|This is the children's playhouse, it has a brick floored bowling alley!|
|Sweet little cafe, make reservations. Tea is served daily.|
I have toured the Clayton mansion many times and each time I learn something new. Our docent on this tour, Kathy, was excellent. The focus of the Christmas tour this year was how the Fricks entertained when they lived here and their Christmas traditions. Unfortunately, most of the seasonal decor had passed its prime and was due to be taken down in two days. Because of my illness, we missed the early tours. Oh well, next year.
|Stunning Victorian Greenhouse|
To have lived in this time period, during this time in our history would have been full of challenge unless you were of this class. But, delving into their lives show that the Fricks were a bit more grounded than many of the other industrialists who occupied Millionaires Row here.
|Mrs. Fricks Parlor|
Of course, I always find a sweet token in any museum store. One of my favorite collectibles are Journals. Often unusual designs from art are transferred to the cover or a medallion of some sort represents that particular museum. I will have to take some photo's for you.
I always look for tea related items. This museum store had a few pieces, several were not too appealing imported (Chinese) stuff. I look for something special, I can get that kind of stuff in a discount store. However, a nice little tea strainer did jump into my bag as well as a French bistro towel.
|Using the towel has a tea cart cover.|
Take a moment and enjoy A video tour of Clayton. Transport yourself back in time when the Guilded Age families lived a very opulent life.