Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #19

Monday once again, and time for Drowsey Monkey to host Mellow Yellow Monday.
Thank you, Drowsey Monkey. This is fun.

Today I have pictures of yellow houses. There are so many of them in our area, and here is a small sampling. First is one I think is beautiful.


Next is another lovely one - way out of my price range, I'm sure, up near the bay.


There is a whole row of them down in Cape May. They are now shops, with apartments above. Many years ago, I am told they existed as slave quarters. Sad, but true.


And so long as we are in Cape May, here is one of the old Victorians in that town, now a bed and breakfast.

20 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a great idea for photographing yellow!

My own house is yellow. We repainted it a few years back from a brighter yellow to a more buttery, soft yellow. It's perfect.

And one of my favorite houses is on my commute to work each day: a large brick colonial, which is painted yellow and has white trim.

These are fabulous. I love the colors of the last one. They're great with the yellows.

Kay said...

Great shots of lovely houses. The nice thing about yellow is that they don't fade very much like blue does.

Chriss said...

Love the yellow houses. Hmmm may consider painting mine yellow, but don't think the neighborhood association would approve.
Have a wonderful week.

Sally in WA said...

I love those yellow houses! My house is yellow too. One of these days I may post it for MYM.

Ribbon said...

Yes something very lovely about wooden yellow homes. Not something we see a lot of here.

best wishes & happy MYM
Ribbon

Moon-Writer said...

These are beautiful houses, all of them. I always have thought that a "Mellow Yellow" house is a great color. Very uplifting. You have great looking houses in your area!
Very nice.

Karen said...

Those are some lovely houses ...

I'm thinking of painting mine yellow.... as it is such a cheerful colour..

I photographed yellow cars for mine ... both would go well with these houses :-)

Digital Polaroids said...

Sweet collection of buildings

My post is here:
http://digitalpolaroids.blogspot.com/2009/05/yellow-city-lights.html

Marie Reed said...

I sure would LOVE to browse in the first shop!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I think your pictures are lovely. Yellow homes are very inviting, cheery and warm. Lisa

pink dogwood said...

Lovely houses - thanks for sharing :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

I enjoyed all your yellow house photos today. They're few and far between where I live ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dianne said...

each one is beautiful
I love the house with the white deck and what seems like a gazebo perched in the air!

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous shots! I love the yellow houses and what a great idea that is for Mellow Yellow and your choices are really beautiful. Have a great week, Bobbie!

maryt/theteach said...

bobbie, I love these very decorative houses. They are lovely! :) I haven't been down in Cape May in a long time! :)

Monica said...

I've always been partial to Victorian homes. However, this time I think I like the first house the best. All are inviting!

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful architecture!. Would love to take a boo around that antiques shop, too!

Daryl said...

Cheery yellows all .. and I have to wonder how true the story about slave quarters is .. first, NJ is not a Southern state, second, the civil war was over in 1865 and those buildings dont look over 100 yrs old .. so I am thinking not so much truth in that... OTOH maybe I am wrong. LOL ...

bobbie said...

Oh, Deborah, there were lots of slaves in NJ, at least in our area. That particular row may or may not have really been slave quarters, but I could show you lots of places that were.One small section of the beach was even called the "blackberry patch", and they were only allowed to sit in the balcony in the old Cold Spring Church. I have black friends who can still tell stories that have been handed down.

Debo Hobo said...

I love your photos. The yellow Antique house say "come in and spend lots of money" at least that is what I'm hearing.

LOL:)