When my husband and I lived in St Louis (MO) we loved to visit historic St Charles. The town was founded in 1769 by Louis Blanchette. In 1804, Lewis and Clarke set off on their westward journey from St Charles. It was also the first state capitol of Missouri between 1821 and 1826.
On a hot afternoon last June, we stopped in St Charles on our way to northern Missouri. We did not stay there for more than an hour, but, as always, the charm of the place worked its magic on us. It is always hard to decide what we love most about it: the unique shops and boutiques or the quaint old houses.
The stores alone are worth a visit – each store specializing in something different. Like this store selling spices and herbs.
Or this one selling teas and tea-pots.
I so wanted to go in and explore all the little shops – especially the ones selling antique and vintage items. Sadly, we did not have time. So I went around taking as many pictures as I could until my batteries died on me.
I loved the architectural details of some of the houses.
And the unusual shop signs.
I loved the flowers and parks.
And this white picket fence.
But most of all, I loved this baby-blue house.
And you? What did you like most about St Charles?