Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Additions to The Blue Ridge Room

GOT STRANGS?
Your Claiborne House B&B Innkeeper has had a vision for some old timey instruments in The Blue Ridge Room for a long time. Ever since Tony redid renovated the bathroom last Winter. Being located at the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, I figured it would be pretty neat.
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Two vintage fiddles in cases, and one gee-tar atop the armoire in The Blue Ridge Room
Unfortunately no one wishes to part with old dulcimers, banjos and fiddles...I only wanted non-functioning ones for props in the room. But folks around here have a lot of mountain history and memories tied to their music instruments, and they just won't part with them!

I found these at auction. One is in an old wooden violin case, which is called a "coffin" style case. Both are antiques, and plain worn out. 

I wish I could know where they have been, how many hundreds of tunes they have played and the people they have entertained!

I wanted to show you my idea above the armoire in The Blue Ridge Room. I have to work on positioning them, but have too many guests at the moment in that room to "fiddle-around with them" much. (Yes I was trying to be clever just then)

The other addition is the new seat at the end of the lacy canopy bed. I hate to hide the beautiful wood of this four poster bed, but this is a great place to sit and slip your shoes on. I HOPE AND PRAY guests don't use it as a luggage rack and scratch-up the bed. I say that now, knowing they will. We are in the people business, people do silly things, and besides we aren't their mama!
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This is Sierra vacuuming the room. I made the bed and got it ready to take a photo. We had five rooms check out and that means five rooms to strip, clean and make up.
"INNKEEPING IS NOT FOR WIMPS"

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The new seat is perfect at the end of the beautiful four poster bed in The Blue Ridge Room. We hope you innjoy it!
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This is a very romantic and quiet room with views of the Blue Ridge Foothills and town out the windows, and the southern magnolia from the bathroom.
Have a great day wherever you are, we hope to meet you sometime here in Blue Ridge Country Virginia~

PS No these won't go on The Claiborne House B&B website, as you can see there is a lot more to taking a great photo than snapping the shutter. Lighting is a huge factor...so taking room photos at noon is not really a great idea.

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

3 comments:

lifeinbenziecounty said...

I love this room. The bed the little bench - very pretty but already quite busy. Why do you want to add the instruments? I would not. The room is perfect now.
I hope this doesn't upset you.

Shellie L said...

The angle of the photo was not good. In person it looks okay, I did remove the guitar. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!

kevin smith said...

As a side note: make sure that whoever builds your addition really knows what they're doing when they make the join to your existing house -- at the roof and the walls.
http://www.allevaconstruction.com/services/additions-renovations.html