Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HISTORIC HOME TOUR ~ WHITE COLUMNS













Pilgrimage Fall Home Tour


Experience the elegance and grandeur of the past in the historic town of Eutaw, Alabama. The annual Eutaw Pilgrimage sponsored by the local Historical Society was recently held over a two-day event. The town has over twenty-five structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and more eligible for nomination. With so many types of architecture, Greek Revival, Victorian, Creole Cottages and many more, there is something for everyone. The tour will captivate you with grand old mansions, pastoral cottages and beautiful countryside. Also part of the event are antiques and gifts, home-baked goods and picnic boxed lunches to eat on the grounds. 
Jim and I wanted to do this for years so Saturday morning we left early for the drive down. We toured three homes and spent most of the day enjoying this beautiful town. I made so many photographs I am going to do a post for each home we toured. This way I will be able to share more photographs to do each home justice. 


If you missed the second tour, click here to tour Kirkwood.
If you missed the third and last tour, click here to tour Myrtle Hall.




Small photos may be clicked on to enlarge.


Tour Today ~ White Columns






Grand Magnolias surround the home





 A White Picket Fence leads the way





White Columns
Circa 1850
















Welcomed by Southern Belles







Foyer ~ Entry Hall




Dining Room





Moi with camera

Old Paris China






Kitchen looking onto porch
Collection of Blue and White 






Gentleman's Travel Necessity







Pink and White Porcelain Chandelier 



Man and Woman needlepoint chairs




Front Parlor






Second Dining Room




Upstairs Sitting Room and Bedrooms






Ceiling is painted a shade of blue to keep the birds out








Staircase and Upstairs Sitting Room



Looking Down from Stairs



Adorable Belle Hostess


Uh Oh, her pantaloons are showing






 Shades of Blue for Mosaic Monday and Blue Monday



The Gardens and Grounds







Eutaw is named for Revolutionary War Hero, General Nathaniel Green. Green County was explored by De Soto in 1540 and claimed as French  Louisiana in 1699. 
Jim and I enjoyed our day trip to Eutaw. These are some of the most beautifully preserved Historic homes in the south. 

77 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful....and I so enjoyed the tour. I am going to use this with my home school...second best to being there. Love the porch ceiling...the same color as I used in my kitchen...I guess that means I won't have birds in there.
    Thanks so much...truly beautiful.

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  2. What a stately home. Such beautiful details. Thanks for the tour. Lots of history here.

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  3. Oh my, I've even had to go back and look again! What an enchanting and captivating home! I could walk around those grounds and in that home for hours! Thank you for sharing such beauty with us. I'm a new follower and happy I found your blog.

    Nancy

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  4. I know I'm getting old - all I see is how much dusting there will be - lol - Thank you for stopping by my blog....That's My Story and becoming a follower......Jo

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  5. Hi Emily, It looks like we both absorbed a little history this weekend. I love home tours and this looks like a fun one. The home is beautiful and how cute is the Southern Belle.
    Thanks for linking to the Open House Party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  6. Emily, thanks for taking the time to share the photos of these gorgeous homes. I'll be eager to see each one. Such fun to see these historical beauties. Looks like you had a beautiful day. ~ Sarah

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  7. I am drooling...GOREGOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Wow oh wow!! What a tour! My hubby keeps wanting me to go to the Colonial tour in Eufaula. My great niece was a little Southern Belle hostess this year. It sure is beautiful.

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  9. Thank you so very much. You can't imagine how much I loved this tour. I moved to Idaho from Virginia, and although I love the Rocky Mountain west, I miss the charm of the old south. Wonderful tour ~ thanks.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. Beautiful! What a place....I think this is the time period I should have lived in.....loved this post!!! Happy VTT!

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  11. What a beautiful place, the furniture is gorgeous. Transported back in time. xo

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  12. I just LOVE this! I would love to take a personal tour. It's beautiful.

