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Friday, April 27, 2012

Urns On Southern Porches

 I took a field trip to Church Street in our county,
 not far from our old house.  General Sherman did not burn Sandersville and Tennille, on his March through Georgia, during the Civil War, so we have beautiful old homes. He did burn the court house and tie up the railroad rails. Because he burned the court house we have no records of our old house.  Now let's look at some urns.

This urn is gorgeous and one of four on this porch.

I love this door above.

This is the house that goes with the above urns.
 I have no idea of it's age. 
All these photos are taken from the sidewalk.

 House number two on our tour.

Boxwood, creeping jenny, and unknown to me.

The ceiling is a darling teal.

There are many more charming houses in our county. 
These two caught my eye as we were driving Shelley around one evening. 
I will be gone all day today (I am auto-posting I hope) because we are 
picking up CC from college and taking the puppy with us. 
It will be a long, long day.

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joy and peace


  1. A transom window over a front door always looks great!

  2. There's nothing that draws me to a house like a grand porch! Can imagine spending summer evenings sitting on the porch, watching the neighbors go by. sigh.

  3. Just glorious. Oh to have such a wonderful porch for sittin'!!

  4. They are all just gorgeous Olive!... that last pic is my very favorite, I would love to live there... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. I love those old homes with those beautiful porches. What a great neighborhood for walking or a drive. Have a great weekend, friend. Patty

  6. Beautiful old homes with lovely porches. I would sure love to live in a house like those.

  7. The plants in house no. 1 are down-right happy! Not that I would wish my life away, but I'd love to live in a house like that. Maybe in Heaven (:

  8. No one does porches like a southerner! I hope your puppy is a good traveller. ~ Maureen

  9. I love these big old homes. They just don't build them like that anymore.

  10. Oh how I love those old and charming older homes! They are treasures, are they? Olive, thanks for those great photographs! Happy to be back, your blog is as great as ever! Will have to catch up soon!

  11. Olive, I prefer an older home over any new ones . They have character . hello to CC. I am so happy for Joe and you, to get to be together and see your kid.Have a wonderful weekend. Smiles, Susie

  12. so classic lovely!

    smiles and happy weekend.


  13. Wonderful when old homes like these can be maintained. I hope the owners' pleasure equals the lookers'.

  14. I love these houses,thanks for sharing them with us!

  15. I was going to mention the shots but I liked best but really that seems silly since I liked allof them.

  16. Just today I was thinking of what I want to put by my front doors this year. I had been looking at some big tall ferns at Home Depot and now I see them beside the front doors here. I will take that as a sign that I need to go in that direction. OK, have to go back to filling out form now (I find it impossible to stay off the computer totally).

  17. House number 2 was my favorite. Have a great (albeit lengthy) day!

  18. When I come back in my next life, I want that last house. :)

  19. Don't we just love our beautiful old homes! Somone told me recently that painting the ceiling blue or green would keep the spiders away-thus no spider webs!

  20. Such stately old homes Olive. You are in a great place to get your urn fix! Southern homes and gardens love their urns. I love them too and If I'd know you were urn watching I'd have cleaned mine up for you to visit. I love the first pic with stained door. Great photos Olive.

    the French Hutch

  21. I love these homes, they have so much character and charm. Thanks for sharing!


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