The Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

This weekend we all went to the Mercer Museum and Henry Chapman Mercer’s home Fontill Castle.

So much history in two amazing locations.

The Museum itself houses thousands of items that represent the trades of the by-gone era.  The Tanner’s tools, Coaches/Toll Roads and they even have a Gallows on the top floor in the Crime and Punishment exhibit.

Fonthill Castle was the home built and designed by Henry Mercer for himself.  It showcases his tile and stone collections from round the world.  There are many oddities and tiles that depict stories like those of Charles Dickens and the travels of Columbus.

His home at the time was a Castle but with Modern conveniences like central heating, bell systems and electricity.

A really neat please to explore.

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Beautiful Sunset

This time of year we get to enjoy the sunsets a bit better in the neighborhood.

In the summer, the only time The Roomie really gets to enjoy them is when she’s in the Crest.  That’s why these make us all very happy.  Sure it gets dark earlier but the trade off is okay with us 🙂

A Day In The Garden

People know that Gnomes love gardens because we like…live in them but this Garden is AMAZING!

 

Mr. Nigel Murray enjoys outings like this one.  And Homie…well he is an adventurer at heart.  It was all of those years living deep in the garden.

Elsa just loves to take SnapChats so this was a great place to take those pictures and share them with her adoring public….and friends.  Elsa has two friends, lol.

 

Hubert Was Lost

But it’s okay because we found him.  He arrived in December but then decided to hide from us all.

He loves SnapChat.  Ellie introduced him to the app.  It’s been his obsession!

We had a rainstorm the other day and we got to see this beautiful rainbow!  It made us think of Corin…you ’cause he’s a leprechaun, lol.

We had no doubt that Chipper loved rainstorms.  Gnomes are odd little creatures!

I think he and Mr. Nigel Murray are just thrilled it is Spring!

Listening To The Beatles

We like to listen to all kinds of music.  Right now Mr. Nigel Murray is loving the Beatles.  Bjorn is more into the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman.  The Roomie…well she loves the Moana soundtrack.  We think she just loves to sing “I AM MOANA” really loudly.

What can I say…we love to have fun no matter what shape it takes!

 

The Playoffs

The Flyers (Hockey) and the Sixers (Basketball) are in the playoffs.  We had a big Super Bowl Victory with the Eagles (Football) so the town is a buzz.  So are we.

Totally stoked for Philly Sports tonight.  The Roomie isn’t allowed to watch because she’s a jinx, lol.