30 January 2017

A Glimpse to the Past

The first of  December I was invited to a small gathering at the home of a friend.  It was a delightful invitation and I knew upon receiving the invite that I "had" to go.  The home dates back to the 1840's and is a Vernacular Greek Revival style.  As soon as we drove up I knew I'd be snapping pics all over the place and that hopefully she would say yes when I asked if I could wrote a blog post about it. These pics were taken with my cell phone and it was at night so please don't over expect or judge the quality of the photos.

The is the front entry that faces the road she lives on.  The pine cone garland was spectacular!

The side entry was is her most used entry point.  The glass work around the door appeared to be original to the home.

This photo includes views of two separate buildings on the property.   This is what we saw as we parked and walked up to the home.  The darker building on the left is her potting shed.  I'll talk about the other building in a moment.

Inside the potting shed, ya'll who doesn't want this?!  I do believe you could hear our squeals of delight through the neighborhood!  Most of the terra cota pieces were typical of what you might find but there were many that I'd never seen their design or make before.  We didn't stay outside as long as we would have liked as it was freezing!

In this photo you can clearly see she her garden is styled as and English garden would be.  This is where I hope to go back and take more pics when it isn't 35 degrees or at night!  Mostly what I'd like to point out in this photo is the building directly center.

 The summer house as she refers to it, was my fav part of the whole estate.  Let me take you inside.

Her selection of pieces through this building is nothing short of exquisite.
 Everywhere I turned I saw something more fantastic than the last. Ya'll know I love a Staffordshire piece and the pair of lamps took my breath away!

Inside it was warm and cozy!  There were three fireplaces in the home and all had a roaring fire. Shortly after she moved into the home she installed central heat and air, gotta have those modern conveniences!

This wall vignette, nothing short of perfection!  Be sure and notice the stack of blue and white platters below.

It is such a simple yet fabulous way to display the many blue and white platters that any of us might have.  This might need to be recreated here at Positively Southern!

My best guess is this might have been a sleeping porch back in the day.

Since I mentioned the walls, let me mention that this home had wall paper in every room.  The owner removed all of it...all of it... to reveal these heart pine walls.

This view is of the dining room, where she put out an impressive spread of scrumptious food for us!

The main bath had this claw foot tub, the  embroidered stool fit perfectly into the space.

This cabinet hung over the tub was filled with lots of interesting things.

We(me and my antique buddy) asked if we could come in the spring and see the grounds and she said we could!  It is my hope to bring back many more photos to share!

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1 comment

  1. What a great tour! I'm so glad that your friend agreed to let us have a peek! I can't wait to see the next one!


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