Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Swan House and Other Lovely Things!

Today's Go Here Thursday theme is swans!  I have a couple of really good ones for you!

First, if you live in, or will be visiting the Atlanta area, go see The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center.

The Swan House
Photo (c) by Kerri at Atlanta Daily Photo blog
Built in 1928 by the Inman family, this 4 bedroom mansion has a swan theme carried out in nearly every part of the interior (around 30, according to popular count; perhaps a few more or less.)

Nearby is the Swan Coach House, a restaurant, gift shop and art gallery all rolled into one.  Lunch is available at the restaurant for a few hours daily, and the gift shop features a ladies boutique, an amazing jewelry selection, and home gifts.  The Swan Coach House is also a popular venue for weddings, receptions, private events and afternoon teas.

The Swan Coach House
Photo (c) Marian Black
You can find out more about The Swan House and the Swan Coach House through the links above, and also by visiting the AHC's Blog and Facebook page.

Also go here to the Franz Porcelain website, where you can browse unbelievably beautiful pieces of porcelain art like this Swan Teapot:
So beautiful!

(Franz Porcelain also has a peacock pattern!)
The teacup is my personal favorite!

And finally, keeping with the theme of swans, here are two of my favorite harp pieces:
"The Swan" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, performed by harpist Keziah Thomas.  Go to her website (link above) to see a full list of her repertoire.

The Theme from "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky, performed at two tempos (I couldn't find any information on the harpist.)

1 comment:

  1. how nice!
    my husband and I were married at the swan coach house 14 yrs ago (3 days ago)