Dec 29, 2017

For The Love of Lamp Lights - The Martha Washington Inn and Spa

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you are doing well in these quiet days after Christmas and before the new year begins.

There were so many beautiful lights at the Martha Washington Inn and Spa. The first I want to highlight is in one of the main parlors.  This is probably one of my favorite pictures from our visit. The artwork over the mantel was of a mother and baby and young children.  It made me think of Mary and baby Jesus... The piano made me think of my pianist, Audra Elizabeth.  While we were visiting, some guests played the piano and others sang along. The beauty of this crystal chandelier can be best seen with out the electricity on.  I thought it was lovely with the natural light in the room.


I like the natural light best...


This Australian crystal chandelier is from the ballroom.  They were dotted along the ceiling and were truly a beautiful crown for the room.  Once again, the detail can be better seem in the natural light.



This sconce is gorgeous!  Look at the rope detail! And the bulbs - oh my! Perfection!




The natural light shining through the windows of the mansion built in 1832, was just beautiful to me.


 My view of light from our Christmas morning breakfast...


Though not focused, this picture is beautiful to me. Sunlight. Drapes. A candle in the window. Upholstered chair. Artwork on the wall.



Looking out and up.


Look up!

Happy weekend!




Dec 27, 2017

The Martha Washington Inn for Christmas

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! This was the first Christmas that Victoria Leigh was not going to be home because of her work.  So, we decided to make a trip in her direction and be with her for Christmas.  I am so glad that we did.  And then Matthew and Audra came, too!  The Salesman suggested we stay at the Martha Washington Inn and Spa in Virginia.  He is now in charge of booking and reservations in the future! It was a beautiful inn and we had a good time with our family.  I'm sharing some of my favorite pictures today.

Enjoy!


The library was beautiful. We spent time in front of the fireplace visiting with our family. Gary and Victoria Leigh played checkers.




 The lobby was well appointed...


I enjoyed the views of the architecture out of the old windows...




Beautiful sconces...

Magnificent doors to the ballroom...



 Bedside phone...



 













 Chess players...


Looking up...

Looking down...


Art and beauty all around...






 A silver table valued in the millions...


A beautiful spot to work out and three of our party enjoyed the saltwater pool and outdoor jacuzzi that had a waterfall...









Christmas morning breakfast room and beautiful views from our table...




 A few more pictures before we head to our room to open gifts as a family...









We tried many times to get a good picture...


This was the best one of the girls and me! We had fun!


Happy New Year, friends!