2012 Christmas Recap

Christmas 2012 was excellent.  Mr. SP, his dad, Mama, and I enjoyed a meal at my house on Christmas Eve.   Christmas morning was spent opening gifts and drinking coffee.  You can see that I’m stocked up on garden gloves, socks, and Jelly Bellies!  Mr. SP also spoiled me with bunches of outfits for tennis […]

Mama’s Walnut Avenue Decorations

When I visited Mama for the Waynesboro Christmas House Tour, I took some pictures of her decorations to share.  Mama spends most of her time in her family room.  The photos above the pie safe are of her home under construction and in the center is the building permit.  My grandmother decorated with this candle […]

Walnut Avenue :: Thanksgiving Mantel

Mama has a pretty Thanksgiving mantel in her family room this year.  I kept admiring it while I visited her last weekend and thought that you might enjoy seeing it, too. I love the Bittersweet twisted through her arrangement. I’m pretty sure that my mother-in-law gave this to Mama as a Thanksgiving hostess gift one […]

Walnut Avenue :: The Stairs

Mama has been busy hanging pictures on her stairway wall and it’s looking wonderful.  The entry and stairs are one of my favorite areas of her Walnut Avenue house. These photographs are all relatives from my mom’s side of the family.  Below is Mary Louise Harris, a cousin of my grandmother and niece of the […]

Walnut Avenue :: Kitchen Update

I need to brag about my mom once again.  If you are an old blog friend, then you know that my mom restored a 1912 house that was built by my great-great-uncle.  If you are new, click on the Walnut Avenue tag on the side of my blog and you’ll be amazed at what my […]

Admiring Houses on an Evening Stroll

I recently spent a few nights with my mom and had one delightful walk in her Walnut Avenue neighborhood.  Walking in an older neighborhood with mixed architecture is pure pleasure for me. Isn’t this boxwood lined stone wall pretty?  This house is on a huge lot and I’d love to know more about it. It […]

Walnut Avenue Sunday

Can you believe that today was my first visit to Walnut Avenue since Christmas?  Time sure does fly by quickly.  Today we got together to celebrate my niece’s December 29 birthday.  (Better late than never!)  It was great to spend the afternoon with family.  Mama made Reese a most delicious cake.  Reese is growing up […]

Christmas House Tour: Part Two

Are you ready for more house tour pictures?  I shared two houses last week and will share two more in this post. This 1935 cottage is just down the street from Mama’s Walnut Avenue home.  The current owners recently renovated the home and added an addition for an eating and kitchen area.  Come on in!  […]

Walnut Avenue – An Update

Have you been wondering what’s been happening at Walnut Avenue?  My mom has slowed down a bit on her projects.  She’s tired and she needs a break! Want to see a few changes? Mama found this chandelier in an antique store in Oklahoma while on a trip with my aunt and uncle this fall.  It’s […]

Walnut Avenue in Late October

My mom has been busy unpacking and arranging her accessories.  I snapped a few pictures on Halloween to share. This bread rack was in my great-great aunt’s store.  It makes a nice display area in Mama’s family room.  The pipes that you see to the right of the bread rack will one day be enclosed […]