A Peek Inside Tudor Place

This is the original photo of John Luckett, the gardener of Tudor Place for 44 years.  If you want to read the history of Tudor Place, click here:  http://www.tudorplace.org/index.html

One of the hallways.

This portico runs up to the top floor of the house.

A couple of the many sitting rooms.

The bench in front of the fire is George Washington's camp bench.

Dining room table set with one of the many plate collections.

Servant's room.

One of the house servant's shoe polishing items and a knitting basket.

The old intercom system.

I love this kitchen and want to cook in it. A gas and wood burning stove.

A perfect way to store skillets and pots.

So simple yet efficient.

Loving this sink.

I want a pump in my kitchen.

Some yellow ware bowls.

Coffee grinder and tea bins.

A big marble mortar, a butter crock, a mallet and a grinder.

A sauerkraut crock.

The ice chest.  Ice was placed in the top and it cooled the food in the bottom.

A history of domestic service through the years.

Some of the extensive china collection.

Silver and glass.

A child's room.

A vintage wheel chair.

Which was used by the owner of the house.

The original tub.

Another bedroom.  Look at the size of this bed for that era!

And a bidet.

That is a fireplace shield to the left.  When a fire was roaring it was placed between a person sitting there and the fire to deflect the heat.

Toys on the mantel in a child's room.

This is the orangery where lectures are held and outside plants are wintered over.

And you can buy historic plants from the grounds.

*  Is anyone having trouble with the new format on my blog?  I had The Blog Tech enlarge the photos for better viewing.


Patty Woodland said…
I'm not having problems with the format.

The Tudor Place looks gorgeous. Thanks for the photo tour!
Joyce, beautiful home! I'd enjoy cooking in that kitchen too!

No problems with the format, but it does seem narrower to me.
Joyce, beautiful home! I'd enjoy cooking in that kitchen too!

No problems with the format, but it does seem narrower to me.
Super, marvelous, fantastic tour!!! Thank you!

My issue is... That although the entire blog is way too wide, to fit on my big Mac screen, I still can not see the full size of the pics. Without clicking and bringing them up, on a separate page. (Like the pic of the bed... Only part of the bed shows, when reading this post.) All of it shows, when I click on pics and bring them up on a separate page.

But when you have that separate pic page up, you can't read the description, which is on your blog.

Picky, picky, picky, I know. -evil grin-

Robin Larkspur said…
No problems for me with your format.

WOw that kitchen, so many things in there to drool over and want to take home, along with the china collection!! And those tea bins. Thanks for the great tour, great photos! P.S. see any ghosts??
Anonymous said…
It is a grand place!

I would love to have that kitchen and especially that stove :-)

Have a great day!
Suzanne said…
Breath taking.........thank you
Nellie said…
I love visiting places like this! Thank you for the tour!

No problem with your blog format.
Guillaume said…
Lovely. I'd love a house like this. A writer's heaven.
Dee said…
The house is amazing. Thank you for sharing the pictures!
I'm having no problem with your blog. What a beautiful house and how wonderful it must be to work there. Great job my friend!
Candace said…
Ohhhhh....reminds me of Upstairs Downstairs! All your photos look terrific!
Barb said…
What a beautiful home!!! As I have said, things like that are so hard to find(if at all out here). That is probably almost all that I miss.
Dog Trot Farm said…
Joyce, What a wonderful job you did capturing the essence of this lovely home. How wonderful to see George Washington's bench by the fireside. The kitchen is always my favorite room to explore, that and seeing the library. I am always fascinated by the books belonging to the original homeowner. While touring Corgie Cottage I was spellbound by Tasha's book collection and also the fact that I was actually in her charming home looking at them. Wonderful post! Greetings from Maine, Julie.
Wonderful share.......a look back in time. A beautiful home......
Rue said…
I really love the cabinetry. I would love those kitchen cupboards! *sigh* Also - who doesn't want an "orangery?"
I also loved the sink! The area in the kitchen where the iron frying pans were stored was another great place.
Ina in Alaska said…
No problem with the format at all.

Thank you for the tour. That house was unique for its time and so well preserved. Loved the intercom system. That was state of the art in its time!
gorgeous place :) i love seeing all the old items arranged where they might have been.

for me, the edges of the pictures are cut off when i just look at the blog. need to click on them to see them whole.
Sugar said…
wow! that is soooo beautiful! you are a lucky lady to be able to visit all these amazing places! I'm truly jealous
What a magnificent place! My Grandma had a pump and an old cooler locker in her kitchen too. And a big old natural gas stove.
SharleneT said…
Loved the tour and now I know I'm jealous of your daughter! Didn't know they used bidets back in the day. Shades of my childhood! My job used to be to empty the water from the icebox tray, every morning. And, you better not forget, because you'd be coming into a room with a very wet floor and your mother would find out, and you know how that goes… It really is a beautiful home and you've done a great job with the pictures. I'm not having a problem with your blog, at all.