Thank you so much for coming over today~ Our snow from the blizzard has begun to melt away, but they say that six inches or so are coming tomorrow. It seems that we've brought our Idaho snow with us to Missouri! We don't mind, though, since it is so beautiful and we have our own sledding hill here. :)
Yesterday we had the opportunity to go visit a historic home in Kansas City that became a makeshift hospital during the Civil War.
Don't forget to leave your card in the tray!
We would LOVE to try some hearth cooking!
The elegant yet simple dressing table, complete with hair receiver and hair jewelry.
A cozy corner for a mother to dream in while rocking the baby~
Beautiful and elegant clothing in the clothes press~
Home Sweet School
Ah, the latest Godey's has just arrived in the post!
Our hostess Margarite did a wonderful job taking us through the home and explaining things to us~ And she's from Idaho, too!
I was allowed to play the grand old piano, which must way at least a ton~ I felt like Marianne Dashwood (almost).
This doll-sized house is an exact duplicate of the Warnall House; quite amazing!
Gentleman's and lady's chairs in the parlor~ The lady's chair has no arms and a straight back to make room for the cage crinolines of the 1860s.
This wreath was made out of the hair of family members. We hear that the world's only hair museum is located in nearby Independence!
We hope that you enjoyed the tour as much as we did! Of course, pictures can never convey the true atmosphere of a grand old home. We came away with a renewed desire to leave a legacy of refinement, grace, and familt love that will last long after we have left this earthly life behind.
Love and blessings to you all,