19 May 2017

Our Previous Homes #2

Have you ever bought a home for the sole purpose of making money on it?  I had never even given it a thought.  When we were moved from Savannah the first time, Honey had taken a job in the Chesapeake/Suffolk/Virginia Beach Virginia area.  Houses in the area we were focused on were plentiful, so much that we looked for 2 solid days at homes in one neighborhood.  This neighborhood was unique in that within the subdivision there were mini subdivisions.  The house we settled on had been a model home and was only lived in less than a year prior to our moving in.  Everything was really new...mostly! Pardon the poor quality of these photos as they are scanned copies and they don't turn out very well.
It was pretty and I liked it okay so, we signed on the dotted line.  She was right about it being an incredible investment.  We paid $160K for it in 2000.  Don't ask me what we sold it for in 2002 but, last year it sold for well over 300K.

The layout was terrific, we did tons of entertaining in this home.  Lots of work parties since he was at the corporate headquarters for the company he worked for then.

It was a great house.  I was sad to move away and leave it and the many neighbors I made that have turned out to be life long friends...shout out to Bestie J!!!

It sold in 31 days on the market, we were fortunate on such a quick sale!  Then it was on to the next house and state!

House #3
House #4

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01 May 2017

A French Dining Table

For as long as I've been friends with my antique buddy she has talked about finding a dining table.  A few weeks ago she sent me a text with the most magnificent dining table I've ever seen. As quick as I saw it I phoned her to get all the details.  Where was it, how are we gonna get it to Auburn and on and on.   As luck would have it it was in Fairhope, Alabama.  I immediately committed myself to doing anything I could to help bring it to Auburn!  We quickly realized that the table wouldn't fit into her SUV.  We decided to see if it would fit into my minivan, ya'll should have seen us inside the back of my van with measuring tapes in hand.  It would fit!

The table came from a French Monastery and dates back to the mid 1800's.  I can only imagine the conversations held around this table.

To say it is a good thing her dining room has french doors would be an understatement, the top didn't have to be removed for transport or putting it into place in her room.
An antique french country dining table.

The details on this table are exquisite, from the legs to the top!   Without a doubt it is the most amazing piece of furniture I've personally ever laid my eyes on.
A dining table french country style.

A french country dining table.

I do realize this last photo shows only a small part of her dining room but isn't it gorgeous?!  The table is for sure the piece de resistance.

A french country dining table

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