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The Other Southern Living Idea House in Senoia

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So where were we? Oh yes…I remember now.  We were at the Southern Living Idea Farmhouse in Senoia, looking out across the pond that is bordered with landscaping.

pond in Senoia

I told you we would talk about the house over on the other side of the pond…this house:

Southern Living Idea House townhouse from frontIt’s the one on the far right, the one with the white porch, that I want us to chat about today.

Southern Living Idea House townhouseThat Idea House was a brownstone that Southern Living built for their 2010 Idea House.  Yep, the Farmhouse Idea House is literally “across the pond” from it.:)Do you remember reading about the brownstone back in 2010?

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It was modeled after the style of townhomes you would find in historic places like Savannah and Charleston.  It was designed by my favorite firm, Historical Concepts, and the interiors were decorated by Newnan resident, Jamie McPherson.  I loved the historic feel that they were able to bring to the rooms (even though it was new construction.)

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The wallpaper, the blue and green color scheme, the floral fabrics, and the blue ceilings all conveyed that “old South” feel.

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And the light fixtures!  Oh my gooooooodness!!  Just gorgeous.

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How about a long hot soak in that bathtub? (But I think I would close the curtains before I stood up in front of those three windows…especially now that there are neighbors in the area!)

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You can see more of the rooms decorated as they were for the Idea House tours on the Southern Living site here.  I mentioned in our last post that the 2012 Idea Farmhouse has been sold and a family is residing in it, but what has become of this brownstone in charming Senoia?

Take a look…

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There’s our beautiful foyer with her hardwood floors, pretty wallpaper, and period perfect lights just waiting for someone to move in.  Yes, the Idea House is for sale.  With 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and almost 5,000 sq. feet of living area, the listing price is $999,000.

Here is the living room today. Just look at all the architectural features, and they even left the drapes for you.:)

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The kitchen looks much larger in this photograph than it did in the magazine feature.  Doesn’t it to you?

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The master bedroom still has its drapes as well (and those fabulous transom windows.)

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And your bath is still waiting on you.  You can see the farmhouse through the windows there, but this must be an old photo because there are homes now built around it.

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Well are you ready to make this your dream home?  Maybe I need to show you around the town of Senoia to convince you. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, and it was relatively quiet that day.

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Doesn’t it look like just the perfect old fashioned small town?Senoia downtownI really wanted to go in this store, but unfortunately it was not open on Sunday.

French Market SenoiaHere is a closer look at those flowers in front of the shop window, since I know you want to see them.:)

French Market flowers SenoiaI was able to get a photo of the items in one of the windows.

French Market window

This shop with the clever words was open though.

Senoia shop window

It was filled to the brim with all sorts of things for your home.

Senoia shopAcross the street from it is a large brick building that holds the offices for Southern Living’s Hotel Collection.  I don’t think you can see this very well, but there is a fudge and sweet shop on the bottom floor.  Above that is a sign for a dentist’s office.  I laughed out loud when I read that! Too funny.

Senoia GA Southern Living Hotel Collection offices

There was one shop I had read about before we left home, and I really wanted to go in it.  Dummy me forgot to check the hours it was open, and after spending too long in The Main Street Fudge Shop…

Main Street Fudge shop Senoia GA

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We arrived 5 minutes after closing at Beyond the Door. (They really were closed.  This photo is from their facebook page.)

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You need to check them out because it looks like a very unusual shop with a million things you won’t find anywhere else.  I was very disappointed they weren’t open (so I ate a praline from the fudge shop.:()

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The old fashioned appeal of downtown Senoia is so convincing that many movies have had scenes filmed there –  Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, and the 2011 version of Footloose – to name just a few.  Parts of season 3 and 4 from the AMC series, The Walking Dead were filmed there (with shop windows blackened out for zombie walking scenes!)  One of the old brick buildings now houses The Official Walking Dead Store – a fun place for fans of the series.

the official Walking Dead Store  Senoia GAAnd look what other shop they have… It was hard for me to resist everything there!

Senoia Garden CenterSenoia Georgia Garden CenterIf that doesn’t convince you, I have one more thing that might (and if you were my mom it would definitely make your heart beat faster!:))

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They are having a citywide yard sale in a couple of weeks! If you are addicted to yard sales you won’t want to miss it. I am sure there will be a lot of great bargains.

So now are you ready to buy the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia?

We’ll all be sure to come visit.:)

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Kathy - April 7, 2014 - 6:59 am

OMGoodness #1…I commented before Katrina. OMGoodness #2…Just OMGoodness! You really know how to make a girl want to visit a place! What a charming town! The more I saw, the more I wanted to go…and then the YARD SALE! Thank you for another great post!
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Yes, you DID beat Katrina! :) Isn’t it a charming place?! I wonder how the people in the town get to visit each other’s yard sales if they are having to man their own? I know on the days when we used to have ours, my mom would always be unhappy that she was having to work her things here, and she was missing the other yard sales in town (and that wasn’t even a citywide one!)
Kelly

Debra - April 7, 2014 - 7:04 am

The brownstone is lovely. Could you ever live in one of those? It is so beautiful with detail and those gorgeous big windows. I would enjoy cooking in that kitchen and oh to have that soaking tub. We built in the mid 80′s and it was jacuzzi tubs then that were the trend. I think I would yank ours out if my husband would let me and have a claw foot, as you have now. Oh well, maybe my next house? Downtown looked fun. You definately had me at fudge, garden shop and yard sale on this trip Kelly.

Debra
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I do think I could live in one of those brownstones…makes me think of the brownstone Meg Ryan was living in in the movie You’ve Got Mail. I did not realize that people do not like a jacuzzi. Our first house had a huge tub in it, but I did opt for the claw foot one for this house because it looked old. Hard to resist fudge and a garden shop, isn’t it Debra? (And we had pralines and turtles too!)
Kelly

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - April 7, 2014 - 7:49 am

Oh, oh wait a minute…I am going to be in that area that weekend…so glad you posted this beautiful post as I also found out about the yard sale!….
Love that Idea house…they did an incredible job of mixing the traditional farmhouse look with some contemporary features!!.. Fabulous!
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Wow! You will have such fun, Shirley!! I do hope the weather is good for it. I thought the mix was great for that home – old fashioned style with modern conveniences.
Kelly

