Sunday, September 27, 2009

paper chase

We went to the Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum this weekend and it was amazing.
According to Wikipedia, "Greenfield Village is considered the largest outdoor museum in America. Patrons enter at the gate, passing by the Josephine Ford Memorial Fountain and Benson Ford Research Center. Nearly one hundred historical buildings were moved to the property from their original locations and arranged in a "village" setting."
The Village includes buildings from the 17th century to the present. There are so many things to see!
An old pharmacy,

Thomas Edison's factory,
a real working steam engine that you can ride on (Jackson would love it!) and a train depot,
Model T's driving around,

And I was really taken with the wallpaper.
The wallpaper?
Yup, the wallpaper.
They custom make the wallpapers of the old buildings, printing them in the traditional way with traditional materials using traditional patterns.
I love the way people were not afraid of mixing patterns.

And the use colors.


Kris said...

So cool! I love visiting little towns/museums like this. I went to a really cool one in N. Ireland years ago.

Turquoise Diaries said...

It looks such a charming place, and the wall papers.. they had such a good taste at that time

Courtney said...

Oh that looks like it would be a fantastic place to visit! I love the wallpaper too, and the bare bulb and wall of glass bottles in the pharmacy!

Mansion Rentals Miami Beach said...

That is some rad wallpaper. I really love it. I'd love to visit that museum.