MY trip back EAST was SO DELIGHTFUL in SO many ways……..
I first saw the SON and his food trucks and MY GRAND DOGS.
I then drove MYSELF to GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE’s house that is a museum now which he built in the 1700’s at the age of 28.I AM RELATED to HIM if you missed my other POST on this trip!
I then LANDED in NEWPORT,RHODE ISLAND for the weekend.
I had a MARVELOUS TIME…………..
SEE FOR YOURSELF
was in my ELEMENT!
MY GUESS A BOLDINI!
A GRAND STAIRCASE.
LET THERE BE LIGHT!
The AWNING ALONE
CAPTURED MY HEART.
The GREAT GATBSY was filmed HERE.
THE GRAND BALLROOM
THE BREAKERS……….I THINK!
This captured my HEART TOO!
WEEPING BEECH TREES
took my breath away!
This was a small one.
WANT A FEW!
LIKE THIS ONE!
SORRY, this is not in FOCUS all I can say for MY excuse was I was TOO EXCITED!
I want a REAL TAPESTRY……..
if NOT OLDER.
I would have LOVED to SEE how they designed them and THE WOMEN who made them!
What did the WOMEN chat about as they WORKED?
How many YEARS did THEY meet and STITCH AWAY?
Did they EVER make a MISTAKE?
If so who was madder?
The Woman who made the GOOF or the other WOMEN who were plugging away?
CURTAINS………with a bit of DUST!
GOOD TO SEE THIS.
MAKES ME FEEL BETTER!
This was my FAVORITE
then I found MORE!
I believe this one was in the BATHROOM.
IT say’s BUTLER’s PANTRY on the Left and MAID’s ro NO.4 on the right.
On my I~phone it is in FOCUS!
This one belonged to a MAN!
CHATEAU~ SUR~ MER
I actually have TWO of these hangers!
The ITALIAN’s HOUSE in ITALY had them.
MADE OF WOOD.
The first hanger PROTO type.
If ONLY I had HAD A SCREW DRIVER……
WHO MADE THESE BEAUTIFUL LOCKS?
Where did HIS inspiration come from?
Again, I apologize for the BLURR………
I was moving at a CLIP
and trying to CAPTURE IT to take
There were FOLKS behind ME!
CHAIR at THE BREAKERS
FOR OUTSIDE WIND CONTROL
with a VIEW!
JUST GIVE ME A WINDOW LIKE THIS AND I AM COMPLETE!
You will FIND me at MY WINDOW
MORNING ~ NOON ~ and NIGHT!
THE MUSIC ROOM behind those doors!
THE ATLANTIC OCEAN under that BLUE BLUE SKY!
Europe is only SIX hours away from here.
Those EAST COAST people are SO LUCKY!
TO THE OLD WORLD!
In other WORDS
and a good READ!
This is a GIOVANNI BOLDINI painting.
Giovanni Boldini was an Italian genre and portrait painter who lived and worked in Paris for most of his career. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the “Master of Swish” because of his flowing style of painting.
I ADORE HIS STYLE!
HE IS ITALIAN.
A PAINTING in a SUNROOM.
I do BELIEVE IRIS APFEL
had a birthday lunch celebration HERE a few days AFTER I walked THRU!
This reminds ME of MINDY ROSENBERG DESIGNS flower arrangements!
Do you FOLLOW HER on INSTAGRAM?
Follow my LEAD and TAKE A PEEK!
MORE PERGOLA’s with a VISTA of the OCEAN.
A FOLLY in the GARDEN.
There were TWO of these.
The ITALIAN was suppose to build ME a FOLLY 22 years AGO!
Perhaps, he NEEDS this as INSPIRATION.
I can wait!
How do I LOOK in the GARDEN.
I would BE A HAPPY ACCESSORY!
I sat HERE for awhile to catch my breath
Check MY phone
and to take the
I could easily LIVE in a FOLLY!
A chaise lounge.
A champagne bucket or THREE for flowers from the garden.
THAT would DO!
It was WARM that day and this FISH and I had a few words!
A BATHROOM from the early 1900’s.
WORKS FOR ME!
I have an URN FETISH.
A VANDERBILT HOUSE.
A room to EAT IN.
One of those LIGHT FIXTURES close UP!
MY favorite spot in this CASA!
Behind the main staircase
They were bringing the OUTSIDE IN
It was the THING TO DO!
Can you IMAGINE being a KID
in this HOME?
I heard they slid down the BANISTER on TRAYS…….
After FIVE MANSIONS and a SERVANT TOUR the last TOURISTY item on the LIST was a WALK along the CLIFF WALK.
I had to do it but it was WARM that day and I wanted to HIT a few shops.
I saved THE WALK for my AFTERNOON STROLL.
THAT WAS THE PLAN!
I was walking to MY CAR and SPIED an ANTIQUE SHOP OPEN ON SUNDAY!
actually argued with MYSELF.
GO IN ELIZABETH….
GO TO THE CAR NOW!”
“YOU HAVE NO ROOM IN YOUR LUGGAGE”
JUST 5 MINUTES!!!
“THAT WALK AWAITS AND YOU MUST DO IT!”
I went in the SHOP………..does that SURPRISE YOU?
As soon as I entered I was in HEAVEN.
It was CRAMMED FULL of ALL the STUFF I ADORE!
I barely had my FOOT inside and there staring at me were CANDLESTICKS in SILVER that had my NAME ALL OVER THEM!
I of course YELL
HOW MUCH ARE THESE?
A voice bounces back at me.
I answer GOOD PRICE!
As I make my way to the back of the shop TALKING the entire length,I land in front of STELLA’s desk.
For the LIFE of ME I canNOT recall WHY I referred to HIM or said,”THE ITALIAN”!!
With those TWO words she leaned back in HER CHAIR and said,
“DO YOU WRITE A BLOG?!!!”
The next moment WE were hugging and questions were flying at me about OUR DEAR DEAR ELLIE.
As that is HOW STELLA found ME!
( this was before her passing)
Next thing I know a BRACELET is being SLIPPED ON MY WRIST!
SEE photo ABOVE!
“A GIFT FROM NEWPORT!”
Now, think about this a moment……….here I am CLEAR ACROSS the UNITED STATES of AMERICA and I have been RECOGNIZED by the way I refer to my HUSBAND of 30 YEARS!
THAT MADE MY MONTH,
Stella was as excited to meet ME as I was that she KNEW ME!
I of course,had THAT WALK NAGGING AT ME…….
So, I say
“I have to go do THAT WALK or part of it!”
By now it is close to 4 o’clock.
I blurt OUT, the way I do
“IS THERE A HUSBAND?”
CAN YOU GO TO DINNER WITH ME?
DINED TWO and half hours later
and I am HAPPY to say
I did TRY TO DO THE WALK
BUT there was NO PARKING
ALL that meant was I MUST RETURN to NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND!
TO SEE STELLA and HER CHARMING SHOP.
If you are close do POP IN!
Tell her THE CONTESSA sent YOU!
THE SHOP is located 121 BELLEVUE AVENUE
THE NAME IS
IF you want to ring her about those SILVER~PLATED CANDLESTICKS I didNOT BUY THEM!
The ONE’s on the LEFT!
SOMEONE needs to ACT FAST
they still HAUNT ME!
How I met up with a REALLY FUN LADY who has a BLOG.
How AN INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER pointed ME in the DIRECTION of GENERAL NATHANAEL GREEN’s BIRTH HOME.
Where one of MY RELATIVES still lives.
CAN YOU STAND MORE of my STORIES!!!!!!!?
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