Sorry I did not get back to you. Last night wasn’t the best of evenings.
This is indeed a fly catcher. Put some sweet water and some meat in the bottom and the bugs are not smart enough to find their way out.
Also, the little things on the mantle were indeed fire starters. They are pieces of newspaper twisted into a tube. They would also light their candles with them.
We were allowed to go upstairs on our own. They had to manhandle me to keep me from jumping the barriers and touching all the pretties. It wasn’t a pretty sight, so I will spare you…….and myself the humiliation!
This is a shot of the master bedroom and in the background you can see the nursery. This doctor and his wife had 4 children, and only 2 bedrooms. I’d be kicking the kids out of the nursery and making myself a bathroom!!!
There were fireplaces in every room, but this one had a special pot beside it. It was absolutely lovely!
Beside the fireplace to the right was this. You can see the daughter and the barrier. She is holding me back….you just can’t tell at this angle.
I want this lovely dressing table….or whatever it is! Isn’t the carving just gorgeous??? I also wanted to snatch that pair of hand knitted stockings. I wonder who knitted them? was she a good knitter, did she have arthritis? did she like that color, or did she tire of it after she made the cuff?
I just have a few shots of the other bedroom.
This is a silk wedding dress circa 1849.
This desk was beside the fireplace that was at the foot of the bed. Isn’t it lovely?
The daughter wanted me to get a shot of this nightgown. So, I did.
What do you think the pot in the master bedroom was? I will tell you tomorrow.