So you can see the "Mountain" behind the plantation house, it is actually a giant granite rock that rises 1600 feet above the ground, literally in the middle of nowhere. You can take a tram ride to the top of the rock, where you can see forever and into next Tuesday. There is a carving that depicts three figures of the Confederate States of America: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.
Just a beautiful place. If you visit Georgia, you should definitely schedule some time to visit Stone Mountain and take the train ride around the park
|You can see Atlanta in the background - (you can practically see into North Carolina from here!) I have to admit I didn't want to go near the edge!|
|pictures from the Antebellum Plantation - The Kingston House circa 1845|
|this is an antique basket quilt from the Kingston House, circa 1845|
|This quilt really didn't look antique, but the design and quilting were amazing|
|Kingston House circa 1845|
|beautiful quilts in the crib of the baby's room of the Kingston House, circa 1845|
|it is hard to see if there is a particular pattern on this quilt, or if is is simply a collection of blocks, possibly sampler blocks or crazy quilt blocks|
|A beautiful Applique' quilt from the Thornton House circa 1792. Even the border is appliqued, and the hand quilting is amazing|
|This applique' quilt was in the "boys room" at the Thornton house. I'm sure this was a beautiful red and green quilt at one time. The large blood stain was a little creepy|
|can you just imagine having to spin the cotton and wool yourself? The wheel on this spinning wheel was about 4 feet around|
|this is how the young girls learned to sew, you can't see it very well, but there is a crank on the right-hand side|
|This quilt was also in the M-I-L's room, notice the little candle stand next to the chair|
Such an interesting trip, a step back in time and an amazing appreciation of how life
in that era must have been!