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.
I love that you led with a picture of the Candy Shoppe. Made my morning!
Haha, maybe I should do that more often. 🙂
I loved all the shots, but the glass doorknob was a favourite. Somewhere in a house I lived in as a child, my job was to polish the glass doorknobs! Che
We have them too, but the brass surrounds aren’t nearly so ornate.
Hey — maybe the guy painting the house was going to paint only that side of the house? I can hardly believe he’d paint white, the green-and-yellow facing the street.
Borrowing the fleur-de-lis as an apostrophe in “Justine’s” is a cute touch.
Your shot of the hydrangeas is, to me, especially pleasing, with its understated colours — like the yellow-and-green house, South-by-Southwest, and even the Candy Co.
Excellent work, Ms. Pearl. Plus, your descriptive narratives add so much to the blog. Thanks!
Such nice comments–thank you. I hadn’t noticed the fleur-de-lis!
Stumbled upon your blog, and found this post to be really picturesque! The colors, the objects, they are just simply beautiful.
But I have to vote the colorful store to be the best one. I really love all the aliveness there. Will wait for the part 2 of your St. Michaels’ posts.
Thank you so much, and welcome to the blog!
I would love to visit Saint Michaels and browse the stores……looks like a peaceful place…..thanks, Carole for showing us what it is like…..Shelley.
You’re so welcome, Shelley. It really was a lovely place to browse.
Such a quaint town. It looks like a charming place. I love the colors. I, too, would have wanted to talk that guy out of painting the house white.
Believe me, it was hard to resist.
So many lovely details. I love that Grace St sign and the door with the glass knob and…
Love this! The photos are great, and the place looks like so much fun with all those colors, charm, and period details. Thank you so very much for posting these wonderful photos! 🙂
Love the beautiful waterfront photos and all the wonderful colors and architecture. Thank you for sharing. Someday there will be time for more traveling.