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