Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas at "Seven Gables" Home Tour

               Christmas at Seven Gables 2011

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at "Seven Gables" a family farmhouse  built in 1909 by our hosts grandfather. The family was involved in a peanut and cotton farming operation for many years on the land surrounding the home. Following the passing of our hosts grandmother in 1970, they began a forty year on-going restoration project on the house. They raised their children, the fifth generation here and now frequently welcome the sixth generation of grandsons for visits.
    They have filled the home with many family heirlooms and memorabilia, and always enjoy sharing a little part of local history with guests. Come back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at Seven Gables.  The owners of Seven Gables are good friends of mine.

Sunroom added in 2005.

Collection of crocks, washboards, and butter molds-some original to house.

 When our hostess was ten years old she bought this candle stand table for $10.00. Her interest in antiques began at an early age. The antique Sheffield silver basket  was a wedding gift in 1969. Fresh greenery is abundant throughout the entire house accented by candlelight.

 Chalk ware nativity.
 Book of poems, circa 1847, given to Maxine by John for their second anniversary.

 Detailing of Victorian center entry table (late 1800's). Note original heart pine floors.

 Grandparents portraits.

 Antique sideboard with collection of family crystal and cut glass.

Merry Christmas from "Seven Gables".

Linking to  Debra's Vintage Christmas at the  Christmas Blogger  Block Party.


  1. Your home is stunning and I adore your blog...I cannot believe I was not a follower yet...I am now and love your beautiful so pretty love the beautiful photography...phyllis

  2. What a beautiful house from your grandparents with all the stunning Christmas decor. I love it all, from the tree to the banister and gorgeous vignettes even in the bedroom! Fabulous beyond words and very inspiring...I got an idea for my kitchen, lol! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  3. Wow. I am totally speechless. What an absolutely beautiful home!!! Certainly magazine worthy! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

    xoxo laurie

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Seven Gables this afternoon. What a stunning property and so rich with history. I can only imagine how thankful your friends are to own such a wonderful family home. I'm your newest follower and I hope you get a chance to pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Hi darling, what a wonderful tour you took us on. The home is beautiful dressed up for the holidays. I can only imagine it's beauty in person.
    hugs ~lynne~

  6. So pretty and festive! Loved the tour! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  7. I am gobsmacked its all so very beautiful. From the front gate to the stairs I loved it all. Thanks for sharing, I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your lovely blog. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place soon and do the same. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and look forward to supporting your blog in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  8. A beautiful home in the hands of a pair of good stewards of family treasures. Thank you for inviting us along on the tour. Cherry Kay

  9. What a spectacular house. The stairway is beautiful. The dishes on the table are the same as my Mom's. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Bonnie~ What a beautiful home festooned in all its Christmas finery! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. I always love the history and seeing old family portraits hanging! Thank you for all your visits this year! Wishing you & your family a Very Merry Christmas!

  11. Hello! I have just come across your blog and I love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!

    Have yourself a great day...and stop by to visit with me too if you like, my 'screen' door is always open to creative types.

    Ciao Bella!
    Your newest follower

    Creative Carmelina

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