Monday, February 28, 2011

Hometown Advantage

I ventured back home again this weekend...
I left T in Savannah to play bachelor!
The weather was fantastic and I kept seeing little signs of spring everywhere

I'm going to brag a little bit about my awesome hometown...

Madison, GA.

Most of you aren't from Georgia, so let me give you a little history on my hometown.
Madison is one of the few towns General Sherman did not burn during the Civil War.  There are reports that Madison was too beautiful to burn, but I've also heard he had a friend who lived in Madison.
Madison has rows and rows of historic antebellum homes that are beautiful!
Here are a few:

How awesome is this picket fence?

This home is currently for sale
It is a huge home on a huge lot!
The best part is both there is no real "back" to the home...
It faces two streets
Here is the "back"

And here is the "front"
See what I mean?

This home is currently being restored
If I were a gahzillionaire, I'd buy one 
restore it
and buy the most fantastic antiques to put inside...

Here is another one...
Don't you love a picket fence?

This house was recently remodeled -
they gutted it down to the studs
They did a GREAT job!

Here is a home in serious need of a renovation...
It has great potential

This is the cultural center in town
It used to be a school
My grandmother actually went to grammar school here

Here is some of the historical placards in front of the building

The cultural center was hosting an antiques show this weekend
My gosh there were some GORGEOUS things
Sadly, they were WAY out of my price range, so I just did a lot of looking
and wishing
and hoping

I mean, just look at the rug selection
I die...

This home was having an estate sale and I picked up a few items
Good thing I got there late 
I didn't spend too much...

Since I got there late, everything was an additional 20 % off, so I bought...
these puppies

Aren't they cute?
They're hanging out on our mantle till I decide exactly where I want them to go...

Also, making the journey back home with me was
My Mom bought it for me for Valentine's Day!
What a GREAT Mother
and wonderful gift!

T asked me what in the world it was after I brought it in and I informed him it was a garden stool...
His reply...
"We don't have a garden!?"


Ashley said...

Loved this post and all the pics! Im from SC but just moved to Georgia....nice to learn about some of the history! :)

Tess said...

What stunning homes. There was one up there, with a picket fence and the American flag that is my dream house! And, I love the garden stool - looks great.

Jayme said...

What a gorgeous "hometown". I am a Yankee transplant to the South, but I feel much more at home here. Southern culture just can't be matched!

I Do Declare said...

I love small Southern towns - yours looks adorable!

Kristen said...

Loving the hometown tour! Next time I visit my parents I'll have to do the same thing. Great post!

Bella Michelle said...

I popped over from Town & Country Mom (she said you had a wonderful blog and she was so right!) to say hi! Love all the photos of Madison. I am GA girl but find myself blooming in SC these days...though my daughter is at Georgia Southern so I have lots of excuses to visit!!! I am your newest follower and I hope you can stop by Southern Somedays for a visit...I am posting pictures of early spring around my yard today!

BTW, every one needs a garden stool...regardless of I right? LOL Happy Tuesday.

Pinecone said...

Great photos...the houses are just amazing!

megan said...

Loved all of those pictures! What a beautiful town!

Amanda said...

Love the pics!!! Thanks for sharing your hometown.


Michele said...

Great photos of some beauitful, historic homes. They are so charming with so much character. I'm currently covering the Civil War with my history classes and we just discussed Sherman's March to the Sea. Cool coincidence! You have such a lovely home! I really like the last photos that show your living room.

Shannon said...

What gorgeous pictures! You have a beautiful hometown! I can only image how picturesque it must be in Spring when everything is lush and blooming!

Have a great week!

Kat said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I've been told how beautiful Madison is, my sweet little nextdoor neighbor is there right now for a few days. Oh, I think I see a Spring Day trip in the future. It's gorgeous.

Sara Louise said...

When I win the lottery I'm going to buy a beautiful old home in Georgia. And now I want one with no back! Love that!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

So much charm and character! Just beautiful!

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