Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday Morning in D.C.- Hillwood Museum
Entrance of Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. decorated for fall. This museum was the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heir to the Post cereal fortune. Post was the third of her four husbands, This is the home where the actress Dina Merrill and her sister grew up since Marjorie Merriweather Post was their mother. The actress Glen Close is a figure in this home's history since Marjorie's first husband was a Close.
Gene who golfs checked out the lovely putting green.
See the awnings on the second floor windows. Behind these very windows was Majorie Merriweather Post's very private and plush bedroom suite. In this photo Gene is snapping a photo of the formal walled garden while Jack checks out the angel fountains.
An Adirondack Cottage brought from a Post estate in New York state to this estate.
Lovely things to view everywhere.
The Dacha Building in the Russian style that houses traveling exhibits for the Hillwood Museum.
Poster for current exhibit on propaganda on Russian porcelains of the second half of the 20'th century.
A little outdoor light in the French Empire style.
Note: I can't possibly do justice to this over the top museum that has the best collection of Russian porcelains, art objects, church relics and oil paintings outside of Russia. If you are interested in seeing more info on this museum go to this website for Hillwood: