Saturday, June 4, 2011


The other day I had a weird dream that I was living in Waveland, a 19th century plantation mansion. I had acres of land filled with crops, farm animals, and pure bred horses. The ice house was always filled with homemade ice cream and the garden was perfectly manicured.

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My dream house had beautiful hand-crafted wall paper and a 17th century grandfather clock.

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I had fireplaces in every room of the house and grand mirrors to accentuate the rooms.

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I also had lovely china tea sets like this.

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My children would play with their fancy handmade dolls.

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I owned elegant toiletry set that matches my curtain,

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and delicate perfume bottles.

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My formal dining room had the fanciest china set from England and the table was always filled with the best cuisine there is.

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I completed the dining room with a set of family candelabra.

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This would be Jake's room, I guess

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Here was where delicious culinary magic happens, and of course I would have a Top Chef Master cooking for me.

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My dream all-brick herb garden

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Then I felt something warm and wet on my face.

Good Morning, Mom!

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No it was not really a dream. Jake and I visited Waveland State Historic Site earlier this week. It was a beautiful mansion, just a few minutes from where we live. I loved it. This was taken in the slave's house. We learned not only the life of Lexington's 6th richest man, but also the life of slaves. The tour guide reminded us that living a lifestyle like this could not be done without the existence of slaves.

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p.s. Please excuse the blurriness in some pictures, most rooms were dark.

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