So the final three long cable wires from WOW were removed on Saturday and those were fried from the fire as well! Also, did you know they are recyclable?
Anyways enough about the virtues of Six Sigma and fires in my back yard. Here some pictures I forgot to show you!
Here is a cutie steam pug that I saw on Pintrest. (if you are on Pintrest- please add me -I am nanandbags of course:))
I went to a wedding at The Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills, IL. I was taking pictures on the sly because you were really not supposed to so they are not the best...
Cute little stone doggy
He had his own private chapel!
And two libraries
And beautiful grounds
And a heck of a lot of wedding chests and busts
Looking down from the second floor
Looking across the second floor
More hope chests and a real tapestry
And a armor given to him by Hurst.
So I want a breakfront like this- the picture doesn't due the detail justice
And a pool!
With a little turtle helping
And finally two kiddy chairs....
And now onto the wedding... It was amazing. I never went to a wedding where they did the handkerchief dance. Oh my goodness now that was a party. But look at the flowers!
So for my birthday my family took me to the Fabyan Villa, Japanese Garden and a Windmill in Geneva, IL. It was so cool. I wish I could taken pictures inside the house but I couldn't. Col. Fabyan inherited $2 million in 1902. That was pre- income tax ya'all! He and his wife were fascinating and a bit pack-rat-ish. For instance- they bought a working windmill.
Yes it works.
And it a fire hazard bakery in the basement.
They trained a monkey to ring a bell if he didn't know who the person was that was coming to the house...That is the monkeys home....
Oh and the house
(A person who was smart enough to keep the original split "Dutch door" where the top door swings in.....)
Frank Lloyd Wright!
But that is not all-Col. Fabyan was something of a Japanese-aphile. He created a Japanese garden in his back yard....
( I adore these lanterns)
but that was not all... He had a bear cage! Yes he had bears and imported crocodiles... oh may!
And it is now a place for picnicking.
He was also a Baconite and bought a lot of William Shakespeare's First Folios. Big geeky moment for me. I thought the first folios were bought by the Goverment during WWII but Col. F actually GAVE the First Folios to the best known Willie the Shakes Library outside of the UK - Folgers Library in DC. He swore that Bacon wrote the Shakespeare plays. So much so he started one of the first code breaking centers in the USA. Fascinating and I am only a few of the things he got involved in. Definitely check out both places if you can!
Xoxo Nan and Zzzzzzing Aine
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