The Victorian is reminiscent of an English Cottage room. The white brass and iron queen-sized bed, the overstuffed blue and yellow floral chair-and-a-half, and the soft yellow wall color help to set the tone for this room. The flower boxes outside the windows and books about gardening enhance the English garden feel. The private bath offers a whirlpool tub/shower combination. The Victorian is nicely positioned in the middle of the front of the house. The view from The Victorian overlooks the gardens and lawns on the front of the house.
The Victoria Room represents our interest in and love for gardening and especially English gardens. Gardening is certainly hard work, but it is also rest for the soul. The saying that one is never closer to God than when they are in their garden rings true for us.
The colors and patterns were chosen to showcase that English garden theme. The picture of Aunt Victoria’s house is a favorite of our family. It has been in our home for 15 years and was previously hanging in our family room. The white and brass bed was Kathy’s childhood bed.
In literature you will also find flowers likened unto friends. We also find much needed rest and re-creation with our friends. They, like the flowers that grow and brighten our lives have added color and beauty to ours. The English garden bouquets of flowers that
adorn the headers in the room were lovingly contributed, arranged, and painted by Lynn Evans. Lynn and R.G. are a part of the group of friends we call The Seaside Six. We have all been friends for 30 years, raised our children together, vacationed together, birthed children, watched our children get married, and now our children are having children. You will find pictures of this group around the house in places where you find family. One is on the piano in the CharlieHorse Parlor; another is in the Dillingham Suite Donna and David Henry were the friends that our children called to get us out of the house for breakfast in order to take the pictures that hang over the piano. The handsome luggage racks that you will find in every room were hand made by five of these friends; Ben, Charlotte, Donna, Rita, and Fred. The guest books in each room were a gift from Patricia and Charles. Many of the items that you will enjoy in this room were chosen by Lynn. The small watercolor of sea oats sitting on the marble top table was also painted by Lynn. These friends are in all ways extended family for us.
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