We have been scouting locations for a photo shoot for my new fabric line that will hit the market the first of January but in my heart there was really only one place that would do. We paid a visit today with the Governor’s representative and discussed the possibilities. Not only does it thrill me to simply walk the grounds but tears fill my eyes as I remember the kindness of Mr. Red Blount. He made his fortunes the old fashion way- hard, hard work and long hours. Then he spent his latter years giving back. And, oh, how he gave. Without this precious man there would be no Shakespeare Theater in Montgomery. The Montgomery Museum of Art certainly would not be what it is today. There would be no Blount Park and now the state is the guardian of the incredible home, conservatory and chapel that Mr. and Mrs. Blount built and their children donated for the State’s use.
As you drive onto the estate you cross this charming bridge/
Looking to your right you see this lovely bridge.
The trees still had some pretty color.
There were no trees at all on this property when the Blounts bought it. Don’t you love people with vision?
Just being on the property made me happy.
From the motor court you walk down a couple of steps into a formal garden.
And then… the pièce de résistance…. the conservatory
Be still my soul.
Then you walk inside… and lose your breath.
David Braly did some amazing work also in the painting of the walls in the stair hall.
The pool and pool house are beyond the conservatory.
I really hope we can make this work. I can’t quite figure it out in my head yet but I have some talented friends that I am sure will help me.
Thank you Blount family for making my city beautiful. We appreciate you.
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