Dekalb History Center

Photos by Drew

Dress: Lark and Wolff, U.O.
Bag: vintage, Ebay
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Bold Endeavors in Gain, c/o Modcloth

The most fun thing we did this weekend wasn’t really during the weekend but on Thursday night when we went to see my mom in the small mountain town of Dahlonega, Georgia.  She was there for a tourism/marketing conference (she works for a tourism center in Tennessee), and then my sister Ashley and my niece and nephew Stella and Jack (he likes to go by Peach) met up with us too, and we all had dinner and then chocolate at a downtown candy store.  We snuck Rufus into our hotel (he’s little), and got to be with Peach for his birthday on Friday.  He’s 8 and doesn’t really want to be 8 or to grow up at all (I was always the same way and still am most of the time) but he and Stella were lots of fun, and it was so good to see them and my sister and my mom, and I miss my whole family already.

On Friday and Saturday we went out to eat with friends, and last night we saw our friend Rodney sing/rap.  It’s so hot out that we stayed inside as much as we could–I mostly read, and I don’t know what else I did;  I’m good at wasting time, especially on weekends.  I spent lots of time online, trying to muster up interest in fashion, but I couldn’t (summertime blues), and the only thing that got me halfway interested in taking blog photos today was the excuse it gave me to visit the little historical complex in Decatur.  I’d always wondered what the little white buildings were, but usually whenever I passed by I was on my way to the thrift store or getting lost on my way to the post office (Decatur roads never fail to confuse me), and so today when we were going to the farmer’s market in Decatur I figured we might as well stop and take a look.  The Mary Gay House seems to function mainly these days as a place to hold weddings, but there weren’t any today (thank goodness), so we could walk around  freely, peeking in windows and reading historical markers.  It was built in the 1820s, just like the Swanton House next door.  Only the Swanton House is part of the Dekalb History Center complex, and there are two log cabins in back that were moved to the place.  It reminds me of the Atlanta History Center, only on a much less grand scale.  One of these days we’ll go there when it’s open.

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  1. Posted August 1, 2011 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    You always find the cutest places to take pictures around Atlanta! I always love reading your posts and hearing familiar town names. You showcase so many places around here that I could visit. Super cute outfit in this post as well!

  2. Posted August 1, 2011 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Peach sounds just like my brother when he was young. He went through a phase of only answering to ‘Snow White’!
    I love the secretive photos through the windows, they’ve got some kind of nameless nostalgia feeling about them.

  3. Posted August 1, 2011 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    All the historical sites and places you visit are so beautiful!

  4. Posted August 1, 2011 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    that place looks so beautiful! and your outfit is cute:) x

  5. Posted August 1, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    You look great!

  6. Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Pretty photos! I’ve always wanted pastel blue paint on the walls…
    You look amazing!

  7. Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    The house is beautiful and you look definitely gorgeous. The blue looks wonderful on you.

  8. Posted August 1, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Beautiful girl in a beautiful place.

  9. Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    With that outfit and the setting, it’s like bringing your readers back to another era, love it!!


  10. Makena
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I love your outfit! And great place to take pictures. I must visit sometime. I love historical houses. So much happened there.

  11. Anthe
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Cute outfit and love buildings especially the old cabin!

  12. Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Your Hasbeens got suntanned, how cute ;) And what a lovely place, houses with a long story are so charming!
    Take care!

  13. Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Your outfit suits the place so well. <3

  14. marie
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    I love these classic historic homes. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  15. Posted August 2, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    i’m so jealous that you are just a short drive from all these fantastic historical places. i am dying for one last adventure in us history before the summer is over…

  16. Posted August 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    aw I grew up right by there! We used to take school trips down there all the time. You would have loved it then, they have people dressed in historical clothes and you can “churn butter” and take it home in a little dixie cup.

  17. Posted August 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    these are so beautiful.

  18. Posted August 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    That house is completely perfect!

  19. Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    Your dress is so cute x

  20. Posted August 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    amazing photos!

  21. Posted August 22, 2011 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I cannot possibly be the only person who read the title of this post and went, ‘SWEET you were in Illinois!’

    …Maybe I am.

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