Monday, December 21, 2009

Pittock Mansion Tour – The Sewing Room And Beyond

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Georgiana Pittock had a big heart – she had a heart for those in need and she used her influence to gather a group of ladies around her – and into her lovely home – to meet the needs she saw in the community. She established the Ladies’ Sewing Circle and invited them to meet in her sewing room where they made clothing and household items for people less fortunate than they.

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Can you imagine getting much sewing done if you had this view outside your windows?

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I love the crocheted snowflakes at the windows.

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And then – just a few final bits and pieces to see before we leave this gorgeous mansion. Delicate china and exquisite details. . .

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Stockings hung on the Music Room mantel. . .

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Special touches throughout the house. . .

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Scenes inside the house and outside (the carriage house and the Gatekeeper/Gardener’s House). . .

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And, the last stop – the Carriage House, now turned into a Gift Shop.

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A final look back –

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And then goodbye. But we have plans to return again, sometime in the Spring or Summer, with picnic basket in hand, when we will enjoy a lovely, warm, sunny day high above the city below and the view of the mountains beyond. And always - memories of our Christmas tour will stay forever in our hearts.

6 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, I wouldn't get a thing done with that view! And the leaded glass windows? Be still my heart! I could the big house leaves me cold but the caretakers cottage or carriage house? Oh yes! I could be happy in one of those pretty places! Merry Christmas Adrienne!

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  2. I loved seeing the sewing room - can't imagine have such a lovely room but....not fabric showing! Mine is topsy turvy but I do love my stuff. :) blessings, marlene

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  3. I am in awe! Haven't toured this yet ... TY for sharing, it is gorgeous.

    May your celebration be joyous ...
    Merry Christmas,
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  4. Oh, such beautiful pictures, Adrienne. How I would love to go with you to see that wonderful mansion! Just lovely, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Pittock Mansion is such a beautiful place and on a clear day it feels like you can see forever.

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  6. Your photos are fantastic. Thank you for your sweet comment. Love those sewing machines. Merry Christmas dear friend.

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