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17 February 2009

Weekend Getaway, Part Deux: Stellar Saturday

Top o' the morning, at 8 o'clock, coffee was delivered to our room. Cute, little, tiny coffee.

The little handles on the cups were so tiny you had to pinch them. There was no way you were getting a finger through that hole.

Clearly, I needed that little "spot" of coffee... looks like I'd had a long night, whatwith all the thoughts of REDRUM and all.

{A few of you mentioned The Shining in yesterday's comments... um yeah, that's what I was thinking too.}

After breakfast we took the house tour, which I really enjoyed. We got our learn on; the lady who lead the tour was quite knowledgeable. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the tour.

The Calling Card Table

I had never seen a Calling Card Table before, but I love the sentiment behind it. I love most things about that time period. I love the idea of having a family "call upon you" at your home... Things are so different now, and sure I could recreate alot of that in my own home, but I know you would all think I was a freak, plus I may have mentioned a time or sixty, I am a bit lazy. I would however, love to live in a home where all these things were done FOR ME TO ENJOY. That would be splendid. By the way, the upholstery you see on that chair is the original, and it dates back to the 1890s.

Other things we saw that I had never seen before were: knife urns, a humidor and fire screens (to keep beeswax makeup from melting right off the ladies' faces).

I loved this sofa.

And this carriage!!

They even had the Bill of Sale.
How much do you think all of THAT is worth on the Antiques Road Show?!
Well over $1,075 I'd bet, which is what they paid for it.

After the tour, we decided to hit the town. For a second helping of nachos. We tried to see what Death by Nachos felt like. Turns out it feels delicious. But we didn't die.

Or did we?


After nachos and burgers and maybe even some shrimp & okra gumbo, we went back to the house for a nap. Understandably so. After we woke up, we took a stroll around the home's extensive property.

What remains of an old greenhouse

Stretch's postcard shot of the rickety old wooden bridge
(now complete with steel reinforcements, Thank You Jesus)

My head is down because I'm looking for steel bars that ensure my footing.
I do NOT do my own stunts.

A gazelle we saw late in the afternoon.

So, here's the final breakdown:

tiny coffee + delightful house tour + more nachos + the best Greek/Lebanese meal I've ever had at our favorite place with NO RESERVATIONS on Valentine's night + a full love tank from a fantastic time with my Valentine = Stellar Saturday

We came home Sunday feeling refreshed and connected.

And that my friends, is a very, very good thing. Stellar, actually.

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Rachel said...

The gardens look gorgeous! Glad you guys had such a great time!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Your post is making me think I must post about my experience at the B&B cottage. I don't think I ever did. Anyhow, I will give credit where credit is due, seeing as I have suddenly been scrambling for even one semi-interesting idea to post about. Thanks for the reminder.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Well, that's a little more like it, I think. Compared to the whole REDRUM thing (which made me burst a loud laugh), but I think I'd have sumpin to say about the tiny coffee. It's cute and all, but please...at least bring me the whole pot if you're gonna bring the shotglasses.

They were cute, though! :-)

Eva said...

the house and gardens look amazing. i used to work in an antique store and i miss it so! what i loved best about it was that we were actually using all the stuff in there, very carefully, of course. i would love to visit a house where a calling card table is still in use. but i think some things do come out of date and maybe the thing to do is to use them in a new way that makes sense now.

Anonymous said...

i am so glad y'all had a good time...especially after the freakiness on friday :)

i tried to comment on your other blog and i couldn't figure it out...so, i'll just say here that i think the pic of puddin' opening the door...yea, i thought it was stretch at that age. fa real!

more lata, tonja

Lynette said...

i'm ooohing and aahing at ur story...guess you went through tons of emotions (which by the way makes for a fantastic evening): fear, happiness, love, contentment, {u fill in the rest}. Also notice my shifting use of {}()....:)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I'm so jealous.

We are trying to plan a little getaway WITH NO KIDS. It is desperately needed.


Anonymous said...

The hallway just about threw me into a coronary. And that is the most GRACEFUL looking gazelle I ever saw. I want me one like dat. You know my lurve for the birds.
The best, of course, is the garden! Oh my, my heart delights in thee. The bridge is #2. A very close 2nd. The 'spot' of coffee reminds me... "would you like to come in for tea and meet the missus?" Why yes, yes I most certainly would.


Gazelle enthusiast said...

A gazelle is one of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope... not a bird. Sorry:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the correction Stretch. Although, in my defense, the representation was quite easily misinterpretable! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ok, I just love those little teacups. Adorable. The property is so lovely, even if the house and its hallways are way creepy. :)

And you, sweet Jodie, look ravishing with your dark eyes and that flower tucked up in your hair.

bren j. said...

Well I'm glad it turned out well - and at least that first night gave you something to talk about. :)

brian said...

The place looks very interesting. And the teacups are really cute. Thanks for sharing this. More power.

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