Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage! #61: A Look Inside a President's Home Part 2

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
This week I'm taking you along to
the home of our 15th President,
James Buchanan. Today is
part 2. You can also see last week's
LTV post, here.
Last week you saw the first floor.
Today, the upstairs. 

This is Harriet's room. Remember she
 was the President's niece turned
First Lady. He was the only
bachelor President we've ever had.
Her room was my favorite
on the second floor.

I'm sure it would be yours, too.
This doll is so unique.

Check out her "sitting" area.
She could pull a cord and it would
ring the bell for the servants.

This is the President's bedroom.
Nothing too exciting.

This was interesting though.
A "hat" tub. Now there's
a vision I don't want to
think about!

This little inlaid box on the mantel
caught my eye though.
The other two rooms upstairs
were for the President's
nephew and the house keeper.
Interestingly, there was a
door for access to President 
Buchanan's room
from the housekeeper's room.
Or was it for access to her room
from the President's?
Not sure but, well, moving on!

Check out this awesome collage below:
In the museum next door they have this most
amazing display of antique purses.
And yes, Rita, I thought of you when I snapped
all of the photos!
And, because I've never seen one before,
an antique Louis Vuitton trunk.
There was another inside the house that
was much bigger as well.

Hope you enjoyed the second half of my tour of
President Buchanan's home... I love seeing these
old places where the history comes to life.

Now let's take a look and see this week's LTV features:

Bernideen, of Bernideen's Tea Time,
 kicks it off with this most
amazing photo of her living room,
all decorated for Christmas.

And Bluebird1959 shared
some amazing holiday

One More Time Events shared
her post for a "Welcome Home
Christmas" tour. Love the
black and white kitchen displays!
If you've been featured today,
feel free to right click
and save this button
 for displaying
on your blog side bar.
Now it's your turn:


Curtains in My Tree said...

I love seeing that house and that Louis Vuitton Truck is awesome,fabulous, great!I love Louis Vuitton and buy it when I can
Thanks for the tour

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I saw a Louis Vuitton Trunk at the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta and it was awesome and out of this world expensive. Your posts about President Buchanan's home are so informative and the photos beautiful. I would love for you to share them at Vintage Charm this week. sb

Bernideen said...

I came to link to your party and saw that I was featured for last week! How sweet! I enjoyed to second visit to this historic home! The doll is amazing in the chair!

One More Time Events said...

Thank you so much for the feature... enjoying your tour!

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post Jillian... what beautiful antique pieces and such rich history! Have a great week...

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love the plaid going up the stairs! It is striking and what a Beautiful doll!! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place with us!! Thanks too for hosting each week!!


Diana said...

Loved seeing the rest of your presidential house tour, Jill. Thanks so much for hosting your lovely party :)

Rita C at Panoply said...

Oh my goodness, I had to catch my breath when I saw the collage of purses, Jill - thank you for snapping all those for me! Of course I love Harriet's bedroom. I wonder if the "hat bath" is the precursor to the bidet? It looks like it.
Wonderful tour, and features too. Love this time of year! I'm using a lot of my vintage goodies in my decor and having loads of fun! Thank you for hosting us and I hope you're having fun with the season too.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh wow Jillian! My heart went pitter patter at the sight of Harriet's room! Love the sitting area and the astral lamp on the little table over in the corner! In the President's room I like the rug and the chamber set, the hat tub not so much! Interesting about the door access though. Hmmmm....
Thanks so much for filling my Victorian heart and eyes with this home tour!
And thanks for hosting!

Sandi Magle said...

I love history, and this house is so pristine in the choices...for the period. Love that! Thanks so much for a tour, I probably won't be able to get to...Sandi

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Jillian! Thanks very much for featuring my dough bowl.I love your vintage party - so many wonderful links. Have a great week. Jane

My thrift store addiction said...

Jillian, I love your tours! Thank you for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

Deanies Stash said...

Jillian, I enjoyed the tour of the president's house. I like Harriet's bedroom! Thank you for hosting.

Wishing you a merry and great week!