Old Homes Often Remind Us of Sweet Old Memories

One of the lovely old houses in the neighborhoodOne of the things I especially love about walking through unique old homes for or with my real estate clients is the sweet memories that often come flooding into my mind and heart. I visited such a delightful and cozy little home this week – built in 1943.

It had a fireplace very similar to the 1940s bedroom fireplace in the first home we bought many years ago. We didn’t use that fireplace a lot, but it was always a special time when we did. I still remember the yummy marshmallows we toasted with our kids during the holidays – a new tradition we started when some of our favorite old traditions were no longer an option.

Old vintage fireplace in the house

And oh my! I would have loved a cute table arrangement like this one for the kitchen we had! Isn’t it adorable! It never fails to amaze me how creativity can make smaller places seem much bigger and be more practical.

This cute vintage Craftsman bungalow was very similar to my Roseville California Craftsman and is part of an established neighborhood and close to a great shopping area which includes a variety of stores including Safeway and the Metropolitan Market.

For me, though, the real shopping treat was yet another delightful trip down Memory Lane. The shopping district also sports a delightful and traditional “Main Street” like I used to shop at with my mom back when I was in grade school. I have such fun memories of the Moonlight Madness sales they would hold every few months. Each store along our Main Street would put out tables full of exciting items and my mom and I would wander along looking for the best sales during the twilight.

I enjoy looking at houses of all ages, but these old houses from the 40s and 50s are really special as I have so many fun memories centered around houses from that time period. Which decade has your favorite old houses? We’d love to hear.

P.S. This sweet home has already found a new owner, but you can easily search for other old vintage homes that are for sale – just CLICK HERE.