Saturday, March 11, 2017

Museum Quilts

A recent visit to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates
in Ft. Myers Florida
was a chance to look back into history
about the time that my mom and dad were born - 1916

These beautiful estates with wide porches and immaculate gardens
felt like an oasis from the busy city streets all around them.

We peeked into the windows and listened to the walking audio tutorial
as we wondered around the grounds and gardens.

That's us peeking into the Ford family's Dining Room! Cuppa tea anyone?
The farmer was intrigued by the brilliant inventions of these two men
and stopped to read all the information boards and watch the videos and studies.

I was more interested, it seemed, peeking into the bedrooms with the quilts and antique furnishings.

My favourite one, "Tree of Life"
So beautiful in the red and white fabrics!

Another favourite - Red and White Four Hearts Quilt!!!

It was such a lovely day to stroll through some amazing history.
So glad we went.

Me and Mina Miller Edison - she hailed from Akron, Ohio (Menno roots perhaps lol?)

If you ever get the chance, you should see this great museum.

Until next time ....... enjoying some sun and fun.


  1. That looks like a great museum. The four hearts is really something. Love the shot of the two of you peeking in!

  2. That final photo is so cute! And what fun to see the vintage bottle of water! That is from my corner, not five miles down the road as the crow flies. Keep having fun! (Great time to be in Florida, too.)

  3. The quilts are lovely. I have a love for red and white so I enlarged your pictures for a good look.
    I love your hat!

  4. Thanks for the tour! I had to smile as you described hubby reading the 'history' and you peeking in windows to check out the decor. Sounds familiar!

  5. I can totally relate! Bill reads every word of the history and I'm more interested in the furnishings/decor. Right now we're headed to Key West to tour Hemingway home---nice to escape the cold!

  6. That looks like such a fun place to visit! It is always sobering to see how people made life good and beautiful in simple ways. Would they like how it is now?


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