Saturday, January 23, 2016

Embracing a Classic

All of us gals have a type. In men do you swoon over the strong silent type or a bearded hipster?or maybe the tall,dark and handsome guy floats your boat. In clothing do you favor a traditional blazer? or perhaps a bohemian maxi dress? or perhaps town and country boots are more your style. In houses do you peruse Zillow for a neat cape cod,or a stately colonial,or maybe a stone tudor?
For me I don't have so much a type as a color. I brake for white with black trim.


Over the years Southern Living has featured some beauties.




In blog land there are some really gorgeous homes but the white clapboards with black shutter homes make my heart go pitter patter
Susan Branch's blog and home are both truly endearing.


Joan's labor of love is an inspiration to many.


And didn't we all go along with Bunny's affair with this house?


And one of our all time favorite movies featured this charming home in a lead role.


And Dallas Ft. Worth area has its' share of lovelies.




So I've decided to embrace my type. For my new forever house I'm going white and black!
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9 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Can't wait to see it! I've always thought that I would do a deep green if I ever had a white house. :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Love, love black & white homes! I love it on the inside too. :)

xo
Pat

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I immediately recognized two, Susan Branch's and Father of the Bride (which I think was also used in "Eight is Enough"). Like you, I love white houses, but ironically i live in a gray house!! And those with a RED door, make me swoon!! Have you ever noticed that yellow houses look fabulous in fresh fallen snow?

Schotzy said...

I'm feeling your vibe... never thought much about it but it surely does have it's charm.. but could never supplant my stone tudor... sorry I am a huge angolphile...

Saleslady371 said...

I don't know what kind of man Jon Bon Jovi is, but he sure is cute. It's Maxi style for this tall girl and I like boots with my jeans thank you. These homes are rich; I like them all. Yes to white houses. Wishing you a super duper week.

Rue said...

You featured three of my favorites... Joan's house, Bunny's house and the father of the bride house, but all of them are wonderful.

As far as favorites... men... bad usually lol, clothing... vintage, and houses... anything old ;)

rue

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lisa, it will be gorgeous. I love black and white too.
You've shared some special homes here. Lovely photos.
My house is brick but all the trim and shutters are white.
My door is red but I have many black accents.
Thanks for sharing this. xo

Benita Roberts said...

I love all of these houses. And the black/white has such a crisp, clean, timeless look. I'm with you...great choice for a forever home! Hugs!

Stacey said...

I'm inviting myself over with a gift in hand as soon as you are in there! ;)

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