Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome to Bellville, Ohio!

It was a warm day in June that Mimsie and I ventured north to visit Bellville - a charming community on State Route 13 as you head toward Mansfield. It is not far from Lucas, Ohio - site of Malabar Farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were famously married in 1945. 

 Bellville's charming Main Street is lined with gracious homes f and quaint shops brimful with relics from days gone by. 

Hop one road west to Bell Street and find an array of older homes with well-tended gardens, waving flags, and inviting porches. 

Bell Street also houses the Post Office and Library. The mural below was done by students from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). It depicts rural Ohio in its progression through the four seasons and is really quite impressive to behold. Across from the mural is a large alcove with tables and magazines. I enjoyed cozying up over here as there was a plethora of arts and crafts periodicals including the latest crochet magazines. Quite impressive for such a small town!

Even though my sweet summer time is over and gone, I look forward to continuing to share with you about the other small towns Mimsie and I were able to explore, so stay tuned! :-)


  1. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful town! I would so love to visit there also. Thanks for sharing your little trip! Just Lovely...Shari!

  2. Such a sweet town! So glad you summer was full of wonderful times and memories! Happy new week to you! xo Heather

  3. This looks like a wonderful place to wander around for an afternoon. Great photos! :-)

  4. I love little shops like that! Such treasures!
    Blessings, Joanne

  5. Hi hon, I have enjoyed this post soooooo much! It's lovely to see that the small town images we see on TV programmes here are actually like that in real life! What a beautiful place - I would love, love, love to visit your part of the world someday.

    Have a fab week.

  6. What a very attractive town ... I particularly like the feed mill (at least it looks like a feed mill - the tall red building). Looking forward to more of these posts!

  7. Thanks so much for the beautiful tour, Aurora! I hope your school year is off to a good start.
    xx Gracie

  8. What a sweet town...thank you for sharing.That home is magical. xoxo Happy new week

  9. What a darling town! I always admire houses with front porches and beautiful gardens. Isn't it fun to go exploring in the summertime? Thanks for sharing :)

  10. What a darling town! I admire homes with front porches and beautiful gardens. Isn't is fun to explore new towns in the summertime? Thanks for sharing:)


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