Thursday, March 12, 2009

Visiting my son

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After I left the Sacramento Antique Faire last Sunday I stopped by to visit my son, Vince and his girlfriend, Margot at college. He goes to school at UC Davis. There are a lot of adorable homes there and he had been telling me about a block of homes he knew I would love so after lunch we parked the car and walked around the block to look at them.
I can just imagine how beautiful this street looks when the trees are full of leaves...









This was my favorite house...









I hope you enjoyed your walk around the block with me!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did enjoy the walk (I really need to take a real walk) I loved that the houses were all so different and would love a peek inside some.
Beverly

Anonymous said...

Cindy, you were in my neck of the woods! The next time you visit your son, head over to Woodland (about 15 minutes away) and shop at Yolo Hospice Thrift Store, 607 Main St. The best! Ask for me, (I work there) I know where all the good vintage linens are! We also have huge areas of old homes that having been meticulously restored. Cheryl in California

Joy said...

Incidentally your favorite house was mine too. What a beautiful neighborhood.

Anna Sophia said...

I need to live on that street! :-) Those are all such beautiful homes!!

I love when you stumble upon a neighborhood and all the houses are different.

I'm glad you were able to enjoy some time with your son.

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

OH, what a beautiful place to be...I am sure your son is loving it! Thanks so much for the tour! I enjoyed it so much...so adorable...my favorite types of homes!

Lee Laurie said...

I enjoyed this walk around the block with you. I loved the houses! I could picture you decorating some of them! They would even be more beautiful after you got a hold to them! Glad you enjoyed your visit with your son!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Cindy I think I need to move to California.. hehehehe.. I want to live in one of the houses too! so beautiful.. I like the first picture.. so cottagey.. or better still be one of your neighbours! hehehehehe thanks for the tour tho'.. :-) have a good weekend!

ann said...

You and i need to live here Cindy,it's gorgeous...ann

Donna said...

Oh, I love homes that look like they're right out of a fairytale or storybook, like so many of these are! So charming!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Julie said...

I'll bet if he could he would have bought one of those homes for you!

desiree said...

Looks like a great area. Glad to hear you had a good time!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Looks like a nice neighborhood to live in. Thanks!
Have a great weekend.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

That was a long walk! The brick house looked like it could be in England. Thanks for sharing these lovely homes with us!

Carolyn said...

It was a lovely walk around the block.
Tahnk you,
Carolyn

Susan said...

What a gorgeous neighborhood!

Sinta said...

Thanks for the stroll! It was just the kind of street I would enjoy walking down!

RobinfromCA said...

What a wonderful old neighborhood! All customs homes from long ago and so wonderfully done! And I bet they're a darn site less expensive than here in the valley!

Robin

Anne Marie said...

wonderful pictures....I don't get to walk around "town"....so that was great!

Suzy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Love of little tour of the Davis area. My niece goes to school there, so it was nice to see what the houses looked like. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh...I love that area!! I live in the foothills, and Sac is my closest "real" place to shop. I think I even recognized one of the houses. And YES, when the leaves are full, it's like a canopy overhead. So pretty!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I saw the link to your post about the HGTV DH. A friend and I toured it last week. It is wonderful and in a beautiful neighborhood. It does have your name on it. You could do wonders for the decor inside. Even though it is tasefully decorated, it doesn't really go with the style of house. Loved Sonoma. Sunday night is the givaway show. I entered everyday, but if I don't win I hope you do.
Beverly

Glenda said...

How frustrating to not be able to see what these homes look like inside.

Thanks for the exercise.


Ciao

Pink Slippers said...

Good thing your son goes to college in such a beautiful town. What a nice son to do that for his Mom. ;)
Wendy

Shana said...

What a lovely tour. I so enjoyed seeing green grass again (in Indiana it's still 30 degrees)! My favorite was the house with the cobblestone path leading to the front door. So inviting. :)

sylvia said...

I thought, after I saw the first picture that you finally got your own house..a gift of a too rich person that does appreciate your talents....it would fit just right all around your wonderful treasures....

Brenda Leyland said...

Oh my, yes, I could live on that street! Love the houses. Would love a peek inside too. My hubby wonders about me when we go for walks in the neighbourhoods and I'm craning my neck to catch glimpses of living rooms as we walk past.

That's the fun part of walks, isn't it?

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Anonymous said...

That looks like such a peaceful street to live on. I loved the terra-cotta roof tiles! I too could picture you decorating any one of these charming homes and making them stand out and look even more charming and inviting.

Have a great weekend!
Karin

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for the walk. Gorgeous homes and area
Alison

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! I did enjoy the walk as well! I too love the little brick cottage; reminds me of a "secret garden" cottage; can't you just imagine the inside! I'm way behind on my visits but I adore that chintz platter you picked up! I've always loved that pattern since I first saw it in a Romantic Homes issue where the woman had hundreds of pieces! Just beautiful and $22! Wow Glad you had a great visit with your son and fun at the Fair! Have a Fun weekend as well! - Sincerely, Jeannette

Sit A Spell said...

I love neighborhoods like that. Mine is similar...no 2 houses the same and lots of trees, shrubs and flowers...well, flowers in a couple of months!

Thanks for the walking tour!

Jade Creative said...

Lovely Area. The clay tiled roof house is my fave. Lots of character.
Have a great day!

Darlene

Gayla said...

Those homes are amazing.... I loved the tour... I'm envious of the flowering trees and green grass.... It's a balmy 31 degrees here in MO... hahaha...

Linda said...

