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Monday, December 14, 2009

Weatherford Tour of Homes

The 2009 Candlelight Tour of Homes in Weatherford featured a Prairie style home built in 1909, a bungalow built in 1922, and my favorite, a Queen Anne style home (first picture) built in 1903 by Colonel and Mrs. G. Bowie for their daughter. This house has been beautifully restored by the current owners but has many of the original fixtures and woodwork. The owner has an artistic flair which spreads from the beautifully decorated dining room to the little girl’s bedroom on the second floor. In the corner of the dining room is a white Christmas tree adorned with black feathers matching the black sparkling beaded place mats. Around the room are many antique mirrors reflecting light from the tall windows. Upstairs, next to a pink bathroom with scattered taupe polka dots, is a bedroom any young girl would love to have. Wooden pegs hold colorful feather boas, a tiny table is set for tea and the sloping ceilings are painted in blue interrupted by painted white puffy clouds. Above the window is a mural of the courthouse. Their daughter loved to look at the courthouse with an uninterrupted view through the bare trees of winter. Missing the view in the summer months, above the window the colorful painting reminded her of the view behind the canopy of trees. After stopping at the 1920s house on Davis Street which was once decorated completely in pink we glanced at Mary Martin's house (the middle picture) across the street before heading to the last home on the tour. Mary Martin was a broadway actress and the mother of Larry Hagman. The last home was in the beautiful gardens of Douglas and Ina Chandor. Chandor Gardens

1 comment:

K9friend said...

What beautiful homes! Wish I could peek inside!