Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Gum

I have wanted to stay at a bed & breakfast for as long as I can remember. A few weekends ago, my best friend and I decided to take a road trip. We started out at the Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast in Andalusia, Alabama. It was fantastic. The innkeepers were so hospitable. I felt like I had known them for a while.



The owners purchased the house in July 2000. The house sat vacant for 20 years, some 30 miles away in Evergreen, Alabama. The house is believed to be built in the late 1870's.

The house had never been renovated and while it sat on it's original site, the roof and two side porches were removed. The front porch was taken down in sections to preserve the trim work. Then the main body of the house was cut in three sections.

Over a six week period, they pieced the house back together. 249 spindles wrap the front porches.

Sweet Gum Bottom hosts a lot of weddings and get togethers,

and they have quite the place to host them. There is a small church and a reception hall on the property.

The lawns are impeccably landscaped.



I sat outside on Saturday morning and enjoyed a cup of coffee. It has rained the afternoon before, and it was cooler and less humid than it normally is.



The inside of the house is a sight to see....or atleast for me it was. The floors, ceilings, walls, doors, hardware, etc are all original. Can you see how gorgeous that ceiling is?

There are four rooms to choose from, The Kennedy Anne Suite

Lindsay Paige Sweet


Laura Leigh Suite


Bethany Dawn Suite


The dining area


and then my personal favorite.........

aahhhhh.....the porch!

I love, love, love this porch! It was so cozy!

I loved this precious swing, and it looks like it would be fairly easy to build (fairly easy being the keyword here LOL!). It is upholstered in burlap, and has brass tacks.

Then there is that big, comfy day bed swing....that I also must have.

We had a wonderful breakfast. Breakfast came in three courses. This being the first....and there is no photo of the second course because I scarfed it down and then thought about taking a picture of it. Sorry!
But if ya'll want to envision it...it was blue grits, eggs with sausage, bell peppers and cheese, rolls, and a beautiful orange daylily.

But this was the third course. It was this cute, tiny little chocolate mousse like desert. It was wonderful!

So if you are ever in Andalusia, and need a great place to stay, this is one you need to see. The fun doesn't stop here though....this is just the beginning of our adventures.

So this week I will share with ya'll another bed & breakfast, a spectacular lodge and some great antiques.....all right there in Andalusia.

So I hope ya'll will come back ;-)

See ya'll soon

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lovely Day

It's gonna be a lovely day

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Father's Day

I had a wonderful weekend, and got to do something I have always wanted to do.

I will be working on putting together a few different posts on my weekend fun

The weather should be quite pleasant today. The low is 79F and the high is only 92F. Lately, 92 degrees is a cool spell for us!!!



I am working on finishing up a casino and restaurant this week, well atleast the plans. I will share them both with you when each project is done.

I hope to be around later to visit and see what some of my blog buddies are up to.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fertilizer Friday June 17, 2011

Whooohoo its FRIDAY!!!!! That means it is time for Fertilizer Friday. So when ya'll get done here, head on over to Tootsie Time to see who else is flaunting their flowers. If you came here from Tootsie's then I'm glad to have ya!


Today I am flaunting the Dirt Queen's garden...so ya'll come with me....

One of the front flower beds. She grew 99% of those coneflowers from seed. They just kept popping up everywhere

The locals are enjoying them





Daylilies and Coneflowers

In the back yard, the beds are full and vibrant



Zinnia

Heirloom Hibiscus


Gloriosa Lily (background) and Phlox

Phlox


Gloriosa Lily
We got these from my Grandma. I absolutely love them. They are so graceful




Peppermint Zinnia

Angel Trumpet



Bee Balm dancing in the morning sun

Lacecap Hydrangea

Morning Glory Tree



Devils Trumpet.  


Hope ya'll have a great weekend. I have exciting plans for the weekend! I will have some great photos to share with ya'll next week.

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