Katrina - April 7, 2014 - 8:12 am

8:04…ha ha , you beat me Kathy! I have already googled Senoia to see how far it is from Brevard……..LOVED it all but the yard sale sign ’bout put me over the edge!!!! My husband has a church golf tournament in Waynesville that day so I will be knocking around another quaint downtown on the 26th BUT I really want to go to Senoia …preferably when there is also a yard sale happening. Great post Kelly!
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Waynesville has some cute shops in it, too Katrina! (So sorry that Kathy you beat you commenting today. Better luck next time. :) ) We stayed at a bed and breakfast there a very long time ago, and I cannot remember the name of it. I hope you get to visit Senoia one day.
Kelly

Arlene@Nanaland - April 7, 2014 - 8:30 am

Another place to put on the To See list. I think I would love all those stores!!
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I would love all the stores there too, Arlene! I just wish they had all been open on Sunday afternoon (and I wish I had done a better job checking the hours of Beyond the Door since I COULD have shopped there if I had paid attention to the time.)
Kelly

Moj Beli Cvet - April 7, 2014 - 8:55 am

Love the Southern Living Idea Homes. I would love to visit and live here. Thank for sharing this Great post Kelly.
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Southern Living always has such gorgeous homes to tour, don’t they?! Senoia would be a fun little town to live in I think. Glad you enjoyed the post!
Kelly

Cathy Norrie - April 7, 2014 - 8:59 am

Dear Kelly,

Thank you so much for all of these delectable photos. Senoia looks like just the kind of town I would love to live in… and that brownstone!!! It’s official!! I am going to buy it and live in it forever with my hubby and my Great Dane. Don’t you think Daisy, our Great Dane, would fit in perfectly curled up on her bed in front of that lovely fireplace? Sigh. In my dreams. I love it so much.

Thanks for the dreams :)

Take care
Cath
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Yay! A buyer. I knew we would find one for it! LOL I think Daisy would enjoy living in that brownstone with all the different stairs to run up and down. Plus it would not be near as cold here in Georgia as it is there where you are in Canada. So just sell your little cottage and move on down here.
Kelly

Anita - April 7, 2014 - 9:11 am

Oh Kelly, I could officially be a Southern Northern girl after I move into the Brownstone and then I could fill it up with goodies from the yard sale! I just love myself a great deal. I loved by the way the movie Driving Miss Daisy. Thanks for sharing.
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Alright, Anita. We will officially adopt you and Cath and you may both move down here from Canada. :) I am going to have to go back and watch Driving Miss Daisy to see which scenes were filmed in Senoia.
Thank you for visiting the blog and taking the time to leave your comment.
Kelly

Cynde - April 7, 2014 - 9:53 am

Ok this was just added to my “need to visit list”! With a possible “I want to stay here forever hashtag” lol. I agree with Anita I’m definitely a southern gal trapped in a northern gal’s geographic…lol thanks for the wonderful post.
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Yes, you need to visit! Love your hashtag. LOL I am so sorry you Southern girls are all living in the wrong place. :)
Kelly

Louvina - April 7, 2014 - 10:08 am

Oh my x’s 3!!! I almost hyperventilated! These photos were breath taking!! I’m sitting on my upstairs screened patio enjoying the morning sun, the nicest cool breeze off the lake and dreaming! Love those shops!! Could spend a whole day there– although I have problems making up my mind what I want the most and where it would fit in my downsized country lake house!?? Thinking about you going back to school ( do you know yet, if you will still be teaching math next year?) Hold on tight– not many more weeks and maybe this year you can begin your break on time since you don’t have to move your things! There is a mama eagle and her young squawking and hunting for breakfast!! Guess it is time for my late breakfast too! Have a beautiful week!! Thank you for your posts–:)
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Morning sun? All we have had here today is a gully washing flood! Yes, you could spend an entire day there in the shops. I think I could spend the day in the French Market and Beyond the Door alone (with a lunch and snack break of course!) 34 more days left until summer break, and yes it will start on time since I will still be a math teacher in my current room next year…or at least I think I will. We find out tomorrow who our new principal will be, and hopefully, he won’t make me change my job. How amazing that you have eagles nesting in your area!
Take care Louvina!
Kelly

Bonnie Bryant - April 7, 2014 - 10:11 am

The French Market is one of my favorites. I usually stop there first when I go to Senoia! The owner also has a booth at Scott’s every month. Do you go there?
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Man I wish they had been open when we were there! It looked like it had a lot of wonderful things inside when I was desperately peeping in the windows. Would you believe I have never been to Scott’s?? I say all the time that we should go, but we have never done it. I am thinking that when my son(s) move out (again), we will need a few more pieces of furniture, and that will be a good excuse to shop at Scott’s one weekend. :) I am glad to know that the French Market has a booth there as well.
Kelly

Kim - April 7, 2014 - 10:14 am

Cute shops. I need to make a trip down.
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It should not be a long drive for you Kim, and I would think you would love the French Market.
Kelly

Cheri - April 7, 2014 - 10:40 am

I put that yard sale down on my calendar so I am hoping I can get someone to take the drive with me to be able to go.
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They should be paying me a commission on their yard sale with all the business I am drumming up for them! ha ha. I do hope you will get to go to it. Find lots of bargains Cheri!!
Kelly

Donnamae - April 7, 2014 - 10:42 am

What a cute town! I would absolutely love to browse there! Thanks for the tour of the house too. Looks like a great place to visit! ;)
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It was a fun place to visit. I know the shopping is good, but we did not try any of their restaurants (except for the fudge shop :) )so I can’t say how they are. I would like to take a peek in some of the new homes being built there.
Kelly

Teresa W - April 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

What cute little shops in Senoia, and I love the Idea House! I definately need to take a road trip. Thanks for the heads up about the yard sale too. Shall I swing by & pick you up on my way out of Dublin? Have a great week!
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They were such cute shops! I don’t think I will be making the yard sale this year, but if my mom sees this she is likely to be there at the crack of dawn! (But isn’t that what all yard sale shoppers do?) You have a great week too.
Kelly

Vicki - April 7, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Who would have suspected that the brownstone and the farmhouse were so close to each other? Great detective work, Kelly! It was neat to see the brownstone is still beautiful even empty and unstyled. Fun to imagine living in such a cute town with those irresistible shops!
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I had no idea they were that close until we got there! I bet that town is exciting to be in when a filming crew is there working on a movie. I read that shop owners open their back door so that they can still be in business even when they have to keep their front doors closed for movie making. Fun times!
Kelly

