Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Painted Lady

Our little town has numerous painted ladies and it seems most of them have a coat of pink paint -- somewhere!!!!!

This is a grand Victorian which has recently been repainted into a more colorful scheme -- before the porch posts and rails as well as the lattice beneath were white.

Painted ladies are a bit more colorful and certainly the combinations of paints bring a smile to anyone's face!

This house is famous in our little town for scenes from Gordon Park's The Learning Tree were shot inside. So this is our "movie house"!

Our little town is full of these painted ladies and for anyone close enough, we make a good day trip -- there's lots to see and do -- a historic downtown with great shops, some great restaurants, a trolley to ride around town (and past these painted ladies), a historic National Cemetery and our pride and joy -- the Fort Scott National Historic Site.

It's Pink Saturday so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


Keetha Broyles said...

That house is gorgeous.

Our former town was known as "Parlor City" because it had a row of these painted ladies.

Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely! Your town sounds just lovely Martha
xoxo Pattie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

OH, I always love looking at these gorgeous Painted Ladies. This one is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Abramyan Avenue said...

How beautiful! Old houses are so interesting. One of my favorite shows is "If Walls Could Talk..." on HGTV.

Pondside said...

I have a soft spot for Painted Ladies. In the maritime provinces the ports are full of bright wooden houses with at least three colours featured. Here in Victoria there aren't so many Victoria ladies - more Arts and Crafts bungalows, but many of them are multi-coloured.

D.B. said...

Your town sounds so charming!

Ann said...

I've got to do a day trip and see you're beautiful town. Downtown sounds wonderful. Happy Pink Sat

Southerncook said...

What a gorgeous old Victorian home. Thanks Martha for sharing your Painted lady.


Rebecca said...

Love this beautiful victorian home and so well taken care of-Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

I'm the newest follower of your lovely blog.

Brenda Pruitt said...

That is the most beautiful house! I can't imagine having that big porch.

From the Kitchen said...

Martha: I love those "painted ladies". We have a number of them around town. I'm so happy when the old "ladies" are maintained and/or restored. One doesn't find that craftsmanship any more.

Thanks for sharing!