Southern Metamorphosis

Submitted by Christi

Sunday, my wonderful husband and I took a little drive. We enjoy driving out to the lakes or down to the rivers here in our little neck of the woods. We are always struck by the transformation of this house:


It went from this (see above). To this:



Isn’t that amazing. I’ll try to get more pics for future posts but it really¬† is wonderful what they did to this place. Before it was about to fall down. Now, what you have to know is that this place had to keep at least one wall in tact while remodeling/rebuilding. This is due to the fact that it is on septic. We won’t get into all the nasty details about that. Apparently, they moved the walls within several times before the final product. So glad this old gem was saved. It has a spectacular view of the lake from the back deck and, if for now other reason, it should be saved for that!

Today’s Lagniappe (lagniappe=something extra): Boat Dip:
If your going to live by the lake, you need to have a boat, or, at least, this boat dip!
1 pint sour cream
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Cup chopped green onion
2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

Combine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or more. Serve with cut-up fresh vegetables and potato chips.


11 Responses to “Southern Metamorphosis”

  1. Pat Says:

    It’s always wonderful when an old place is saved!

  2. Marsha Says:

    This is quite impressive! What a good job.

  3. Ro Says:

    What a huge difference.

  4. Brenda Kula Says:

    It’s so wonderful to see houses being fixed up instead of a new one going up! We have so many houses on the market now. And old houses that need tender loving care!

  5. Roeshel Says:

    Amazing transformation! I love it!

  6. Kammy Says:

    Such a great after ! Really rich looking now !
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    p.s. Boat dip…do I have to have a boat ? LOL !

  7. Eileen Says:

    Excellent! It looks loved now!
    And thanks for another great recipe!
    All the best,

  8. Things That Inspire Says:

    Wow – the house is now so much more a part of the landscape, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

    I love Sunday drives…it reminds me of the happy summers I used to spend with my grandparents. We would always go for a Sunday drive in the countryside, and look for deer.

  9. Tina @ Enchanted Rose Studio Says:

    What a great transformation! Now it looks all shiny and new!

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. Lynn Guinn Says:

    That boat dip sounds like one I make.
    I think I’ll like boat dip better just because of its name!

    Boat Dip–You serve it with Boat Drinks!!

  11. Kathleen Says:

    Great redo…and a wonderful spot on the lake!

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