Peek Inside Summerfield

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.

summerfield, Selma, Al

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).

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Kenan House Spring 2008[1]

I can’t wait for the daffodils to bloom!  So pretty.  Selma gets super hot in the summer time though.

Summerfield, Selma, AL

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.

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

THE PARLOR.

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).

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

DINING ROOM

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…

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

Summerfield, Selma, AL

All pictures taken by me on my mom’s fancy camera.

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Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving 2012 at Summerfield

I took the time / remembered to take pictures of my Thanksgiving!  Yay me!  As always, the house looked absolutely gorgeous with silver goblets, tasteful flower arrangements, white linens and my family.  My aunts (and mother) and their help work hard each year to make Thanksgiving at Summerfield so special for my entire family EVERY year.  There were thirty four of us this year, which is a low number compared to years past.  In the past, we usually have close to fifty people for Thanksgiving lunch.  Each year I appreciate this house and this family more and more.  Thankful is an understatement! :)

These are some pictures from my iphone (and a few other people’s iphones), but I also took some pictures on my mom’s super nice camera that I will post as soon as I figure out how to upload the pictures to a computer, etc.  (which could be years from now, but hopefully not).

If you follow me on instagram (@wheelerlewis1) you may have already seen a few of these.

That is me holding my beautiful godson, James, who I just met for the first time!

I had to take a picture of the spanish moss.

James loves his godmother already :)

p.s. Roll Tide!!!!

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