Monday, August 11, 2014

A Change of Address

Hey y'all! I finally have internet again! We moved into our new home this past week, and I have been up to my head in boxes! I will be so glad to have everything put in its own place again. 

We recently sold our home and set out on a new adventure. ..

Finding the right house to make our new home! That turned out to be extremely frustrating! 
I believe God has everything planned according to his will and purpose  So... four months later he blessed us with the perfect home for my family! 

I am still roaming around wondering when the owners are going to come tell me it's time to leave! I suppose in time it will start to feel like my home. I have to say it has been well worth the wait!

I finally got my porches! Oh, how I love them!

 I am one blessed girl to even say" welcome to my new home y'all"!

I am excited in the next few weeks to be able to share a few projects we have done in our new home. Until then I will leave a few pictures of my new home! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Cabin Restaurant

I shared my experiences on River Road recently with everyone and promised you a quaint little restraunt that I fell in love with! This restaurant  is located right on the way to several of the plantations. I must confess that I ate here three different times all in one week! Yikes! That's bad isn't it? Oh well I really enjoyed the experience and most importantly , the food! 

 The front of the restaurant is a converted slave cabin.

The Cabin also has a great photo op, with the rustic cabin

tiny creek, pond and footbridge. 

You won't want to miss this alligator that is carved out of an old tree log! 

They have a great lunch special everyday. The food is very good! The atmosphere is truly unique and worth a trip. The special of the day was Cajun beans , rice , and sausage. Along with that you are served a salad and homemade cornbread and vanilla cake! 

The first time I came I was seated in this area. Look at all those old beams! I spent more time looking around than eating!

Look at the two far walls , those are old slave cabins, which serves as a foyer. 

Check out the old brick! My hubby loved this place. I think it was more because of the food not the brick

Now how did this picture make it in here? This is my handsome son who is thrilled to be dragged to every historical site around! He's a trooper!

The old windows are amazing!

When you go out back to where the old cistern restrooms are located . You walk through this beautiful court yard with lights and a gazebo. They host live music and events out here through out the year. 

The Cabin is full of a unique ambiance! This was one of my favorite stops during my visit to River Road. I am leaving you with a few more pictures of this quaint restaurant!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plantation Homes in The Deep South

I recently had the chance to travel to Louisiana to view several of our nations most beautiful plantation homes located along The River Road.  Each plantation home had its own unique stye and Deep South touch! I took pictures of some of my favorite details at each home. I love the pillared splendor of these early pre civil war manors and plantations.

I absolutely loved the spiral staircase entry at the Evergreen Plantation!

The oak lined road driving up to Evergreen was absolutely breath taking!

Next on my stop was The Houmas House

I love the porches and gardens surrounding this home!

One of the most ornate plantation homes I think I have ever viewed was the San Francisco Plantation! 

I love the shutters that cover the doors!

I  will add part two with several more plantation homes ! I hope you have enjoyed these pics as much as I have! 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Deep South Plantation Homes Part II

I shared with you my pics from a recent trip I took down River Road here. I have enjoyed so many new experiences during my stay on River Road ,that I'm sure I'll have to go back again!  I was totally surprised that while visiting the Houmas House they encouraged and allowed you to take pictures! I took some pics of my favorite fireplaces, dining, and decor!

This fireplace had such character..

I love the floral arrangements

Just look at the details along this ceiling! Amazing!

This dining room with the majestic chandelier beckons you to sit and have a meal.

I love the ceiling decor and lighting! This is such an era that is truly gone with the wind!

While touring the Poche Plantation the tour guide asked if anyone could play the piano? My husband was offered a very rare chance to play this turn of the century piano!

I really enjoyed touring all the different plantations while visiting River Road. The Deep South is packed full of antebellum plantations that let us have a small glimpse into the past. While visiting the Deep South I discovered a quaint little restraunt that I'll be sharing with you soon! You will have to stay tuned! 

Beautiful Balconies!

I  love looking at different balconies when I am traveling. Big or small, rich in design or plain and sleek they all intrigue me! I think the most amazing thing I've observed about balconies is they can be such an oasis from the hustle and bustle that sits below!

Some balconies are decorated with beautiful iron work

While others are made from wood that's been artistically adorned.

I love the different styles and colors! 

I don't know about y'all but I can easily get sidetracked and have a glass of sweet tea while people watching from one of these great balconies! 

I hope you have enjoyed my love of balconies today , thanks for stopping by!

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