Monday, February 25, 2013

Drouillard Mansion

Way off the beaten path in rural Tennessee, about an hour west of Nashville, there is a historic mansion full of charm and warmth.  Normally homes of this period have rooms and furnishings that are roped off, but I was delighted to be able to sleep in the antique bed, sit in the antique chairs, roam freely about at all hours of the day and night, and take all the pictures I want.

Expansive front porch
Men's parlor

Women's parlor
Deluxe Clue game
Large dining room
Medium dining room
Small dining room
Main bathroom
Grand staircase
Second floor hall
The room we stayed in
The other bed; each room had at least two beds.
The room across from ours
Love the furnishings  
The third floor,
where the bathrooms were located
View from the front balcony
I suspect that slave quarters used to be where these cabins are now.
Inside one of the roomy cabin quarters
King size bed
Full size bed
We spent one night in the cabin and the rest of the time in the mansion.  It was truly an experience of a lifetime.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rose Bowl Flea Market

To add to the serendipity of my trip to L. A., the world-famous Rose Bowl flea market was taking place on the same weekend.  It only comes around once a month, and the timing just happened to work out perfectly. It's touted to have something for everyone, and it certainly delivered.  I was surprised that my brother wanted to go, since it's not his thing.  It wasn't my sister's thing either, but she was my slave for the weekend!  We were all pleasantly surprised with what we found there.
The banana seat brings back lots of memories.
 I bought some sewing gift items, some hard-to-find manicure implements, and vintage petticoats.

Cuticle trimmer and crystal nail file
White $3, Black $17