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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MORE BEAUTIFUL PILGRIMAGE PHOTOS AND A SURPRISE

As promised today I am sharing more from the Carrollton Pilgrimage. I told you I would be sharing a photo of one of the extras from the movie The Help, and here she is. Isn't she the cutest little thing? And she was so sweet and gave us a personal tour of her home. And guess what that is she is holding-yes it is Abiline's tea kettle from the movie! After the movie there was a huge sale, where the movie props were sold. She also bought that white pot behind her. Wouldn't that have been a great sale to go too!
This is her in period costume in her kitchen. Notice the screen door on the left, that goes into her pantry.


This is the hall. Notice the board and batten walls. She peeled off the old wall paper that was in tatters and there was cheesecloth umderneath. Of course strings of it are still clinging like cobwebs in places-she said it was driving her crazy. Every time she walks down the hall she is picking at it. I think the wood is beautiful and I would probably leave it as is-minus the strings of course! Love this staircase,very unusual. As you can see they are still working on this home and will be for some time. They bought this house at auction and worked on it for almost three years just to get it to where it is now. It will take time, but they will have a wonderful home when they are through.The house is called the Bennett House, or the Doll House. I think the last owner collected dolls. The home was built in1901.
I hope you enjoyed this I still have more fabulous homes to share. I am joining http://www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com  for Wow Us Wednesday.

16 comments:

Suzie said...

wow--that staircase is beautiful!

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, I LOVE to see and hear about the 'behind the scene' type media. Thanks so much for sharing all these great tidbits with us.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat, I would have luved that sale too!

Lady Di Tn said...

I love old houses and this one is a peach. Sale are also fun as you never know what you will find. I am glad you took so many photos to share. Thanks and Peace

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful! When was the Carrolton Pilgrimage? It would have been close enough for us to drive to. I still have not seen the help, but I will sooner or later!

Kelly said...

This is fun! Thanks for sharing the tour with us.

Karen said...

what a great tour to go on - such a beautiful old home and she does look like a sweet one to give a tour. Did not see the movie yet. I heard the book was great too.

Made In The South said...

You have been awared the Versatile Blogger Award, go by my blog to pick it up.
Hope you are having a fabulous week,
Melissa

Michele Smith said...

I would have loved to hit that sale!
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I've seen all the hype!

Richard Cottrell said...

The house I grew up in, in the country had a screen door to the pantry, brings back memories. Thanks, looks like fun. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Dorothy said...

What fun it would be to tour an old home like this! If wall could talk...I imagine they would have some tales to tell!

Judy Bigg said...

I like your pilgrimage post. I have been to the pilgrimage in Natchez twice and loved touring the homes there.

Jann Olson said...

How fun! She definately looks like a gal with a fun personality. Would've loved to have been at that sale!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Following you now, as we seem so similar in that we dabble in so many crafts including dogs! Hopped around a little - love your tablescapes and artwork! Great shares!

The Vintage Chateau said...

What fun to see a little behind the scenes from The Help.I would love to have been at that sale!
Karee

xinex said...

Beautiful photos, Vicky. It's good they let you take pictures inside the house. Some of them do not allow it. I have to go tour some houses here too....Christine