Wednesday 19 October 2011

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Mick has a furniture book of Shaker furniture.  It shows furniture from the village at Pleasant Hill in Kentucky USA.  I've always thought it looked like an idyllic place and now I know it is.  Nobody lives at the village any more, it's been restored for tourism but it was the most relaxing and peaceful couple of days. 

The peak population of the village was around 500 and they were divided into several "families".  Each family had a little cluster of buildings.  Tammy and I stayed in the Farm Deacon's Office building - we had the first floor to ourselves.  It was a lovely place to stay.

The shakers had a very distinctive furniture style and some lovely accessories.  I took lots of photos for Mick.  Here's a few :

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