Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Southern Style

Today is Mark Twain’s birthday so a great excuse to indulge in some beautiful Southern architecture.  Firstly though, let me share.  Huckleberry Finn is one of my favourite books. SO MUCH so that for a brief and mad moment I contemplated the middle name Huckleberry for a boy should we ever have one.  I know.  Fortunately for the future kidling, Mister B vetoed my brilliant idea so chances are it won't be a goer.  Like I said, a brief and mad moment...now am sure you already know this about dear old Samuel Clemens but in case you don't allow me to bore you with this serendipitous little fact: he was born in 1835 during a visit from Halley’s Comet and died the day after the comet returned in 1910.   Interesting don't you think.  Rhetorical question.


So the really important stuff.  The houses.  I don't think they have been collated as perfectly as they are here in this beautiful book by Laurie Ossman and Steven Brooke.  You can grab a copy from Amazon for $34.65, barGAIN!

  Buy it here

A few of the homes featured...

Charles City County, Virginia

 Charlston, South Carolina

 Savannah, Georgia

Nashville, Tennessee

Natchez, Mississippi

So lovely, can't wait for my copy to arrive so I can enjoy it with some fried chicken and cool sweet tea :)  And on the note of fried food I am must dash off and get myself ready for the 7pm dance class (far too graceful a description of what actually goes on in my corner of the studio) I've started where I remain unmoved by my very obvious lack of talent :)

Have a lovely evening everyone,
Nicolex

17 comments:

  1. So much loveliness! Another book to add to my wishlist! Is the last picture the Southern mansion featured in True Blood (don't judge, I watch it for the entertainment value)! Enjoy dance classes, I'm intrigued now!

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  2. I may have to grab that book myself - the Southern houses always capture my imagination. Love the Twain tidbits too since my #2 has Sawyer as his middle name! I would wholeheartedly support Huckleberry by the way.

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