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Photo of the Day: Happy Thanksgiving!

When I visited Tudor Place a few years ago, it was the Sunday after Thanksgiving (i.e. the first day of Advent) – the one day that sort of overlaps Thanksgiving season and Christmas season. 25 more words


Photo of the Day: Newport Mansions Parts 3 and 4

This will count as the Photos of the Day for November 20 and 21, since I just missed posting this on November 20…

There are two other mansions we visited in Newport. 14 more words


Christmas at the Carter Mansion

Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5

6 to 9 pm

The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion

1031 Broad Street     Elizabethton, Tennessee

Christmas Tours are by Reservation Only -Please call:  423-543-5808… 287 more words

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

Photo of the Day: Newport Mansions Part 2

Green Animals Topiary Garden is actually in Portsmouth, the town where my mother is actually from. This house is a little smaller than the grandest mansions, with a whimsical theme to its grounds as the main draw.


Photo of the Day: Newport Mansions Part 1

Newport, Rhode Island is famous for its mansions (the “summer cottages,” the second or third or fourth homes, of the wealthiest of the business tycoons). 32 more words


Living in the Museum

YOU ARE HERE -> 1950s

Many visitors to Ashland in the 1950s would never have realized that the mansion continued to be a private home.  This reality was downplayed—if not hidden—from public view for nine years. 923 more words


The Beauty of the Undefined

“I can’t paint what I dream because I paint memorandum of my dreams…I have so many dreams about angels.  I paint imitations of angels just as I imagined them.   600 more words