Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Around The House

Yesterday I told you about the displays of my yellow depression glass at Historic Deepwood Estate and I promised to show you a bit more of the stately, old mansion. My time there was rather limited by my own schedule so I took photos of bits and pieces - here and there. As we walked through one of the side gardens on our way to the front door I couldn’t believe the size of these hydrangeas – they were huge!

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This tiny yellow rosebud seemed so delicate as it wandered along the fence.

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In the entryway, near the front door, this basket of dried hydrangeas caught my eye.

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I loved this little tea tray that seemed to be set just for us. The beautiful yellow dishes caught my eye and wished I could sit down and enjoy the special treats that were waiting to be served.

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A table was set in front of the fireplace. Three pieces of my yellow Florentine pattern depression glass were part of the setting. The yellow plates with yellow roses in the center are Spode. Would I ever love to find a set!

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Some of you have commented on the gorgeous yellow quilt. I loved it the moment I saw it. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a reproduction and have one that looks just like it?

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I loved the way the sun filled the bathroom. It seemed to highlight each special thing that had been placed there.

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Vintage clothing is one of the things I enjoy. I spied this pretty, old gown in the shower!

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And the rows of lace at the hemline on this gown caught my eye.

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The bustle frame on this one intrigued me. My cousin and I decided we wouldn’t enjoy carrying it around with us. But we would because we would want to be in style!

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Look at the lace hanging above the adjoining bedroom door. What a great idea!

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Across the hall we loved seeing a display of old quilts and sewing machines.

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Every time I visit Deepwood I am intrigued by this beautiful stained glass window above the upper landing on the staircase.

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This exquisite window is just above the lower landing!

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One peek into the butler’s pantry and I had to go inside to see more. (I couldn’t find the light switch to add enough light to photograph more.)

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Fresh flowers added a touch of color on a sunny day.

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I love to spend time in this old mansion – it’s one of my favorite places to visit. I know I will return again and each time there will be more to see. As we stepped outside and stood on the porch I was thankful that we had come on a sunny day. The leaves on the big, old Oak tree in the front yard had begun to turn yellow. It glistened in the sun!

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On our way back to the car we stopped often to notice and enjoy more flowers in the garden. And I had a bit of time to talk to two of the gardeners. They were busy at work with Fall maintenance to assure that the gardens will stay beautiful all year long.

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As I drove away I knew this would be a day that will stay in my heart for a long time to come. I will go back to visit again and when I do I know I will feel right at home. I can’t wait to return. I wonder what adventures are ahead in this great, old historic place. It’s a home with a story – a past, a present and a future. I would love to be part of that future – and maybe a bit more of the present. You will see the old mansion here again. Perhaps someday soon!

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home. The yellow spode dishes are gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. what a beautiful place to visit, thanks for sharing these lovely photos!

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  3. I confess I have an antique yellow quilt very similar to that one - bought at a junk store for $30! blessings, marlene

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, but most of all I love your yellow dishes, the sunshine color on the rose plates, tea waiting for us, and the quilts. Just lovely!

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  5. I enjoyed seeing all this!!

    I want those Spode dishes too!

    Katherine

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  6. Absolutely lovely post! What a pretty place!!!

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  7. I'm so glad you shared so many of the little things that caught your eye and touched your heart.

    This is an incredibly beautiful place.

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  8. Beautiful post, Adrienne.

    I just left a note with BJ asking her to let you know I have been unable to access your blog for awhile. I have been trying with IE. I just had a brainstorm and switched to Firefox. Voila! Success!

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  9. I came by to see how you are doing and to post a comment from Pat but I see she has been here.:))
    Good.

    I enjoyed your beautiful tour..
    Have a great day!

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  10. Thanks for taking us along, what a wonderful mansion to stroll through and explore.

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  11. Interesting Adrienne and hope you also found time to sit.

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  12. Goodness, it's all so beautiful! Your gorgeous glass, the Spode plates, the beautiful quilt! It's lovely, and I had NO IDEA that such a place existed! I'm definitely going to check it out.
    Best,
    ~Angela :-)

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