Time to finish our little stroll through the quaint historic town of Ferndale, California – where old period Victorian homes and cottages line the neighborhood streets. Many of the homes were built around 1880. Each one is unique in its own way - from the colors, their gardens and their fences.
Join me, will you?
And we shall walk this way today….
down a street where this grand queen, properly titled The Gingerbread Mansion, awaits us.
This hedge makes me think of Lifesaver candy….it brings out the kid in me and lures me to crawl through that hole – but I didn’t….
Below is a gorgeous boxwood hedge that is sculpted in a wavy pattern. The chartreuse green is a nice contrast to the darker foliage and the elegant cement fountain.
Fiona is being very patient with me as I take these photos.
On the opposite corner of the Gingerbread Mansion is this lovely white Victorian. I just love the stained glass in the windows and the diamond pattern above the lower windows. The pretty window treatments and white picket fence are so sweet!
But wait, there's more...come down this street and check out this yellow beauty and the gorgeous gardens. After that is a periwinkle blue home that is funky and fun with HUGE bright pink mop top hydrangeas.
Look, there is Duhgall!
A pretty pink door and pink cannon ball finials on the posts. Do you see the little rosette over the front window?
Look at the old metal tricycle on the porch! Isn’t that just too cute!? This house was built in 1882, as indicated on the placard.
Let’s mosey over next door to check out the violet and blue house….
Though this house didn’t have much of a garden, it did have lovely details in the scrollwork and corbels.
I hope you enjoyed the little photo tour.
The dogs had a good time and even met this sweet little Schnauzer, Maggie, along the way.
Have a sweet weekend!