Monday, June 29, 2009

Old Capitol Building, Transylvania and Philadelphia

- The Old Capitol Building in Milledgeville, Georgia. Shortly after the capital of Georgia was moved to Atlanta in 1868, the building and surrounding grounds were acquired by Georgia Military College. It is still in use for classrooms and offices and is where my sister Jo met her husband.

- The Old Capitol Building's west side depicted on the Milledgeville plate, part of the set of Georgia plates commissioned by the Transylvania Club of Sandersville, Georgia in 1932. (Love that name, Transylvania, they were/are ladies who do good works, not vampires.) The plates were executed by Wedgwood china. My plate was scored on ebay.

- At the end of a lovely weekend, settling in on the couch to find one of my favorite classic films of all time on: The Philadelphia Story, seen so many times that I can say the lines along with the characters. Niece Becky watched it with me a couple of years ago and loved it, too, saying it seemed like a play. And indeed, that is how it began - as a play on Broadway.

10 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

First!

Whoo-hoo.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I think I might have been first on your blog today, too. Whoo-hoo back at ya! :)

Jannie Funster said...

I just LOVE that plate. My mom has some blue Wedgewood.

Now, I could insert something here about how I like to hide in the woods and jump out to give people wedgies (wood-wedgies,) but I'll behave and not mention such a thing.

Also the pattern behind the plate (wallpaper?) I love too!

Lynn said...

Thank you Jannie - I love it, too. And I was pleased that I got one of the originals. Too funny about the wedgies! Hee!

That is a Waverly wallpaper of a pattern I don't think they make anymore. My kitchen is very small and I have second guessed myself about the pattern thinking maybe a nice solid pastel paint might have been better. But I like fruit plates, so this kind of matches. :)

Talon said...

The paper and the plate are both gorgeous!

That building has beautiful lines. I'm getting jealous of the fabulous architecture you've got all around you!

I just adored Katharine Hepburn. She had such character. I love old films. Much like old buildings, they were unique and not cookie-cutter endless replicas like they seem to insist on churning out today.

Lynn said...

Talon -

There are so many more to go. This is in my home town so I'm there when I visit mom and dad. Sadly - when they are gone there won't be a reason to go that way unless it for a special trip (it is off the beaten path.) So I want to make I have captured the buildings. I didn't appreciate it enough when I lived there...

Sounds as if you live on Prince Edward Island? Or did I assume that? That is beyond gorgeous. I loved "Avonlea" when it was on PBS and want to visit someday.

Oh - good analogy of classic films. They are my very favorite.

Talon said...

I live in Ontario. I've visited PEI when we lived in Newfoundland for 4 years for my hubby's job. I love the east coast. My dad was born and raised in Newfoundland, so I think the connection to that part of the world is in my blood.

It's so true - we never seem to appreciate the very things that are under our nose.

Lynn said...

Talon -

A future summer trip will be to someplace way more cool in climate than here in Atlanta. I've never been to Canada - so that might be it! My cousin and his new wife spent there honeymoon there to get away from hot Florida. :) The grass is always greener, as they say!

Jannie Funster said...

I really liek your wallpaper! We have some different stuff in Nova Scotia.

Well, wallpaper can always be changed, not as easily as paint, tho. We too have paper in our kitchen here and it works pretty well, but it was my first room to paper and I did not realize to butt the joints, they have a slight overlap which does not really matter. No one notices. Not even me anymore.

:)

Lynn said...

I hired someone to take down the old paper and put up the new. The first thing he said was that there was no primer behind the old paper so he took down as much as he could and then plastered sheet rock paste all over it. My task was then to sand that down and paint Shieldz on it. He papered with the new Waverly paper over that. He says when I'm ready, it will peel right down with no problem.