Dawn - April 7, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Oh Kelly,

I would have loved to window shop with you in Senoia! The Fudge shop looks yummy and I’d have to bring some yummy treats back for my students! The Southern Living Idea House is just lovely. Thanks for sharing it all with us.
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It WOULD have been fun, Dawn (but more fun if they had been open!) That fudge shop had soooo many yummy things in it. They also had fried pies, which my husband had a hard time resisting. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Kelly

Becky in 'Bama - April 7, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Such a charming community! I wish I could see the remainder of the kitchen area in the ‘brownstone’- since there is no picture of appliances…where is the refrigerator? I also note a lack of upper cabinets . But with the butler pantry off the kitchen area I guess that would be where you store plates, glasses?? Are there drawers on the island? Silly me…like I’m going to buy it! :-) Just wondering, I guess. (Beautiful millwork, too.)
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The stove and oven are under that custom made hood, and the sink and dishwasher are in the island I believe. I am guessing the refrigerator is opposite the island on the wall that is not shown. They called the butler’s pantry, a “scullery” and you are probably right about storing plates and things in there..although I would want them next to the dishwasher for ease in unloading it. Look at the photos here: http://senoiaideahouse.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/gallery-southern-livings-idea-house-photos/ and you will see dishes and glasses in the scullery.
Kelly

Garden, Home and Party - April 7, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Kelly
I love the exterior of this one. The interior isn’t my taste but I agree, the details make it appear to be an authentic historic house.
I would love to attend the city wide flea market, that would be fun. Of course we’d have to stop in the candy shop as well.
Great tour.
Karen
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A lot of the details that give it that authentic look can be attributed to the design firm of Historical Concepts. They do such wonderful work. I also think the choice in lighting really added to the place.
You are right about having to stop in the candy shop. Even if you found no bargains at the yard sale, you could be happy with their fudge. :)
Kelly

martha - April 7, 2014 - 7:27 pm

SENOIA!!!!! what a wonderful place! I have enjoyed these posts so much and to have 2 Southern Living homes in the same town….amazing! You do a wonderful job of bringing the most interesting places and beautiful homes to all of us. Thanks!
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I know, how in the world did that little town end up with TWO Idea Houses? It probably didn’t hurt that an investor wanted to bring his film studio there, and it probably didn’t hurt that nearby Peachtree City is home of the architectural firm, Historical Concepts that worked on both projects, and it probably didn’t hurt that the town had such a nostalgic appeal. Senoia has really taken off in the last few years.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment here, Martha.
Kelly

Cindy Ross - April 7, 2014 - 7:53 pm

OMG girl you are killing me!!! I gave up chocolate and french fries for Lent so between these last several post I have really been craving them both. LOL. I love this town and these homes. I would never leave the shops. I love everything about this town. This one is gonna be on my bucket list. Thanks so much for sharing. <3
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I didn’t mean to make this so hard on you, Cindy! Giving up my two favorites – chocolate and French Fries would be like a death sentence to me!!! Glad to know I could at least contribute to your bucket list since I am making your Lent sacrifices so difficult. :)
Kelly

Cindy Ross - April 7, 2014 - 10:33 pm

No worries Kelly, that is what it is all about making sacrifices. Not much longer. My Easter dinner is going to consist of French fries and chocolate. We will be going to the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang in Concord, NC. Hope there is a little something the girls can find to get into. I am sure we can find a little something. Hehehehe. Until your next post. Stay sweet, and have fun in what ever you find. :)

Jayne - April 8, 2014 - 11:15 am

The ladies from my church are having a Girls Day Out on the 26th and we are going yard sale-ing. I just may have to tell them about this yard sale. It just may be worth the 2 hour drive! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn - April 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm

I’m sorry the shops were closed. MANY things in my home are from Beyond the a Door and The French Market. Come back this summer any day but Sunday or Monday and they’ll be open. Make sure to drive up to Tyrone (about 20 min north) and go to Circa Antiques and Déjà Vu consignment store. You won’t regret it! I would also recommend coming on a day when Scott’s in open. WIN WIN!

Senoia Georgia and… What Happened to the Southern Living Farmhouse?

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Hi folks!  More houses from our Spring Break travels for you today.  Do you remember this house (above) from a couple of years ago?

The one with this charming foyer…

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And these stairs with the beautiful gallery wall of paintings…

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And this serene living room?

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The one with the kitchen that had the great Ikea cabinets…

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and the dining room with its three walls of windows…

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That house also had this master bedroom with a grouping above the bed (which I am not a fan of)…

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and this wonderful bathroom…

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Oh yes.  It was the 2012 Southern Living Idea House – the company’s first step into the world of renovation.  My favorite space in that house was this fantastic back porch. I love the transom and sidelight windows around the doorway!

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So why am I just now writing a post on it for you two years later? Well, because this house is located in Senoia, Georgia, and we traveled there last week.  Have you ever wondered what happens to Idea Houses after all the touring it over?  This one has a happy ending.  Here it is today…

Southern Living farmhouseYou might notice there are little signs around the yard that say Private Residence.  So this Idea House is actually being lived in by a family.:) Here are some additional views of it from our trip. (No I did not walk right up to their house.  I stayed in the car or on the sidewalk like a good citizen!)

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When I first read about this Southern Living project and watched some of the videos, I thought the house was waaay out in the country (You know…farmhouse.) But it’s not.  It is only a few blocks away from the town center.  I also thought it was located a good distance from other houses, and if you look back at the very first photo at the top of the post, you will see that at the time of the tour, no other homes were built next to  it.  Today you will find this under-construction cottage on the other side of that pretty tree on the left (in the top photograph.) I really like this one!

home under construction in Senoia GAThe entire block around the renovated farmhouse is full of newly constructed homes

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or some that are currently being built.

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Today the Southern Living Farmhouse and its next door neighbor have a view of this:

pond in Senoia

And on the other side of the pond is another home that we will take a look at in our next post.

Hope to see you back here then!

