Saturday, June 13, 2015

GE Plot Tour of Homes - The August Weber House

Hello, Dear Ones. Welcome back for another Historic GE Plot Home Tour. This is the August Weber House built in 1896. I thought this was an interesting fact: Mr. August Weber Sr. was an inventor for the Singer Sewing Machine Company before attracting the attention of Thomas Edison who hired him to work in Menlo Park. Weber Electric, which produced electrical switches, outlets and fuse boxes, employe]ed 400 at it's peak but didn't survive the depression. Wonder what happened to Mr. Weber after that?
Walking up the walk we're greeted by a balloon.
The living room was lovely and I just had to take a snap of the piano. It's a little blurry as I was trying not to hold up any one behind me.
The other side of the living room.
It was pretty dark in the kitchen but look at that gorgeous blue dutch oven on the cooktop!
What a nice sun room and I love these huge windows.
I loved the cute black and white tiles on the floor.
A grand stained glass window.
How do you like the wooden ironing board.
So darling and if he could only have told me his story.
As we stepped out of the back door, we were greeted with beautiful plantings.
Have you enjoyed the tour of this home? I hope so. I have a few more to show you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Homeward Bound

I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Ev'ry day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And ev'ry stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony, I need someone to comfort me
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Silently for me
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkel

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous home! Love the living room wall paper and furnishings. Would love to have that sun room for sure. What a beautiful home.

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  2. What a treat. Old homes sure do have charm and elegance. The sun room is lovely. Happy weekend Sheila.

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  3. What a charming home. I would be in the sun room all the time, what a great place to read!
    Enjoy the weekend, Sheila.

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  4. So pretty! I love the bathroom tile too....wonder how long it took to lay it and if it was original. .did they say?

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  5. A beautiful home, along with the history of Mr. Weber. Kathleen in Az

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  6. Wow, it really is a beautiful home isn't it!!! So many lovely details and pieces of furniture too. They must love living there and I am sure that you loved seeing it. I know that I did! Thank you! xx

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  7. This really is a lovely, lovely home! I'm always amazed that structures can withstand centuries like this. The wood ironing board is just like the one my mother had. She was able to work a bit from home while rising us by taking in ironing. Seems she always had that thing out!!

    Looking forward to more homes!! How is summer treating you there?

    Jane x

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  8. Yes I did love the tour of this home, oh that sun room.

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  9. Loved the tour. I really enjoy looking at old houses. Will have to post pics of the historical Hotel we stayed at on my birthday.

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  10. Thanks for the tour. Enjoyed it.

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  11. I am loving the armchair tour! And yes, I do love the ironing board. I finally ran across one in an estate sale for $12, and I bought it intending to use it as a plant table in the beach cottage I am still waiting for. I finally bought a pad for it and started using it to iron. It is a much better fit because I am only 5'1" and it is not as tall as the new boards. Also -- it doesn't rock like the lightweight aluminum boards. You might find that you would like one yourself, since you are not a tall person.

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  12. Beautiful home Shelia inside and out!! Loved the tour!

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  13. Shelia,
    Gorgeous home tour, dear friend!!!
    The bedrooms reminded me of the B&B where I L O V E to visit!!!
    Thanks for letting me "tag"along!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. I'm totally enjoying your tours! I could sit in that sun room forever, and adore the slanted ceiling bedroom. LOVE the flower beds! I'm looking forwaed to the next one Shelia.

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  15. Hi Shelia, what a great tour inside and out. I so enjoyed your pics and going back to view again. Love that Simon and Garfunkel song!!
    Be Blessed, CM

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  16. It is such a beautiful home!

    Kathy

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  17. Another beautiful home! I loved touring this one with you. Thank you for taking the photo of the piano. I would have been tempted to sit down and play from that book of Bach pieces!
    ~Adrienne~

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  18. Hi Shelia, I am hopelessly behind in visiting my sweet friends. I am trying to find more time for my computer. We have spent time in Fl with our children who live there and so many things keeping us busy. Mostly good though.

    The Weber home is beautiful. Traditional style which I so love. You should have played that lovely grand piano. I bet no one would mind. I know wallpaper is out of favor but I still love that look. I too loved the black and white tile in the bathroom and the lovely stained glass window. Thank you for sharing your very interesting tour.

    I am going to scroll down and see what you have been doing. I have missed visiting you and I am back.
    Love, Jeanne

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  19. Thank you for the lovely tour Sheila, the stained glass window was fabulous. Thank you also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind message.

    xoxo, Teresa

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  20. What a beautiful home. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. Ooh, like this house and love the history! Thanks for sharing with us! Made me smile this morning. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  22. I like this home. Lots of interesting woodwork and detail. That last picture outside is interesting. I wonder why there is a pair of small doors up above on the little gable end?

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  23. Older homes have SO much character! This one is no exception. Love the woodwork and that stained galss is gorgeous. Would love to modernize some of the furnishings alittle:):)

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  24. Gorgeous home! There's just something special about older homes...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  25. Hi Shelia, This is a beautiful house; I love the time period of these homes. My favorite room is definitely the living room and those windows in the sunroom are spectacular! I really love taking house tours, so thank you for allowing us to tag along with you. :)

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

    Hugs,

    Densie at Forest Manor

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  26. They sure stuck to its perfect era in decorating, didn't they? What a fabulous tour. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. gorgeous home and really nice antiques. enjoyed the tour.

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