Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Finding Beauty Friday

I'm linking this post to "Friday Finding Beauty" event on Claudia's blog Dipity Road. Today all the participating blogs can post whatever they like on their blog that touched them in some way and made them feel, see, or appreciate a moment of beauty in their lives.
I believe beauty is anything that makes you smile or warms your heart.
A couple of week ago my Sister and I went to the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage and I told you about the Richmond see it here
And I also did a post on Bontura House see it here
I also told you there where a couple of other houses on the same street....
Today I am going to show you the pictures I got of these 2 Houses, the first is Rosalie...
 Live Oaks in front of Rosalie...The Parsonage sits right across the street from this fence and beautiful trees.
 This is the entrance on the side of the house, you can walk out of this entrance and cross the Street to the Parsonage...
This enchanting Federal Style mansion takes it's name, Rosalie, for the Duchess of Pontchartrain.  The home was constructed in 1823 for Peter Little and his wife, Eliza, and established an architectural form associated the the grand houses of Natchez and also with plantation houses across the South. After Peter and Eliza's deaths in the 1850's, the home was sold to Pennsylvanian, A.L. Wilson, who did some extensive interior redecorating, which included the installation of elaborate plasterwork, marble mantels, and large gold-leafed mirrors above the mantels. There is a great deal of fascinating history behind Rosalie. It sits near the edge of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River,
The Parsonage sets facing the River and was built in 1852 on land  donated by Peter Little, because of his Wife's devotion to the Church...
You can read more about The History of Rosalie here
 sign in front of the Parsonage
 This window in the front of the home caught my attention, it is so different. from the rest of the homes windows.
 To me these homes and the History of Natchez is full of beauty. Hope you have a great Good Friday....


  1. What a wonderful little tour to take this morning. Hope you have a grand weekend!

  2. I enjoyed seeing your pictures, Molly. Isn't Natchez a fun place to visit!

    Best wishes to you and your family for a very happy Easter weekend.

  3. That home was absolutely gorgoeous. Heavenly.
    Hope you are doing well. Love, sandie

  4. A wonderful place. I love that window.

  5. Oh Molly Sweetie...
    What a beautiful Finding Beauty Friday post. I love touring these old history homes. I am so thrilled that some still remain in our beautiful country and they are shared for all to enjoy.

    I love the Pasonage and that window is just precious. So beautiful. I can only imagine what these homes must look like when the trees are in full bloom and the midst of a gorgeous Summer day.

    Thank you so much for taking me on this tour. I surely did enjoy myself. Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  6. One of the few pictures I have of my mother is of her at Rosalie, looking up and shading her eyes with one hand...thanks for posting those pictures, Molly...trip down memory lane...

  7. Beautiful place! Happy Easter!

  8. Very lovely place! Happy Easter!

  9. I agree. The trees and the homes are beautiful. Every detail is amazing.

  10. Hi Sweetie!

    What a glorious home this is. I always think about when they were first constructed and stand amazed at the detail that they put into homes such as this beauty.

    The pride of the CRAFTER is seldom on new construction... and yet back then, it was abundant.

    I particularly love the walk way up to the front. Talk about a welcome - huh?

    Thanks for participating with us at FFB :)

    Have a wonderful Easter.


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