I have always favored Craftsman style homes with Queen Anne slightly behind. This came after I got over the “antebellum” stage of life. But now my love of all things historic has also expanded. I have decided that my current love is…..Art Deco.
Back in January while visiting my sister in Houston we drove through a very Art Deco neighborhood. There was a Starbucks in the AD style as well as a specialty grocery store that had taken over an AD theater. Other buildings had my mind whirling, but I had to forcefully stop myself from exclaiming over them or the other occupants of the car would probably have kicked me out. I will return by myself to enjoy these treasures!
Weekend before last I took Bentley to Fort Worth for a dog show. It was a big show with back-to-back specialties on Friday. Let’s just say that his ring performance wasn’t stunning, but I enjoyed myself. But what really topped off the trip was the discovery that Fort Worth is the capitol of Art Deco! Little did I know!
I had not been to Fort Worth in 30 years. I realized very quickly that it is the exact opposite of Dallas. Fort Worth is laid back, easy going, and it seems to say “hey ya’ll” in a slow relaxed drawl.
I saw so many buildings that called to me, so Fort Worth hold on. I’ll be back for more!