Wednesday, March 31, 2010

K IS FOR KNICKKNACKS

Today is Thursday 
I am joining Alphabe-Thursday 
For today's letter
K is for KNICKKNACKS
Really!  It can be spelled with K's!!
Definition: (noun) a small trivial article intended for ornamentation
So if you are a reader of this Blog you KNOW I have some Knickknack love!  I enjoy using different objects for decorations.  I also believe in change!  Change of seasons, holidays or just because I'm tired of how things look.  I do not display all my knickknacks at one time: a) I have too many and b) too much 'eye candy' spoil the ability to enjoy the knickknacks.
I am also away from home and visiting my Mom in Texas.  I have pre-planned many posts and have also filled in with thrifting I have done here and on the road.  Today however, I am going a different route.  Today I took a trip with Mom's AARP group to visit 
Stagecoach Inn in Chappell Hill, Texas

To travelers in 1850 this Inn was a comfortable and luxurious overnight stop on the way to Austin. Two early stage coach lines used the Inn as a stop on the Houston to Austin and Houston to Waco roads.  The Inn along with the Weems House and Coach House are located on the original three acre lot drawn up by the towns founder and builder of the Inn. 
Now the Inn is the residence of Eileen and Steve Evans.  Eileen is a long time dealer in fine antiques, and Steve is a retired Air Force pilot who now is part of the antique business as well.  Decorated in authentic and reproduction antiques this is a charming look into this period of history.  I enjoyed my visit and hope you will enjoy looking at Knickknacks from the 1800's!
A few pewter candlesticks & a basket
We would call this the sitting room

The lovely formal dining room 
Now these are some knickknacks I would love to own!
Corner table with lovely glassware
Masculine Knickknacks
Feminine Knickknacks
Desk Knickknacks
High up knickknacks
Small little items 
Yellow ware 
Old eating utensils
K is also for Key
Adorable little highchair (hey it could be a knickknack)
This is my favorite photo of the day!

So while I might have stretched the definition of 
KNICKKNACKS
I hope you have enjoyed this visit to the Stagecoach Inn.


Always,
Linda

45 comments:

Jane said...

Thanks for the tour. I always enjoy going to places like this that give you a real sense of what life was like back then.
Great knickknacks!!
Jane

Viki said...

That seems like a really cool place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. Although I've been to Chappell Hill I've never seen the Inn...or if I did I didn't realize. Isn't Chappell Hill an adorable little town?

Christy said...

great tour! i would love to own those knicknacks too!
fun post

Brenda said...

Your spelling for knickknacks works for me. Thanks for sharing a great place to visit.

Chatty Crone said...

Well Linda, thank you so much for your guided tour. If it hadn't been for you I might never have seen the Stagecoach Inn.

Wonderful tour and lots of knickknacks!

♥sandie

Amy said...

what a fun post filled with K's.

Annesphamily said...

This is a great K post! I love all your knickknacks! :) Thanks for always commenting so kindly at my blog and happy Easter to you!

Sarah said...

Linda, thanks for taking us along on the "Knickknack Tour". This is an interesting place. I'll have to make a trip myself someday. Great job for the letter K.

Vicki said...

Love your K post and the pictures are wonderful!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! Love the knickknacks! Thanks for the tour!

Katherine

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE this style! I love "knickknacks" from this period too. LOVE those dining room chairs...that's a fabulous photo too. Thanks for showing this, I'm going back for a second look!

Julie Harward said...

I sure did...I love old things, they have such a feeling about them...have fun! Come say hi :D

Short and Sweet said...

Thanks for the delightful tour of the old inn.

My name is PJ. said...

Loved the tour! My very favorite photo was of the fireplace adorned with pewter knickknacks! LOVELY!!!!

The Lazy Peacock said...

i would love to visit the stagecoach inn, it looks amazing! great pictures.

5thsister said...

wonderful treatise on knickknacks!

Susan said...

Loved the tour, Linda. The house looked very New Englandy! Sincerely, Susan

Tina said...

I love history and antiques, so this post was just wonderful on so many levels! My favorite knickknack would have to be...the entire desk. I'm a journaler, and I would just love an antique desk to sit at while I record my thoughts. Thanks for sharing these great pictures with us!

