V283: Visiting Monticello

Oct 9, 2012 9 comments
Today we took a little trip up to Monticello, the gorgeous, stunning, incredible home of Thomas Jefferson.

No photos were allowed inside the house, which means you shall all have to go yourselves, if you've not been already.  I snapped a couple outside...

The "backyard."

"What's the, Mr. J? Come live with you at Monticello? Oh wait...you have 11 grandchildren!? er...I'll pass"
18th century buttons, noted as being of the more fashionable and expensive variety, worn on men's coats and waistcoats.  There IS an example of an 18th century 4-hole button, like our modern buttons, noted as being used to fasten shirts, underclothes, and breeches.  I have a photo of that, too, if you'd like to see it.
My quick painting of the back of the house.


  1. I'm visiting Monticello in two weeks! I can't wait! You're painting looks lovely by the way.

  2. I got to see Monticello. Loved it. the Gardens are beautiful. I love your 'quick' sketch! :)

  3. I visited Monticello, years ago. Must visit again. :) LOVE your painting!

    -Brandi in Maryland

  4. To bad about no photos. That means those of us who will never get there wont have a chance to see what it looks like on the inside.

  5. Monticello is a wonderful place. I was there 2 years ago. My one complaint is that the house tours move too quickly. I wish I could have spent more time in the house. But with the large number of people who visit each day I understand the need to move the tour groups along.

  6. I love Montichello so much! It's such a beautiful house. Did you get to go upstairs? I wanted to but didn't pay for the "full" tour.

  7. Umm ... yes please on the button. With as much information as you can give us. I've been looking to document those for a while now.


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