Colon Display @ the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden was having a health fair on Sunday. I found the inflatable colon that you could walk through humorous. I guess it is not too funny….my father died of complications from having colon cancer. I also have the treat of getting regular colonoscopies.



“Lemon Coral” Sedum

Look at yesterday's post and you will know why I had to take a lap around the Missouri Botanical Garden. The most exciting thing that I saw was the "Lemon Coral" Sedum in the formal garden near the Henry Shaw home. It was so bouncing and day-glow bright. Don't tell anyone, though I took a little sprig to root. How about the sedum globes….aren't they fun!




Mama Josephine’s- 4000 Shaw Blvd, Tower Grove

I have driven by Mama Josephine's many times and always think….I need to try that place out. Well yesterday I was on my way to Sasha's on Shaw for lunch with an out-of-town guest….and decided to try Mama Josephine's instead. I am so happy that I did. The place is heaven. They serve soul/ comfort food. Every item was perfect…from the best macaroni & cheese….to delectable cornbread…to "fried" cabbage…..and perfect fried chicken. My guest has the chicken and dumplings…..which I did try and loved! The service was so pleasant….they even let us try a little Kool-aid pie that they created. It was not on the menu, though one of the cooks was experimenting. You have to go!  I can't wait to go back!

Afterwards, we took a nice walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden to work off the calories.






7230 Northmoor, University City OPEN Sunday, Sept 25th 1-3 PM

Charming home on popular Northmoor. Close to Clayton, schools and Wash U. The Living Room has a lovely fireplace with gas logs. Large formal Dining Room with an elegant chandelier. Hardwood floors throughout. Leaded glass windows. Good-sized kitchen with a sitting room that looks out onto the backyard. Large pantry and lots of cabinet space. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with plenty of closet space- including a walk-in. 3rd room upstairs can be a bedroom or is currently used as a bright sun room with a porch.  New sump pump and drain-tile in the basement. New storm windows. Charming backyard with patio and perennial garden. Well-maintained home. $279,000

Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-607-5555   [email protected]


3217 Longfellow, Compton Heights, St. Louis, MO OPEN Sunday, Sept 25th 1-3 PM

Live in one of the most affordable homes in fashionable Compton Heights. Built in 1908 by Henry Schaumburg, Jr. for Herman Belz. You will love the original stained glass windows, decorative fireplace and woodwork. Updated kitchen with butler’s pantry. 5 bedrooms, and 3 full renovated baths with one on the main level. Drive through your porte-cochere on the side to a large garage/carriage house in back. Handsome slate roof on house and carriage house. Copper decorative finials on the roof.  You will appreciate the workmanship of the brickwork with narrow mortar joints. The exterior of the house was fully restored in 2002 along with a new flat roof and new gutters. Large fenced and gated lot with side yard. $389,000

 Listed by Ted Wight, Dielmann Sothebys International Realty, 314-607-5555, [email protected]

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I love the stained-glass window on the first landing of the grand staircase.


Close ups….which look like lovely paintings on their own right.



Harris Armstrong- designed Building FOR SALE: 121 N Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105

"Unique mixed use property on the edge of Downtown Clayton. Originally designed by famed architect Harris Armstrong. Medical space on first floor and apartment on upper level. Large storage area in basement. Medical features seven exam rooms, two baths and large private office. Apartment features two bedroom, two bathrooms, laundry room and balcony with city views." $1,175,000

Listed by John Mathews, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty, 314-725-0009