Monday, October 29, 2012

Local Exploring

Last Friday we were supposed to be going to Linvilla Orchard on our family fun day, but plans changed due to rain. So what did I do? Dropped Steve and Sheila off at a play arena and I went shopping at Terrain. 

Terrarium supplies were abundant...

I really wanted to come home with one of these wreaths. The smell was incredible. (what's the name of this again? the name is escaping me right now)

And then later that afternoon we went to the Brandywine River Museum, home of the Andrew Wyeth exhibition. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed inside the exhibits (bummer!), so you'll just have to visit yourself if you're ever in the Philadelphia area.

I was really taken with the work of Andrew Wyeth. There is a lot of emotion in his work.  Very personal, very powerful. 

Did you know Andrew's father, N.C. Wyeth, illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island? I didn't know that. 

There was also an exhibit on illustrations and works inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Not my thing at all, but very timely being near Halloween.

This is a view out the third floor of the museum building. To the left was the Andrew Wyeth exhibit. They suggested that we start on the third floor and make our way down (we got there around 3:30 and the museum closes at 5 so this was a beautiful late afternoon in Chadds Ford along the river).

They're also giving tours of the studio that Andrew Wyeth painted in up until 2008. The last tour leaves at 3:15 so we had just missed it. I would like to go back in the spring to take the tour. 

So just catching up on some things and wanted to give you the scoop on the BRM and a few Terrain photos. Have you ever been to Terrain? The styling and product displays are really nice. Anthropologie Inc. does a nice job with all of their brands.


I'm off today and Sheila's school is closed. As you know, we're bracing for Sandy here in PA and all along the east coast. I wasn't really that worried up until this morning. It's scary and I hope all friends and family take care and are safe during this time.

And now I'm going back to my reading and coffee because my little one is still asleep!


  1. My grandmother turned me on to Andrew Wyeth, she was a huge fan due to his ties to the coast of Maine. His work is very emotive and quite beautiful, how fun that this museum is right in your backyard. Good luck with Sandy, hang in there....

  2. Love that you share your family fun days with us and what your city has to offer! Stay safe, thinking of all of you out there.

  3. Hi Holly, so great to find your blog! I have dreamed of going to Terrain and the Wyeth's were my favorite artist crush growing up and I enjoyed your trip along with you. God bless you during this storm. We are here outside of DC and bracing as well.
    Take care
    xo Nancy

  4. Beautiful shots of your visit to the Brandywine River Museum. That late afternoon light looks gorgeous. As close as it is, I've never been to Philly. My husband & I have it on our childless long weekend escape list. I think we'd love this museum.

    Be safe and take care throughout the storm, Holly!

  5. You're close enough to go to Terrain?! Officially jealous :). And, gorgeous shots from the Museum! What a great place to spend an afternoon.

    Stay safe today! I'm hoping the storm isn't nearly as bad as predicted.

  6. Holly, enjoy the day off. We're off too and getting loads of laundry done before the anticipated power outage!! Next time I'm in Philly, I would love to visit Terrain. Doesn't the owner of Antropologie also own Terrain???

  7. I sure wish we had that store here. I would be there often. Like I said on Instagram, you visit the most beautiful places. I may need to come up your way soon.

  8. The Wyeth/Herd clan...quite the talented bunch, no? N.C. is my favorite. How cool to visit the museum. I'd love to do that.
    I'd also really like to visit Terrain too!

  9. Beautiful photos Holly! I stop by the new Terrain in Westport quite often for a little inspiration. It's really quite a place.

  10. I began to love the Wyeths when my college roommate had a print of Christina's World hanging up so many years ago. Would love to visit that museum. Also, so glad you made it through the storm(s)...