Friday, June 11, 2010
I loved this home. (Actually, I still do, as it probably best reflects who I am -- from a decorating standpoint, as least to date.) We got to enjoy it for three years before heading off to explore new areas (both on and off the island) and tackle other beckoning real estate projects. It is a raised Queen Anne house built around 1892 in Galveston, a barrier reef island located just off the Texas coast. A survivor of the infamous 1900 Storm, it conveys good karma. How could it not: The original owner -- a petite German woman and her husband -- took in some 150 people the night that storm hit. The next morning, according to an notation made in the family's bible -- she made 300 biscuits to feed her hungry neighbors and friends.
Better Homes and Garden Magazine photographed this house two or three days before we closed on our sale to a Houston interior designer (who fell in love with it primarily because it reminded her of a family home she once had up around Brenham, Texas.)
Amy Panos wrote the story, and Brian McWeeney took the photographs. Of course, it was raining cats and dogs the day he and his assistant arrived. So, trying to achieve consistent lighting was challenging. I remember that . . . . Plus, I was moving boxes from here to there to make room. Anyway, I love sharing it with you today, as it conjures again some great memories for me:
Now, that you've had the tour, does my header look familiar? It's from a different angle in the sitting room, which flows into the dining room. I know someone had asked recently if I still had the furnishings seen in that little sitting area. Well, no . . . the buyer bought it. I may show more photos of this house on down the road, along with our kitchen redo.
A funny thing happened recently. A woman from northern California came into our shop in Colorado and told me she had gone to a doctor's office and happened to pick up this issue (2007). Maybe they need to update their subscription (ha).
Thanks again for visiting and allowing me to take a walk down memory lane.
Posted by My Galveston Cottage on Friday, June 11, 2010