Another Mardi Gras weekend has come and gone. Much fun was had by everyone who attended. After three parades, many bands, and countless beads thrown, another carnival season has come and gone. Please enjoy these pictures!!
February 10th, 2013 by carriagehouse
February 5th, 2013 by carriagehouse
Although it is only the first week of February, it is obvious that spring is on its way!! The Tulip Trees are all blooming. The Azaleas are setting their buds and there is new growth on all of the rose bushes.
I have already started to work on cleaning out the gardens to get them back in shape for you to enjoy. As a preview of what is to come, please enjoy this video taken from last year’s blooms.
January 29th, 2013 by carriagehouse
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has opened ten new kayak and canoe paddling trails on the Big Cypress Bayou and Caddo Lake. Trail markers have been placed along all of these trails to help you navigate these mystical and ethereal waterways.
Five of the new trails follow the Big Cypress Bayou with the put ins and take outs located at Backwater Jack’s RV park. The other five paddling trails are on Caddo Lake with the put ins and take outs located at various locations on the lake
For more information, please visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Website.
January 23rd, 2013 by carriagehouse
Jefferson will celebrate the 2013 Mardi Gras Season, February 8-10th. Come enjoy all of the festivities at one of Texas’s oldest Mardi Gras celbrations. There will be bandstands set up all over the Historic Riverfront District, beer gardens, Mardi Gras parties and vendors. The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast is on both Saturday’s Grand Parade and Sunday’s Children’s Parade route. Come watch all of the celebrations right from our wrap-around porch. We’ll save you a piece of King Cake!!
If you are still looking for a room, call us at 903-665-9511
January 21st, 2013 by carriagehouse
December 17th, 2012 by carriagehouse
Finally the new Christmas Mugs are here!!!
Although they are a month late, 2 of our 4 Christmas colors are here just in time to make Christmas presents. I have a beautiful Plum with a Lilac top and a Forest Green with a Dijon top in a tankard style mug available and ready to ship.
All of these mugs are hand thrown by a potter at Deneen Pottery in Minnesota. In a world where all of our manufacturing is outsourced to China, this is a American craftsmanship at it’s absolute finest. These even feel better in your hand then a cheap Chinese mass produced coffee mug.
Our coffee mugs sell for $18 a piece ($19.48 w/ tax) plus shipping. Call me at 903-665-9511, if you would like to purchase one.
December 16th, 2012 by carriagehouse
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year in Jefferson. Every weekend there is something new going on to celebrate the season. The first two weekend’s of the year are always the Candlelight Tour of Homes and the Christmas Carols at the local churches. The Rail of Lights Steam Train goes on every weekend from Thanksgiving to New Years. The Enchanted Forest with a hundred decorated and lit Christmas Trees in Lions Park is sure to put even Scrooge in the Christmas Spirit but my favorite event of the year is the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade which wanders through the streets of Jefferson the third Saturday of December.
This year, I was promoted to Chief Elf and got to ride on top of the fire truck with Santa Claus throwing candy out at the Kids. I had so much fun and hope I get to keep my position next year even though I will be off the Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Enjoy this little video I put together of our Santa having a little fun while waiting for the parade to start. I hope it brings a smile to your face and some Christmas Spirit to your day.
December 3rd, 2012 by carriagehouse
A few weeks back, I was proud to have Bob Griffin, his beautiful wife Denise, and their dog Sport come and spend a few days with me here at the Carriage House. For those of you not in the Shreveport TV air space, Bob is the weekend anchor on KTBS, Channel 3. Before his tenure with Channel 3, he was with KSLA Channel 12 also in the Shreveport area.
Bob never stops working and his passion for what he does was evident during his stay here. He is a “news man” at his very heart.
He put together a 3 minute video on the Carriage House and all the things he enjoyed about his stay. He was most impressed with our pet friendly accommodations and the fact that you can walk to just about anywhere from right here at the Carriage House.
I hope you enjoy this video. Here ya go!!! Enjoy!!
May 8th, 2012 by carriagehouse
Did you know that there is a thriving wine industry here in East Texas with some of the most unique and interesting wineries located only an hour away from the Carriage House? There is no better way to spend a quiet afternoon, then tasting some of East Texas’s finest wines. Make sure and call ahead to check out hours of the tasting rooms.
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards – www.lospinosranchvineyards.com or call 903-855-1769. Located in Pittsburg. Los Pinos has live music and a delectable tapas music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery – www.enochsstomp.com or call 903-240-1587. Located in Harleton. Enjoy award winning wines while sitting out under the trees and looking out over the hills of East Texas. Now serving dinner Saturday night. Please call for reservations.
St. Rose Vineyard and Winery – www.guerravineyardandwinery.com or call 903-856-2067. Located in Pittsburg. Formerly Guerra Vineyard and Wines is home to the Foxy Wine collection. St. Rose Vineyards specializes in Muscadine and fruity wines.
Red Road Vineyards and Winery – www.redroadvineyard.com or call 903-897-9353. Located in Naples. The winery’s brick structure, originally built in the 1890s, housed the first power and ice company in Northeast Texas. The tasting room, that once held blocks of ice ready for delivery, now holds a comfortable place rich in historic architectural detail.
May 8th, 2012 by carriagehouse
Ease along the brick streets as you enter the merchants shops and be dazzled by their variety of wares.
