Can you imagine what this beauty was like in it's former life? Even more so than the historic homes that have been preserved, these old skeletons really fascinate me. Think about all of the Christmas' that were celebrated within those walls. How many New Year's Day black eyed peas were eaten. I wonder what it was like to shut that door behind you for the last time.
Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Todd and I spent 16 hours on the road and while it's a lot of windshield time, we were grateful to be able to see both of our families. On our way back to Florida, we took the scenic route and passed this old house in the tiny town of Elmodel, Georgia. From what I've been able to find, it was built in 1908 and the town built up around it. The man who built it, Mr. Mcrainey, died in 1915 and as the house was passed from generation to generation, it deteriorated. The current owner lives in a trailer next door and has been known to shoot at anyone who sets foot on the property. Apparently I got lucky.
And look at what it used to be. Gosh!
I've got my black eyed peas soaking in my new Le Creuset! Here's to a great 2013!