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  13. OMG, I have heard of this town for years and have wanted to come for the tours and now I must make it for sure. I just love the homes and your photos make me feel as though I was right there. I actually have a friend that lives there, I must make plans right away. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  14. I really enjoyed this tour, Emily, which reminfds me, I have to take a tour of some homes here too. We are having our Fall pilgrimage also and being in the historial south, there are a lot of antebellum houses on tour right now, similar to this beauty. Thanks for taking us along...Christine

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  15. Oh Emily what a wonderful tour! I can't wait to see the others to find out which was your favorite? This mansion is so full of beautiful things I could cry! It's beauty overload girlfriend!! The alabaster statues...the girandoles...the old paris porcelain *swoons* Thank you so much for sharing with us! Vanna

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  16. This is an amazing home and such a wonderful tour you gave us! thanks so much for linking up to the party! xo

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  17. What an amazing home. I LOVE columns, any kind, any size, and style. Have a few on my home. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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  18. Amy!
    What a gorgeous Southern beauty!
    I love that carved walnut bed. So many pretty things and love the architecture.
    So amazing.
    xx
    A

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  19. Oh my what a lovely step back in time. Thanks for taking us on the tour.

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  20. Just beautiful, thanks for the trip...I enjoyed the beautiful dishes and that bed! Huge!

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  21. Such a beautiful Southern Belle and a real piece of History. Thanks so much for taking us on this tour!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

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  22. Thank you for sharing this beautiful mansion, and for showing so many of its exquisite details!

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  23. Wow what a beautiful post. I love these old estates and everything in it. Lovely southern Belle.
    Happy pink Saturday

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  24. Your blog is beautiful! I love this post! I'm a history buff and love touring historic homes. I can hardly wait to see the other ones! It always amazes me how huge the beds were...lol
    Thanks for the lovely tour and also for stopping by my blog and your comment.
    Cindy

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  25. So pretty!

    Would you please visit my PINK too? Thanks a lot!

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  26. Beautiful photos Emily - I feel like I went on the tour without the walking! Thanks for sharing.
    Gloria

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  27. Hi Emily,
    Loved taking the house tour with you, and really took my time wandering around this beautiful home, soaking it all up.
    bon weekend
    Maggie

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  28. What a beautiful glimpse of going back in time, to a more genteel less chaotic world...kind sounds great, dont' you think? Beautiful tour inside and out..thanks for sharing!

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  29. G'morning, Emily, I really enjoyed this time travel back in time. I can't even IMAGINE being able to live in something so grand...just beyond my thinking.
    Just beautiful. Thanks so much for the tour...it was wonderful.
    xo bj

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  30. I loved this historic home. So beautiful and grand. My favorite part...hard to say, because I love it all. But that blue ceiling on the porch was just stunning! Thanks for sharing all your great photos!

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  31. I especially like the blue ceilings out on the porch!

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  32. Emily, what a perfect way to spend the day. I would loved to have traveled along with you.

    This home and the grounds are exquisite. And, there are some gorgeous pieces inside.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  33. What a fabulous house!! I have worked as a hostess on many historic house tours, and been a tourist on many, many more, and I have never been allowed to take photos inside the houses before. It's wonderful that you were allowed to do it, because now you have such a wonderful record of a beautiful home!

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous home! Thanks so much!

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  35. Just beautiful! The shot of the green shutters and rockers made me smile:@)

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  36. What a marvelous home with so much history and beauty. Thanks for sharing such great photos. I felt like I was right inside the home touring it.

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  37. Thank you for taking us on tour of this historic home. I'm so glad you were allowed to photograph the interior. There are so many beautiful rooms. I love the blue and white china and the gentleman's traveling necessary. :)

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  38. Wow, what a beautiful home! Wonderful photos!!

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  39. This home and its contents are so beautiful. What about that "Paris china"?! And the "loft" with the huge door? I know we have lots of creature comforts they didn't have in that era, but oh, what fun to live in a house like this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  40. Oh thank you for taking us along on a tour of this gorgeus home~! Everything is stunning. That china cabinet with the blue and white Paris china is beautiful! Of course everything was beautiful!!

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  41. So much history, so much china. I think I might be drooling!

    - The Tablescaper

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  42. Hi Emily,

    This is just drop-dead gorgeous! What a stunning home. It would be much easier to tell you what I didn't like about the house :) I love the beautiful porch, columns and balcony -- the whole front facade of the house. And the furniture and beautiful mirrors are amazing. You were lucky to tour this house and thanks so much for sharing! Happy Seasonal Sunday.

