you should say that. My whole entire post today was dedicated to Positive thoughts! (I took part in Positive Day) I, too, am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and what it can accomplish. I hope it does a world of good for your loved ones. I'll send them my good vibes! :)

Love the houses - I always wonder about the families living within the walls...are they as happy as their house implies? Are they lonely? Are they nice? Are the friendly? (Gosh, I'm so nosey. LOL)

Come see me for some good, clean Positive reinforcement today!
Kari

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those homes are lovely! I love older well kept homes in neighborhood like that.
Hugs,
Penny

Connie said...

Sigh........oh, to have a house like those would be wonderful, honey. Just fantastic homes to lust after.....
xoxo,
Connie

salmagundi said...

I love those types of homes, also - not so grand to be unlivable. Of course, your family will be in my prayers - may everything turn out for the best. Sally

imjacobsmom said...

I could move into anyone of these houses. They all have the features that attract me. I love the windows, the lines of the roof, and etc. You can she me pix of them any old time. ~ Robyn

Blondie's Journal said...

Susie,

These are fabulous homes. Just my size. I couldn't take rooms that echoed. I will be an empty nester soon and they will echo enough!!

The first picture is of a home very similar to one in my neighborhood. I love all the peaks in so many of them too.

My prayers are going out to you and your family. It is such an emotionally rough time for everyone now. I truly try to keep my own problems in perspective because so many others are dealing with worse...

Have a good weekend, my friend.

xoxo
Jane

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Susie Q; I too love to take drives and look at all the lovely homes in and around my area. I love the ones you have shown.... and of course I will keep your family in my Prayers, never underestimate the Power of the Lord.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Susie

I'd love to meet you and other bloggers in the Spring! Please keep me posted when you'll be in town! It will be fun!

These home are all so sweet ...I'd love to live in any one of them. My home is so city small that they would feel like mansions to me.

I will keep your family in my prayers.

{{{Hugs}}} Pat

Janet said...

Well, I am still reading this blog and I know you are still reading mine. I love the new layout and design; very fancy schmancy, but cute and fun!

I love all these house, wouldn't it be fun to walk by at twilight doing you know what??
Janet

Laurie said...

I'm sorry your family members are going through hard times right now. It is rough out there for sure. I will keep good thoughts. It is hard to feel like we can't help those we love.

Mom2fur said...

I've always loved the look of a Tudor-style home!
Mike and I hope to move to a smaller place when he retires in a few years. There are a number of cute cottages here on Long Island. I hope the market is good for buyers when it's our turn to move again! I sure do hear you about not moving Grace from her school and friends. This is why we've stayed in the same area for almost 30 years. But now my youngest has graduated high school, so our options have opened up!

Sandi McBride said...

Such beautiful homes in your area, Sue...I don't know which I love best! They're all so beautifully well kept...
Sandi

Dawn Bibbs said...

Sue, I too love driving around looking at beautiful homes. (sometimes, out of our financial reach). But I must say, I am thrilled that I no longer come home from those drives, LONGING to leave my current domicile. I happen to LOVE my house. But it's still so much fun looking at others. I also really enjoy going on tours of decorated homes, like Street of Dreams.

And there's no doubt that I'll send up your prayer requests. I too believe in the power of prayer...it works WONDERS!!

Love ya!

JafaBrit's Art said...

I love looking at some of the houses around oakwood and some of the older neighbourhood. This photos are lovely.

ps. I just checked out the new kroger on stroop. VERY impressive. Have you been?

JafaBrit's Art said...

ps. lovely to pop in and see all is well at the home front :)

Pamela said...

I want the house with the big front porch. I've always wanted a front porch with a swing and a rocker -- and steps to sit upon


Prayers for doors to open for extended family.

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
Hope you are having a great weekend!!
Lovely homes, thanks so much for sharing.
Just the kind of neighborhood I love.
Rosemary

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love those homes! Especially if they have a porch! Older neighborhoods are so much nicer looking than newer ones!

Manuela

Sassy J said...

I too enjoy the older homes with large trees that are established...we have a street here in my town named Church Street that has these types of homes and I love driving down and looking at on beautiful sunny days. Your blog is so inviting. Jennifer