Editor's note: Today I am wearing a dress from Anthropologie and shoes from Banana Republic.
Happy Wednesday!! Lacie Rue is recovering from her surgery and we are off to Dallas! It will be a well plotted out day because we have so much to accomplish. I am in go-man-go mode on my large job in Arlington. Since we are starting to make final selections now is the fine tuning time and reselecting time. Unfortunately there are always those pesky fabrics that are out of stock with a long lead time. It happens every time. I have learned to get over it and find a substitute. This is the 3 year anniversary of my blog—I cant believe it! As much as I love covering all of the articles and sharing my thoughts with my readers..... I have decided it is time to post the blog 3 times a week instead of 5. The time commitment is stressing me out a bit. So I will continue, but I will now be posting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday going forward. I hope this will not disappoint my faithful readers.
As I said yesterday in my blog... I decided on Sunday that I would write a blog on my favorite houses that I pass by on my walk. I do the same route every Saturday and Sunday. In the summer I go in the morning before it is too hot and in the winter I go in the afternoon after it warms up a bit. I have always loved walking and taking in architecture. When I was lucky enough to go to Paris 3 times with The Market to buy antiques... we would shop from 5:00am till noon and then I had the afternoon off. I spent every afternoon walking all over Paris and taking in very detail. When I lived in New York I often walked all day on Sunday and explored different areas of the city and the stunning buildings. I loved walking past brown stone homes and wondered who must live there and what life would be like. In Paris the big mystery was what was behind those huge front doors that often lead to a motor court. When I walk my weekend route i take in all of the different architecture and notice the gardens . I know a lot of these houses and who lives there since I grew up in this neighborhood. So enjoy “Kay’s “ walk and have a super Wednesday!
This is one of my favorite houses in Fort Worth. My father’s best friend lives here and I played here often as a girl. I decorated this house for Christmas for many years until Riley and Harrison got too busy with college and I lost my helpers who were their friends I knew very well. The columns at the entrance were imported from Italy. The dining room panhandling came from a castle in Europe. I swore when I was a little girl that the dining room was haunted.
I love that this contemporary house is just two houses away from the previous picture. I can appreciate new neighborhoods where the houses have similar architecture.... but I love it when the houses are so different as they are in my neighborhood.
This Tudor house has also always been one of my favorites. I adore the different rooflines and the turret.
This house was built on the large property of a home that was very ordinary. They tore it down and in my opinion built a house that looks like it has been here for a long time.
There is an architect in Fort Worth that used crazy brick on all of his houses. I should know his name but I don’t remember. I can pick out one of his houses in a second. This house they added the front wall in the 90s. It really creates a cool and private entrance.
Such a Southern veranda. Feels “Gone With the Wind “to me.
My mother married my stepfather in this house in 1972 in the living room that you can see the windows on the left corner. They have recently redone their back porch and landscaping. They did a magnificent job! I love the grandeur of the large oak trees.
My childhood friend lives here. This has always reminded me of a “Leave it to Beaver” house.
Retired Designer David Corley lives here. He tore a house down to build this. I love all of the rooflines.
This is another house designed by the architect that used crazy brick. Beautiful large oak trees, winding path, and landscaping.
I have always admired the metal awning over the living room window. It adds such character to the house.
This is on the end of my walk. The stream is in between two houses. This reminds me of the scene in the movie “Funny Face” where Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn are floating down a river with swans at the end of the movie.
This is hilarious!
For dinner last night I had a turkey burger with grilled vegetables and Texas caviar.
Love this song!