Thursday, November 17, 2011

Those southern girls do it right!

If you read the last post, you know I recently did two photo shoots in SC. You can read the last post ~here~ if you missed it. And if are a follower of my blog Behind My Red Door, you know that my dear friend Jill had the nerve to leave New England and move to Columbia, SC ! She went from being 2 hours away to 2 looong days away! It had something to do with leaving the snow behind, getting twice as much house for half the price, Jim being able to work outside as well as ride his motorcycle all year round  or some other silly excuses I now can’t recall. All I know is that it is a LONG drive to get there! Now mind you, as capable as I am,  I don’t do the driving ~ the mister does (by choice) but still, it is a looooong drive just the same! Thankfully she moved inland so we can avoid the dreaded rte. 95 corridor. I’ll give her that much! And when we get there ~ well it is always worth the drive!  I’ll tell you all about the fun and food on my own blog when I find time, but today I will treat you to some sneak peeks of her gorgeous home.

For those that don’t know, Jill and Jim make a lot of their own furniture. Jim is a carpenter by trade and Jill took years of woodworking classes at the local trade school in Maine. When they lived in Maine, they transformed the interior of their split entry home into a colonial style home. You can see pictures of that home if you click ~here~. When they bought their home in SC, it was the basic builders colonial with Pergo and carpeted floors, pickled pine cabinets and little warmth. Now, it is warm and inviting with gorgeous hardwood floors, crown moldings and chair rails, stenciling and filled with beautiful prim and colonial pieces. This summer Jim tore down the old deck and enlarged it and closed in half of it making a screened in porch. Between the two of them, they have done themselves proud!  I’ll stop talking now and let you see just a wee bit of the eye candy…..537

















Wait a minute?? Who do we have here?? It’s Sasha!! She wanted to say hi to all my friends in blogland!! 162


Well that is it for sneak peeks for the SC trip! I hope you enjoyed seeing how 2 southern girls decorate!  Thank you Jill and Jim for making me feel right at home! And Jill, thank you for all the help on both shoots ~ I truly appreciate it my dear friend. You are now forgiven for moving so far away~~~~NOT!!


As Thanksgiving approaches,  I would like to take a moment to wish you all gift of time to stop and reflect
on the many blessings of faith, family, friends, life, and love.


Until next time ~ hugs, Linda


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earlene said...

Wonderful eye candy Linda! I bet you miss her alot.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I could look at photos and displays like that all day long....She has some wonderful pieces and collections...can't wait for more. Wishing you - and all the staff at APP&CJ - a blessed Thanksgiving....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Y1M said...

I KNOW you must've had a grand time. Made me feel good to read this post. Beautiful pictures of the many wonderful goodies they have in their home.

Thanksgiving Blessings,

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Everything is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I just got my copy of the Winter issue of APP at Simply Primitive in North Conway and I wanted to say what a great job you've done in presenting the homes you photographed so well! Thanks so much to you and everyone at the magazine for such a wonderful outlet for primitive style daydreaming!

Mary Brobinsky said...

Its all gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...especially little Sasha!

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