Good Morning Friends!
I hope that you are done your Holiday shopping at this time and are home enjoying the season with friends or family, maybe home baking or stitching.
I ended up with some time off to use up before the end I the year and Rich is off on Fridays so now I have a nice holiday break.
Let me start by showing you Margaret.
I love this girl. I am so glad to spend a little time with her.
Rich and I got up yesterday morning and headed up the road to Richmond. We had a lovely drive up back roads through Virginia. Or destination was Virginia House in Richmond. We have been trying to get back here for a tour since we saw this place last November.
This is the view from the front.
And the back of the house.
Look at the amazing staircase.
The dining room. This house contains parts if 4 different homes that were brought over from England. It is pretty amazing to see this age structure in the US.
After that it was off to find lunch. This is called the Proper Pie. This shop has savory pies and sweet pies and is owned by a man from New Zealand.
The top case has all the savory pies in it.
Here are some of the sweet selections.
Here is out order.
The savory pies came in these wrappers. I had salmon and leek and Rich had Beef and veggies. See the fish on my choice?
For dessert Rich had a mince tart and I chose Banoffee pie. Yum!
If you get to Richmond stop for lunch.
Then we headed over to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to see the Hollywood Costume exhibit.
It was wonderful to see so many amazing costumes from favorite movies. The Wizard of Oz, Some Like It Hot, Indiana Jones, the Birds, Pirates of The Carribean.....
I think that I was surprised at the Elizabethan area movies and how the costumes that were used to great effect in the movies were in some ways plain compared to what the actual clothing that was worn at that time looked like. When you think of the work on the Plymouth jacket. Of course the cost would be way too much to produce costumes like that.
As always thanks for traveling with me.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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