    Denise

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  43. I love to go inside these gorgeous old historic homes. Thank you so much for taking us along on your marvelous tour. I look forward to seeing the other homes. Cherry Kay

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  44. A second dining room? Was this to create separate dining areas for men and women or more of a social overflow function?

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  45. What a beautiful home, Emily! I was drooling over the lovely china! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  46. Emily, your tour & photos are exquisite. We so love visiting plantations & have done many, many. I think we've been to this one. Divine interior & treasures.
    Thank you for sharing ... I'll have beautiful dreams tonight waiting for Rhett.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  47. Wow, what a post! You could have left me right there on the front porch...it is absolutely stunning! It must have been fun to tour through the house...the dishes are gorgeous too.

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  48. Hi Emily
    Thank you for sharing this grand house. I would love to try on the yellow dress and transport myself back in time. :-)
    Judith

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  49. Wow, what a lovely tour! The house is gorgeous! It is great you were able to take these wonderful photos to share with us. Have a wonderful week!

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  50. Thanks you for the wonderful tour. Beautiful!

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  51. What a beautiful place. I love that Paris china.

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  52. It's like something out of a novel of the Old South - so beautiful and gracious!

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  53. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing,
    have a nice week,
    Markus

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  54. That blue china is sooooo gorgeous!

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  55. Hi lovely lady.
    I love this Old South House it is Gorgeous !!
    You did a beautiful job taking the photos !!
    I just post my new Tablescape today maybe you can come see.
    XXOO Diane

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  56. Your link is defective. As soon as I post this comment, I'll fix it.

    Happy Blue Monday to you!

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  57. Hello!
    That looks like so much fun! What a gorgeous home! I gasped at so many of the beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Jennelise

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  58. So beautiful!

    Please come and peek at my blue when you get a chance. Have a lovely week!

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  59. Hi,
    I love, love this home! Especially the columns and the touch of turquoise. What a fun tour!

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  60. The needlepoint chairs are superlative!

    DON’T LET THAT SCARLET GO TO YOUR HEAD

    Don’t let that scarlet go to your head!
    Be very glad you haven’t been bled!
    Give thanks for the colors dear to your heart:
    Carmine and cherry and wine— a good start!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red foliage here and here

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  61. Stopping by for another look, Emily. Gorgeous!

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  62. Oh thanks for the virtual tour and the many lovely images...

    I am in awe at the grandness of this mansion and how they were able to preserve it.

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  63. Hey Emily!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have included your pics of this amazing home on my blog with a link back to you! I'm sure my readers will love your beautiful pics! Here is the link and let me know what you think!

    http://betterdecoratingbible.com/2011/10/19/southern-historic-home-in-alabama/

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Suzy Q
    BetterDecoratingBible.com

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  64. Hi Emily, there is nothing to compare to great big southern houses. All that blue china was lovely too. ♥Olive

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  65. OMG!!!
    What a magnificent mansion!
    I LOVE it!! Stunning beyond beleif!!
    I will have to come back and take a better look at all your fantastic pics when I have more time. I am at work now....don't tell anyone!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  66. Oh, my! Breathtakingly beautiful! What's my favorite ~ the hutches and beds - wonderfully preserved wood pieces!

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  67. Absolutely stunning!! what a gorgeous gorgeous house!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  68. Hi Emily, what a beautiful tour. It certainly is a magnificent place. Thanks for sharing. I found and am now following you through My Romantic Home and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would like that. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Chris

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  69. Emily,
    This is so beautiful! What a lovely home! Thanks for the tour. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  70. What a beautiful home tour! I'm originally from Huntsville, AL, but can't remember where Eutaw is!

    Katherine

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  71. Good morning Emily..I just awarded you a versatile blogger award this morning...click on over to see. Have a great weekend!

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  72. Another gorgeous tour! Ha...it cracks me up that she'd let you see her pantaloons!!! :) Thanks so much for linking up with my homemaking linking party this weekend...hope you have a great Saturday!

    Sarah

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  73. It reminds me of Tara! What a gorgeous home! My absolute favorite is the hand-painted china! The colors are so rich and the painted motifs are lovely. How cute is that sweet young girl in her pantaloons? She looks as if she is having the time of her life. Wouldn't it be fun to dress up like a Southern Belle? (except for the corset!) Thank you for sharing a wonderful tour with us. Hugs, Terri

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