From the very month we moved in to our home 15 years ago, we have had requests to use the estate. Peachtree House has an intrinsic value that cannot be duplicated. Throughout the years Hugh and I have devoted endless hours, energy and MONEY to restoring the estate. Most people do not understand the time and dedication necessary to restore and maintain a historic property. A neighbor of mine proclaimed that her home was of historic value simply because it was built near the same year as ours. Peachtree Road has already lost one Gamble Rogers estate. Several years ago, the owner paid to have the estate taken off of the National Historic Register and he tore it down that night. He explained that it was simply too cost prohibitive to maintain the house.
“ My foremost obligation is to protect the historic integrity of my estate. However, it is our great joy to share the estate with people who love and admire it's architectural worth. “
Because Peachtree House will only host a few events each year, I am beyond careful about who we allow to care for our guests. Because of this outlook, I have the privilege of working with some of the best vendors in this industry. They are not only good at what they do, they love what they do. I have spent many hours of due diligence searching and interviewing vendors that are the best fit for Peachtree House. The vendors we use not only understand the challenges of hosting at a historic estate, they consider it an honor. I know when a vendor is just showing up and when they have fallen in love with Peachtree House.
Early last week, Terry, from Two Sweets Bake Shop, and I hosted our first Thank You Luncheon. It was an opportunity and privilege to show our appreciation to the people that care for our guests. It was truly a lovely day.
Rudy from Marta + Rudy Photography wrote in his blog about the luncheon and titled it, “Companions, Not Competitors.” It is so very true. The photographers are second shooters for each other, the caterers commend each other’s work, all the planners support and praise each other. These people are both professional and truly gracious. Our group at lunch sincerely enjoyed being together. Kim, from The Chalk Shop, and I chatted about her "cookie" board for our next wedding. Bumby shared her excitment about expecting her next baby. And, Terry and I were able to extend hospitality to those who would normally be hard at work to please a guest. It was their time to relax and enjoy being the guest.
“ I am honored to work among you, and Terry and I are thankful for each one of you.”