Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Labor Day Weekend 
American flags welcome the Labor Day Weekend

Miss Blossom and American Flags for a Patriotic Welcome

Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Totes. If you follow my blog, you will remember this is where my fellow TTT friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events.

Magnolia Grove
With so much happening this weekend, our son's birthday is next week, Labor Day, Tales of The Traveling Totes and the first Alabama football game of the season, I have been very busy! But, I have saved a treat for you. I planned a visit and Jim and I drove the short distance to visit Magnolia Grove, an antebellum home in Greensboro, AL. 

Greek Revival architecture

 Only a thirty mile drive south from my home you will find this small town. Main Street is lined with old southern homes for a step back in time. You will find this antebellum beauty at the far end of Main Street. Built in the early part of the 18th century by Colonel Isaac Croom, planter and state legislator.

After his death, his widow, Sarah Pearson Croom lived at Magnolia Grove until her death.

 As part of the estate the house was purchased by Sallie Pearson, niece of Mrs. Croom.      
 She married James Hobson of NC. Their second child, Richmond Pearson Hobson became a hero of the Spanish-American War. He attempted to block Santiago Harbor, Cuba by purposefully sinking the USS Merrimac. Although unsuccessful he was recognized as a national hero after being released by the Spanish. The Hobson family deeded this house and grounds to the State of Alabama in 1943 as a memorial. The Alabama Historical Commission acquired the home in 1980. 

The kitchen is located behind the house

This was one of those tours you enjoy lingering and talking with the tour guide. She was happy to answer all questions and explained a few of the gadgets in the kitchen.
I love these old antebellum homes. It is like a time machine, taking you back.  I hope you enjoyed touring Magnolia Grove with me.

Labor Day and Alabama Football 

 Miss Courtney is center stage getting ready for the long weekend. Saturday will be filled with all things AL football. 

This is what the weekend will look like, my sister's cakes and Jim's barbecue. 

Garden love 

With so little travel this summer Miss Courtney makes herself useful in a guest bedroom holding extra pillows, a throw and magazines. The beautiful quilt, made by my mother-in-law and gifted to Jim and me gives this guest room a summer look. 

Miss Courtney and I are enjoying watching a new home being built in my neighborhood. 

Now for the Tales of the Traveling Tote Giveaway!

 Linda at Life and Linda is hosting the giveaway for a chance to win a pair of MacKenzie-Childs Elizabethan guest towels. For a chance to win just leave a comment on Linda's blog post.  

Please join us for our next adventure and giveaway December 1, 2018. See you in December.

The Traveling Tote bloggers would love for you to visit.  
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs @ The French Hutch
Katie with Miss Daisy @ Preppy Empty Nester
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Ricki Jill with Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolate Home 
Lea and Miss Scarlett @ Cici's Corner

Thank You for your visit. I hope you will leave a comment so I know you stopped by. I read and appreciate each one.
Happy Labor Day Weekend and Roll Tide!