Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I wanted to share my favorite house on the Carrollton Pilgramage tour, that I have been posting recently. This is Lum Reek-it is Scottish for chimney smoke.The delightful owner of this home said he named it that because that was about all that he bought when he got the house. He wasn't kidding-I had seen the house from the outside before he got ahold of it and he shared photos from the inside. The termites had eaten the floors down to bare dirt! He has done a wonderful job restoring the original parts-it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Of course he has added a  lot onto the back part-you can do that as long as you preserve the original part.

The wide hall has been turned into a library. The part of the house on the right in the photo above is the original part of the house,two rooms up and two down. Other parts were added at a later time. This pretty bowl has odd bits and pices picked up from the property-interesting to see some of the patterns in the broken pieces of pottery and glassware.
A swimming pool and guest  house were added in back.
View from upstairs front balcony.
Love this photo of the owner in his kilt, with his dog x-ray. Sorry I didn't get the story behind the dogs name-I bet it was an interesting one.All of the doors were open that day and the dog was in and out through all of them visiting with everyone-this dog has eyebrows-I just love a dog with eyebrows! The owner told us that he is redoing a house near Vicksburg or Natchez-can't remember which- for Tate Taylor the director of The Help.I am sure it will be as beautiful as this one. I am sharing this at  There are so many shadow shots in this post I have to share at  for Shadow Shot Sunday. 


The Japanese Redneck said...

They told me those eyebrows are called pumpkin seeds on my dog.

Beautiful place.

I can see a great mosaic out of those bits and pieces.

Lady Di Tn said...

I would have loved to have been with you on this one. The folks who wish to preserve the past are a breed all their own. BTW Since Puppy has grown up I do not decorate for Halloween any more. Loved yours. Peace

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I haven't been on one of the pilgrimages in a while. This house makes be want to go. I like the bowl full of fragments!

Kelly said...

This is lovely and the dog is so cute!! I'm such a sucker for dogs.

Richard Cottrell said...

Thanks for another great tour, I sure wish i lived closer so i could tag along. Love the dog's name. Richard from My Old Historic House.

xinex said...

Beautiful home. They really did a gret job restoring it. I imagine how much you miss Old Time Pottery. I love the bargains there...Christine

WhyCuzICan said...

Thanks for sharing this post of your fave house on a tour :D

Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky party,
~Suzanne in NW IL

Made In The South said...

What a wonderful home..I could just sit by that pool and sip an ice tea!
Wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog and wanted to share it with my readers. You are featured today as one of my Fabulous Friday Blogs.
May you have a wonderful weekend, it looks as though the weather is going to be great,

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I have alaways admired old homes from a distance,,I'd love to go through some of them I see.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I love these sort of tours. You are right That is a fantastic last shot! Have a wonderful week!

chubskulit said...

You captured it perfectly, very nice!

I have a Creepy shadow, wanna see it? Please come when you get a chance.