Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lizzie's Needlepoint

From the Lizzie Borden Warps and Wefts website, here are glimpses inside the bed and breakfast business's furnishings, which are period to the 1890s which is when Lizzie became famous (or infamous).   Note the footstool and the perforated paper sampler over the mantelpiece.  The bellows leaning against the fireplace may be painted or it may be stitched.  Hard to tell.

Any tours of Lizzie's later home Maplecroft or photos of the interior I've seen don't show any needlework, by the way.  Believe me, I watch for that!

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  1. Hubby and I stayed at the house several years back on a trip out East!

    1. Did you? See any ghosts? I've only seen it from the outside as when I lived in Boston it was a private house. I've seen Maplecroft from the outside as well, and the infamous broken shaft hatchet, which is the size of those small Boy Scout camping ones. Hard to believe something like that could kill people but in a frenzy of blows, well, I guess it could.