Mellow Yellow Monday – 14

“Wedding Cake House”
Kennebunk, Maine, USA

This was taken while on one of the Tour Bus Trips to the North East USA with my mom. 

A plaque placed at the side door of the George W. Bourne House in Kennebunk, Maine by the Maine Society, Daughters of American Colonists, tells us that:

“In 1825 the shipbuilder George Washington Bourne (1801-1856)
brought his bride, Jane, to this new brick Federal-style home.
Inspired by Milan’s Gothic Cathedral, Bourne started the house
decorations in 1852, using only hand tools.  He completed the
work shortly before his death.  By century’s close, the name
“Wedding Cake House” was widely applied.  The house was
completely refurbished in 1983-1984 by Mary and Anne Burnett,
first owners not of the family.” 

It is considered the most photographed house in the state of Maine. The name  “Wedding Cake House” is derived from its wedding cake-like exterior appearance.  I did not capture photos of the extensions of the house, which include a shed and carriage house/barn.  The entire property is “married together” in the same style and color.  Quite a sight to behold!

For previous Mellow Yellow Mondays


© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Mellow Yellow Monday #165

I stumbled upon Mellow Yellow Monday, whose specialty is all things yellow. Intrigued, as yellow is my favorite color, I decided to interject some “sunshine” for the winter months.  With approaching spring, I still enjoy the weekly boost of yellow — so I will continue with Monday Sunshine.

Why not join in the sunshine fun?

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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12 Responses to Mellow Yellow Monday – 14

  1. beautiful building 🙂 almost look like a castle 🙂 Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return a yellow visit too.


  2. A wonderful home fit for his Bride.. Lovely choice of Yellow Monday Becca.. wishing you a great week also. this Terrific Tuesday! 🙂 ~Sue


  3. wightrabbit says:

    Wow! That’s amazing! And very yellow!


  4. siggiofmaine says:

    I had forgotten all about this house…isn’t it gorgeous ! It is amazing what people did such as this without modern tools….thank you for sharing it. Hopefully someday I can visit it again….
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  5. Well done on the challenge … it is truly yellow. Nice architecture.


  6. souldipper says:

    This brings a whole bunch of themes to my writer’s mind. Oh boy! I certainly hope she liked it. 😀


  7. Liz says:

    Beautiful capture. Have a fabulous week.

    Yellow Heart
    Cheese Steak


  8. granbee says:

    What a way for Mr. Bourne, the shipbuilder, to spend his time with handtools! Imagine! Bless you for sharing this incredible experience you had with your mom here! It looks good enough to eat and then lick your fingers!


  9. booguloo says:

    It must have been quite an effort for one man and no power tools.


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