Thursday, December 18, 2014

The White Columns Historic Home





We are having some mild but dull weather
here lately so I haven't taken any photos of
     our home yet but I wanted to share the photos I
   took at the White Columns in Kennebunkport
last week.
We had a guided tour where we got the history of
the home and shipbuilding family that lived here.
We were also told that the ladies spent a few weeks
decorating the house for Christmas ~ love those trees!

                                              This rug  went wall to wall and was unstitched and
                                              cleaned twice a year and then hand stitched back
                                              together twice a year....that would not be a job I would
                                              look forward to!
                                     The bed , dresser and nightstand were one of the first matching sets made.
                                     The crazy quilt is beautiful too.

                                                 This was the children's room originally.

                                                   This bedroom was the last one to be used
                                                   before the home was donated to the historical
                                                   society.

                                            The wallpaper is also original and was hand stamped
                                            and cut.

                                                I apologize for the quality of my pics but no flash was
                                                used on a dull day with no time to waste.

                                                                  The dining room.


                                         We really enjoyed the tour and hope you enjoyed
                                                    a quick peak as well at this beautiful Greek Revival
                                                    home built in 1853.

You might notice the tea table set up on the porch
that I shared earlier this week .
Thank you for your visit!

Carolyn


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Blessings



                                                           As Christmas is rapidly approaching it
                                                           is good to take a few peaceful moments
                                                           to reflect on the real reason we celebrate
                                                           Christmas and to remember how richly
                                                           we have been blessed.
                                                   Today's afternoon Christmas tea is served in my new to
                                                   me teapot. I love the shape  and the unusual color of this old
                                                   transferware teapot that I bought in an antique mall in Wells
                                                   Maine on our holiday last week.
                                                        This transferware teacup was a fluke find in another
                                                        shop and is almost the perfect match for the teapot.      
                                                         
                                                                  Teatime today is being served in
                                                                   the Christmas Cottage.            
                                                                  On the mantel.

                                                                          Reflections
                                                                     A sweet pair of boots.



Sugar cookies are one of my favorites
with a cup of tea.
                                                                             
                                                        I just recently watched the movie~
                                                        The Christmas Blessing,,,have you seen it?


   Looking around the Christmas Cottage.
                                            Wishing you Christmas Blessings this season.
                                                         I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
                                                         and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea.

                                                                                  Thank you for your visit!

                                                                                                       Carolyn