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Anne Boykin - April 6, 2014 - 2:29 am

Hi Kelly, I live in Newnan, GA, so I’m happy to read that you enjoyed yourself in Coweta County! It’s not only a great place to visit, but also to live. Happy Travels!
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You live in the City of Homes, Anne! Beautiful places ALL around you. We did enjoy our trip to Coweta County. Please eat some of that Moonpie Bread Pudding for me at Meat n Greet when you get a chance. Yum. :)
Kelly

Arlene@Nanaland - April 6, 2014 - 8:16 am

I love the old farmhouse style! Wrap around porches and lots of windows. I think one of the things I miss most in our townhouse is Windows!! We just have a few. Marvin and I have some land in north Georgia and we are thinking of building a small vacation cabin there. I can have a small house but I want a big front porch!!
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Good plan! I’d take a small house (with lots of windows!) and a big front porch as well. My husband teases that I could easily live in a glass house. What I would really like are the old style double hung windows that don’t have the snap in panes…give me the real deal please. I hope you get to build that vacation cabin in north Georgia.
Kelly

Katrina - April 6, 2014 - 8:47 am

Okay forget the yellow house with the black shutters..I want a house in this neighborhood. (Kathy and Josie I want you to buy a house here too and be my neighbors!)I just love that you spent your spring break looking at pretty houses and then sharing them with us!!! Pamper yourself on this last day of your break, Kelly
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Oh there are more pretty houses coming your way this week. I was in House Heaven during my break. Just wait and see!! I hope you get to buy a house in that neighborhood. They were precious!
Kelly

Carolyn - April 6, 2014 - 8:55 am

I live in Sharpsburg and am so happy to have great little towns like Senoia and Newnan nearby for shopping and dining. My favorite antique stores are within 5 miles of my house and don’t think I don’t take that blessing lightly!
A couple from Peachtree City bought the SL house in Senoia. I would love to see the changes they made to the interior.
Have a great day! I will be packing for a trip to a warm island. I too am a teacher, so I’m sure you understand my excitement!
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You are so lucky that you can just run over to Senoia and Newnan for your fun! I would love to see what changes have been made in the farmhouse too. I hope you are basking in the sunshine of your warm island break. Have fun! (While we are here been flooded with buckets of rain.)
Kelly

Anita - April 6, 2014 - 9:12 am

I remember the first house! And I am thinking, this is the one that I can come home to and feel right at home. You certainly know how to start your blog off! What a knock out picture! Some of your readers are really fortunate to live so close to these neighborhoods. Not to compare or anything but our snow is beginning to melt with our 10Celsius temperatures and Tuesday we will have a high of 22Celcius probably with more snow coming the following week! (Just kidding, but who knows). What a pleasure it was to “visit” these homes with you. Have a great Sunday Kelly.
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I am glad the snow is finally beginning to melt in your area, Anita. I am also glad you enjoyed visiting the homes in the post. And you are right. The people who live close enough to visit there are very lucky. Plus they are relatively close to Atlanta where there are soooo many choices for shopping and dining…the best of both worlds!
Kelly

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - April 6, 2014 - 9:34 am

Oh you are right…I love this post…and I agree with you..not a fan of all those antlers above the bed…but love the house…I never made it down to that home that I wanted so much to tour…going to GA in a couple of weeks…hopefully I can make it to that town…
I am now starting a folder on “downsizing homes”… will have to look at this plan …
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I wish we had gone to see that house when it was decorated for Christmas. I bet there were a ton of great inspiring ideas there to see. You are so smart to start that folder. I need to do the same, but I am not sure how my husband will be persuaded to build another home. Let me know if you have any ideas for that one!
Kelly

Bonnie Bryant - April 6, 2014 - 9:56 am

Went to see the SL house when it was open for tours. It is wonderful – very livable and just my style! I love all of the shops in Senoia,
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Lucky you, Bonnie! It did look quite livable and comfortable in the magazine photos. I wish all the shops had been open in Senoia when we were there, but I imagine my husband was quite relieved that most were closed! LOL
Kelly

Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane - April 6, 2014 - 10:49 am

That farmhouse is absolutely one of my all-time favorite homes. I remember the first time I saw pictures of it and thought, “I want to live there!” However, am I the only one disturbed by the fact that this place has absolutely NO front yard? While I on my porch sipping ice tea or lemonade, I really don’t want strangers walking past to what what my shampoo smells like because they are right next to me. Ha! :-)

I’m relieved you don’t care for the grouping above the bed either. Frankly, those antlers give me the heebie-jeebies.

Thanks for sharing the update on this house. I’m so glad it had a happy ending with a family that loves it.
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I think the small front yard is supposed to be conducive to “neighborliness.” You are supposed to talk with your neighbors that are on the sidewalk as you sip your iced tea or lemonade on the front porch. :) That is the way many of these developments are designed. (And here I sit with my porch a very long way from the road!) Glad to know I am not the only one who didn’t care for the antlers.
Kelly

Dawn - April 6, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Kelly,

It looks like you had a delightful Spring break! Thanks for sharing it with us. That developing neighborhood looks delightful. You’ll have to go back again in a couple of years and update us again.
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I did have a great (but busy!) Spring break! I do hope we visit again…when shops are open.
Kelly

Liz - April 6, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Thank you for sharing your travels! I am a southerner living in Colorado and so miss the beautiful architecture of my former homes. I’m doing a bit of vicarious living through your posts and trying to convince my husband we need a little place in the South (not working so far, but I keep trying!)
You have a delightful blogging style, I look forward to each new post.
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Thank you Liz! I am so happy that you enjoy the posts. :) Keep working on your husband. Perhaps he will change his mind and want to move to the South. The weather would certainly be warmer here than in Colorado.
Kelly

julia walker in Cincy(from Va.) - April 6, 2014 - 2:29 pm

Hey Kelly! Our daughter is on her way to her new job/life in Nashville as I type. Viewing the SL home just now reminded me of my “homeplace” in Abingdon. My sisters & I sold it in ’05 & the new owner turned it into a B&B. It’s a century old Arts&Craft style minus the trees she had removed(also a century). Columns,wraparound porch,transoms over each BR door upstairs,2 fireplaces AND a back stairway+ butler’s pantry(+sleeping porch)! It’s now for sale($539,000). It’s within walking distance of the farmer’s mkt&downtown but has a big field in back of the property so lots of privacy. I just happened to think you might be interested! By the way, noone lives in it. Your friend, Julia
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Congratulations to your daughter! The house sounds lovely, but I do not think we will be moving any time in the near future…and as much as I might entertain the idea of opening a bed and breakfast, it is not going to happen as long as my husband has a say in it. We will just continue to enjoy staying in them and letting someone else do the work! Perhaps one of my readers is interested in it though. :)
Kelly

