Friday, June 3, 2011

The Briars and It's Pink!

I am going to show you my second trip to Natchez. The purpose was to look for a house to move to since dh was just offered a job. At that time, John was on call 24/7 at his existing job time and he could not accompany me so I took my daughter, SIL and grandaughter AJ with me.

The hospital placed us at The Briars, a bed and breakfast, which is situated in 19 acres. It's pink, in fact, there are a lot of pinks in this post so I am linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at

The Briars, built in 1818, is probably most famous for being the location of Jefferson Davis' wedding to his second wife,Varina Howell in 1845. Varina's parents were renting the place at the time. I am sure most of you know that Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America, from Feb. 18, 1861 to May 5, 1865.

They put us in their most spacious suite which is in another building. We had 2 bedrooms, this huge living area and a full kitchen. The bedrooms were big too, with walk in closets and their own bathrooms.

There is AJ watching TV.
We even had our own screened in porch.

I had AJ sleep with me cause I was afraid to sleep alone. Do you see those 2 big orbs? I hope they aren't spirits, lol. Good thing I saw the pictures after we already got home or I might not been able to sleep in this room.

Since we were guests there, we were allowed to tour the main antebellum house. This is the front porch.

More orbs here, one on my daughter's left arm and the other above her head.

AJ had a lot of fun. That other pink building down there is where the dining room is so that is where we ate breakfast. There's also a gift shop there.

The grounds were magnificent. They had a boardwalk leading to a scenic view of the Mississippi River and and the bridge connecting Natchez to Vidalia, LA.

Notice AJ wearing pink.

Insn't this just a picturesque view? Do you see all the kudzus? They are very prevalent here especially on the bluffs.

Close up of some kudzus.

AJ must have been around 8 here.

Aren't the grounds just lovely and magnificent? It has over 1000 azaleas. Can you just imagine how it looks in the early spring?

During that stay, we also toured the Rosalie for the first time, another antebellum house that is full of history. I won't show you more pictures because I have blogged about the Rosalie before when I took the Mississippi Southern Belles there during our MS bloggers get together. And of course I had to ring the bell afterwards, lol.

Isn't the pink bowl pretty?

Thanks, Beverly for hosting.

And thank y'all for stopping by!


Entertaining Women said...

A gorgeous property. Thank you for introducing me to this special spot. Cherry Kay

D said...

Hi, Christine,
I have stayed at "The Briars", but we stayed in the main house and the room was not nearly as big as yours. :) I remember the grounds being very pretty, too.


What a beautiful place Christine! Thank you for sharing this great stay...I love the rooms and the decor. AJ looks so young here!, just a little girl, she's so cute! You look great too.
I'm at PINK SATURDAY too, with no pink, though.
Have a good weekend. Love. FABBY

Holly said...

Wow! What a wonderful place to stay. I bet it was difficult to leave such beauty!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous Christine!
The grounds are magnificient!
I remember cudza when we were down south and how cool I thought it was. My girlfriend who lives in Atlanta said sometimes it get's almost invasive, but I still loved it!
Enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

Debjani said...

The Briars are so nice both inside the suites and the grounds. We also had a wonderful stay there. And breakfast is so tasty too! First time ever I had grits-LOL!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Maybe we should stay there the next time we visit Natchez. Lovely post!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a gorgeous property! AJ looks so young Christine, time sure flies doesn't it:@)

Jeanne said...

Hi Christine, this is a beautiful post. I would love to be there too. The history and the home is so lovely. The pink bowl and everything is stunning. I love where you stayed. Did you find your new home on this trip?

Hugs, Jeanne

Loretta said...

What a pretty place Christine and a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing the pics and the history. Hugs!

Gracie Jewellery said...

What a beautiful place. I think the orbs were really specs of dust on your camera lens. Happy Pink Saturday!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Pretty pinks and photos! How fun that you all were able to spend that time together checking out the area. Oh! and I love the black and white gown!

Blessings & Aloha!
...catching up on some favorite blog reading! Hugs, my friend!

Traci said...

The grounds are GORGEOUS!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like you had a nice time. Love the grounds.

lvroftiques said...

What a wonderful place to stay! So rich in history and maybe ghosts too! *winks* Looks like a place I'd love to haunt lol! That piano and the bowl and the fireplace are lovely! Vanna

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