Steph said...

What a lovely Inn/Residence with amazing knick-knacks. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this excursion.

Shelia said...

Oh, what a lovely tour. I adore touring olden homes and this one is filled with some lovely knickknacks.
Thanks for popping in to see me and enjoy your stay in Texas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laterg8r said...

very cool antique knicknacks :D

Jenny said...

What a beautiful K post. I almost did KnickKnacks for mine...cuz that is how we always spelled it, too.

Love this home tour. Oh, wouldn't it be wonderful to live there...with a maid, of course.

If you're grabbing knicknknacks I have dibs on that amazing brown transferware mug!

Absolutely lovely.

Happy K day!

A+

Jackie said...

"with a knick knack patty wack give a dog a bone, this ole man came rolling home. "

too much to read, little time so I hope you like my song . That was the first thing that I thought when I saw your post . I hope you don't mind .

RNSANE said...

What a lovely post and visit you gave me today. At 65, having lost my forensic nursing job of 21 years in massive budget cuts in San Francisco over a year ago, a move to smaller quarters is on the horizon. I've vowed to buy no more knick knacks myself. In my lifetime, my passions have been strawberries, daisies, mushrooms, owls, and unicorns and my home is filled with these acquisitions. I stopped the crystal bells long ago.
I'm trying to give up some of these things but, sorting through what I just can't do without, is painful!

Diann said...

Oh man! I so wish I could be there and have visited this place with you and mom! LOL I just love to go to these kinds of fun places. And everything looks so amazing.

I have been trying to collect some pewter pieces lately. I saw several people with pewter tablesettings last Fall and it was just beautiful!

I'm so glad you are have lots of fun!! And sharing that fun with us!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I love Chappell Hill and haven't been there in years...

Catherine said...

Lovely photos :) ... there is also a Stagecoach Inn in Salado Texas :) . I enjoyed your K post!
Blessings,
Catherine

Jo said...

that seems like a wonderful place, i love all of the period knickknacks! Thanks so much for sharing this bit of history with us!

Anna said...

That is both funny and beautiful! There are several words that have silent first k: know, knife, knock. But in Swedish you promounce the k in "kniv" (knife)!!
Happy Easter!
Anna

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Eden House Updates said...

I love Knicknacks it is such a wonderful word full of intrigue and wonder. thank you and love your blog thank you for visiting mine.

Julie Schuler said...

That was a really wonderful tour. I love the desk knickknacks.

MrsJenB said...

Awesome! I just love looking at what life was like long, long ago. So fascinating!

Thank you for sharing this!

Christy said...

I love old places and all the homey knickknacks in them ...thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Thanks for the tour of the Stagecoach Inn! All those old portraits would give me the creeps, but love the knickknacks!

mbkatc230 said...

What a great tour. I've never been, although we don't live too far. I love that yellow ware! Hope you are having a fun visit to our state. Kathy

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place that Inn is - thanks for the tour. Some of those knick knacks have so much history - it's wonderful that they've been preserved.

Riet said...

This was a lovely tour and I loved every knikknnack you showed us. What a beautiful place to visit.
Happy Easter

baukje said...

What a beautiful pictures...... It should be wonderful to live there!!!!!

Megan said...

I LOVE old things! Love them, love them! And I loved your pics!

I saw a sign once in an antique store. It said...

My grandma bought it, my mom threw it away, and now I'm buying it.

Me through and through!

Thanks for sharing your pics!

lissa said...

I think everything are knickknacks if they're small

thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

Nadeen said...

So fun to visit other places and eras. Love knicknacks too. Now if we could figure out the dusting of knicknacks, life would be better.

Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

mub said...

Knickknacks is such a great word! I really enjoyed the tour =)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Ah! so fun to see these antique knickknacks! I love knickknacks...Thank you for taking us along on this field trip and showing us the great pieces.

haha...I was like Jackie and thought of that song too..."knick knack paddy wack, give a dog a bone..."

Blessings & Aloha!
(ah! I'm tardy again! Thank goodness Jenny is so forgiving...so now I am trying to catch up with the K posts before it's already time to get the L posts going!) (I'd love if you get a chance to stop by :o)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love it all! I am the knick knack/ bricabrack queen......really.....great k post.