Lately, I have been drawn to books that feature the Old South.. I love the old movie Gone with the Wind. I read the book my fifth grade year, and my mother was so shocked that she let me stay up to watch the classic that fall when it aired on television. That was one of the best weeks of my life! Mind you I was only twelve years old!
Over the years I have never lost my attraction for the old historic south, if anything, it has become one of my favorite things to do! I love to travel and stop to see historic homes that were not burned by Sherman's army.
I was really excited to find this book at a garage sale! I paid fifty cents for it, and would have paid more! I have this sitting out with my collection of old historic homes of the south...Gone with the Wind!
My favorite book on my side table right now is A House in the South. I highly recommend it if you want to see a gothic mansion, a rustic seaside cottage, or a civil war home in Charleston!
It also has many decorating ideas, including:
- Using wrought iron for decorative elements.
- Incorporating the porch as an essential room of the house.
- Collecting antique silver.
Last but not least, one of my favorite places to visit is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. No trip is complete without A Guide to the Biltmore Estate! I have owned this book for over ten years, and I have visited several times. This estate never gets old; its timeless! I hope you have enjoyed a peek at the books on my coffee table!
Until next time,