Beauty and the Book www.beautyandthebook.com or call 903-665-7520. Unique bookstore and beauty salon in one
Blackburn’s Factory Outlet www.jeffersonimages.com or call 903-665-1128. Factory Outlet Store for Blackburn’s jellies, preserves and syrups, gift baskets, custom framing, local cookbooks, knives, pottery and gift items. UPS Shipping Outlet.
Big Bypress Antique Mall call 903-665-2762. Elegant and upscale antique furnishings and homewares
Blessings Book and Gifts call 903-665-3895. Christian Books and Gifts. Listen to Christian music as you shop in Blessings, This shop has Christian books (adult and children) gifts, crosses, collectibles, home decor, jewelry, bath and body, greeting cards, Christmas seasonally and more.
Der Baskit Kase Music Store www.thumbpicker.com/dbk or call 903-665-7996. We buy, sell, make and repair string musical instruments and wind-up phonographs.
Der Book Vault call 903-665-7996. Rare and unusual antique books
Diamond “W” Western Decor call 903-665-2882. Collectible western art and decor
Divas and Daisies call 903-665-3382 Event and Wedding planning. Florist and gifts
Fashion and Art Revival www.fashionrevival.com or call 925-366-7360. One of a kind designer items, vintage clothing, costumes, and consignment.
Footsteps www.footstepsonline.com or call 903-665-3338. Dr of Podiatry. Comfort and theraputic shoes
Gold Leaf Antiques call 903-665-2882. Two extensive floors of collectible glassware, furniture, books and CASE® Knives.
Granny Had It call 903-665-3148. Antiques, furniture, glassware and lamps. Featuring Walnut, Mahogany and Oak from the Victorian through the 1930’s.
Jefferson 5 and Dime call 903-665-2801. Coin collectibles
Jefferson Antique Mall www.jeffersonantiquemall.com or call 903-665-8852. Retail-Antiques-Collectibles-Miscellaneous. 18 dealers under one roof.
Jefferson Bottling Works call 903-239-2801 – Antiques, collectibles & jewelry
Jefferson Farmers Market www.localharvest.org or call 903-665-7076. Open Wed, Fri from 4pm to sundown and Sun from 1pm to 4pm. Organically grown and locally produced (within 50 miles) fruits, vegetables, honey, meats, eggs, baked goods, canned goods, crafts, soaps, lotions, and more .
Jefferson Fudge Store www.jeffersonfudgestore.com or call 903-665-3562. We offer a wide variety of homemade fudge, candies, jellies, jams and preserves. In addition we have a wide selection of gifts, collectibles and antiques.
Jefferson General Store www.jeffersongeneralstore.com or call 903-665-8481. Authentic General Store with Soda Fountain, old time toys and gifts. Fresh made pralines & candy counter. Texas souvenirs. Famous Moody Dogs.
Jefferson Jewelry www.lindaaadler.com or call 903-939-9099. Antique and vintage jewelry and accessories. Authentic period adornments, faux and fines circa 1850 – 1950. Plastic to platinum, lockets to Lucite.
Marshall Pottery www.marshallpottery.com or call 903-938-9201. Marshall Pottery specializes in hand turned pottery straight from the potter’s wheel. Skilled artisans have turned the clay of East Texas for over one hundred years making beautiful, functional stoneware pottery. Each piece is truly a piece of art. Master Potters and Cobalt artist transform lumps of clay into wonderfully designed pieces of heirloom quality stoneware.
Michelle’s Antique Company call 903-665-2762. Quality antiques, soda fountain & photo studio.
Momma and Me Antique Store www.mommaandmeonline.com call 903-665-7225. Antiques and Gift shop. An eclectic collection of vintage and antique jewelry including, cameos and Czech Crystal, Raz Holiday Decor & Florals (below wholesale), infants and children’s boutique.
O.M.G. Lulu http://www.facebook.com/omglulu or call 903-665-8855. Funky and trendy clothes and jewelry for ladies and tweens
Pat Ann’s Call 903-665-9135. Home decor and gifts.
Retro Metal Chairs www.retrometalchairs.com or call 903-665-6449 – Purchase vintage metal lawn furniture
River City Mercantile Company call 903-665-8270. Antiques, glassware, Orientalia, silver, Scaffordshire wares, African art, cut glass, furniture, inkwells, kitchen and primitive antiques.
Route 49 Motor Clothes www.route49motorclothes.com or call 903-665-3349. Clothing for the motorcycle enthusiast. Route 49 has anything that the biker may want in the way of leathers, chaps, helmet, and raingear.
Roys Toys and Trains call 903-665-9900. Hobby Shop. Hobby stuff for everyone in the family, all ages and interests! Scrapbooking, needlecrafts, art, paint and crafts. Lamaze, Melissa and Doug, Smithsonian, Discovery, Breyer, Dominoes, and more games and toys. All gauges of electric and wooden trains; RC planes, cars, boats and much more.
Texas Treasure call 903-665-3757. Wind spinners, homemade quilts, rustic custom stars, Texas Souvenirs, College Collectibles and more
Three River Antiques Antiques and Collectibles. 10,000 square feet of antique furniture, pottery, books, depression glass, old tools, railroad lanterns, and signs.
Yesteryear Nick Nacks www.ynntx.com or call 903-720-8692. Gifts, collectibles, Christmas all year. Trendy clothes and shoes for ladies. New jewelry.