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Friday, August 14, 2015

On The Road Friday ~ The Paine, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

 Today, we are on the road to Dressing Downton. 
We are heading to, The Paine in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The museum preserves the property’s historic architecture, with the mansion as the centerpiece, and many of the house’s interiors as they were created by founders Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine. Selections from the museum’s art collection, much of which was acquired by Nathan and Jessie, are featured in the many rooms and settings of the estate. Outdoors, the Paine maintains and enhances numerous display gardens as “galleries” of horticulture with varied designs and thousands of plant specimens.
In addition, the museum presents changing art exhibitions, from classical to contemporary, as well as seasonal events like Nutcracker in the Castle during the holidays. The Family Discovery Gallery, located on the house’s lower level, offers “hands on” activities about architecture, art, and gardens for people of all ages, and the Paine hosts a wide range of programs throughout the year in the carriage house and conservatory.




 We were not allowed to take photos inside the museum.
Oh my, it was so fun to look at all the outfits from Downton. 
The art was beautiful. My favorite was one of two cows. It was so fasinating. 
It was called, The Watering Place.
 
Also on exhibit were Tiffany Lamps. They all were beautiful, but my favorite was the Dragonfly.
 
It was a rainy day for our tour of the gardens.
We grabbed our umbrellas and toured the gardens in the rain.

The gardens are in full bloom. They are beautiful.

I will let our photos do the rest.

Grab your umbrella and let us take a stroll in the garden.












 The rain started to pick up towards the end of our garden tour. 
We plan to visit again.


Thank you for coming along today.
Have a great weekend.
 ♥
Carla
 

 

22 comments:

  1. I don't think I have ever been there, I sure would like to see it tho. It's on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You caught my interest with the OshKosh, since I collect vintage kiddie clothes. Downton clothing isn't so interesting to me, since I know that British ladies back then must have had on more clothing than that with the year round chilly mansions, etc. But I loved your photos of the rain drenched gardens! Still want to visit Wisconsin. The entire state is on my bucket list! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  3. Magnificent. I don't think I have ever seen a museum that was as stunning on the outside. I think it looks magical in the rain. Love the cows.

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  4. What a wonderful post. You transported me to another world this morning Carla. A garden tour in the rain sounds magical.

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  5. What a beautiful estate and gardens, and how good to see the Downton dresses. I grew up in Wisconsin and had not heard of this museum until your post.

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  6. Can you believe I grew up just north of there (in Neenah) and never went to the Paine? Maybe next time we visit my parents I'll take the kids to see it. :)

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  7. It looks like a very interesting place to tour. Those gardens must have been fascinating. So many blooms to admire and a wonderful place to get inspired.

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  8. What a great place to visit, even in the rain, I love Downton.
    It's good to be back! I've not been on holiday, just a horrid flu. In August.
    Amalia
    xo

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  9. You are so lucky...I would have loved to have seen those clothes!!! The grounds and gardens are amazing. Your photos are wonderful.

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  10. I love the Paine! I love all the different woods, materials they used inside the mansion. If you get a change go when they have the Nutcracker. Or The Rooms In Blooms. Both very beautiful!

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  11. What a great place to take the family. It looks so beautiful.
    Hugs
    JB

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  12. The grounds of this museum are just stunning. What a great trip and place to visit.
    Kris

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  13. Oh how wonderful! I had read about this museum and was thinking we should make a visit there, but completely forgot about it till your post! Thanks for reminding me!

    Hope you have a lovely week!

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  14. Such lovely photo's and tour ...and I didn't get wet at all!

    Hoping you're enjoying a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  15. Such lovely photo's and tour ...and I didn't get wet at all!

    Hoping you're enjoying a great weekend

    All the best Jan

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  16. Carla, that is such a beautiful place! I know you enjoyed your visit!!

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  17. I'd love to visit! Your pictures capture it all so well. Lovely adventures!

    Jane x

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  18. This destination is absolutely beautiful! I love how your pictures capture the spot so perfectly, it almost feels like I've visited them myself!

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  19. What a wonderful post, Carla! I'm so glad you told me about that place. Because of that, we'll be visiting there too this summer. Beautiful grounds, and I can't wait to see Edith's green beaded dress! :-)

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  20. What a beautiful place to visit! I couldn't remember where Oshkosh was, so mapped it. We did go near there the year we went to Green Bay. I will put that on my list of places to visit when we head that direction again. I would so enjoy seeing the gardens! Do you know what the tree with the blooms was?

    I bet Christmas would be a fun time to visit as well!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  21. What a fabulous place to visit - would love to see those Downton costumes.

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  22. What a beautiful place. I would love to see the Downtown costumes too. They were on display at the Biltmore but we weren't in NC to see them. boohoo! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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High Fives from Wisconsin!

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