Friday, December 11, 2009

Chickasaw Christmas Tour of Homes - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Christmas tour of Homes...before we go any further...I have some sad news to share.... Back at the end of August Bilbo visited Bilbo...Bilbo Waggins that is at The View From Bag End. He visited the garden at Wordsworth House. It has been brought to my attention by Nic at Nip It In the Bud, that Cumbria, and the surrounding areas have had a devastating flood. the gardens that Bilbo visited at Wordsworth House have been destroyed, and 200 people have been rescued from this area. Very sad. There are several posts on Bilbo Waggins blog about the flood. I have been so busy, and haven't been keeping up with the blogs I follow. We need to keep all of these people in our thoughts and prayers this Christmas. They have lost alot. You can read more about the devastation at Wordsworth House HERE. I feel honored that Bilbo was able to visit these beautiful gardens in all of their glory. Sigh...terrible! I hate to start of with bad news...but lets try to turn those frowns upside down! I think that most of you will LOVE this house! I know I certainly did! This is the FABULOUS home of Tony & Robert! They are avid gardeners, and also collect antiques.
Tony's brother is an artist, and made all of the ceramic leaves, platters, etc....and they were great! I love everything about this place! I love the urn in the fireplace. They had some absolutely amazing pots!
Don't you love all of the pots they used! I love to see what other people come up with! Who would have thought to done this!
They collect old garden gnomes (Bilbo would love them!). They have them all throughout the house and gardens.
They also incorporated several outdoor garden statues throughout the home, and they look great!
Robert dabbles in antiques, and they have some amazing pieces in their home!
This old French buffet was one of my favorites! I have no where in my house to put it...but I would LOVE to have a piece like this!
They had a fantastic collection of vintage Santa's. You can see them in the cabinet at the end of the table.
Look at all of them!
This is another piece I want for my house! Wow!!! I could definitely do some baking with that much room!
Hmmm...why have I never thought about this! I have several old cookie cutters, and lots of old bowls. So guess what I came home and did! LOL!
Isn't that old wrought iron piece great!
When we reached the backyard, we were blown away. Clearly it was dark, but you could see that it was an amazing place. We have already warned them that we will be back come Spring time!
There were all of these amazing hanging baskets suspended from the old oak trees.
I must have one of these!
This was the back entrance
I also must have two of these!
After we perused the back yard, we made our way back inside to finish up the tour.
I don't think that there was anything new in this house at all! And it was fantastic! I loved it!
There we have Part 2! I love that each house is completely different! We have 3 more houses to tour. They will all be in the next post!
I hope you all enjoyed Part 2! Please stop by and visit Bilbo Waggins!


Lou Cinda said...

Oh my gosh! This house WAS wonderful!! LOVE IT! I missed Part 1 and I am going back to catch that one!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Nezzy said...

My heart and prayers go out those who experienced devastation from the floods.

I'm lovin' that your sharing the tour. Just beautiful!!!

Ya'll have a wonderful day!!!

God bless.....

Susie said...

I love how creative some people are. Wish I had a little bit of it.

I enjoyed my visit here much. Look forward to seeing what's next!

Becca's Dirt said...

A flood - oh how terrible for all of those people. They are in my prayers. Love the tour.

Darla said...

The flood is so sad, I'm headed that way to visit...there are indeed some amazing pieces in this the gardens and yes, do take us back there come springtime. I think I love their back entrance as good as any front entrance!

Stephanie said...

DP, thanks for the Bilbo update :-D Crumbia is a wonderful place with so many wonderful people (I visited many years ago) and I have enjoyed the nearby Blackpool amusement park very much. But sad to learn of the flood :-(. I hope I could catch up with Bilbo also. Love to host this wonderful explorer :-D And I don't think Bilbo has explored this part of the world he he...

Tootsie said... have some of the neatest places to visit!!! This was absolutely inspiring...I have to go..that iron piece gave me an idea!
love ya siss!

Joanne said...

It's a shame about the flooding in Cumbria but the house photos are good.

Peggy said...

Hi, I am enjoying the tour of Christmas houses, but sad to hear of the flood destruction in Cumbria.We have had flooding here too but not as bad in the south of the country ,parts of the midlands are still flooded nearly a month later.

gittan said...

Hi, today I've been writing a post about Bilbo /gittan

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