Saturday, April 2, 2011

All the pretty blooms are going to an end and the trees are turning green now.
Pansies are looking great and will for a little while longer.This Bradford pear is slowly turning green.

We had friends that were down from MI, escaping the winter months. They were staying in NC about an hour from us. A friend had arranged for them to stay in a home that no one has lived in but with the slow economy wasn't selling. We drove up to take a peek and spend the day with them.
Here's the kitchen. Now, remember no one has really lived in it so it has not been decorated.

It has wonderful potential for the right buyers.

Someone loaned them some furniture for the 3 months they stayed in it, but other rooms were bare.
It has 8 fireplaces! Yes, five inside and three outside. Front staircase that leads up and one down to the basement. There are front and back staircases. One off the kitchen that goes up and one down for the basement.
It has a deck on all three levels.
This one is off the main level.
You can see a little of the upper level and the fireplace there.
It's on a lake and golf course. In this community they have a Gary Player and Tiger Wood golf course. They lend their name and helped design them.
Another house across the lake.

Well, we are on our way out the gate now. The nice guard had to clear us to get in.
This community is way up the mountain and we were headed back when I saw these two guys on horse back. I told hubby I had never seen someone go for pizza on horseback before.
He turned around so I could get a pic and these guys were happy to oblige. lol
Ao we went back to the little diner/gas station and got some pizza ourselves. It was yum-o!

While we were sitting there eating facing the back of the store I saw a bunch of Emus running around, along with chickens.

I had to go out and get a pic.! lol It was dusk by the time I went out and they had gone to their shelter and would not move. They were down for the night! lol What's been happening around your house?


NanaNor's said...

O.k so if I could have a winter get away this house would be it; hubby would love it on the lake and with the golf course and it just looks wonderful-oh well. A girl can dream can't she?
Loved seeing the guys riding with pizza and also the emu's. I know we'd have so much fun if we lived near you!
Hugs, Noreen

Happy@Home said...

Geez, things are pretty boring around here compared to emus, pizza dinners on horseback and houses with 8 fireplaces!! LOL.
I did enjoy seeing it all through your blog, though.
It sure was a coincidence about the strawberry-rhubarb pie yesterday. Hope you are enjoying yours.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Half of the garage is clean! That is what is happening!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! Aren't you glad you take your camera with you everywhere you go! What a fabulous house and gorgeous view! And the cowboys with pizza is just too much! Love the emus, too! What a fun day! Lots to blog about! I'm sewing this weekend..which is nice for a change! ♥

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Is that what they call a tulip tree in your first snap!
Oh, my what a lovely house your friends were staying in! Look at that kitchen! I love it.
Pizza on horseback - gotta love it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Thanks Rose. I've seen some of them around here and was told they were tulip trees! They are so very pretty!
Have a great weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG that home is just stunning! Thanks for sharing, I loved the pics! And I am so super jealous of the spring pics! We are so behind this year it's just about driving me crazy!
And your bunnies below are super cute and the mantel is gorgeous!
I am so glad to get caught up on your blog, you always have such lovely pics!
For some reason you don't show up in my dashboard so I don't know when your new post comes up.
So glad you came by to remind me!
Oh and my Mom is a published writer. She has written 3 books and has had numerous columns in local papers and magazines.

Picket said...

Morning girl...beautiful home it does have alot of potential and love the views and who could ask for more than Emus and pizza all at the same Thanks for coming by hope you have a glorious Sunday...Picket

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rose,
What a grand house and you are right, so much decorating potential. I would love to get my hands on that blank canvas and decorate. How fabulous for your friends to be able to stay there on a get away.

Loved the guys on horse back bringing home there pizza. Too cute and with gas prices, they probably have the right idea.
The emu is a gorgeous bird.

Sounds like a fun day. Your flowers are beautiful. My saucer magnolias looked the same and now all the green leaves on them are full and pretty. Knockouts all in bloom this morning. Gives one a lift for sure.
Love your header.
XOXO Celestina Marie

Jennifer said...

Oh, the places you'll and the things you can the little adventures in life:)

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

WOW!!! That house is amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. To answer your question that you left...No I don't have a Home Goods store near me I sure wished I did. I've heard great things about it. I live on the South Carolina Georgia state line. I'm sure you've heard of the Masters Golf Tournament. Well I live right outside of Augusta. So we're not to far away from each other. Hope you have a great week.

Spring Blessings,

Sue Giannotta said...

Wow! What a great deal for your friends. I am sure you enjoyed having them close.
Our trees have not started blooming yet, the weather here is fierce. Seeing yours is making me long, even more, for spring to finally arrive here in MI.
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Sue said...

What a house! what a treat to be able to visit this Rose.
And that staircase, wow!
Spring is slowly but surely coming forth here too .

Loved the post on your decorations, so pretty, and today I plan to do some, that is if I can get off this computer. lol.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for Will.
Hugs, Sue