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Sunday, February 26, 2012

~moving sale, turquoise chairs, red hydrangeas~

I attended a moving sale on Friday in Augusta, Georgia. 
The house had fine bones and after I made my purchases they allowed me to take photos.
 It was a cloudy and thunderstorm filled day.

The staircase is not too big and not too little.
 I would have it.

The turquoise chairs were full of whimsy but five hundred dollars for the set was way more than I would ever consider paying.

The rear of the property was filled with hydrangea bushes and having lived all my forty nine years in the South why oh why have I never seen red hydrangeas before? Are they hard to grow? Expensive? Need odd soil conditions? Do tell someone? I want one.

What did I buy?

The only items I could afford. 
I bought Turkish cotton sheets, vintage sheets and pillow cases. 
They have been OxyCleaned and are air drying now.
Then much ironing to do which counts as exercise.

joy and peace


  1. Hi Olive... what a beautiful home!... I would so love to visit the South... and sample some of YOUR Georgia home~cookin'!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. The most true red Hydrangea is called Hydrangea macrophylla Hornli. It produces fire engine red flowers on a dwarf plant that is perfect for a container or flower garden. Hornli grows only 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide, producing 3 inch diameter blooms on old wood. It needs protection in colder areas. It is hardy in USDA zones 6 to 9. Hope this is of some interest.

  3. That is a very lovely house. I would enjoy poking around in it.

  4. What a gorgeous house! I'm glad you came away with a few goodies, and I hope you find your hydrangeas!

    Kat :)

  5. Oh the house looked amazing. I love to tour fabulous estates like that and dream. Hugs, marty

  6. Oh that home. Gorgeous. I find some estate sales so pricey but you never know what you will find. I have a favorite estate dealer and when I see her in the paper I try to go to hers.

  7. Lucky YOU!!! I would have snatched-up that Tole Chandelier & unhinged those criss-cross windows from their casings!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  8. Looks like you had a great day! When I see a home like that one it makes me so happy to be from the South...we can do grand houses. Love the work on than window!!! Happy Sunday!

  9. the only red hydrangeas I have ever seen were the silk ones, and I thought they were truly faux and not mocking a REAL red hydrangea, what a marvelous discovery!

    Wow, that house was nice, even the red roof, how quaint!

    I love all the architectural interest - the windows, the board and batten, everything.

  10. What a house. What windows! What a roof! And porch. Thanks for all the pictures. All I've heard of growing hydrangeas is their color is affected by the soil. They are in gardens I see and they are lovely.

  11. This is such a beautiful home, inside and out! I love that staircase!

    I have never heard of red hydrangeas. I hope you can find out something about them. They really are pretty!


  12. Nice! The front porch/veranda on that house is to die for! I'd love that.

  13. What a gorgeous house. I love that type of roof, whatever it is. Metal, tin, copper - it's gorgeous. I'm not having a ton of luck at estate sales lately. The trend around here it to price very high the first day and then reduce it to 50% off the next. A lot of the time the 50% price is still more than cheapo me is willing to pay.

  14. Its homes like these that are such gems with details they just don't build anymore.
    Oh on the hydrangeas, there are so many that we in zone 6 can not grow only because of that 10 degree dif.
    Not sure what zone you are in.
    You have to remember that when they dry they will darken so they may have been a dark pink.


  15. I love old homes like that. I have never seen a red hydrangea so don't have a clue.

  16. What a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous home - I wish it were mine...except - honestly - I need my seasons - couldn't live in the South.

  17. What a beautiful house. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  18. I would have most likely wrestled you for the vintage linens. :o) What a great old house. No idea about the red hydrangeas. I have trouble getting the white ones to bloom. I'm afraid I'd be a total failure at growing red. Have a great week!

  19. I'm sure part of the fun of the estate sale was being in that beautiful home. To me, it's always worth going if you come away with something. Sounds like you did just that.
    I love when you stop by for a visit. :-)
    Mary Alice

  20. Looks like a beautiful home...and I have never seen red hydrangeas either!

  21. What a beautiful house, how nice we were able to have a peep inside thanks to you. Red Hydrangea, I have only ever seen Pink and Blue and understand it is the soil that makes them the colour! I googled it and the answer is Red hydrangeas are obtained by adding lime to the soil of pink hydrangeas.

  22. OH I really love this house...everything about it! Thanks for sharing!


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