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Saturday, September 17, 2011

~ Mary Carol's Fall Open House Part 1 ~

Mary Carol's 130+year Greek Revival met us in her stately manor. The house itself is so welcoming. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves..


The line was fairly long but moved quickly, you'll notice I couldn't get pictures without people in them, notice the expressions, the wait didn't seem to bother them, it was so worth it. :-))



Mary Carol was very gracious to talk to each individual and have their pictures taken. I wish I had thought to have our pictures taken.








If I had a staircase I would want it to look like this. It was simply breathtaking.









The last shot is of her small powder room tucked underneath the stairs, small in stature it was difficult to get a really good picture,  it was so charming.
That concludes this bunch of pictures, hold fast folks there are still more to come. I hope you enjoyed these shots.

34 comments:

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous home and so beautifully decorated!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures...very inspirational! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous home and so beautifully decorated!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures...very inspirational! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous home and so beautifully decorated!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures...very inspirational! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous home and so beautifully decorated!!! Thanks for sharing these pictures...very inspirational! :)

Richard Cottrell said...

What a fabulous house. Just wonderful, sure was nice of her to share with every one. I wish i could have been there. Richard from My Old Historic Houe

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

More please!! I love seeing them!!

9405018--Pat said...

Wonderful pictures Lynne, would love to see upstairs one year maybe!can't wait for more pic...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Sheila said...

Thanks so much for posting these! I love them all, especially the exterior shots. What a lovely home. Wish I could have gone...but Indiana is a tad too far away. Maybe someday. I love her shops and have been to both.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, do you think she'll ever open the upstairs? I think she's very brave to open the down for all of us to go through.. it is a beautiful home.. hope you're in and staying dry this w/k. hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for the tour.

Lee said...

Lynne, they are lovely. I like your photos better than mine. I too wish we would have met. Well now I'll follow your blog from now on. Thanks for the post and the comment on mine. I appreciate it. Isn't it fun to decorate?
Lisa

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh my, what a BEAUTIFUL home; inside and out! Love the Fall decorations! How generous of her to open her house for everyone! Can't wait to see more! XO, Pinky

PAT said...

I love it Lynne!

The first year we went, Jim had no idea who she was. I shopped, then we went to the house, then I shopped more, while Jim sat on the benches outside. He saw a woman walking toward the store, he had no idea who she was. They really had a great conversation. As we were leaving, there was MCG walking back toward the store with a stack of boxes. Jim said, I talked to her while you were shopping. I said, Jim that's Mary Carol!
When I dropped my camera, right before going to the house, the second year we went, I went on the tour and decided to go back with a disposable camera. When we got back, there was MCG on the porch. I told her what happened to my camera and I was on my second time round, so I could get pics. She said well get on in here!!LOL
She's fabulous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, what a fun tour. Thanks so much for taking us with you via all the lovely pics. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

What an amazing house and the decor...wonderful!Thanks for taking us along!!

Debbie said...

How neat is this??!! What a gorgeous home, and so beautifully decorated for the season.

lvroftiques said...

Just stunning! A dream come true house for me! And it sounds like the owner is a lovely person too. Thank you for sharing this Lynne. I look forward to part two *winks* Vanna

THE STONE RABBIT said...

These were great photos, Lynne. I love the pinecones hanging from the chandy and the lanterns attached to the windows....I think they are like the one I bought from her at the Holiday Mart last year! Awesome the way she used them. Of course, it's all fabulous!!!

She is totally gracious and makes everyone feel important...she's truly a class act!

Hope you had a great Saturday! dana

Entertaining Women said...

The dough bowl filled with greenery and a demijohn is a wonderful look. I'll put that idea to use with my dough bowl this holiday season. My next trip to Nell Hill's, I'll be looking to see if the ram's horn/hurricane, and the flat lanterns that will hang agains a window/door happen to be in her current store inventory. Come to think of it, I'll go look on line right now! Thank you for sharing your marvelous photos. I'll be watching for the next batch. Cherry Kay

Karena said...

I have wanted to go to Mary's open house for the longest time, I love her shop so much!

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Karena
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designchic said...

What a gorgeous and gracious home. Love the way she has decorated for Fall - so elegant and the staircase...fabulous!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you for taking us along on the tour. I love her little bathroom in the stair alcove! I enjoyed all the beautiful and inspiring seasonal decor here as well. Beautiful photos!

bj said...

o, SO pretty. It's hard for me to think that people really DO live in such outstanding homes.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynn these are wonderful photos. I am enjoying our tour and look forward to more! hugs, Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my goodness! So much inspiration here -- just off the charts lovely -- thanks for sharing.

lvroftiques said...

Ummm Lynne I will NEVER get tired of viewing beautiful homes!....Not gonna happen girlfriend so bring em on! *winks* And what a beauty this one is! Vanna

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I always wonder what people who live in homes like that do for a living? :) Lovely. Just gorgeous!

Dolores said...

Oh my, I'm drooling. This home is gorgeous!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! What a house!! What gorgeous decorations! Thanks for posting all these beautiful pictures, great ideas!

Katherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dear Lynne, I just went through both of these posts of Mary Carol's home, and what a grand tour. So many beautiful and unique ideas. I'm going back for a second look at everything. Thank you for sharing this tour. laurie

once in a blue moon said...

always fun peeking in, thanks for taking us~

xinex said...

The home is gorgeous and decorated so nicely. thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Lynne. Thanks!..Christine

Veronica said...

Hi Lynne. What a magnificent home and how about that staircase decor? Wonderfull sigh of pleasure and I still have your next two posts to view!

Veronica

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Lynne, what a great tour! Thanks for taking us with you. I'm afraid this will probably be the closest I get to touring her beautiful home. How nice is she to open it up to everyone! Does she do that at Christmastime? Loved that staircase! Wow!