A while back I took a trip with a friend to Louisiana and we toured a number of the beautiful, old homes there. One of the homes we toured was Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville seen in this photo from Wikipedia. The oak alley leading to this home is enchanting. If you’re ever in the area, stop by and see it in person.
Rosedown is located in West Feliciana Parish was the home of Daniel and Martha (Barrow) Turnbull and they named their home Rosedown after a play they saw on their honeymoon.
Rosedown was once situated on 3,455 acres of land, mostly planted in cotton. So many of the homes we toured were sugarcane plantations so I was surprised to learn Rosedown was a cotton plantation.
In a previous post I share the dining room in Rosedown. That post can be found here: Dining Room in Rosedown Plantation
In another post we toured the Butler’s Pantry and I shared a wonderful old cake recipe we came across in the pantry. See more of the Butler’s Pantry in this post: Butler’s Pantry in Rosedown Plantation
Today we’re going inside the nursery. The nursery was so sweet, we were all ooohing and ahhhing over it. Is this not the sweetest bed? And look at that adorable wallpaper. I’m guessing the wallpaper is a reproduction of the original paper.
Looking at this cute chair, I’m trying to decide if it was designed to sit atop the table/base it’s sitting on to make it a highchair. Seems like that would be a bit dangerous, though. Maybe they just had it sitting up there so we could see it better.
This sweet nursery had its own fireplace.
These blocks were on the fireplace mantel. Umm, maybe the wallpaper is old after all. It looks pretty old in this photo.
A lovely Victorian desk in the nursery.
When I was looking back at these photos of the nursery in Rosedown Plantation, it reminded me of a precious nursery I came across a long, long time ago. The nursery below was designed by Leta Austin Foster & Associates. It’s has to be my most favorite nursery ever.
I love the fireplace, the window seat, the drapes, the rose-covered carpet, the cozy reading chair and of course the sweet rocking horse and teddy bears. This nursery would have been right at home in Rosedown, wouldn’t it? It even has a “rose” theme in the drapes and carpet.
We’ll tour the other bedrooms in Rosedown soon. They are just as lovely as the nursery. You can read more about Rosedown Plantation at the Louisiana State Park site here: Rosedown Plantation. Tour the dining room inside Rosedown here: Dining Room in Rosedown Plantation Tour the Butler’s Pantry here: Butler’s Pantry in Rosedown Plantation