Teresa W. - April 6, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Love this house! Who am I kidding, I love all of the farmhouse style homes! I think I could find one that would suit me just fine. Not to change to subject, but I am. Wanted to let you know that my husband & I went to Deano’s last night and if you haven’t had the spinach filled ravioli (it’s their special, but I think they offer it often) w/ white wine cream sauce, it’s FABULOUS! They have tomatoes & mushrooms in the sauce, but if you’re not a fan of mushrooms, you can easily remove them. The sauce was so good I thought about licking the plate (not really), but opted for the more refined “scraping it up w/ my fork”. I didn’t want to cause a scene. Anyway, thought you may like to try it. Hope you have a good first day back tomorrow & a great week!
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I LOVE mushrooms, and that dish sound heavenly! YUM! I will give it a try – hopefully soon. I am so glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner there. (And I am also glad you did not embarrass yourself by licking the plate. :) )
Today wasn’t bad (had training for state testing after school) but glory has it rained and rained and rained here!! I imagine you have had it as well.
Stay dry!!
Kelly

Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane - April 6, 2014 - 3:06 pm

I came back to read comments others have made (my second favorite part of reading blogs!) and I noticed that I really should proof my comments before I hit “post.” Oops! My first post should read, “While I am on my porch sipping ice tea or lemonade, I really don’t want strangers walking past to know what my shampoo smells like because they are right next to me. Ha! :-) I’m truly on nothing stronger than cough syrup, folks.

I learn so much by reading what others write. Thank you so much, Kelly, for your wonderful posts and for having your comments be an integral part of your blog.
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I think reading comments is so much fun! That is why I wanted the word “Talk” in the name of the blog. Don’t worry about typos. Everyone is so busy, and I am just happy you take the time to comment. So thank YOU!
Kelly

Louvina - April 6, 2014 - 6:39 pm

I have truly enjoyed your GA home tours!! What a nice way to enjoy your spring break! Not too much longer until you will be on summer break!! Hasn’t it gone by quickly? I finally found my spring flowers at Trader Joe’s– I bought tulips, daffodils, purple bearded irises, and some forced pink branches, plus some fresh herbs!! Happy, happy! Wish they could stay pretty until Easter.
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So glad you have had a good time following along on the tours, Louvina! Yes, we officially have 34 days of school left until summer break. Yippee! Your Trader Joe’s flowers sound beautiful. I so wish we had a Trader Joes within a short distance of here, but no luck yet. I don’t think your blooms will last all the way to Easter, but the branches and herbs should for sure.
Kelly

Jayne - April 6, 2014 - 7:36 pm

I love farm houses. I love the idea of the curtains in the entrance. I’m with you on the grouping above the bed. It’s a little creepy to me. Our home is supposed to be a farmhouse. It’s a work in progress. I want to do a tour of Madison, GA. I love that little town. Enjoy your Spring break. Summer is in sight!
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A work in progress…Jayne I really think all homes must be a work in progress, at least until you get too old to do anything more to them. :) A tour of Madison is a great idea! There are a lot of gorgeous old homes there for sure.
Summer IS in sight. Counting down the days!
Kelly

Debra - April 7, 2014 - 6:28 am

Oh, Kelly you have been a busy bee. I have to get caught up. I find the farmhouse look so inviting. Porches are big in the south, aren’t they? I love the dining room galore, but am not a fan of those interesting stools/ottomans. Like the windows all around. I agree on the bedroom, all those antlers don’t work for me either. The third picture to the last is my favorite home. I guess I am a simpleton. How do you feel about these large homes being built on postage size lots? We sit on an acre and use to look out at farmland. It was so lovely, but now it is all developed and the majority of the homes are large sitting on postage size lots. Oh, urban sprawl and development greed? I do miss in town living sometimes. Being able to walk to a coffee shop, library, shops etc. We had a cute bungalow when we first married in town. I go back and forth. So I have to ask, are you a country girl or a city girl? I love your home and it looks like you are maybe in a more rural area? We are outside of town, but can walk at least to a coffee shop just about a half a mile and we now can jaunt down our rural road and hop on the Metra at our new train station to be in Chicago. I am content for now, but when my husband retires I am not sure how we will feel. Still have lakeside dreams too. Never say never?

Debra
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Most certainly a busy bee! Just wait until you see the next few posts! The big houses on small lots have the advantage of very little yard work needed, but I do like the privacy a big yard affords. We are in a rural area with forests and pasture land surrounding us. BUT I would love to one day live in a loft above a shop and be able to just walk everywhere. I think that would be fun…especially if it were in a beach town. Very different from what we currently have, but a change is a good thing every now and then, right?
Kelly

Kathy - April 7, 2014 - 7:29 am

I want the house with the “sold” sign in the front yard, beside Katrina and Josie. Kelly, your blog is the one that I look at over and over, each post. (When I get notification of a new post it is just like getting the new Coastal Living magazine in the mail!) I love the houses built to look old. (I am not a fan of those antlers either. What is that all about!)
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You are too sweet, girl! I don’t think I can rank up there with Coastal Living though. Ha ha! Antlers seem to be a “trend” and I am afraid I don’t do a very good job of following trends these days. In fact, I try my best to find “classics” and stick with them. But, I will say, when Toby West decorates homes in Highlands, he mixes an antler or two with brown or green transferware plates and platters on the walls, and it looks gorgeous. (But I would be shocked if he did an entire set like in this house.)
Kelly

Michelle G - April 7, 2014 - 8:33 am

We went down to tour the farmhouse when it was open and I loved Senoia! We stayed a night in Peachtree city also and I fell in love with that town also! So charming! We’re renovating a farmhouse right now and this house gave me so much inspiration! I love reading about your travels – Little Pond Farm is just a few miles away from us – such a beauty!
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We have been through Peachtree City and shopped at one of their shopping centers, but we have never stayed there. I will have to check into doing that the next time we are up that way. How fun to be renovating a farmhouse, and oh my goodness to be that close to Little Pond Farm! I am jealous!
Kelly

Michelle G - April 7, 2014 - 8:37 am

I should have mentioned also that our blog for our remodel is http://www.thefamilyfarmhouse.com if you want to visit! Haha – newbie here.

