Friday, August 6, 2010

Louisiana Plantation ~ Houmas House

What a beautiful house we visited on our way home from our first trip sans children. Such amazing grounds and stories! We were even allowed to touch things and sit on the furniture!!

Here are some photos from our trip...

This chair has the original leather covering from the 1800's when it was made.
Too bad they don't have quality items like this anymore!

This is one of two sculptures of Abraham Lincoln done in pure silver.
Three others were crafted in copper for a total of five.
The artist is the same person who created Mount Rushmore.
When the owner purchased this piece at auction, it was thought to be one of the copper pieces.
After returning home and cleaning it, he was surprised to find that it was actually silver.
What a lucky find, he paid a quarter of what it was worth!

They let David hold the gun that was used by the original owners of the house.

Doesn't he look fierce?

This bedroom was featured in the movie Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, starring Bette Davis.

This room used to be a nursery, now it holds this voodoo artifact display,
as well as a vampire killing kit...just in case ~ LOL!

The stage coach drive

These two photos are of the original kitchen.

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