Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day, A Winner and Macon, Georgia

Congratulations to Ann of Moonbeams & Fireflies!  
 You were the 19th person to leave a comment and your number was selected by my friend the Random Number Generator.  
 You are the lucky winner of the beautiful candle from Cartini!!   I'll be contacting you by email so that I can send you your beautiful candle gift.  

Growing up did you have a powder puff and bath powder set?   In my younger days I would often get a nice bath set for my birthday and I loved them.   The last dusting powder set I received was probably 15 years ago and today my husband surprised me with a Shelley Kyle powder puff set from Cartini Home.   This set is gorgeous and for all those Frenchies out there, this is a must have.  Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift from my Hossy.
 And speaking of old-fashioned, yesterday my husband treated me to a day of reminiscing poking around Macon, Georgia.   I love the beautiful city of Macon and while it is not my hometown, I grew up nearby and spent a lot of time there in my youth.   It's hard to decide between Macon and Savannah when trying to choose Georgia's most beautiful city but there is no doubt both cities are worth seeing.  
Both cities have beautiful handmade brick streets in some of the historic areas.   

In some areas of the downtown there are a number of hilltops and I recall growing up there was an old law still on the books that made it illegal to curse on a certain street on Sunday.  Apparently those trying to get their horse and buggies up the hill to get to church were creating a bad atmosphere for worshippers.
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church - from Wikipedia
 So here is a sampling of scenes from yesterday's drive.

My doctor's office growing up.  I hated the shots but love the doctor and his office.

The Hay House

If you are ever passing through Georgia, be sure to plan some time to stop in Macon.
Today I'm linking up with The Tablescaper to celebrate her 100th post!!!


  1. Oh this homes are treasures. The round porches and gorbels are so beautiful. The last picture is especially beautiful. Would love to visit this gorgeous city. Thanks for your visit today.

  2. Happy Mother's Day, Cheryl!
    Beautiful homes, thanks for the tour!
    You will get here before I get there!

  3. Well here is your mother's day post. I had no idea Macon had such gorgeous homes! Loved them.

  4. I always heard that Sherman didn't burn Macon because he felt those buildings were too beautiful to burn. Don't know if it's true, but I certainly couldn't harm them. Did you ever go to the Appleblossem Festival there? Lovely!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  5. Happy Mother's Day! Looks like you had a fabulous one! Love powder puffs so I will look into this one! Hugs, Linda

  6. What beautiful old homes! I love the circular porches. I can't imagine living in a place so big (and having to clean it!) but I love looking at them.