Friday, June 19, 2015

The Historic O' Neil House (Part 2)

Yesterday I posted the most incredible bridal shower for my SIL.

It got long and I said I had a few pics of the house itself.

For those just joining in, this Tudor style home
 was built in the early part of the 1900s.

It is GORGEOUS - with so many unique architectural details!

I was busy with the baby shower visiting
(and stupidly forgot my camera)
so had to use my phone....and didn't get nearly enough pics!

These dark shots don't do this lovely home justice!

It has beautiful terraces and gardens
 and has an awesome conservatory room.

Almost every room had a unique fireplace,
some wood and some stone.

The lights were originally gas sconces, per the time period.

Remember Mrs. Patmore's and her assistant Daisy's
 fear of electric lights on early Downtown Abbey?

Sure hating next season is the last season.

They seem like friends to me now, do you feel the same?

So many rooms had beautiful crystal chandeliers.

How I would have loved to have had more time
 to look upon the gardens and grounds.

May have to just stay there sometime soon
 now that it is a Bed and Breakfast
and get some more shots!

I love the old fashioned candlestick phone
 sitting next to a modern laptop computer on this marvelous
old leather-topped half round desk...
the contrast is interesting to me.


The above pic is where we had the dining portion of 
the baby shower luncheon -
 this is how the room looks before set up.

(If you missed the baby shower post, just hit "older post" and it will take you there,)

As always, thank you for your visit.



  1. What a gorgeous home and setting for a shower.

  2. The home is exquisite--love the fireplaces and leaded windows. Yes--I sure will miss DA. I just may have to binge watch Season 1 this summer!

  3. Hi Michele! What a gorgeous place! How I wish I could have toured it with you! Hope you have a nice weekend, sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Such a beautiful home . The work involved in the building and room architecture shows the old world devotion to good quality workmanship. What a wonderful place to celebrate an upcoming marriage. May the marriage be as solid and creative as the place the bridal shower was held. ( and even more ! )

  5. I can see plenty of the beauty and I'm off to see Part 1! Gorgeous---what a lucky lady!

    Jane xxx

  6. Oh Michele, that is a beautiful B&B. Thanks for shiny, your photos were good.
    I too would love to see the gardens!

  7. I love conservatories! What a treat to have had the baby shower in this beautiful home, Michele. The lamb motif is adorable for a baby shower and the cake is TOO cute! A wonderful time must have been had by all.


  8. Such a truly beautiful place for an event, I loved the stunning fireplace.

  9. Beautiful home and venue for a shower...Thank you for taking us on a tour!! ~ Donna E.

  10. Hi Michelle :)

    What a beautiful shower she had in that gorgeous home. I hope someone brought her some of that cake since she missed it! Her new baby is adorable :)


  11. Wow, what a magnificent place! You had me at "conservatory"!

  12. What a fabulous place, Michele! I'm in Florida with some family and I must've missed the older post. I will check it out.
    I've said a prayer for your lovely friend. I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a lovely tribute you wrote. Hugs and blessings are sent to you.

  13. What a beautiful and perfect place for a baby shower. Absolutely stunning property. Congratulations to the happy parents. Michele, your new niece is just the sweetest little thing. Loved the birth announcement.


  14. What a wonderful venue for a sweet shower. I have been away for a bit and catching up here. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, too. Prayers going up for Lois and you and everyone. xo Diana


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