Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Laura–A Creole Plantation Part 2

dining room at laura plantation, vacherie, la
Welcome back to The Laura Plantation!  Today we’re touring the dining room and the preparation room.
dining room at laura plantation, vacherie, la
The table is set with some lovely gold trimmed china.
dining room at laura plantation, vacherie, la
Gold trimmed serving pieces…
petticoat table at laura plantation, vacherie, la
You will see many tables like this in antebellum homes.  This is called a petticoat table.  As the ladies walked by, they could check their petticoats in the mirror.
laura plantation, vacherie, la
This is the preparation room where the cooked food would have been brought in from the kitchen prior to serving the family in the dining room.
dining room at laura plantation, vacherie, la
This room is much more rustic than other antebellum homes that I have toured.  Most have a nice butler’s pantry that also housed china.
laura plantation, vacherie, la
Be sure and stop back by on Thursday afternoon!  I’ll be posting Part 3 that will include a little more Creole history!
Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Beautiful ( again ) !!!
    I've never heard of petticoat tables - how neat!

  2. Tammy,Thank you for the tour. I love the history lesson. Makes me feel like I am watching Downton Abbey. A more slow and elegant time. Your have a beautiful home!

    1. Thank you, Wanda! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! Make sure you check on the conclusion in Part 3!

  3. I had no idea they were called Petticoat tables.. LOVE learning something fabulous !!! HUGS

  4. Tammy,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I am now following you and invite you to revisit my site anytime.


  5. Beautiful plantation tour! I love the petticoat table, how interesting, it put a smile on my face and imagined me looking at my pants, legs or shoes TODAY! The table with the china is stunning! Have a lovely Mother's Day!

  6. A petticoat table...VERY interesting!!! Those ladies sure knew how to pamper themselves back in the day! I need something like that to check the heels of my shoes for scuff marks as I walk past! :-)

  7. enjoyed your tour. I do love gold rimmed dishes.....and old houses....
    Love, Mona

  8. Thanks for continuing the tour. The dishes are beautiful.

  9. Thanks for taking us along. The dishes are fabulous. Oh my. Love the petticoat table! So sad they went by the wayside. xo marlis

  10. Looks like such an amazing place!

  11. hello
    tout est super beau
    un dépaysement total
    à bientôt
    edith (iris) France

  12. Love seeing old homes...so much history in these walls. Beautiful table and china. Thanks for the tour, Tammy.
    Happy Mother's Day...

  13. Love the tour, I love these plantation homes too.

  14. Hey Tammy! Just now catching up with these tours again. How neat to hear the table is called a petticoat table. I love that and it makes perfect sense doesn't it? One would certainly not want to be showing to much leg in those days. LOL! I am also noticing old plaster on the walls in the prep room. Do you think perhaps it used to be all plastered walls in there?


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