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Plantation Home Tours

Friday, April 8, 2011



Touring homes is one of my favorite things to do, especially historic homes.
Most every spring Mr. Heart and I head to Georgetown, SC for the Plantation Tour.

Most of the homes on the tour are historic.  Some are in the heart of town and others are a little drive out and located on old rice plantations.  There are some newer homes that have been built on an old plantation homestead and they are built and decorated to with the same charm of the historic homes.  I especially like that many are still owned and lived in by decedants of the original owners and we often get to meet the owners which is really nice.

Decorated with antiques, crystal chandeliers, exquisite woodwork, ceiling medallions, and wide plank flooring, they are all BEAUTIFUL.  I wish so much that I could share with you pictures of the furnishings, but no pictures are allowed to be taken inside the homes.

Old live oak trees, dogwoods and azaleas make for the perfect setting.  This year because of the cold winter, the azaleas and dogwoods weren't in full bloom.


I love the detail of the woodwork and the stained glass windows.
The gas lantern on the right side of the door is glowing bright.





This is the first time this home has been on the tour.  It was in very poor condition when the owners purchased it in 2005.  They have completed a major renovation and it is gorgeous!





A closer front view as we head to the front door.






 Aren't the leaded glass doors beautiful!








A few exteriors as we walk to our car to head out to the plantation homes.
  
















This last home wasn't on the tour this year but has been in the past and it's one of my favorites. The exterior is beautiful and the interior is decorated in a way that says "welcome home".  Traditionally decorated, elegant, inviting, and comfortable, I love it! 



Hope you enjoyed, there are more to share soon!

22 comments:

  1. Thank you Cindy! For posting photos of my favorite city in the US! I was only there for 1 day but I fell in love with it and if I ever make it back to the states again, it's first on my list and next time I'll be staying for a week or more!

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful tour. I enjoyed it soooo much.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  3. Wow Cindy! Those homes are amazing! I can't believe how many there are that have been so beautifully kept or restored. And those gardens? OMG! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  4. These pictures of one of the million reasons I love the South. Enjoyed this immensely, Cindy!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. What gorgeous photos! I love historic homes, too. Such charm and beauty. Thanks so much for stopping by Kristin's blog and leaving a comment about my kitchen today! I really appreciate it!

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  6. Cindy, I am enjoying your photos immensely! Keep them coming! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  7. Hi Cindy,
    Those homes are beyond gorgeous!!! I love them, I have never seen the interior of an old plantation home or one of that style. Perhaps you can feature one some day. Too bad they don't let you take photos of the interior of them, I can understand their logic, but it would be a bloggers dream, wouldn't it.
    Thanks for the chance to see them.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  8. Cindy, I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful homes! I bet you had fun on the tour. I always appreciate your kind comments, and it's so fun and inspiring to visit with you!!

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  9. Hi Cindy! How I wish I could have been on that tour with you! What gorgeous homes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  10. Oh migosh. Where do I start? You had me at plantation. I have never been east of the mississippi =( I want to someday so bad. These homes are to die for. The big covered porches, oak trees, moss... The lead glass doors, oh and that one with the hanging lantern! Or how about the iron gates and the bridges... I can't get enough! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  11. Wow! What an amazing tour! These homes are incredible. There is nothing like these beauties here in Phoenix. Thank you for sharing!

    ~Liz

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  12. Beautiful photos of some great homes in the south. Thanks for the lovely tour. I would love to do that sometime - even just one home - if we ever visit down south again. Blessings, Pamela

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  13. My hubby and I discovered Georgetown last summer while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. We went there for a shelling tour, but once there realized what a secret little jewel this place is! We stayed there all day, having lunch and dinner and just roaming around. We knew when we left we would have to go back there someday....thank you for taking me there today!
    ~Cindy :o}

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  14. HI CINDY!! I AM SO HAPPY TO KNOW THAT YOU LOVE HISTORIC HOMES PLANTATIONS,I HAVE READ SO MUCH ABOUT THEM ,THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH,BEFORE THE WAR.IN ONE OF MY BOOKS IT SAID THAT THE KITCHEN WAS NOT ATACH TO THE MAIN HOME BECOUSE OF A FIRES,THAT THEY HAVE A SMOKE HOUSE,WITH HAMS READY FOR THE BIG PARTYS AND DANCES,THEY HAVE BALL ROOMS,THEY HAVE PARTYS UNDER THE OAK TREES,AND THE WAY THEY DID HOUSE KEEPING,THE LADYS DRESS FOR DINNER EVERY NIGTH,WHEN COMPANY CAME THEY POLISH THE SILVER WAX THE FLORS THEY USE MAGNOLYAS AT CHRISTMAS TIME...THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES CINDY I HAVE ENJOY THEM SO VERY MUCH...HAVE A LOVELY DAY...SANDRA

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  15. Dear Cindy,
    These are all such gorgeous homes! Thanks for sharing your tour day with us. You are so fortunate to live near all these beauties!

    Your website is so beautiful. We hope you don't
    mind, we wanted to share it with our fellow bloggers so we nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award on our site this afternoon.

    Please stop by when you get a chance and collect and share your award!

    Thanks so much.
    Alison and Jenn
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  16. Gorgeous homes with amazing trees!!
    How lucky you get to go through these homes. I can only imagine how beautiful they are inside.
    I love house tours!

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  17. Ive so enjoyed the tour. Thanks so much for sharing.....Ur latest follower, Bonnie

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  18. Cindy this tour is wonderful. Thanks so much for taking us along!

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  19. I love going on old house home tours. So fun! Thanks for sharing this.

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  20. Thanks for the tour! Such a great collection of beautiful old homes.

    xoxo
    jenny @ Faith&Pearl

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  21. Beautiful homes! I imagine it is so inspiring to visit and walk through them. Thanks for sharing.

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