I hope y’all had a safe and relaxing New Year and were unaffected by the bad storms New Year’s Eve. We didn’t have any trees down in our neighborhood, but when I looked outside around 11 PM, I saw a torrent of water flowing down the street and the rain was blowing sideways into my porch. Nevertheless, a few brave souls managed to shoot off a few firecrackers around midnight, and I’m glad I wasn’t one of them.
Anyway, let’s ease ourselves back into real life again with a few images of the plasterwork I saw but was unable to photograph on the New Orleans Holiday Home Tour a couple of weeks back. After I ran that post, the kind people from the Preservation Resource Center e-mailed me and asked if I would like copies of their interior photos. Of course, I said yes, and today, because of their generosity, you can feast your eyes on the fine detail work that I could only begin to describe with words.
Mississippi has many great interiors, but I have to admit I haven’t seen anything that matches the plaster cornice in that double parlor on Coliseum.
All photos were taken by Sara Essex of Sara Essex Bradley Photography and are of course presented here courtesy of the Preservation Resource Center.