Good Morning everyone!
Man... time is just flying by to fast!
I have been busy for the last 2 weeks decorating and cleaning. I have seriously downsized my Christmas decor....I have taken 4 big totes to the consignment shop.
My taste is much simpler now. I gotta get some pictures taken and give you a tour.
Joey and I have been married 22 years today!It is hard to believe it has been that long. He is a wonderful husband, Father and provider and I am so thankful for him. We always go Christmas shopping and treat ourselves to a dinner out.....so I am looking forward to a day out on the town!
Last year we toured a colonial home here in Eastern NC and of course I blogged about it.....but I know so many more of you now that I thought it would be a good idea to publish it again....so I hope you enjoy!
Liberty Hall Tour
On Saturday night we went to Kenansville (about 25 mins. away) for the candle light Christmas Tour at Historic Liberty Hall.It was built in the early 1800's, restored in 1964 and has been open for public tours since 1968.
I loved it...so many goodies to see, I snapped alot of pictures but some of my first ones were to dark...but still a lot to see.
It was cold and rainy....The Confederate Soldiers are guarding the Kenan House.
We first entered the music room....every Kean child was expected to play at least one musical instrument.
We sang along as a lady in period costume played the piano.We next saw the The ladies parlor which was pink...this is where the ladies would come after dinner to have tea and cookies and gossip I am sure!This is one of the Keanan girls wedding gown.Lot of greens were used in Christmas decorating....they were easy to get, freshen the house and most important ...the fresh greens were believed to keep out evil spirits.A child's high chair.Ribbon was hard to come by...so the more fruit and ribbon you displayed....you showed your wealth. This was a working plantation, so there was lots of food and during the holiday season...plenty was prepared for the guest.
Above is a warming closet made into the side of the chimney to keep food warm.
They also had these to put the ladies wraps and hats in so when they left to go home they were nice and warm to wrap up in.The main house was very nice...but I loved Martha's house. Martha was the family cook...and they say she could make a biscuit that would melt in your mouth. Martha came as a slave but was later given her freedom but stayed with the Kenan family. Because she loved them and they loved her. I love her little house...this is the inside. It was rainning so I did not get one of the outside >The well...The soliers gather by the fireDo you have some holly leaves....dry one and throw it into a roaring fire. It is said that all your troubles will wash away and your sins of the last year. This is what our tour guide told us as we stood round the fire and he passed the basket of holly leaves around for everyone to get a leave. I had only one thing to say "bring that basket back to me ...I need more leaves!!"
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