My love for houses and architecture began when I was very young, let's see. I remember playing with my brothers building blocks. I would design and build houses. Then I remember joining "DECCA" when I was in High School. The boys would build the houses and the girls would decorate them. College and years of experiences finally guided me towards a style and culture that feel like home to me. We lived in Georgia for a while. There I saw a style that I'd felt before. I felt it first when I had my first date with my husband. We went to see "Gone With The Wind". I was hooked! Everything Southern thrilled me. A two story white Antebellum Manson. Of course it has a white Magnolia tree out front.
Several years later we had the opportunity to go to Savannah Georgia where the architecture literally did a dance in my head. It's the most beautiful thing I've every seen. The original town and all it's finery has been restored and can be visited.
Alexander Telfairs home was built in 1818 (William Jay-architect). A white home, with a centered porch of four Corinthian columns with a thermal window above led to an atrium hall.
Henry F. Willink a shipbuilder, built his white home in 1845. This home closely resembles the earliest houses built by the original colonist-single-story frame and clapboards with a brick foundation.
In 1896 a WW Aimar, a Mill owner, used white gingerbread decorations on his home.
I could go on, but let me say this, someday I'm going to build my southern home, and you will all be invited to my first garden party.
I am a 62 year young mother of 5 children, grandmother of 9 grandchildren and wife and friend to my John for 42 years. I love where I've been and I love where I'm going. I don't know any strangers because your all my friends. I have been touched by many angles in my life and I am grateful to be among so many wonderful people through blogging.
From My Heart to Yours