|Why do I have two copies of Afton Villa?|
Because I bought myself a copy and fell in love with all the beautiful pictures of this Louisiana garden, and the story of who started this garden back in the 1800s. I loved it so I went and bought a dear friend a copy to send her for her birthday!
The huge forty room Victorian plantation home burned to the ground in the 1960s. The once beautiful gardens deteriorated and fell apart. The place was full of ashes and weeds. The whole place sat there in ruins until a couple purchased it and began to restore it in the early 1970s. The book shows what they did and how they did it.
well, my photographs don't do the book justice..........sigh
|Awwww, look at the precious little girls dancing around the May Pole!|
|Haven't read these two yet. Have any of you?|
|Have never read this author, have any of you?|
|All by Hazel Gaynor, I discovered her this summer and loved her historical type books!|
|I finished "Wartime Sisters" last night. I loved it!|
I've never read Nancy Thayer, so looking forward to the "Secrets in Summer" one!
|Well, this book is about fairies, so I took it outside to photograph it with fairies! LOL|
|Isn't she sweet??|
|Here I am with the little fairies, LOL!|
|Beads today--are my turquoise color beads with the circles woven in. I got this necklace for my birthday last year|
|So far I've read a few chapters of the Drew Barrymore book|