|The Violet Hill Inn,|
|On the back porch -- probably called a gallery|
|The view everyone comes to see --|
the Christmas lights at night on the Cane River.
Remember Steel Magnolias?
This is where it was filmed.
Also, to eat the Nachitoches meat pies and crawfish pies -
|From the back porch|
|All decked out for the Christmas Festival|
|A main floor guest room|
|Upstairs, more guestrooms|
|The most gracious Southern dining room --|
very challenging for an amateur to photograph!
I tried shots at different times of the day and evening, but you will just have to use your imagination. The host is Charles, so charming a Southern gentleman, and a fabulous cook. For breakfast he served something like a quiche with his "grandmama's gravy" -- which I think he said was boudin (blood sausage) -- or he might have said andouille -- there was some lively discussion about true boudin being illegal! Anyway, the gravy was like a tomato-Creole sauce with sausage chopped in it, topping off the quiche. He had baked the little quiches in a round mould of some sort. Alongside were wonderful stone ground grits and a biscuit. For a starter there was something he called "Peach Crisp." It was very tasty, but it seemed a bit like we had dessert first!
He had set his table with Lenox "Holiday," and as you can see, the table was beautifully appointed.
Next, the parlor.
|Sweet Husband trying on the gentleman's chair.|
He doesn't seem properly dressed, does he?
The parlor, very Southern Victorian. All these dark rooms literally sparkled with charm, but I just don't know how to properly photograph them! I lightened them all up in PicMonkey so you can get an idea anyway. According to the website, many of the pieces are original to the house.
The room where we stayed, the Stem Wheeler Room, also on the main floor.
|I am waiting for ...|
I am joining Alma The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, and to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.