Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Playing Houses

Daughter Emma and I admired the scenery along Highway 84 as we travelled through Georgia last weekend. To break up the trip, we stopped for a stroll down this lovely street in Bainbridge, Ga. With its mossy oaks and historic homes, it was a southern girl's dream. I fell in love with the yellow house above. I could imagine serving tea on that gracious porch!

Emma chose this pink house, just down the street from mine.



She said her imaginary friend, Layla, lives in this blue beauty. I didn't quibble with her since I am the imaginary owner of the yellow house across the street.



Just a few doors down, this lovely home is for sale. If you are interested in relocating, Emma, Layla and I would love to welcome you to the neighborhood with a cup of invisible tea!

12 comments:

Ariadone said...

Hello again, it's been a long while, but I enjoyed your lovely posts once again today. Do you think I could bring i.....dutch tompoezen along for tea ?
Enjoy
Godeliva

Nancy said...

The white cottage is my favorite! and wouldn't it be fab if we could live in our dreams until we wish to be awakened? Only to find out that we have lost no time whatsoever in that dream state?!

Catherine said...

I would be VERY happy to be your neighbour in that fabulous house!

Homeschool Dawn said...

I must be Layla because I love the blue house!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the one that's for sale. It looks like the perfect magpie cottage to me!

Checking in on a borrowed computer...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Live.Love.Eat said...

I would be very happy in one of those, as a B&B owner. So beautiful!!!!!!

Hope you're doing well!

Vonda Chalfant said...

Layla has exquisite taste! Are Emma and Layla on speaking terms these days? I think the white house would be perfect for a tea room.

Melissa Lester said...

Yes, Vonda, I heard all about Layla during my 14 hours of travel with Emma last weekend! Emma even pointed out houses along the way where Layla's extended family lives. Let me tell you, that Layla is quite a girl. But then again, so is Emma.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm with you...the yellow one is may favorite! Having an imaginary friend is supposed to be a sign of high intelligence in children. My son Vince had one named Dorothy when he was Emma's age and he just graduated from college with highest honors and plans on to getting his Ph.D. and becoming a professor! I bet Emma is a smart little girl!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm must be tired (or stupid) because that second to last sentence I just wrote makes no sense at all...I hope you can understand what I was trying to say! haha!

Jellybeans Children's Boutique said...

I love reading your blog-I was born in Bainbridge-the top house belonged to my great grandmother's family. I love to visit. On Lake Seminole, about 15 miles from B'bridge, there is the best catfish restaurant in the world. I'm getting homesick.

Anonymous said...

What a pleasant surprise to see lovely homes from Bainbridge, GA in your post. My Father and his parents were born in Bainbridge! My Dad left Bainbridge at age 13 and moved north to Detroit (where he met my Mom). His heart was always in Bainbridge and he loved to visit family there over the years. Now he is buried in the family plot there. My Grandfather and Great Grandfather invented a bottle washing machine while living & working in Bainbridge. I grew up a Northern gal with Southern roots.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

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