Update on Belle Grove after the Storm

01/11/12 5:58 PM

I am happy to report upon arriving at Belle Grove Plantation yesterday, we found no trees down! Not even a branch! We had just a few small limbs no bigger than a pencil down, but that is to be expected. Most of the leaves from the hickory tree near the caretaker’s house are off the tree. It was so beautiful just a week ago with its bright colors!

Hickory Tree

We are happy to report our walnut tree has survived yet another storm and are standing strong after 200 plus years!

Walnut Tree

Thank you to everyone for all your thoughts and prayers for us through this storm! We really appreciate your support!

We want to send out our thoughts and prayers to those who were in the path of the storm and who have not fared as well. We hope that things will get back to normal soon! Please let us know how you are doing!

One other note!

The Deadline for our Silent Vintage and Antique Auction is quickly coming to an end!

We are taking bids until Friday, November 2nd at 11:59pm!

Here is a quick update on the items!

Lot 1
Blue Glass Inkwell
Silent Auction Bid – $65.00

Lot 2
Meat Tenderizer
Silent Auction Bid – $8.00

Lot 3
Limoges Gravy/Sauce Boat
Silent Auction Bid – $10.00

Lot 4
Gelatin Mold
Silent Auction Bid – $20.00

Lot 5
Oriental Home Décor
Silent Auction Bid – $5.99

Lot 6
Glass Star Candle Holders
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 7
Oil Lamp
Silent Auction Bid – $15.99

Lot 8
David Michael Staffordshire Bone China Pitcher
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 9
Silver-Plated Gravy/Sauce Boat
Silent Auction Bid – $30.00

Lot 10
Dinner Plate size Penn State Decor Plate
Silent Auction Bid – $5.99

Lot 11
Silent Auction Bid – $22.00

Lot 12
Silver Flask
Silent Auction Bid – $12.99

Lot 13
Handmade Jewelry – created for Civil War reenactment dress
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 14
Nippon Scalloped Bowl
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 15
Denton Bone China
Silent Auction Bid – $5.00

Lot 16
Johnson Brothers Windsor Ware F.B.&Co.
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 17
Coalport Bone China
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 18
Fondeville Ambassador Ware England
Silent Auction Bid – $5.99

Lot 19
Harpers Weekly Journal of Civilization Newspaper
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 20
Crystal Decanter
Silent Auction Bid – $19.99

Lot 21
(3) Unused “Dropped” Civil War Bullets – Found in and around Petersburg, Virginia
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 22
(4) Unused “Dropped” Civil War Bullets – Found in and around Petersburg, Virginia
Silent Auction Bid – $15.00

Lot 23
(3) Unused “Dropped” Civil War Bullets – Found in and around Petersburg, Virginia
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 24
Gold Teapot – Creamer – Sugar
Silent Auction Bid – $19.99

Lot 25
Tea Cup
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 26
Salad Plate
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 27
Brass Desk Ink Well
Silent Auction Bid – $15.00

Lot 28
Handmade Jewelry – created for Civil War reenactment dress
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 29
Dinner Plate
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 30
Flo Blue Serving Dish – small chip under the rim
Silent Auction Bid – $10.00

Lot 31
Royal Albert 8″ Quiche Dish – Bone China – Royal Doulton
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 32
Royal Albert Salad Plate – Bone China – Royal Doulton
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 33
Ticker Tape Parade Toy
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 34
Oriental Flower Brick (vase)
Silent Auction Bid – $0.00

Lot 35
1925 Kenworth Truck Bank
Silent Auction Bid – $12.99

Lot 36
Handmade Jewelry – Made with Vintage Pieces
Silent Auction Bid – $5.00

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 68 Comments »

68 Comments on “Update on Belle Grove after the Storm”

  1. Glad to hear you guys are safe!:-) & that everything was intact when you came back

  2. Thank you. It was such a relief to see all was well when we pulled in.

  3. petrel41 Says:

    Good to hear that Sandy did not damage did not damage your plantation! Best wishes!

  4. Thank you! We were glad too!

  5. The storm was scary, glad to hear you are fine.

  6. Thank you! I think it was more scary not knowing what it was like there.

  7. Clanmother Says:

    You are safe!!! A celebration!!

  8. Yay! We were so glad the plantation was shared and the outbuildings are still standing!

  9. I am so glad to hear Belle Grove made it through in good health! One less thing to worry about!

  10. Yes, it was a great relief. Now onward and upward!

  11. terry1954 Says:

    yeah! all is safe and sound!

