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Replica Of Home Of President John Quincy Adams
The Blantons Build A Dreamhouse
HUIU and CaiarlM Blanton have
Incorporated the old-faahloned look
In a comfortable, taateful "Saltbox”
home which la a replica of Prealdent
John Quincy Adama' houae built In
me at Q^cy, then Braintree,
The ivre edition of the a0O-year-<dd
"Saltbox” la a charmlnaLiepUca, a
dreamhouae filled with treaaurea
given to the Blantona by family and
frlenda, aqme handed down nearly
aoo yeara ago.
Fbr builder hCax Putnam the
houae waa a challenge which
required three yeara to bidld.
The Blanton family, which In-
chjdea nine-year-old Uea and three-
year-old David, will apend their flrat
Chrlatmaa In their now home, which
they occupied In the apilng. The
houae la on a four-acre tract of land
on Waco Road and the Blantona are
next door nelghbora of Hallle'a
mother and atepfather, Mr. and Mra.
H. O. (Toby) WUllama, who alao
built their new home on the WUllama
farmland In the aprlng.
Becauae ahe lovea the archi
tecture of the New England country-
aide, Hallle Blanton dreamed that
aomeday die and her family would
live In auch a houae. Alao, becauae
ahe treaaurea ao much of hlatoiy In
fumlahlnga given her and her hua-
band by Manda and rabdtvaa. tbay
decided on a "aaltbox" to further
carry out the "old-faahloned" motif
and Halite's love for red.
The mulberry red two-story house
la enhanced by shutters which close
for privacy or which open to reveal a
sweeping view of CTowders and
Kings Mountain Mountain from the
chlldian's rooms upstairs or from
the den or "Keeping Room" where
the family can alt at their dining
table and breakfast while enjoying
the mountain scenery.
The handaome pine floors were
constructed with walnut pegs and
are uncarpeted. The decor through
out carries out the mulberiy red and
"Saltbox” white theme.
Hallle Blanton aays the house la
THE BLANTON'S SALTBOX - Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Blaoton have bout a beanUtal red Saltbox
hooee, repllea of the im home ct Preeldeat deha
Adame, on Waoo Sd. The home eomMaes
comforUble Uvlag with eberlsbed treasnrea
banded down In both tamlUes tor graerallons. The
celebrate their first Christmas la their new home
Parties Are Planned
Merry Christmas parties fill the
air and many more club and private
partlee art planned between now
and Christmas Eva.
The American Legion dinner-
dance for Legionnaires, thslr wives
and Auxiliary members will be hold
Saturday night. Dinner will be
served from e:SO until 8 p.m. In the
chib ballroom. At 8:16 p.m. the
Auxiliary will conduct drawing for a
10-apeed bicycle for which proceeds
will be used for benefit of the Unit's
"Bits and Pieces” wlU play for
dancing from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The club building has been
decorated by members of the
Auxiliary In traditional green and
rad. In the entrance hall red and
white ornaments and white garlands
trim a calling-high tree and red balls
are auaponded from the colling. A
huge red Santa with twlnkUng lights
weloomaa guests. A green and rod
mottf Is featured In the ballroom.
Oroan felt trees are used on either
side of the bandstand and fsatlvo
garlands, big red bows and wreaths
enhance the motif. Red tablaclothe
and rod candles complete the decor.
The Choir of Dixon Presbyterian
Church will gather for a Christmas
dinner Tuesday night at 8:80 p.m. at
Kings Mountain Inn. Olonn
Rountree Is Choir Director and Mrs.
Tommy Berry Is Pianist.
Lib ' V > ,
Members will exchange presents.
Kings Mountain Coimtry Clubbers
will dine and dance at the traditional
Christmas party Friday night
beginning with a social hour at T
pm., dinner at 8.
"Phyre A Rain” will play for
dancing from 0 until midnight.
Hosts are Dr. and Mrs. Charles
Adams, Mr. and Mra. Josh Hlnnant,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Noisier and Mr.
and Mrs. John Warllok.
The Country dub Is decorated for
the holidays In traditional green and
rad with garlands of greenery ex
tending from comer to comer In the
ballro.,m. Rad and white check
bows and large rod candles In
hurricanes enhanced the chan-
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The living room on the first floor Is
a small parlor. The pine mantle was
built by HalUe's stepfather's grand
father, George Ware, some 88 years
ago. HalUe's great-grandmother
AUce Poole Pitts owned the wicker
sewing basket which la pr
edominately displayed and the
French secretary was an Inherited
gift from a great aunt, Hettye Pitts
Beam of Shelby who was given the
furniture as a wedding present In the
1800's. The Mulberry colored cover
let on the Uvlng room love seat was
created by Charles' great-grand
mother and was used by Charles’
grandfather, Isaac Boyce Covington
when he fought In the Spanish
American War In 1808. David Blan
ton's great, great grandfather, Asa
Covington, of Rockingham, mads
the child's pine chair over 100 years
ago. Tou are Immediately Intrigued
by the music box which plays six
tunes, Christmas melodies
SNieclaUy meaningful at this season
of the year, and was owned by
Charles' great grandfather, L. A.
Carpenter, of Malden and has been
Inthe Blanton family over 100 years.
HalUe's mother-in-law, Mrs. C. D.
Blanton, has contributed a colorful
BargeUo cat of over 80 different pat
terns of needlework at one side of the
Lisa's christening dress brought
from Brussels by her godpsirents,
Howard and Hasel Jackson, Is
framed on pink old-fashioned taffeta
In a gold shadowbox on the waU of
the front haU.
A visitor wlU fall in love with the
"Keeping Room” or den, a large
30x19 done In reds and blues, and en
hanced by long shuttered windows
on two sides with pine stained floors
and wood and saltbox white trim. A
celllng-hlgh green Christmas tree In
one comer Is fastened on a Swiss
stand which plays Christmas chimes
as the.tree turns around. Red apples,
red birds, and red-check bows trim
the tree. A Raffia wreath and red
bows are over the mantel banked by
red and green candles, with lour
Christmas stockings hanging by the
<q)en fireplace. Old-fashioned BaU
fruit Jars, some of which are 1884
Woodberry vintage, are flUed with
Christmas candles and are featured
on the mantel. The mulberry red rug
before the fireplace, a mulberry
plaid couch and blue corduroy occa
sional chairs enhance the room.
Proof of Charlie Blanton's "green
thumb” are the hanging baskets In
front of the windows.
At one end of the den In front of
windows are a round oak dining
table and flour chairs plus the
baby's antique high chsdr. A "pie
safe" which belonged to HaUle's
grandparents Is displayed here as
weU as an "Ice box” which belonged
to generations of Blantons. The flour
and mlU bln was used by Halite's
paternal grandfather, Raymond P.
Rowe of Burke County.
Their "Keeping Room” Is the
favorite of the family where they
can enjoy themselves, the children,
and also entertain friends.
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Hw spactoos bedrooai el her i
bedroom le deeomted la U
OB the stairway of her
home which is beanlUnlly
and Is a repllea a< the ITM ho