Situated on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the town of Saint Michaels was a trading post for tobacco farmers and trappers in the mid-1600s.
I think the best way to describe St. Michaels is to call it historical and tasteful, with a touch of whimsy.
These aren’t exactly colonial colors, but I love them. Here’s the rest of the store:
The gingerbread reminds me of Cape May, New Jersey.
Even the street signs are beautiful.
I really like the soft yellow and green on this porch. Unfortunately, the house was being painted white as we passed by. I had to resist an urge to talk the guy out of it.
Gotta’ love this glass doorknob.
After seeing the Halloween decorations, I’m wondering what Christmas is like in St. Michaels.
It was too late in the year to see what the gardens look like, but these hydrangeas were still looking good.
Random facts from Wikipedia:
Frederick Douglass lived part of his life as a slave at the Mount Misery farm (working for the poor farmer and notorious “slave-breaker” Edward Covey) and later returned as a county marshal during Reconstruction.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld purchased the Mount Misery property.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney owns a home in Saint Michaels.
Part II on Friday.