Sunday, August 19, 2012

Painted Ladies

I've been away for several days at a horticultural convention with no time to blog but I hope to catch up with everyone over the next while.
Staying in Niagara-on-the-lake at the college, a bus trip one day to the beaches area of Grimsby brought us to the famous painted ladies.  These are old Victorian style cottages painted and decorated to the nines!
 Three of my favourites, not only for their colour but the lovely gardens in front.
I'm linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

28 comments:

  1. I love the "Painted Ladies"! How delightfully colorful and fun! Happy for you to be doing something that sounds intriguing and interesting. We will look forward to hearing more when you return. Have fun!

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  2. I love these Painted ladies. Lovely cottages and gardens. They kind of remind me of Cape May, NJ! Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing, wonderful photos.

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  3. I too love painted ladies! My brother lives in one. Your photos are wonderful!

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  4. I love them! I didn't know we had those in Canada-they remind me of Oak Bluffs.I would love to visit that area some day.

    Carolyn

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  5. Fantastic! My favorite is the second, which is also the more subdued, hope that that's not the reason why. There's just something about that green, creamy yellow, and tomato red. Oh. Maybe I'm hungry.

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  6. We saw a community just like that in Florida recently around the Gulf Coast. Forgot the name. Been a few years. I also like the second one best. Lovely mosaic.
    QMM

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  7. What fun! I love color and the painted ladies have plenty! Looks like a fun meeting.

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  8. Gorgeous photos, Judith! I love the painted ladies and their gardens. Hope you enjoyed the convention!

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  9. Wow those houses are beautiful! Makes me smile looking at it. Thanks for sharing.


    Kim,USA

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  10. Hi Judith: Those are the sweetest cottages. Love the first one that looks like lace hanging from the eaves. Reminds me of a place where the houses have been in the same family for generations and are used for summer cottages and they all hang paper lanterns from the eaves and they call it the Grand Illumination. Can't remember where it is, but I got the idea of hanging them from the porch but I ran out this year so will have to get some more. What fun..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  11. What beautiful Victorian era painted lady houses! Thier gardens do look very beautiful.

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  12. We visited Niagara-on -the -Lake last year and fell in love with the place. I loved the street gardens and the parks. We were told that they are maintained by the students from the Horticultural college. It must have been fun to go there. Love the painted ladies and I thought they only were called that in San Francisco. I learn something everyday from blogging.

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  13. I absolutely love them. I love it when people take homes like these and do them up right.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  14. Lovely and colorful.. They must brighten up the neighborhood. Valerie

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  15. My mother loved the painted ladies! Her dream was to live by Lake Superior in a painted lady. I cannot tell you how much I wish she had lived to make her dream come true. :)

    These photos are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  16. Dear Judith,
    What a magical place. I have it on my wish list. What sense of pride and whimsy those who designed those houses had. I am so glad they are preserved.
    Please come visit Lady B and me. We are having a giveaway...
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  17. How delightful, Judith! I would love to see them. So happy you have shared them with us. Hope you have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  18. Gorgeous homes! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. I love these painted ladies...so whimsical and fun! They just tell us to stop taking everything so seriously...great pictures!

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  20. Beautiful cottages! We were just there over the July 4th holiday and enjoyed the area so much. It was our first time there and I hope to go back and stay longer.
    Nancy

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  21. What a colourful post. I just love your photos of the charming houses. Hae a fine week.

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  22. Hope you had a wonderful time. I was down seeing a play. They are beautiful painted ladies. Jen

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  23. I love those Painted Ladies in all their colours, but I'm glad I'm not the one who has to do the painting when they need redoing. :)

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  24. My SIL & BIL own a B & B in Cape May and although there's is not Victorian, we've seen many that are! Beautiful!!!...:)JP

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  25. Hi Judith,
    Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. The painted ladies are beautiful, I guess you had a great time.
    And now I hope you come for tea :)
    Hugs from Portugal

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  26. What wonderful Painted Ladies these are! Delightful!

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  27. So charming, Judith! I think it would be quite fun to live in a brightly colored house like that. Our home is simple white with green shutters but it's a good background for all the colors in the garden.

    Thanks for the tour!

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  28. What charming, whimsical cottages, what fun~

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