Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where's Chris?




England?



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.



Yum!



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!

Hugs!
Chris
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23 comments:

Margaret said...

Nice! And the Dale Chihuly exhibit -- you're so lucky!

Miss Pants said...

Love the house and love the donuts. I saw some of his glass when over in Italy. It is amazing!

cucki said...

I love the house too and yummy donuts :)
Love for you x

Annette-California said...

Oh I loved ALL your photos. I couldn't believe those houses were in USA. Wow! LOVED the glass museum - amazing.
One of my uncles believed that a town wasn't a town unless they had a good bakery:) Congrats on your new Job:))))) YEA!!!!
love Annette

Christina said...

Oh my goodness...transporting a whole house across the ocean??? That's amazing. I am fascinated by anything Tudor so that trip would have suited me down to the ground! I have just finished reading 'The Red Queen' by Phillipa Gregory - a fantastic read. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Krista said...

What an interesting house! Looks like a fun day exploring :)

Nicola said...

This really could be England. Loved all the photos, thank you for sharing.

Shirlee said...

Loved seeing the photos!

Catherine said...

Fun times! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Fun times! Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

What a great post Chris. Thanks for sharing. Sadly I recognize the chocolate filled powdered sugar donut a little too well. ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congratulations! Hope the day goes well and that everything is better than you hoped.
Love, love those Indian textiles! Amazing colors and patterns!
And the food looks pretty tasty, too!

Carolyn said...

Chris,
Looks like you and your husband and a wonderful time this weekend.

Thank you for sharing your time in Richmond. It looks like a great place to visit.

butterfly said...

Good luck on your new job.

Love the houses wow they are beautiful.

Yummy Yummy, your food looks so good. hugs.

Mary said...

Lovely pics. Amazing that such a large structure was taken apart and re-assembled! His glass is awesome! I've seen an exhibit and wanted to bring it all home with me:)

Anne said...

Wow! What a great little trip! The blown glass is stunning and i love those blankets. so beautiful. Good luck with your new job Chris1

Hugs..from me and titus!

Vera said...

OH! Richmond IS such a fun town. My husband's cousin lives there. Looks like you had a fabulous time (and I did hide my eyes from the donuts...). Good luck with your "new" job-- hoping everything works out well for you. Vera

Meari said...

What a great trip, Chris. Looks like a lot of fun!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Okay you're making me drool! Both the wonderful food and the awesome houses!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The Native American blankets are amazing, I just love them.

Siobhán said...

Oh, I love historical places like that! It looks like a fun time. The Chihuly exhibit looks neat, too. I'd never heard of his stuff until Cozy Egg Michelle shared some pictures.

Carol said...

What great photos, Chris--and how nice to see the Chihully exhibit. He had one here in Pittsburgh a few years back and all I can say is "WOW!!"

Two of my sons graduated from The Univ. of Richmond so your photos brought back nice memories of that wonderful city :)

Barb said...

What a wonderful trip to Richmond!So many interesting things to see.