The current display theme upstairs is 'Weddings'. On display are wedding gowns and memorabilia from the early eighteen hundreds to the nineteen sixties. Incredible pieces of the lives of brides from years past. The first room has the most recent gowns.
Are you ready for tea?I love this gown. It is exactly what I dreamed of through my young years while waiting to find my sweetheart. And it is similar to the gown I made for our wedding day.The gorgeous lace accented with beads and pearls is the same lace I added to my gown. Mine was handsewn with care and carefully hand-beaded. Most of the beading was lovingly done by my dear mother while I was at work during the weeks before my wedding. This gown brought back many memories of the thousands of beads she stitched to make my dream gown dream-y.And then there is the closet. Wouldn't you love to have a closet like this? With a stained glass window?Just across from the closet is the only original sink still in the house. It's surrounded by wonderful, old marble.In the next room is wedding 'finery' that graced the wedding day of brides through the years. High-top shoes and delicate veils. . .And more shoes. . .And veils.In the bedroom at the back of the house - the oldest of the gowns displayed. So different from wedding gowns today, yet beautiful.Cake plates and toppers, fine china and linens. Memories from years past.A very special topper from Mrs. B's grandparents' wedding cake. Back in the hallway - in a little corner - an old Victrola.And then - more gowns.