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Bidding adios to summer flowers


Yvonne Moore and David Latimer of Wartrace are celebrating the last of summer/fall flowers at the Blue Victorian—a historic home they’ve restored into an Airbnb. David enjoys growing vegetables and flowers in what Yvonne has deemed their “cottage garden.”  

Just recently, David shared how the bees are still feeding on the purple sage.  

He believes we should all try to preserve these important bees as they sustain us in many ways.  

They also have help with floral arrangements for their home from their neighbor who provides bouquets for them to have for their guests.  

This is what makes Wartrace special, they note of the community connection.  

As for David and Yvonne, well, they fit right in, though they’re transplants to the area. The area surrounding Wartrace is a great tourism mecca, with its proximity to Shelbyville and Bell Buckle, they’ve observed.  

Their idea behind the Blue Victorian was to provide a local bed and breakfast—one which would give guests the opportunity to leave errands and cares behind. They share what they know about the restored late 19th century home.  

This experience can all be accomplished in one weekend visit. The couple advise that they’ll be closing up for winter in about a month, but they are busy making reservations for early spring.  

For Yvonne, purchasing the Blue Victorian was a dream come true. It brought peace and hope for the future, she explains. That’s despite what it has taken to restore the place.  

Learn more about Yvonne and David and this big Blue Victorian in the Times-Gazette’s Bedford Life magazine coming out November end. It’s a love story of many facets. 


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