Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Annandale House in Tillsonburg ON

Hal and I and our grandsons went museum hopping on the 18th of August.  Our first stop (after the Ghostbuster car) was to Annandale House.  Hal & I had already found the letterbox here but we were curious to see inside and it would give the boys a chance to find the box and stamp in.

This museum is a must see if you love antiques or decorating or just gorgeous old homes.  Nationally designated for its magnificent interior, Annandale House is a monument to the Victorian style of design known as the "Aesthetic Art Movement".   This style was popularized by Oscar Wilde.  The colours and decorative detailing in the home are extravagant.  The ceilings are hand-painted and the inlaid floors and stained glass are breath-taking.  

The only sad part is that you aren't allowed to take photographs.  I don't understand that part.  I always find this so frustrating.  And yet I was able to find lots of photos online.  Here are two to share with you so you can get a hint of how beautiful this museum really is.