First Floor

Dining Room

This room was originally the kitchen. The hearth was the cooking area. To the right is a bricked opening with a door which was used to keep bread, pies, and other food warm.

The green depression glass on the dining table was used for company, not for everyday use. Around the room are several paintings made by Florence, including two of fruit baskets placed above the hearth. Florence had received the baskets when she was ill, and painted them as thanks.

The bowl on the small table is pictured in the painting on the wall above. The copperware located by the dish cabinet appears in the painting on the wall above. On the top of the hearth is a white teapot with matching cup and saucer, pictured in the painting above.

The yellow dishes were from Mexico as a gift from Zoie, and the blue patterned plates are Cantonese ware. In the doorway between the dining room and parlor are sealed glass cases which contain Van Briggle pottery, which was at the time the oldest running art pottery in the US.