Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shaker Village, Part 2

As promised, here are some views inside some of the buildings at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

First is a view inside our room, which was located in the Trustees building.

Here is a view of the hallway outside our room.

And look at this incredible spiral staircase!  It would surprise me if the staircase isn't the most photographed thing in the village.

This is the Centre Building.  Note that there are separate doors for the men and the women.

Now is a view of the inside of the Centre House looking towards the front doors.  Notice how everything is exactly the same on both the right and left sides.

Most of the following photos were taken inside the Centre House. 

I loved these tags. I sure never knew all those things for which lavendar is a remedy.

When I saw this HUGE cabinet, I couldn't help thinking how much needlework it would hold!

Then we were off to the Sister's House.  Once upon a time, silk worms were cultivated on the top floor.  This framed piece shows the stages of development.
1. silkworm eggs
2. a silkworm
3. a mulberry 1eaf
4. a cocoon
5. silk filaments
6. a moth which lays the eggs

On the first floor was a room with several looms and two women demonstrating weaving.

Tom has always been fascinating with coopers, so of course we also had to go to the cooper workshop.

Well, that's all until next time when I'll show you the quilt and a special textile exhibit.


Margaret said...

Oh how lovely! I've always loved all things Shaker. That staircase -- wow! And everything else -- so beautiful. I love it all! Thanks for sharing with us!

Teri said...

I'm really enjoying your photos from Shaker Village! This is a favorite place of mine to visit and photograph as well, but I've never stayed over night. How enjoyable that must have been! I look forward to seeing the next group of photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ma Teakettle said...

Sooo beautiful, Ellen...and your pics could be in a magazine :) This is on my bucket list to be sure!
Thanks for sharing with your friends, what a wonderful treat to "be there" with you.

Cathy B said...

I am really enjoying your posts about your visit to this Shaker Village!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love seeing all the pics. That spiral staircase is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Oh to live the simple life of a shaker; weaving, drying herbs,cross-stitching and living in a grand hall.
Looks like you had a great time, awesome photos.
Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures! I do love to see the many things created by the shakers.

Bertie said...

Beautiful pictures Ellen, the Shakers have style:)) love the large cabinet and those stairs!! well everything is just gorgeous:)
Have a lovely Sunday, you look well!!

nina said...

oh such fantastic pics! thank you!

Robin said...

How wonderful. Really love visiting the Shaker Village through your photos.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for all of the great pics Ellen.
I'm enjoying them.