Turning ninety is no small feat. My grandmother will be celebrating her big 9-0 this weekend in North Carolina. The town she lives in is quite lovely and immensely full of southern charm. The homes are visions in white clapboard, painted shutters, and picket fences. Surrounded by fresh pines, the landscape is splashed with green and vibrant flowers. To give you a glimpse, I thought I would share my post from this time last year. After all, I have many new boxwood friends and I would hate for you to miss these timeless, tasteful homes in the land of the pines. Be sure to check instagram for more up to the minute pictures!
Land Of The Pines
Anytime you call the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, North Carolina they answer the phone saying, “It’s a beautiful day in Pinehurst!” Rain, sunshine, or snow, their greeting remains the same. It is hard for this small golfing community to think the day should be anything other than beautiful, especially when surrounded by towering pines, chic boutiques, and charming homes. I may be bias considering I come here at least twice a year to visit my grandmother and some extended family. Nevertheless, Pinehurst has a chic Southern ambience that would make any visitor readily planning their next trip back.
While golfing is the real draw (The US Open was just hosted here), I look forward to seeing the picturesque cottage homes that evoke the feeling you will be welcome through every door. However this weekend I am not quite sure anyone would have invited me into their home, since I was the girl sitting shot-gun in my cousin’s car and pointing my camera in their direction. I just had to share with y’all the sweet charm of Pinehurst homes.
Pinehurst, North Carolina
The front drive of the Carolina Hotel & Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Pine trees are everywhere!
So many sweet plankboard homes on every corner. Many are named and adorned with rocking chairs, pretty window boxes, and an American flag.
While it may not photograph well from my vantage point, this house is one of my favorites. I love the lush yard and landscaping.
Love a white house with pretty blue shutters.
A little victorian cottage near the village.
This house named Thistle Dhu was built in 1919 by James Barber of Barber Steamship Links of New York. Barber built the first ever miniature golf course on his property and called it Thistle Dhu, which was translated into the phrase “This’ll Do.” Fun Fact!
Love this one!
Has a little Hamptons/Nantucket feel to it.
Sweet blue front door.
I loved this gate!
A long drive to another gorgeous white home.
A typical drive in Pinehurst. The air here is so clean, crisp, and refreshing. Many wealthy families would come here because they believed the pine trees could cure any ailment.
Magnolia 61– A fun and fabulous boutique that opened in November!
Great paintings by local artists.
When going to Pinehurst, we always fly into Raleigh. They have the most amazing boutique, Furbish Studio. Reasonably priced with amazingly chic and colorful home accessories.