Wrong! Richmond, Virginia. This is Agecroft Hall a Tudor manor house that had fallen into disrepair in England and was crated up in 1925 and reassembled in Richmond.
We took a lovely tour of the house yesterday. There were some lovely tapestries and needlework on display inside the house.
The house next door is a little older. Unfortunately is wasn't open for tours.
Before we want on the tour we stopped here...
So we were fortified for the day with these...
They really don't have bakeries in the small town that I live in so when we travel to and spend time in a city we search out these places.
Our next stop was Maymont.
This house is situated in the middle of a lovely park that we enjoyed walking around before taking a tour of this house. The house and grounds were gifted by the original owners to the city of Richmond. The home has a beautiful Tiffany window and has all the furnishings from the original owners. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays. If you are in Richmond you need to visit both if these homes.
Rich and I drive up on Friday morning and after meeting a friend for lunch rich and I went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the VMFA.
What a wonderful museaum and what a fabulous exhibit. The colors of the glass and the shapes are so amazing.
These look like something out of the Willie Wonka factory.
This is part of Chihuly's collection of northwest Native American blankets that he is inspired by. What a great textile connection.
Amazing colors and shapes.
These glass spears or reeds are some of the strongest shapes.
If you get the chance to go to an exhibit if Chihuly's work make the time to go see it.
Rich and I also visited a restaurant called Balkan. They have Bosnian and Eastern European Food.
Richmond, we will be back!
Especially since you are only about 3.5 to 4 hours from home and there is a lot more to see.
Now it is back to work and getting ready to start the new job.
I hope that you all had a great weekend. I did not get enough stitching done to show.
I will start catching up on my blog reading tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting Richmond with me!
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