  12. Yes, we are so glad we know now. Thank you!

  13. Lucky you! Glad to hear that there is no damage to the plantation.

  14. We do feel so lucky. It could have been so much worse. Thank you!

  15. fpdorchak Says:

    Glad you made it through the storm–and wishin all the best on your auction!

  16. Thank you! We are glad we know now what the plantation looks like and that it made it without a mark. Thank you! We hope the auction goes well too. It will help us get those outbuildings fix enough to make it through the winter if we have a bad snow.

  17. Jen Says:

    Oh, I am so glad to hear everything is well. Whew!

  18. Whew is right! We are so happy its over.

  19. Glad you all are safe. My friends in Virginia Beach are ok, too. The trees are soooo lovely.

  20. I am glad to hear that about your friends. I was wondering. Here in Chesapeake we didn’t have really anything, but I know Virginia Beach got more than we had. Thank you! I love our trees. We are going to have to take one or two down to make what for the landscaping. I have decided that I can’t be there when it happens. I think I would cry through the whole thing.

  21. Me, Too. I love trees. There are not as many of them in California.

  22. You could come back to Virginia to visit and I will share my trees with you 😉

  23. Dianna Says:

    Glad you didn’t have any damage at Belle Grove!

  24. Thank you! We are so happy all made it through too!

  25. Amy Says:

    Happy to know you are safe and no damage at Belle Grove!! Love, love those dishes.

  26. Thank you! We are happy we are all intact at the plantation too. Thank you! Bid on some of them and help us get that Summer Kitchen museum open sooner! 😉

  27. belocchio Says:

    All is safe and sound at Belle Grove. Such good news. It has been terrible watching the news reports of the destruction. Virginia

  28. Thank you. I know what you are saying watching. We were so lucky. It could have been so much more worse than it was for us. I’m just sorry to see New Jersey and New York.

  29. seniorhiker Says:

    I’m glad to hear that there was no damage from the storm at Belle Grove.

  30. Thank you! We were happy to final know what we had. We were so lucky. It could have been worse than it was for us. Our thoughts just go out to those in New Jersey and New York.

  31. Angeline M Says:

    Great news!

  32. Thank you! It was great news.

  33. So happy to hear that Belle Grove is ok! Glad that you are ok too!

  34. Thank you! It was a relief.

  35. vanbraman Says:

    I am glad to hear that you did not have any damage.

  36. Thank you. We were so thankful.

  37. Excellent news! I’m so glad you were spared.

  38. Thank you! We are so glad the trees were spared too!

  39. Congratulations on coming through unscathed. So glad the trees were undamaged..

  40. Thank you! We are just so lucky! We look at those in NY and NJ and feel so much for them! That could have been us!

  41. What a relief!

  42. Whew… tell me about it!

  43. tommiaw Says:

    Glad to know you’re safe!

  44. Thank you! We are just counting our blessings on this one!

  45. colmel Says:

    Terrific news! I’m so glad you can make such a terrific report.

  46. Thank you! We just so lucky. I feel so much for those who are still dealing with the aftermath.

  47. Happy to hear nothing was damaged. Thank for you updating us!

  48. Thank you! We are so glad we didn’t lose a tree. But to think of what others are going through. We are just counting our blessings.

  49. MaryNell Says:

    Glad all is well!

  50. Thank you! Us too!

  51. The Hook Says:

    I love a happy ending…

  52. Me too! I love our trees. 🙂

  53. pommepal Says:

    I’m so pleased all is well after the srorm, especially those lovely old trees

  54. Thank you! I am too. I even gave them a big hug when we got there! 😉

  55. pommepal Says:

    I can understand the big hug, such a relief for you

  56. Yes it is. By the way, does that make a “tree hugger” now? lol

  57. pommepal Says:

    Sure does 🙂

  58. Oh no! Don’t tell my younger sister! I’ve been calling her that for years, haha!

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  60. Thank you so much for sharing our blog with your readers! It really means a lot to us!

  61. So glad that your place is safe! What a beautiful walnut tree – we have five, but they’re nowhere near that large! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

  62. You are so welcome! We love our walnut, but we know its just time before it will be gone. It is too off center with two sections missing. We would love to have five! What great thing to have for meals!

  63. We’re not really sure how to handle them – it’s Black Walnut and so turns you black when you touch them and how do we get them out and then do we roast them? Very confusing!

  64. Oh wow. I didn’t know that. I am use to pecans from the south. That would be one that I would have to read up on.

  65. Yeah, I should just look it up but haven’t gotten around to it! Someday when I have time…ha ha.

  66. I’ve been having that issue lately too. 😉

  67. You have some beautiful items for sale. Sorry I am so far away I collect blue and white china! Good luck with the sale.

  68. Thank you! Don’t worry, we will have others to come!