Finally, after like 14 months of a blog called Summerfield, I’ve decided to give you a peek inside THE Summerfield. For those of you who do not know (or those of you who have not read About Wheeler Lewis, which I just noticed I hadn’t been updated in over a year, oops!) I will fill you in. The “Summerfield Road House”, as my family likes to call it, is a house in Selma, Alabama that has been in my mother’s family for over a century.
You can probably tell from the picture that nobody has lived in it in a while :). We visit the house often and spend every Thanksgiving in it. It will always be a very special place for my family. My grandfather and great aunt grew up in the house. When my mom and her four siblings were growing up, their grandmother lived in the house. Sometimes they refer to it as “Granmama’s house” (with a very distinct small town Alabama accent).
I can’t wait for the daffodils to bloom! So pretty. Selma gets super hot in the summer time though.
Above and below is a shot of the entry. I was standing in the parlor when I took the picture. The front door is to the right. Straight ahead, you can see into the dining room.
This room has burn marks on the hardwood floors from where the Yankees tried to burn the house down in the Civil War. Every time I bring friends to the house I lift up the rug and show them. Pretty cool, huh?
Needless to say, the window treatments have all been around for a while! And notice the paint colors? I have no idea when was the last time it was painted, but it hasn’t been in the last 26 years (in my lifetime).
Baby blue walls, anyone? I can honestly say that I never really noticed that the walls were baby blue until I started taking these pictures.
I’m not even sure what this type of window treatment is called? They’re not curtains, but they’re not shades…
All pictures taken by me on my mom’s fancy camera.
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