Monday, March 2, 2009

Blue Monday - 3/1 - Plantation


Happy Blue Monday to everyone! Smiling Sally has lots of company today as she hosts her Monday party. Be sure to check out all the participants!


I don't think I've done a blog post in forever! Things have been unusually hectic here this past week. Some of it we created, other things were created for us!



My dad isn't doing well, we've had numerous self-created projects, OnlySon and SweetPea came in on Friday, I got sick...and we hosted a 90th birthday party for my MIL on Sunday. How was your week? ;-)


I'll post some pictures of the party for Friday Show and Tell and pull my act back together this week.


So, for Blue Monday, how about looking at my favorite plantation - Nottoway. It is the largest standing plantation in the South and is located outside of Baton Rouge.


I have toured it numerous times and I'm ready to go back! See the BLUE sky?



Construction of Nottoway was completed in 1859 at an estimated $80,000.

Nottoway has 64 rooms in its three floors, six interior staircases, three modern bathrooms, 22 massive square columns, 165 doors and 200 windows.

My favorite is the White Ballroom. It is popular room now for wedding receptions.



The plaster work is stunning! Click to enlarge.



Another plantation we have enjoy is San Francisco. It is every colorful!






17 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said... Best Blogger Tips

Those old plantation homes are fantastic! I love to tour old homes when we travel, unfortunately, my hubby doesn't. Thanks to the internet, I can take virtual tours! Hope you have a good week.

Happy To Be said... Best Blogger Tips

GM Judy...girl those are some pretty homes there..I have seen the one in SF and they are all colorful there girl!! them are painted ladies..Thanks for the fun tour..Happy BLUE Monday to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Smilingsal said... Best Blogger Tips

I can just imagine how much it would cost to maintain such huge homes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

BECKY said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm sure the party was great fun! I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I've prayed for you both today. May God be your strength and comfort.

Love your Blue Monday, and these homes are incredible!!

Can't wait to see the pics of the party!

Blessings,
Becky

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry your Father is not doing well. Thanks for sharing pictures of the plantations. Hope you are feeling better.
Glenda

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful plantation homes. I'm hoping to see some when we go to Savannah.

I didn't see your walkway post until just now! It's beautiful. I like the way you edged it.

Judi said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful home. Can you imagine putting up drapes for all those windows and so many rooms too. I really think that white reception room is lovely too...so delicate and flowing..I can just imagine the warm breezes flowing through one of those many windows...romantic.

thank you for sharing
Judi

Olde Dame Penniwig said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh, I remember those -- and more -- was married at Mount Hope, one of the many times I indulged in matrimony...hee hee...not as grand as Nottoway or S.F. or even Oak Alley down the road...but lovely...I miss B.R....

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy,

So sorry about your father, he is in my prayers...

Your plantation pictures are beautiful, have never been to one, hopefully soon. I could deninitly see a wedding in the White Room!

xoxo
Janie

Melissa Wertz said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope you are feeling better soon! I love driving down plantation row. Have not been down there in at least 20 years. Took many photos there once.

Beautiful photos. Happy Blue Monday!

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures are beautiful! I love visiting you on Blue Monday :) We stayed in an old plantation (Propinquity) when I was a kid. They are so pretty. Happy Blue Monday :)

My Crafty Little Page said... Best Blogger Tips

Love those old plantations. Hope you have a much, much better week! Nancy

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! The ballroom is wonderful...what a delightful home. Wonder what $80,000 then would be now?
Your Dad continues to be in our prayers.

ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh to have been wealthy and lived in any of these.Awwwwwwwwwwww...Ann

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

These are so gorgeously elaborate. I have never had a chance to tour the great southern plantations and I've always wanted to.

Elaine said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love touring those beautiful old homes too and I really enjoyed looking at these two! I know they'd be fun to tour!
Elaine :)

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

I am running late. I hope you had a
Happy Blue Monday!

Susan