Fun walk, thanks for taking us.
I know I like to even drive home sometimes through neighborhoods like these just to see the great old homes etc.
Some great ones in my home town of Walla Walla too.
My mom just sent me a local mag from there that features Bat Man's childhood home and how it was restore.
Linda

Gail McCormack said...

I had a lovely walk thanks Cindy

I loved looking at the houses, yes please I would like any one of the ones on your post!

What an enjoyable day you had, isn't it great you can look forward to warm sunny weather, over here our winter won't be far away

xo

cindy said...

Ohhh, such beautiful homes, Cindy! I love looking at lovely homes, too.

Hugs ~cindy s~

Elenka said...

Very nice neighborhood!
Green grass??? What's that?

Christine said...

What I liked about the walk and seeing all the homes, is that they are old and still around!
Old homes around here get torn down and new modern ones go up.
Thanks for sharing.

Christine

romeo said...

They are all such beautiful homes...

Angela said...

Cindy,
I didn't know your son went to UC Davis! What a great school,and in such a unique area. You must be so proud. Hope you are doing fantastic! Arden started pre-school this week and it has been a rough transition for her. I have not had much time to update my page lately. Your page is wonderful, like always.
Angela

Melissa Lester said...

I think your son knows you pretty well! What a pretty neighborhood!

LillySue said...

Cindy- The few blooming trees were beautiful! It is nice to see that spring is arriving somewhere! I am glad you got to spend some time with your boy. It was nice to see the houses but I liked the shot of them walking down the street in front of you the best!
Blessings- LillySue

Sharon said...

You've been an inspiration! Will add to my photo album pictures of the many wonderful houses right in my own home town - I've have always taken pics of homes "of note" while traveling, but there are lots of favorites right here that should be captured as well. Thanks for the virtual "walk around the block"! Hugs, Sharon

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I always do! I can see why that one was your favorite.
Brenda

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It's always so refreshing to see a neighborhood that doesn't look like it was made from a cookie cutter.

Joy said...

What a beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for the tour!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Invitation to 'Why I Love Vintage' Blog Contest!
Please stop by and have fun!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend~
Stephanie

Rhondi said...

What a charming neighborhood. Thanks for the tour.
Hugs, Rhondi

This And That For Sale said...

How nice to walk around the block with your son. Beautiful homes.

Cathy said...

How charming they look like storybook homes!
Cathy

southernbelle said...

Hi Cindy, I really enjoyed all
the beautiful houses.Each one is
different and all have wonderful
character.Love all your finds you
picked up in Sacramento. I'm keeping my fingers crossed
hoping you will be the lucky winner
tonight on HGTV. I can just see you
in that house.
~~~Mimi~~~

Faye said...

CINDY,I ENJOYED THIS SO MUCH!HAVE A VERY BLESSED DAY!

essemia said...

SO many lovely homes. There are lots among them that I could have chosen.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

HI Cindy,

I don't think I could pick a favorite out of all of those pretty homes! What a lovely walk and I can just imagine that street with the leaves!

Hugs,
Dena

This And That For Sale said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. That was really sweet of you.

You should totally do the sale thing.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I always love looking at homes! there are several in that block that would suit me to a tee :-)

Michele said...

Beautiful walk! Thanks for taking us along!! Now that's the way to exercise.....just click on Cindy's blog and go along on the walk, LOL!! Hope your weekend has been nice, even though the weather was icky here.

Hugs!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

Angie said...

Thanks for taking us all of your walk with you. Those houses are beautiful.

I hope you had a great visit with your son.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lovely homes. I adore the little yellow cottage!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

annapaula said...

What a beautifull reportage!!
Really gorgeous!!
Have a good Monday
AnnaPaula

Annapaula said...

I discovered your blog with joy!
I'll be back soon.
AnnaPaula

violetlady said...

Great neighborhood, Cindy. I agree with you -- my favorite house is your favorite, too.

Anonymous said...

Darling houses!

debbie said...

DEAR CINDY,
THANK YOU FOR TAKING US ALONG THIS TRIP WITH YOU.
THE VERY, VERY FIRST HOUSE LOOKS LIKE FRED McMURRAY'S HOUSE OF MY THREE SONS...I LOVED THAT SHOW
I LOVED THE GREY AND WHITE HOUSE THAT WAS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE HOUSE YOU SAID WAS YOUR FAVORITE
YOUR SON HAS A GOOD EYE AND TAKES AFTER HIS MOTHER....MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS DON'T THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT HOUSES UNLESS THEY ARE AN ADULT THAT WENT BACK TO SCHOOL OR THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE THAT A FRIEND LIVES OR IS STAYING AT.
THAT IS A UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD AND I KNOW SO VERY BEAUTIFUL WHEN EVERYTHING IS IN BLOOM.
HUGS
debbie

Brook said...

I too, love houses, windows, doors, trees, above all flowers. Thank you for such a plesant walk. Would love to see inside the homes, the decor and the backyards, dream on. Please visit me, and I would appreciate being added to your visit list. Have a great Spring, will be here soon.
Sunny in California, Brook

BailiwickDesigns said...

The house in the 5th photo down is nearly exactly like the first house my husband and I owned in Long Beach CA. Those houses were built in the 20s, all over CA. The inside walls were thick and had niches everywhere. It was such a charming home! In fact, the first time my mom came to see it she knew the floorplan before she even went in, bcause she too lived in a house just like it as a little girl. ::Jill

Amber said...

How sweet that your college aged son found a spot he knew his house loving mom would love and took you there to check it out!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Don't you just love the town of Davis! I enjoyed walking around there many times.