Sunday

~Saturday in Historic Saint Charles~


Buildings on North Main Street, St Charles, reflected in the window of Framations Gallery.


Our friend, JoAnn, told us about artist Mary Ann Yeamans, a few years ago. Although we live only a few miles north of Mary Ann and her husband Ron, we did not meet them, until Saturday afternoon, when we attended the opening reception for an exhibition of Mary Ann's work, at Framations Gallery.


We were delighted to meet the artist and her husband, visiting with them and viewing Mary Ann's lovely paintings. We hope to get together, sometime soon. Mary Ann and Ron Yeamans are seen, with J and me, in the first photo. Mary Ann's work is in the background of the photo.

Framations Gallery is located on North Main, in Saint Charles Missouri. On the ceiling, just outside the door, a mural depicting scenes around Historic Saint Charles.

Mary Ann Yeamans' painting of Ronald McDonald House, an organization close to the artist's heart, is seen in the window of Framations Gallery. A signed and numbered art print of this painting was donated, by the artist, for a Ronald McDonald House fundraiser. Prints of the painting can also be seen in area McDonalds Restaurants. More about Mary Ann and her work can be found here.

The dome of the old St Charles County Courthouse can be seen in the distance.
The east facade of the old Saint Charles County Courthouse. The statue of San Carlos Borromeo (St Charles Borromeo) is seen to the right, in the photograph. San Carlos Borromeo is the namesake for Saint Charles Missouri. Also, on the grounds, a red-granite bloulder with a bronze tablet, marking the alleged starting point of Boone's Trail. The courthouse was constructed in 1903, of native limestone. Although court is no longer held in this wonderful old building, it is home to several county offices.

As we were leaving Historic Downtown Saint Charles, we drove, on Jefferson Street, past the old courthouse. Beautiful old homes, of varying ages and styles are seen on Jefferson Street. This home sits on the corner of Jefferson and 3rd, across from the old courthouse. I photographed several homes on Jefferson and will share them, sometime this week.

45 comments:

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Pat! Oh, it looks like you've had a wonderful trip. I would love to go there sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Mary Ann's paintings look lovely, Pat.

I love visiitng art galleries and always try to find one every where we visit to see the works of local artists.

St. Charles looks beautiful. Looking foreward to seeing more photographs of the homes.

Pat in NY

Hooked on Houses said...

That white house at the end is so beautiful. I love the arched windows. The ceiling mural was fun, too. I've never been to St. Charles, but it looks like a really charming little town! -Julia

Susie Harris said...

Beautiful place! Now you have me wanting to pack my bags, hehe. Would love to go one day!

Brenda Kula said...

I kind of feel like I get to travel to Missouri every time you post, Pat! It's great. Sit in my computer chair, not use any gasoline, and there isn't any frantic traffic. (Oh, but you have lots of traffic to your blog; thank goodness it's easy to navigate!)
Brenda

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Looks like you had a very nice time with new friends. Your collection of courthouses grows weekly. How fun!

JoAnn said...

I am so glad the four of you finally met since you have so much in common with your location, your art work, new homes, love of decorating, etc. Makes me feel sort of like a matchmaker!!

JoAnn

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pat,
St. Charles looks beautiful! Your photos and comments are very enticing!
Have a great day,
Diane

Susie Q said...

One of my favorite spots. We used to get there as often as we could while living near STL.
I just love it when you take us with you on your journeys.
Have a wonderful week Pat!

Love,
Sue

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

St. Charles looks like a beautiful town full of history. I enjoyed your posting. I always do. I love your blog and photography.
Terrie

Dana said...

Mary Ann's paintings look wonderful. What fun, being a part of the opening reception of her exhibit!
You had splendid weather for it (I think--cuz it was fantastic in KC).
Your photos were great--looking forward to more of St. Charles. It is one of my favorite spots to visit!

Robyn said...

Pat Love the pic of you with hubhub hubby! :) great pics too!
Hugs,
Robyn

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Don't you love to go to other towns and just check out the older homes; I know I do. Hope you have a great week, T

Pamela said...

she painted that!! Oh My goodness!!

lindaharre said...

Sounds like a fun day! What's not to like about St. Charles?????? I used to teach art at the St. Charles High School my first three years out of college:D Loved it!!!

bj said...

What a wonderful trip...
you and J have such goooood ones and I love all the photos you take and share with us...

BittersweetPunkin said...

