Friday, May 22, 2015

Plantations and Southern Heat part 1

We all have places that we remember from childhood. Some of my fondest memories are of the times my parents took me to Pebble Hill Plantation. Pebble Hill Plantation is a historic shooting plantation outside of Thomasville, Georgia. The beautiful grounds (while much older) began it's journey to it's current splendor in 1901. A history can be found here. The plantation offers self guided walking tours of the grounds for $5 a person or for $15 you can get a docent guided tour of the main house and it's art collection. House tours are only for those 6 years old and older, I however got to go one one when I was younger than that because I was so well behaved and showed great interest in learning. While Hubby has never been on the house tour we opted just to tour the grounds this visit and to return with a family group for the house tour.  
The main house is is amazing from the outside, if you ever go be sure to go inside because the interior is even more opulent.

 I couldn't pass up posing in front of all these sunny yellow flowers.

Outfit of the day:

Sunnies- Amazon
Dress- Made by me
Belt- Vintage

I'm extremely happy with how this dress came out. I may fidget a bit with the front darts but that is only nitpicking. The pattern is McCalls 6955 with the long skirt variant. I cut down the volume of the skirt in the back from what the pattern calls for. I found it more flattering than the volume of this dress. I can't believe I've held onto this gingham so long without sewing with it, I found it and a matching lavender in a thrift shop almost 8 months ago. The lavender was made into a costume dirndl for Oktoberfest. This dress is the epitome of summer to me.


Most of the vine covered arches are wisteria, I bet it is stunning in spring. This was the only bloom we saw.

 The surrounding areas boast gardens, a palatial pool, reflecting ponds, and a tunnel maze (which I was too scared to venture into).

 The Overflow Cottage has a picturesque garden that overlooks rolling pastures.

The log cabin school is the oldest building on the property, it was built around 1901 and was used to educate the owner's children. The cabin has two rooms, one for learning and one for playing.

Stay tuned for the next part of our adventure. As always it is so hard to pick what photos to share, both Hubby and I were armed with cameras so we had even more than normal.

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