-Michelle
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Thanks for sharing your link here, Michelle. Everyone here loves farmhouses!
Kelly

Amy O'Quinn - April 7, 2014 - 11:58 am

Love this post! We visited the Idea House back in 2012, and I fell in love with the boys’ room upstairs with the baseball painting and railroad crossing sign. We didn’t have much time that day to mosey around Senoia itself, but I think another trip might be in order to do just that! :)
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How lucky you were Amy to get to ramble through the farmhouse! I remember seeing that room. It WAS cute! I liked the flag over that bed, but what I liked more than the room itself was the bathroom right off of it. It had a very cute wallpaper. I hope you get to go back for another trip to Senoia soon and enjoy all the shops there.
Kelly

Garden, Home and Party - April 7, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Kelly,
I remember this house well…I think I pinned every single photograph because there wasn’t one room I didn’t like. I’m happy the house has a family to keep it now.
xo,
Karen
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It is a pretty house, and some lucky family is getting to enjoy it now. That is rare to find a house in which you like every single room! I think that speaks to the comfortableness of the rooms.
Kelly

Jennifer - April 7, 2014 - 9:35 pm

I agree with Debra. When I saw that the farm house sat across from a row of townhouses, it sort of ruined it.
Thank you for your posts-look forward to them every week!

Newnan, Georgia: Meat ‘n Greet, Beautiful Homes, & the house from The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Talk of the House Something Special Events Newnan GA flowerbeds with pansiesThis has been one busy Spring Break for us, traveling from one side of the state of Georgia to the other! It began last weekend with a trip to Newnan, Georgia.  Our first stop was at this lovely antebellum home built in 1859, now the site of Something Special Events.  (You can see the interior of the home here.)  Their sidewalk  flower beds with the variety of pansies were perfect for spring.

Talk of the House Something Special Events Newnan GA

We dropped our daughter off for a charity fundraiser event there.

Talk of the House ElsaWhile she did her Frozen Ice Queen Elsa “Meet and Greet” (isn’t that little girl just precious??)…

Talk of the House Elsa from FrozenMy husband and I went to have lunch at Meat n Greet, a new restaurant in Newnan.:)

Talk of the House Meat n Greet Newnan Georgia restaurant

Talk of the House Meat n Greet Newnan GA interiorTalk of the House Meat n Greet Newnan GA

I had read many positive reviews of it, and their burgers came highly recommended.

Talk of the House Meat n Greet Newnan restaurant menu page 1Talk of the House Meat n Greet Newnan Georgia restaurant page 2And because I could not make up my mind on one particular entree, I decided to try it all….seriously all. I was the pig with the two appetizer plates – the Sliders Platter and 3 Fried Amigos, and my husband had the High West burger.  (But I did share.:))

Talk of the House Meat n Greet appetizer plates and a burgerEvery bite was delicious, although I believe I prefer my okra fried in slices with more crust than fried whole.  The homemade pimento cheese was very good, but my favorite was the smoked chicken salad…messy but very flavorful.

We were stuffed when we finished, (rightly so!) but our waitress insisted that we really needed to try their homemade Moonpie bread pudding…plus she said that if you wanted it to-go, you could take home the jar. Jar-girl here could not resist, so we ordered one to share.:)

Talk of the House Meat n Greet moonpie bread puddingThe photo does not do it justice.  It was steaming hot..full of warm chocolate goodness.  We did bring most of it home, and I had the leftovers warmed in our microwave and topped with vanilla ice cream. (It really called for that.)

While we waited on our daughter, we walked around the downtown area of Newnan.  Like so many other small Southern towns, it was arranged in a square around the courthouse.

Talk of the House downtown Newnan GA courthouse square

Talk of the House downtown Newnan GAWe discovered something interesting about Newnan as we toured the downtown area.  Take a look at this sign..

Talk of the House  Newnan GA city of homesYes, this historic town is called the City of Homes.  And just take a look at all these gorgeous old homes we saw as we walked on only one street. This one was right next door to the event house.

Talk of the House Newnan homeTalk of the House Newnan home front viewAnd this one was right across the street. (Loved all the yellow pansies in the flower beds there.)

Talk of the House Newnan antebellum homeAnd continuing on down the street there were all of these…

Talk of the House Newnan GA antebellum home

Talk of the House Newnan yellow house

There were tons of daffodils growing in the front yard here! I hope this home is being repainted.  Talk of the House Newnan GA yellow antebellum home

And even the not-so-big-ones were beautifully charming as well.Talk of the House Newnan cottage

Talk of the House Newnan GA cottage

Being there on a sunny spring day allowed us to enjoy the yards.

Talk of the House Newnan gardenAnd then we came to this sign…

Talk of the House Newnan for sale sign

This beauty is on the market! I took pictures from several angles for you.:)

Talk of the House Newnan home for sale

Talk of the House Newnan home for sale front viewTalk of the House Newnan home for sale side viewTo me, this home is a steal for $450,000.  (It was originally listed much higher, and I think you have to purchase the adjacent lot for $50,000 more.)  Built in 1842 and renovated in 1885 (and the kitchen recently), it was featured in the movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

 Julia at Hooked on Houses did a great post on it here if you would like to see the interiors. Unfortunately, it has been sitting empty for awhile which has allowed for its condition to deteriorate.  Additional photos and a discussion about its drop in price is here, and if you are in love with Victorian homes and are interested in purchasing this grand dame, the realtor’s listing is here.

Victorian home for sale in Newnan Georgia with poolatlantaintown.com

I do see why Newnan could be called the City of Homes after walking past these beautiful historic ones, and there were more behind all of them on other streets.  But yes, there are other cities with gorgeous homes too, and I have been to some of them this week.:)Be prepared… the houses are coming!

Here is one that will be on our next tour.

white cottage

This one is more my style. Is it also more your style, or are you a fan of Victorian and Antebellum homes?

We’d love to hear!

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Katrina - April 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Elsa…. Emery’s (granddaughter) current favorite princess!!! “Let it Go…Let it Go”….. Your daughter is so beautiful (apparently inside and out!)The picture with the little girl made my day! I just know that little girl is in heaven being able to meet “Elsa”. Where did your daughter get that great costume?
So happy you are having a fun spring break. Put my name down for the yellow house with the black shutters. Can’t wait to see the others! Just think….summer break is next!!!!
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Now you’ve made me get that darn song in my head, and it will play for hours!! LOL Thank you for the compliments on our daughter. That sweet little girl in the photo sang the entire song to the folks working at the fundraiser, and everyone applauded her! That is what made her day. I thought the photo was so cute. The costume was made by the director of the organization from an old bridesmaid’s dress. She hand stitched sequins all over it…lots of tedious work.
You will not believe all the cool places we have been over the break…can’t wait to share them with you! I will put you down for “your” house in Newnan, and I’m sure they will be contacting you very soon about a move in date. :)
Yes, summer break is coming soon!
Kelly

