Monday, February 15, 2010

Modern Manners Monday - Presidents Day

Photo courtesy of Robert Lautman, Entry Hall of Monticello.


After an inimitable weekend in Charlottesville with BTG, I’m incapable of liberating myself from a Jeffersonian vise. As an intimate of an ardent Jefferson scholar, his éclat has become ineludible. In celebration of our Founding Fathers today, an amuse-bouche to whet your desire from Mr. Jefferson himself.

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."

9 comments:

  1. such a lovely room... and i adore your blog... hope you had a wonderful weekend x pam

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  2. What a beautiful image and excellent quote!
    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  3. Jefferson is fascinating.this is a wonderful quote.

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  4. Wonderful quote - I would love to see Monticello too ...
    Best,
    Stephanie

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  5. Lovely image. We wanted to go to Charlottesville ourself for the weekend but tried to make arrangements much too late, every hotel was booked! We stayed here in town instead and just treated ourselves to many meals eaten out!

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  6. We went to Charlottesville for the day a few months back, but sadly didn't have time to tour Monticello! It's on the top of my list for next time I'm down that way! Ohh and fantastic quote---I may have to use it one of these days : ) XO

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  7. You chose a most appropriate and inspiring quote! Marija

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  8. I have a fascination with Monticello and neoclassical design. I'm so glad to have discovered your blog, thanks to a talented friend in the design world.

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