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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Scarecrows

The Roomie took us to Peddler’s Village for the Scarecrow Festival.  It was a misty day but we made the best of it.

Edgar said he now gets why The Roomie loves Autumn the most.

The colors were amazing.  As Gnomes we appreciate a beautiful garden.

We all had a great time 🙂

Gnoming Around – The Weekend Edition

The Roomie is a big fan of Crockpot Cooking.  Why?  No one really understands.

Edgar loves to cook.  Again, no one knows why but he likes it.

Edgar also likes his new car.  He got it wholesale after the toy gang “The Bratz” were disbanded.  He’s already learning about Tailgating.  He doesn’t really have the a solid grasp of the concept but he’s getting there.

The one thing The Roomie has said about Edgar…He’s made himself at home quickly.  That’s a great thing around these parts.  We have so many travelers come and go around here.  We are like a Hostel for Toys.

 

End of Summer

How else does one celebrate the last day of Summer but with a nice swim on a 70 degree day, lol.

No, we didn’t go in the cement pond but the Humans did and we were just in awe.  They said the water was warm and as long as you stay in the water it was fine.

Edgar just looked for some comfy spots to nap.

He remarked the view was lovely no matter where he was sitting.

Let’s All Go To The Mall!

Unfortunately, Robin Sparkles was now where to be found.  At least it stopped raining!

First stop at the Mall…LEGOLAND!

Then we went and got some Annie’s Pretzels.  Super awesome and tasty!

Sharkhead was doing his best Jack from Titanic!  Or he was taking a Cruise.  We really aren’t clear on any of this 🙂