John Paul Jones House

Oftentimes on Fridays, Colette, Max, and I will take a field trip for school.  Today we toured the John Paul Jones Home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

I thought touring the home of a naval hero would appeal to Max.  But, alas, the home had very little to do with John Paul Jones (who, it turns out, only rented a room there on two occassions), and more to do with the general history of Portsmouth.  The exhibits appealed to female tastes.

The butler's pantry:

This was my favorite area in the home.  I am positively in love with crewel work fabric!  There's a piece sitting on my sewing table right now, just waiting for me to decide what project is worthy of it.  This chair's upholstery was in such a lovely pattern and colors.

Colette and I admired this persimmon-colored bodice (c. 1840) with velvet accents that was part of a special exhibit highlighting accessories and a few articles of clothing from the 19th century.

After a stop for lunch, we headed home.  Along the way we stopped at this farm to purchase some pumpkins for carving.

Next time our field trip will need to be nearly entirely young man-pleasing.

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