Debra - April 4, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Wow, so many grand homes. Looks like you and your husband had a fun day. How cute is your daughter and to be involved in a charity fundraiser. Good for her. I love the grand homes. Aren’t they just lovely, but I can’t imagine the upkeep and heating bills to contend with. Oh, to live such a grand life. I would have to say, the simple white one with the two black wicker chairs you posted, is about where I am in my midlife. Classic, simple, and yet elegant. Wonderful share Kelly. I’d say Spring has sprung down there. Love the pansies. In the past I have always planted them as well as tulips in my cement urns, but I am thinking of skipping it this year. Its pretty, but then comes time for geraniums and all the replanting again. I will just have to stay out of the garden centers until May maybe? Oh, who am I kidding, I am like a kid in a candy shop if I enter. Are you the same Kelly? Smiles…
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Yep, I am with you Debra on the heating and upkeep of those huge homes. If we had one that large, I would HAVE to have some help. (I could use some here as well!) Don’t you skip on those planters! Plus, you know you can’t stay out of the garden centers. Every time we saw one on our travels this week, my husband would ask if I wanted him to stop. So I know what you mean about being a kid in a candy shop.
Have a great weekend!
Kelly

Scribbler - April 4, 2014 - 1:22 pm

I seriously love Newnan — just the prettiest place to visit. When I was growing up I had a friend whose roots were there, and she always spent holidays and summers over in Augusta with her grandparents. I used to go with her sometimes, or ride over with her parents. There was no interstate, so the route was through Newnan. We used to stop at an old hotel for meals. The building is still there, but I think maybe there is something else there now. As a young wife and mother, I lived in Augusta a few years, so we still went back and forth between and made the stop there. I always loved to detour around the streets in town, just to sightsee. It still seems like a very desirable location to me – far enough out of the craziness of Atlanta, yet still close enough to enjoy what it has to offer. Thanks for the reminder that I need to go back. I will check out the restaurant, too.
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I am happy the post could stir up some happy memories for you. It did seem like a pretty little town. The restaurant was great. I think the next time we visit I will have the chicken salad sandwich (and not be such a pig…plus I want to try their pecan bar for dessert. :) ) I think the real estate people advertise Newnan just like you said…out of the craziness but close enough to enjoy what is offered. Hope you get to visit Newnan soon.
Kelly

Teresa W - April 4, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Glad to hear you had a great Spring Break! Newnan is a lovely town & has some very pretty old homes. Love the information on the restaurant, it looks really good. I’m an appetizer sampling type of girl too. I love trying lots of different items sometimes as opposed to a main entree. My husband & I are going back to Deano’s tomorrow night for our anniversary & I think I’ll play “food critic” & have lots of appetizers:-) Don’t know if you’ve tried it, but if you’re in Dublin, try the smoked Rick’s bbq chicken salad at Southern Heritage BBQ. I’m picky about chicken salad, but it’s very good! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Well I am glad to know I am not the only one who pigs out on appetizer plates. LOL Happy anniversary Teresa (and Teresa’s hubby)! Hope your food at Deano’s is great. (I know it will be.) Thank you for the chicken salad recommendation. I will try it the next time we venture through Dublin.
You have a great weekend too!
Kelly

L.J. - April 4, 2014 - 3:26 pm

The Victorian “grande dames” are incredible. I think there is no possible way to add another feature to these homes. I’m glad there are those who want and have the resources to preserve them. Now as for me, well, like Debra I kinda like the small white frame with the two black wicker chairs on the front porch.
Kelly, I’m looking forward to your next posts to see what else you’ve uncovered in your jaunts about the state. It’s good that you are using the break to cut loose and have some fun.
I’ve never before heard of Moonpie Bread Pudding. Is it a southern thing?
The white azaleas, dogwood trees and irises are still in bloom here in norCal. And Kelly, what flowers are growing in your garden this spring?
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I agree that there is no way to add anything else to those Victorians. They are like highly decorated wedding cakes! I had never heard of Moonpie Bread Pudding before we went to that restaurant, so I do not know if anyone else has made them before. It was a great invention if they came up with it!
Our dogwoods are blooming like crazy here…they are so full of blooms that in the afternoon light our rooms beside them have the glow that they usually get when there is snow reflected outside! No joke. Our azaleas are just starting to bloom in our yard, but elsewhere the pink ones are in full bloom.
The pollen is also in full force here!
Kelly

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - April 4, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Your daughter is the perfect Elsa…beautiful….I love Newnan..great houses…and that restaurant is my kind of restaurant…will have to remember that one!…and my fav was your fav…love the last home!!
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Shirley, I think you know the town in my next post and will really like the homes (and shops!) there. And yes, you need to check out Meat ‘n Greet. You would love it!
Thank you for your kind words about our daughter.
Kelly

cheri - April 4, 2014 - 3:52 pm

I don’t know if the term Portico is correct, but I love with the older homes the area where a carriage would drive through to let off the passengers. I would love to have the time to really look at the architecture of older homes, seems we only get to do that when we go on vacation and do a tour. So when I read your blog with these homes I am living vicariously through you, thanks.
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I think a portico is a porch type place for people to walk though as an entrance, and a port-cochere is the porch that the horse and carriage would go through. That detail was also my favorite thing in those homes we saw. (Loved the glassed in spaces as well.) You go right ahead and live vicariously through me. I don’t mind one bit! LOL
More places for you to visit coming soon!
Kelly

Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane - April 4, 2014 - 4:32 pm

First of all, your daughter is absolutely beautiful, and I know she has to be just as beautiful on the inside to be doing all of these special events. Definitely someone to be proud of!

