Words can not explain how HAPPY I am to finally have this!!
Felicity's home is on Duke of Gloucester Street, the most important street in the most important city in Virginia.
Williamsburg residents were proud of their city, and they made sure visitors saw order, harmony, and plenty of open spaces. All homes were made of wood or brick and were built on large lots, neatly fenced to protect the gardens.
Everything about Felicity's home is neat and tidy--from the siding to the shingles on the roof. Notice the symmetry, or balance, in the design of the house and grounds. Each first-floor window has two matching shutters and two identical picket fences march around the gardens.
Measures 29” x 23”
From its whitewashed walls to its clean-swept brick floor, the kitchen house is packed with all the tools a busy cook like Rose needed to prepare the Merrimans' meals.
Rose kept the kitchen fire burning all day long, all year round. Inside the hearth, cooking pots hang from an iron bar built into the brick chimney walls several feet above the hearth.
Everything Felicity needed to ready herself for the day was in her bedchamber. At night, Felicity snuggled into her tall-post bed (through the doorway). In the winter, the bed had heavy hangings, or drapes, to keep out cold drafts. In the summer, the bed was draped with gauze to keep out mosquitos.
Stores like Mr. Merriman's were the one-stop shopping centers of the eighteenth century. Every inch was filled with something useful or pleasing.
Colonial shops were also centers of news and information. It was in stores like Mr. Merriman's that people heard about the group of hotheaded Patriots who threw a shipload of English tea into the Boston Harbor.
Everything in Miss Manderly's parlor had something to teach--even the furniture! The table and music stand were made in the baroque (ba-ROKE) style, which has graceful curved legs. The two parlor chairs were made in the rococo (ro-KO-ko) style--with lots of swirly carvings.
Each summer, Felicity couldn't wait to travel to Grandfather's lush, green plantation on the York River.
Living on a plantation was like living in a small village. Cities were miles and miles away, the plantation had to provide for all the needs of the people who lived there. Grandfather's plantation had a kitchen house, a smokehouse, a stable, a dairy, a laundry building, a carpentry shop, a blacksmith shop, and slave cabins. Enslaved people did all the work that kept plantations running.
Now I just need Addy's S&S to complete my collection!
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