Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Walkabout Wednesday

When I go home, (“home” being Wayne County and the shores of Lake Ontario),  I love to spend time walking around the village of Pultneyville.

When DL and I were first married (31 years ago today!), we dreamed of living in Pultneyville in a cute home like one of these.



But DL saw the writing on the wall, and we left my home for somewhere the jobs were more plentiful in order for us to raise a family without worrying about finances.




But boy, we would have loved one of these homes, like this 1860 beauty…



…with the side porch to die for.


There are so many beautiful homes here,




but this is my favorite.  It’s a beautiful traditional home on a corner lot, and it has…


this great red “barn” for DL to work on his projects and for me to have a “barn sale” in the spring and fall.

Not to mention this view across the street…



So long, summer.  You were awesome.


Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Now THAT's the way to start my day! Gorgeousness...
xo Heidi
PS -- I would totally do that purple door. ;-)

Pat said...

Just beautiful, Kirby! I enjoyed this post, so much!
I came to St Louis nearly 50 years ago, for the same reasons you left your small town. So many people have asked how I landed here. That is why.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW- those are my kind of homes! love love love! i still dream of owning an older home.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Wow! 31 years!!! And your hometown is just stunning! Thanks for sharing a bit of your past with us.

:) Linda

Cheryl Thornton said...

what a lovely town. I can see why you didn't want to looks iconic there - congrats on your anniversary! thanks for the tour!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Marianne said...

That purple door just makes me happy.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

What a beautiful place. Jules grew up on the coast and we would love to live there but we can't for the exact same reason. no jobs. Maybe in retirement.

Holly said...

Loved your post Kirby but have to tell you that I got such a chuckle out of it! When I first read the title, I assumed you were talking about Wayne County, NC. My grandmother's family home is there and we spent years visiting throughout my childhood... and I couldn't for the life of me figure out where the beautiful homes you had pictures of could be located. :) Would love to visit your Wayne County... it looks like a beautiful place!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gorgeous homes Kirby! And the house that you love is perfect. I'd love to help you with that barn sale! Wouldn't that be a dream house! Maybe one day! I stopped for a second too when you said Wayne County ...
I've lived in Wayne County my whole life.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I have the same dream!! I want to live in any one of those homes you featured. I love going to Pultneyville to walk around and look at my future home! Love the deli there too!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Happy anniversary! My first impression was that you hailed from Detroit. Then I thought, when did Lake Ontario move on over to Detroit?

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Happy Anniversary! Maybe when you retire you can return to that gorgeous place? Love the view!

Karen Feral Turtle said...

Wow! 31 years....Congratulations! Love love love this post. I could definitely see you guys living in that town in that very house! Just beautiful!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Oh my! I want to live in Pultneyville too! Yes, as Cheryl mentioned Detroit is also in Wayne County. So is Grosse Pointe where I live. So technically you grew up where I live now. Happy Anniversary!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Fabulous homes! It must be lovely to take a walk there in the evening. That was a dream visit in a dream location. My goodness summer went fast this year!

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