Friday, August 20, 2010

Etsy Virtual Shopping Spree Number 2

I am addicted to Etsy! I wish I could buy everything, but for now virtual is going to have to be the way to go :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shopping on Etsy

OMGosh, I had so much fun virtual shopping on Etsy! Here is everything I "bought" :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

The French Quarter

The French Quarter was definitely an experience for me. I think that it was a one time visit, but I sure enjoyed my time alone with my hubby :) Here are some of the pictures that we took.

If you look on the pillar, you can see where the water line was when New Orleans flooded.

These t-shirts were priceless!

Of course we had to hit the shops on Bourbon Street.

We ate dinner at Bourbon House Seafood...the food was absolutely FABULOUS,
and the old buildings and architechure were so neat!!

To end the trip, we drove by David house that he lived in while his family stayed in Louisiana.
He told me about how they used to play in the woods right down the street.
The woods are still there. He also told me that this is the house where they had to replace the second story ~ LOL!

We had so so much FUN!

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.