Friday, October 21, 2011

The Historical Town of Northville

The Historical Town of Northville
Not far from where we live is the historical town of Northville. It is a quaint little town with it's Victorian lamp posts, brick walkways, and buildings that date back to the eighteen hundreds. As one who loves and appreciates architecture I was intrigued with this amazing place and all of it's warm charm.
The people of Northville host many events. We happened to be there for the Victorian Festival which is held annually. It is a three day affair which begins with a parade on Friday night. All of the people involved with the festival dress up in Victorian clothing. All kinds of activities go on in the town square during the festival including face painting, carriage rides, magic shows, and live music. I have included a link here so you can have a listen to some of the music yourself 
One of the things that struck me about the town is how dog friendly it was. There were water bowels outside of almost all of the establishments. In talking to the town's people, they say they love to bring they're furry friends to the town for strolls on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Do you see the Airedale terrier in the picture below? Doesn't he remind you of someone we love? He looks just like our bloggy friend George. Sorry George but there aren't many steps for you to climb here.
The other things that I loved about the town, besides it's historical significance, was it's occupation by fairies. Yes, you read right! It is unknown how the fairies happened to come to Northville but evidence of them started to appear on the streets and in the stores sometime in the mid eighties. Some people think the fairies may have sent out scouts to local cities and found they would be most comfortable living in the town of Northville. Other people say it's the fact that the children here are so kind and fun loving that has drawn them to the city. Fairies make themselves known by the tiny doorways that are tucked inside and outside of the stores.
The town's people celebrate the fact that these fairies have invaded they're town and hearts by hosting all kinds of fairy events such as fairy teas and fairy scavenger hunts. There are establishments where you can buy fairy attire, books, and posters. You can also purchase or actually create your own fairy doors.
 The stores have unusual names like '141 E. Main, The Next Chapter Fairy Tales Book Store, Proprietor: Mother Goosewing' and ' 104 E. Main, Cobbler's Corner Fairy Walk-in Wing Repair Clinic, Dr. Orville Flywright.'
There is also a roaming troll in the town that everyone is alerted to beware of. It is said that he moves his place of residence all of the time and everyone is supposed to find him before he finds them. It's fun for children of all ages to try to find out where this troll is located on any given day. Humm, I wonder where he could be? Although we found a troll we didn't actually find his house which could be a very good reason for us to visit this whimsical little town again.
 I hope you enjoyed hearing about the town of Northville. I'm wondering if you might have a similar town in the area where you live. If so, I would love to hear from you.
We are in the process of painting our living room. We have two more rooms to go and we will be done with our house. We have learned to spread out the work a little bit so as not to become overwhelmed. Still, it's quite a big undertaking! It doesn't help that our little Charli is so anxious. She doesn't like anything in her world out of sink, and believe me, she let's us know about it.
I hope all of you are doing well. Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? Many blessing to all of you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol
















9 comments:

Madeline's Album said...

I would love to visit this quaint town. Love all your photos. You are smart to take your time painting the inside of your house. I know Charli will be glad as well as you will be when it is done. Have a blessed evening and a great weekend. Madeline

Vee said...

What a lot of great photos. That fairies have moved into this town where children are kind and dogs are well loved does not surprise me. How cool is that?!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Carol
Oh I would have loved to attend the victorian festival... What a beautiful little town.. Fairies and all! Thank you so much for sharing, I love the photos..
Enjoy your weekend
Blessings,
Penny

Michael said...

What a great little town! Thanks for sharing!

God Bless

SmilingSally said...

What a nice place for you and Charli to visit!

(I'm still recovering bit by teeny bit.)

SissySees said...

What fun - and we love the King of the Terriers! One of our favorite breeds.

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, You really had a lots of fun in that Historical Town of Northville, it really nice and beautiful place to have!


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Knitty said...

I didn't know about this parade but I do agree that Northville is a great place to visit. I haven't been there in years but I think I will have to rectify that.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is so charming, Carol, and I'm glad to know it was dog friendly, too!

Hope all is well with you and Charli!

XO,

Sheila :-)

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