Rosedown Plantation: In The Butler’s Pantry

Butler's Pantry in Rosedown Plantation, Louisiana

Welcome to the 305th Tablescape Thursday! Pssst: My content area is wider now here at the blog... so horizontal photos are going to look a lot bigger/better. Yipee!  But, I have a question for you about the size of the vertical pictures. You'll find that question part way down in the post. Please leave a comment answering the question regarding the size of the vertical pics you'll see in this post. Let … [Read more...]




The Lost Dreams & Ghosts of Longwood Plantation

Longwood, Natchez Mississippi

No matter how much you hear about Longwood Plantation before you actually visit for a tour, nothing can really prepare you for what you find inside. This six-story, 30,000 square foot mansion was designed by Samuel Sloan, a well-known architect from Philadelphia for cotton baron Haller Nutt and his wife, Julia. Construction on Longwood began in 1859. It came to an abrupt halt in 1861 when word reached … [Read more...]




Greenwich Home Built In The Style of A Grand European Manor Home

Khakum Woods 1929 Estate

After touring actor/producer/director Ron Howard's beautiful Greenwich estate a few days ago, I came across another home in Greenwich that was too amazing to not share. This home is located in an area of Greenwich known as Khakum Wood and it has the look and feel of a beautiful European manor home. If you're curious where Khakum Wood is, here's a little map I found at the Greenwich Historical Society's … [Read more...]




The French Quarter Home of General L. Kemper and Leila Williams

General L. Kemper Williams Library

I have to start this post off with a little warning, prepare yourself for a lot of pictures. I actually took more than you'll see in today's post but I culled it down as far as my heart would let me. Big News! Before we get started on the tour, I have some big news, at least it's big news in my eyes. :) I recently abandoned Feedburner after many attempts to solve the mystery of why a number of BNOTP … [Read more...]




A Formal Dinner Party in New Orleans, Kemper & Leila Williams Style

General L. Kemper & Leila Williams House Mueseum Dining Room, New Orleans_wm

Welcome to the 301st Tablescape Thursday! When I was in New Orleans the early part of May, one of the homes I toured with my friend, Linda, was the home of Kemper and Leila Williams. Their home, located in the French Quarter at 712 Toulouse Street is actually behind another home, the Merieult House at 533 Royal Street. The Merieult House (shown below) serves as the entrance to several buildings, … [Read more...]




A Beautiful Island Home Exudes Romance & Charm

Entry with Bamboo Hall Tree

You know when you're driving down a street and you see a beautiful entrance, do you ever wonder what's on the other side? With an entrance this romantic and lovely, could the house be just as enchanting? The answer is, yes! Absolutely, yes! Today we have the rare treat of entering through the gates for a tour of this  historic 1910, island home, a home surrounded by beautiful trees draped in romantic … [Read more...]




Tour Beautiful Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana

Oak Alley

You can't visit Louisiana without a trip to iconic Oak Alley. It's the plantation home that so frequently appears in magazines and almost any advertisement for Louisiana tourism. You may also recognize it from having appeared in a number of movies, music videos and other productions. It's this view! Oak Alley's famous "alley of oaks" captures your heart and draws you toward the beautiful, Greek Revival … [Read more...]




Dining in Beautiful San Francisco Plantation, Garyville, Louisiana

San Francisco Plantation, Garyville Louisiana 25

Welcome to the 298th Tablescape Thursday! While on vacation in Louisiana and Mississippi a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tour San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, Louisiana. Linda and I were really lucky because the day we toured it was the absolute last day it would be open for the whole summer. San Francisco is going through a restoration all this summer and will reopen for tours on … [Read more...]




Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana: Part II

Greenwood Plantation Bedroom, St. Francisville, Louisiana

Earlier this week we toured the downstairs rooms in Greenwood Plantation, a plantation home located in St. Francisville Louisiana. Greenwood saw a devastating fire back in 1960 but the home was completely rebuilt and has been the location for many movies and TV shows including the mini-series, North and South.   Today we're heading upstairs and touring the bedrooms in this Greek Revival home. … [Read more...]




Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana: Part I

Greenwood Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

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