Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Holidays From Franceth Manor!

Next week I'll have lots of Graceland photos for you on Elvis's birthday! I'm really glad we got to visit on a misty, chilly holiday weekend, because the traffic was much lighter than the other half-dozen times I've been there. I even got to check out the front gates up close for the first time!

Thanks to all of you regular readers and fans for the best CC&G year yet! 2013 is going to be awesome. There are big plans for this site, plus two other little projects we will be announcing shortly. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Patee House Museum!


If you find yourself in St. Joseph, Mo. and have already visited the Glore Psychiatric Museum and the house where Jesse James was killed (or was he?) then trot on over to the Patee House and find one of the largest collections of random Americana in the Midwest.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Franceth Manor: Dining Room Reveal

I haven't posted a house update since we bought the house! People have been asking for pictures, but the only room that is really "done" at this point is the dining room, and it's hard to find the perfect time of day to photograph with all those big windows. Here are the "before" photos from the realtor's listing:




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Miniature Museum of Greater St Louis

A couple years ago, I took my little point and shoot to the Miniature Museum of Greater St Louis and did the best I could with the Plexiglas, which was not so great. Regardless, it has been a popular post on the site, and I always wanted to see what Francis could do with his awesome skillz & camera. I finally got him there a couple months ago, and then for some reason it got lost in the shuffle. He recently found the photos and I hope you squeal over them like I did!