antiques, Cottages, Gilded Age, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

The Servant Life Tour

After touring The Elms, we took the Servant Life Tour that showcases the servants that worked behind the scenes to make The Elms a successfully ran summer cottage. Pictured above right was Butler Ernest Birch and his wife, cook Grace Rhodes. The Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes of The Elms. They were married and worked… Continue reading The Servant Life Tour

Folklore, Gilded Age, Halloween, Historical buildings, Murals, Uncategorized

The Halloween Room

 Deep, Deep down in the basement of Biltmore Estates lies a room that is filled with eerie but colorful murals of gypsy's, bats, wooden soldiers, crazy creatures and folklore called... The Halloween Room!!! If you like hand painted art, this is the room for you and your kids! This room reminded me of something my… Continue reading The Halloween Room

antiques, Cottages, Educational, Gilded Age, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

Rosecliff

Last year I took you through a tour of The Breakers of Newport, Rhode Island. Down the streets of Bellevue Ave you will find mansion after mansion (or summer cottage, whichever you'd prefer). The streets are so nice to walk along. Large shade trees in every yard, ivy and rosebushes are climbing the stone walls. Iron gates made you feel like… Continue reading Rosecliff