Friday, May 4, 2012

Tulip Grove Plantation

Last year around this time, my husband and I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend the wedding of one of his first cousins.  We'd never been to Nashville, and it was a fun town.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to see much of it because my husband only took one day off work, and it was a long drive from where we live.  His parents drove, too, but they left a day earlier than we did in order to see some of the sights.

I don't think I took any pictures of Nashville during that short, whirlwind trip; but we did take some photos of Tulip Grove Plantation, where the wedding reception was held.  The wedding ceremony was held in the nearby Hermitage Chapel.  It was a real treat to see this lovely, historic home and chapel and to be part of the wedding celebration.

Tulip Grove was built in 1836 for Andrew Jackson Donelson, the nephew of Andrew Jackson, and was acquired by the Ladies Hermitage Association in 1964.  President Jackson's home, The Hermitage, is nearby.  Tulip Grove is an example of the antebellum Greek Revival style popular before the American civil war.  You can read more about the history of Tulip Grove and The Hermitage HERE.

Some of these interior shots turned out blurry because there were so many people inside, we didn't have room to set up the tripod.  I'm showing the pics anyway because I love the wall colors and the chandeliers.

You can see more of the blue walls in this picture from Wikipedia.

This is the color of blue that I want our dining room to be.  Isn't it a pretty color?  Below is another blurry picture, but I wanted to show you this dessert table.  I love the way the cupcakes are presented and all the silver serving pieces.  It's exactly what you'd expect to see in this graceful, old home.

Notice the rounded wall behind the table.  The house features a spiral staircase that winds all the way to the attic.  Here's another picture from Wikipedia.

This is such an elegant fireplace mantle with the ionic columns on either side.

I love the white paneling beneath these windows and the beautiful draperies.

Cheerful yellow walls...

and pretty pink napkins. 

These are gorgeous chandeliers!

The bride looked so elegant.  I first met her when she was about seven years old; she's grown into a beautiful young woman.  I don't have any close-ups of her, but she's sitting to the right of the window in these pictures.

Thanks for your visit -- I hope you enjoyed the tour!  I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.  Have a great weekend!!



  1. Oh how neat- never even heard of this home.

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Happy Pink Saturday!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  3. Been there & it is awesome. We love doing mansion & plantations. Gorgeous pictures you share.
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  4. Happy Pink Saturday Denise Sweetie...
    OMG what a gorgeous share. I love this beautiful place. I would love to see it one day. The columns in front draw a person right on in. They are definitely a welcome site. I simply adore the balcony above the front entrance, what a wonderful way to welcome the morning and feel the sunshine on your face, or maybe a beautiful way to end the day, watching the moon rise to the sky.

    Love the chandeliers inside and yes the colors of the walls are just gorgeous. That staircase stole my breath away. Can you imagine coming down that of a morning, or having to climb it each evening. WOW...

    Thank you for taking me along sweet friend. I have never visited this gorgeous site. Many country hugs and much love, Sherry

  5. Sooo pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

    My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

  6. What an amazing home!

    I love all the sweet touches!

    Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!

    My Pink, have a great weekend!

  8. The old home is quite spectacular. Very beautiful.

  9. This looks like such a neat place! What a wonderful place for a wedding.Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. What a gorgeous place for a wedding reception! I love the colors of the walls and the beautiful light fixtures. That stairs is amazing, too, isn't it?

  11. Hi Denise~ What a beautiful setting for a wedding reception! We've never been to Nashville~ probably because it is a LONG way to drive. I'd love to visit there sometime though. Enjoy your Sunday :)



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