Beautiful photos pat...I love that painting on the ceiling...WOW!!

Beverly said...

Pat, what a charming town this is. I always so enjoy all the lovely places you share with us.

smilnsigh said...

looks like you had a wonderful time, and wonderful weather too. Great!

And I'll be looking forward to more pics of the lovely old homes. I so love them! :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

Oh a tour today how nice just what I was in the mood for, it's a rainy day here in the NE and this is just the ticket.

Lovely pics,

Have a great week,
Kathy :)

Amber said...

I have driven past St Charles on the highway many times over the years, but have never had a chance to stop and see the city, so I was happy to get your tour! What great photos! It looks very charming. Mary Ann's paintings are great!

Steph said...

I LOVE old tyme St. Charles. Just a friendly reminder the festival of the Little Hills is this coming weekend Aug 15-17 on the riverfront! You'll find tons of unique items to decorate with!! It's one of my fav summer activites. Mom and all the sisters meet to shop all the crafters and usually all the regular shops are open. We'll be there Friday night--maybe we'll run into you there!!

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

Mary Ann is one talented lady!

What a beautiful town :) I can't wait to see more of the homes there.

hugs,
rue

Sharon said...

Looks like a beautiful town through your great photos.
I can't wait to see more of the old houses. I love looking at houses and wonder about their history.
Have a nice day.

Rosemary said...

Hi Pat,
A great fieldtrip again!!!
You do get around!
Rosemary

Brenda said...

Hey girl another beautiful outing with your sweet hubby. You two look like newly weds.

Lisa said...

As always, I cannot wait to see more pictures!!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat and thank you for popping in to meet Edra!! I'm loving that old gal!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I loved the old house and the court house is so pretty ! Have a blessed day Pat !

Andi said...

Oh what fun! Love the picture of you and J with Mary Ann and her hubby. Red is your color...you look so pretty!

There's something about an old courthouse building with their domed roofs. Ours now houses an historical museum...but I'm so glad it was saved.

Cottage Contessa said...

Pat sweetie you never fail to deliver on beautiful photo's! What a lovely and charming town. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Donna said...

I love St. Charles. Cliff's sister and her hubby recently moved to St. Louis, only about ten minutes from St. Charles. What a neat place.

Susie Harris said...

Sorry you missed out on the pumpkins... I went back for more and they were all about gone here too. Wonder if my post made all the stores sell out? hehe

Mary Kay said...

My brother-in-law's St. Charles-based construction company did a lot of work in the historic district. I haven't visited in 5 years (too cold @ Christmas :), but I'll be there for my niece's wedding next spring and I can't wait to visit this area again. St. Charles is a gem of a town. Thanks for the great tour!

Melissa said...

What a chaming little town.

Melissa

Liz said...

What a beautiful place! That last photo is such a stunner, wish I could visit.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh Pat, love the photo of the reflected buildings!!
I have not gotten down there this year, but boy has the weather been perfect for it this week!
Can't wait to see more pics of the beautiful old homes. I need to take some myself sometime.
Glad you got to meet Mary Ann and her hub. Her artwork looks fab.

Linda said...

What a happy day trip...Saint Charles is a beautiful area...I would love to visit someday and see all the lovely old homes.

I enjoyed my visit to Aunt Ruth's, lovely antiques and the most gorgeous flowers. When I saw the cobbler you made and I so wanted some yum...thank you for the recipe. I love pie and cobblers and I must try this. Hugs, Linda

p.s. great picture of you and J...he looks like he is doing well...this is good.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Another great post Pat and great photo of you and J. I have to stop looking at that cobbler! ~ Lynn

Sandi McBride said...

Thanks for the lovely tour Pat...I'm always up for a trip...
Sandi

Kat said...

Hello Pat!
I finally made it back here today. I had to tell you how wonderful J looks. Mary Ann is very talented. You and J look like your enjoying the day.
Red is a great color for you!

dec0r8or said...

You always do the most interesting things, Pat. I can't wait to see the pictures of more houses. That last one was gorgeous!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I've got to get up there someday, what a lovely place and those homes are wonderful! The cobbler looks yummy, a Ozarks favorite! Enjoy this yummy weather too! lol

Deb said...

Hi Pat, what a lovely picture of you all. Mary Ann does great work and the ceiling of the Framations Gallery is just beautiful. Deb

Suzanne said...

What a fun time you must have had!
Thanks for the link to Mary Ann's work...its beautiful!