My youngest daughter and I visited the Waterhouse Residence Museum, a Victorian home at Lake Lily. She's been there once or twice, and I've been there more times than I can count in the 21 years we've lived here. They change the decor every now and then; this time it reflected the relative simplicity of the World War 1 era. I'll let the pictures and captions tell the rest of the story.
|Darning work basket|
|Parlor flower arrangement|
|"Why We Work for Suffrage in War Time"|
|Victorian plate on the wall|
|Kitchen with butter churn|
|The subtle white patterns between|
the colorful blocks
|Ruler marks engraved into work table|
(Those are not corn dogs or maracas, but darning eggs.)
|Feeding the egrets and ducks at the lake|
I am always inspired by the simple, vintage elegance of both the Waterhouse Residence and the nearby Leu House museum. It makes me want to go home and clean, organize, and decorate!
You can read about the rest of our home school day here: A Home School Day with Just One Child
Other photos from the Waterhouse Residence: Still Life
Another recent photo post, this from Lake Bell: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Strength in Hymn)