Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Firsts

Michelle Robinson Obama
Chicago, Illinois

Carla Bruni Sarkozy
Turin, Italy

Edith Bolling Wilson
Above three storefronts
Wytheville, Virginia

Mary Todd Lincoln
Lexington, Kentucky

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
Hammersmith Farm
Newport, Rhode Island

Abigail Adams
Weymouth, Massachusetts

Mamie Dodd Eisenhower
Boone, Iowa

And finally, she's no first lady, but is about to become consort to a future king. Her childhood home can be yours...

Kate Middleton
"West View"
Bradfield Southeast
Southern England

Auction starting at $800,000 US
June 2011



  1. K,
    you are wild.
    pretty cool post!

  2. that is a fantastic post! So good. Love love love. I have been to the Mary Lincoln house and the JBK Hammersmith. pgt

  3. Thank you for taking the time to write on my blog. Was so happy when I discovers that you become a follower:).

    Your blog is very beautiful and inspiring, so I will be back soon:)

    Take care!

  4. Hi Kathy what a n original post very enjoyabble , sadly i didnt get some of the pictures.Of course catherine will become Queen when william becomes King but this coule be a long long time as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are first and her majesty is VERY likely to continue as long as her mother 102 I think it was Paris was the previous 165,well half of it as my camera broke ! see you soon love Fay xxx

  5. ps LOVE you dog hes so sweet hello jack xx

  6. Love this post! There is going to be a feeding frenzy at the auction for Kate's first!

  7. fantastic post, Kathy! I have been to the the JBK Hammersmith...lovely greetings

  8. What a great idea for a post! Very creative. I'm shocked, though, to see the flag hanging backwards on Mary Todd Lincoln's house.

  9. Kathy, so smart! Each house says a lot, doesn't it. Truly enjoyed it, even my ball and chain walked over and took a look.

  10. LOVE this - so clever, creative and fun to see!!

  11. It's refreshing to see some cerebral writing in addition to lovely photos.

    I would love to live in Mamie Eisenhower's childhood home.
    Always look forward to your posts, Kathy.


  12. Great post! So what's your first bid going to be?!
    xo Cathy

  13. My, my, how Miss M. come up in the world! Great post!

  14. that was such a unique post. loved it!! thx.


  15. Great post, so nice to see these homes, thank you!

    Ingrid :)

  16. Hello:
    Ah!! Can we ever escape from our roots and deny our past? It would appear not, and such a shame for Miss Middleton, unlike others here, whose childhood home is, at best, unassuming. But, what a fascinating post!
    Thank you so much for visiting our blog and becoming a Follower. We are more than delighted to reciprocate.

  17. I was completely absorbed in this sequence of homes and origins! Fascinating stuff! And a slice of social history too, illustrating how much things have changed.

  18. Kathy,
    That post was very cool!
    was longing for you and the blog ...

  19. Hi Kathy,

    I've been waiting for a new post from you. I hope that you are happily busy, and if not, that you are doing ok!

  20. Hi Kathy :)
    Lovely works!
    I would like to know if I can use some of your pictures from older posts, for my web design
    (with credit of course).

    For example: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5AWI_u2yZmE/TBrcnyrMrtI/AAAAAAAABqQ/k80G9UsRxUw/s400/img_7378-stack-of-books-q67-303x500.jpg


  21. What a wonderful post! Clearly Mary Todd Lincoln's childhood home had been renovated as this is stylistically too late. But the whole collection is an interesting study!

  22. Great post - very enlightening.

    Darryl and Ruth : )


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