Look at this historic darling!
Vanessa shared these photos of her adorable “Sunday House” in Fredericksburg, Texas.
“Almost one year ago, my husband and I purchased this precious 1930s replica of a traditional Sunday House in Fredericksburg, TX. We have been working diligently to update interior. This house makes me nothing but happy!!!”
This vintage cutie-pie also makes House Crazy Sarah nothing but happy!
But what exactly is a Sunday House?
According to the Texas State Historical Association, Sunday Houses were small second homes maintained in town near a church as a weekend place of residence. They were popular in the late 1800s among farmers and ranchers who lived in areas too rural to allow an easy commute to church services.
The solution was a pied-à-terre of sorts.
Country families owning Sunday Houses normally left their farms and ranches Saturday morning, traveled to town, took care of shopping and business, attended an evening dance or party, and spent the night sleeping in the Sunday House.
On Sunday they attended church in the morning, and either returned home to their ranches in the afternoon or, attended Sunday school later in the day, and then spent a second night in town before returning to their rural farms for the work week.
Sunday Houses were most popular in the Texas Hill Country with German settlers in the late 1800s.
Sunday Houses were not fancy affairs; they were typically small cottages with only basic essentials for cooking, sleeping, and eating.
Today, if you are lucky enough to own one of these adorable relics from a lost time, you can have the most delightful time decorating them – as Vanessa has!
There are few things in life as lovely as sun filtered through vintage lace curtains.
An acorn birdhouse! How very sweet in a nutty way. 🙂
Thank you to Vanessa for sharing this absolutely charming Sunday House with us!