As for the houses, if it has a porch I want to live there! We currently live in a 1960′s ranch house which lacks all the charm of these gorgeous homes. I can just imagine sitting on the porch in the evenings with a glass of lemonade. I can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures. Thanks for sharing all this wonderful eye candy!
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Aw thank you Mimi. We are proud of her. She is one busy young lady!
You should just go ahead and add a porch to your ranch house. Then you could sit out there with your lemonade all you want!
Glad you are enjoying the eye candy. Have a fun weekend!
Kelly

Vicki - April 4, 2014 - 4:52 pm

The City of Homes! Love it! That’s like your equivalent of a bat signal, isn’t it? :) What a pretty place. Can’t wait to see what else you found for us.
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Bat signal…how funny!! I laughed out loud at that Vicki. :)
More beautiful places coming for you!
Kelly

Dawn - April 4, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Kelly,

Thanks for sharing the photos! Your daughter is stunning in her Elsa dress! I love the houses you showed us. My favorite type of house is any thing with a dormer. I just love them. So I think my house style is somewhere between craftsman, classic and cottage.
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Thank you for compliments on our daughter. You and I both are dormer lovers Dawn. I think every house plan that I liked as a child dreaming of my someday home had dormers…especially those that looked like they were in Williamsburg, Virginia…so classic.
Thank you for reading the post and taking the time to comment.
Hope your weekend is a fun one!
Kelly

Cindy Ross - April 4, 2014 - 6:27 pm

You have such a beautiful daughter, inside and out. You must be so proud. I just have seen Frozen so I can now say I know who Elsa is. I thank you for sharing your vacation with us. I have never been to Newnan but I can now say that I want to. Looks like a beautiful quaint town. At least if anyone ever ask me if I have heard of it I can now say I have and I have seen pics of this beautiful town. Thanks again for sharing and can’t wait to see what coming.
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We are proud of our daughter. Thank you for your sweet words about her. Yay, you know who Elsa is! Is that song continuously playing through your brain now?? I am happy you enjoyed “seeing” Newnan. Quaint is a great word to describe it. (Wish I had thought to use that! :) )
Enjoy your weekend!
Kelly

Kathy - April 5, 2014 - 12:04 am

Oh, how fun! I love looking at different styles of homes. There is a place like this on the way to Destin, Florida. I think it is Dothan, Alabama that has great big, beautiful homes. I think I would pick house #3, the one before Katrina’s. But, I also like the one that is more your style. Your daughter makes the perfect Elsa. She is beautiful.
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I’ve not been to Dothan, but doesn’t it have the big outlet center? (Need to go there.) I think our daughter’s next role for the princess organization is Maleficent…so I am not so sure how popular she will be with that one! Kind of scary to me.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Kelly

Lynne in Pittsboro, NC - April 5, 2014 - 8:48 am

Kelly, your blog is always my favorite. This entry took my 69-year-old memory back to kinder gentler times (which was most appreciated). I agree with you regarding the preferred way to cook okra. My grandmother, a Texas born natural cook who learned on a wood stove, always sliced it thin and covered in a wonderful cornmeal coating. If pieces are too large they tend to veer towards the slippery nature of okra which I think should be avoided at all costs. ;-) That beautiful old courthouse reminded me of my first driver’s test taken at the ripe old age of 23 in Dresden TN. It merely consisted of going around the 4 sides of the building, being sure to stop at each corner. There was no way that requirement could be forgotten, because the gentleman observing the test would remind you that each stop was coming up. Mayberry didn’t just exist on television in the 1960′s.
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Your grandmother’s okra sounds yummy! I use a mix with more flour than cornmeal for some reason…maybe a lighter crust? I don’t like the slippery slimy okra either. Your driver’s test was hilarious!! I can’t even imagine. Boy would my children have loved one like that over the one they had where they had to parallel park! (I can’t parallel park. Reverse is just not a good direction for me. LOL)
So glad I could bring back good memories for you, Lynne.
Hope your weekend is fun filled.
Kelly

Paula B. - April 5, 2014 - 8:57 am

I’m in love, house love, that is. Which one to choose, and in which charming southern town will that house be located? (I think I need to be near the coast, that may narrow my choices!)I want to live in a town where you can walk to everything while enjoying the walk. And, all those gardens, blooming no less. It is hard to realize that spring is underway somewhere in the U.S. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely day including your daughter’s sweet volunteer work. She is, indeed, a princess!
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You need to live in Seaside, FL Paula…gorgeous Southern architecture, on the beach, cute cute gardens, and you can walk everywhere. Perfection! Our daughter would like to THINK she is a princess. Ha ha! Thank you for your compliments about her. :)
Kelly

Arlene@Nanaland - April 5, 2014 - 9:38 am

I have heard of Newnan but I have never visited there…I may have to give it a visit. Loved the houses and oh my goodness, the food at Meet and Greet!!! Moon pie bread pudding is a new one on me. A friend of mine made Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding and it is amazing so I am sure Moon Pie bread pudding would be good too. And I must say that your daughter looked amazing as Princess Elsa. My little granddaughters are all about Frozen!!
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I had not heard of Moon Pie bread pudding before then either Arlene, but I have heard of the Krispy Kreme one. Both would be delicious, but since I am a chocoholic, I will take the Moon Pie one. (How can anything be better than warm chocolate?!) Your granddaughters would have a good time with my “Elsa.” :)
Kelly

Carolyn - April 6, 2014 - 9:03 am

Your daughter is beautiful. Ironically, I was at Meet n Greet with my son a few weeks ago and I ordered the sliders too. I didn’t order the pudding, but my friends, and now you, have raved about it. I’ll fix that pronto! :)

My husband would like for us to buy one of the older homes one day. I prefer farmhouse over Victorian, but and lovely home there would be a blessing.
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Thank you Carolyn. Didn’t you love being able to choose which sliders you wanted on your plate?! You MUST try the bread pudding the next time you are at Meat n Greet. Like you, I would like a farmhouse over a Victorian.
Kelly

Anita - April 6, 2014 - 9:20 am

I love the antebellum homes but I prefer the casual front porch styles mostly as they are not as grand looking. Thank you for sharing your trip (the burgers too) and your daughter’s volunteer work. I hear Frozen is a great movie.
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I think most of us would take casual over the grandeur of those big mansions…just seems much more comfortable to me. Frozen was a very cute movie. It is out on dvd and blu-ray now, so perhaps you can rent it to watch it. But be warned…the song will get stuck in your head for DAYS on end!
Kelly

Garden, Home and Party - April 6, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Kelly,
What fun your daughter must have making all of those Frozen fans happy to see someone that looks so pretty.
I thought this town was charming beyond words. There were so many pretty houses.
The restaurant menu had me drooling.
What a great getaway day.
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Those little girls at the event were precious to see. One grabbed my daughter’s hand and told everyone that she was HER friend and no one else’s. So glad you liked the houses and restaurant in the post. It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in a charming little Southern town.
You need to visit!
Kelly

Kayleigh Harkins - April 11, 2014 - 10:37 am

What a great post!! Your daughter is beautiful and her costume is amazing. I’m jealous of the restaurant – if you ever want to go back and want some company, you know who to call!! :)

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