Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Battle Bedroom

This is the Battle bedroom in the Battle Friedman home in Tuscaloosa. The Battles were the original owners. The furniture in this room is theirs. The bed is hinged so that it in the summer, it could be pulled to the middle of the room and the headboard and footboard removed. They did that so that the breeze could blow through the room from the windows. If you've ever been in Alabama in the summer, you know why. It's miserably hot, even at night.

5 comments:

Tanya said...

That bed is gorgeous! Good morning to you Miss D! :)

Kathleen said...

With all this rain I could just hop in that bed with a good book today!! It looks so cozy!!

Halcyon said...

That's neat that they still have the original furnishings. The Anchuca lost theirs during the war. :(

So far no snow here. It has been raining since 6pm yesterday though and now the rain is turning to sleet. Snow would be more welcome than ice.

Rambling Round said...

Magnificent!
I know about those hot Alabama summers too! Before AC, we slept with our heads at the foot of the beds to catch the breezes that the window fan pulled in.

PJ said...

Very elegant indeed. One can only imagine what it was like to live there.