Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Growing Up with Historic Influence~

Gorgeous and historic sites were as close as my backyard growing up near the designated National and Historic site of The Dearborn Inn.

Built by Henry Ford, the inventor of the automobile and his son Edsel, was designed by the architect Albert Kahn in 1931. Last November the beautiful Georgian style hotel celebrated it's 81st

Having this gorgeous place in my neighborhood growing up was so special and over the years my guy and I have had the privilege of staying here many times. The influence of it's grandeur always encouraged me as a decorator. Over time, renovations have taken place but the original character and style have been preserved and maintained.

Some time ago I had an opportunity to visit again and took these pics to share. From the beautiful chandeliers to the floors and the outside gardens, every inch is elegant.
Next fall we will stay in this gorgeous Inn once again and I look forward to the visit.

The reception area with beautiful grand piano. I was honored to play this gorgeous instrument while on my stay.
The keys feel like silk.

Beautiful sun rooms flow outside to gorgeous gardens.

Sitting areas and living areas  to relax with family and friends.

Stunning ceilings with grand chandeliers.

Comfortable living rooms overlooking the fireplace with a beautiful painting of Henry Ford.

Gorgeous flower arrangements
grace large gathering tables.

The Dearborn Inn,
a beautiful place to stay, visit and enjoy
 the history of days gone by in a special place I called home.

See you next time.
XO Celestina Marie


theromanticrose said...

Elegantissimi questi alberghi storici!Un grande saluto dall'Italia!Forse nevichèrà anche qui!Baci,Rosetta

Unknown said...

What a magnificent elegant place, Celeste. How fortunate you are to be able to enjoy this beauty & stay there. Just gorgeous.

Hope you are doing ok. I am soooo far behind in catching up slowly.

Have a beautiful day ~

Susan said...

Celestina, that is a beautiful and elegant place! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Sweet Celeste!
Oh I KNOW first hand and can attest to the fact that this is a grogeous Inn. When hubby and i first came here this is where Ford put us up for the night. Then last March our neighbors daughter was married in one of there drop dead goegous ball rooms. The grounds are also sooo beautiful!
So glad you shared this beautiful piece of historical history with your readers.
Be blessed my sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina!

What beautiful photos! Thank you for taking us on the tour. What a treat to grow up around something as beautiful as this. I love the checkerboard floor, the opulent rugs, and the furniture is gorgeous. Every time I am in front of a Piano, my fingers itch to play. I love that you said the "keys feel like silk"...oh I am dreaming right now! One of my biggest dreams in life is to have a piano one day. I've always loved to play.

Again, beautiful photography and story, thank you so much for bringing us this piece of History! xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I notice in your photos, I look at the floor and think how beautiful...and then at the ceilings! So much detail in every room! Enjoy your week, my friend! ♥

Denise said...

Lovely! Enjoyed the tour. Thank you :)

Mari said...

Ohhhhh gosh Celeste, what a beautiful place, those floors just takes my breath away there magnificent.....
Your pic's are just beautiful....


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a grand and elegant place. You are so fortunate to have grown up nearby and have had several opportunities to stay there. Thanks for taking us on this tour.
Have a great week.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, what a beautiful place!... I especially love those stunning chandeliers... thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos, I would love to visit there one day... love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

I see influences of this Historic site you hold dear in your home. Beautiful, regal and yet down home & inviting. I love the grandure fo it all yet the cozy sitting areas for conversations or reading a good book. Lovely share C. Hugs to you. T

A Hint of Home said...

Isn't it wonderful to visit all the historic places there. Greenfield village, the Dodge Mansion and so many more. Having grown up in the Detroit area and living there for over 40 yrs. I miss seeing those places.
Have you been to Mackinaw Island?
I love it there!
How was the birthday dinner?
Hope you're having a good week, dear friend!

Lilacs said...



lilybets said...

This is one the most beutiful palace that I have ever seen,magnific !Usually I don't love white and black,they look me cold,but in this case the elegance is at the best!

Shane Pollard said...

Indeed a wonderful place to stay.
Where is it??

Beautoful images Celestina - thank you so much.

I would love to hear you play the piano there!

Wishing you a wonderful week.
Take care
much love

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing this I so love historic places. :-)
Have a wonderful week!


Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Even though you didn't mention the State, when I Googled it turns out this is in Michigan. That was my very first introduction in April of 1983 I went to the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan with some Campbell's Soup staff member. Lovely hotel indeed and for the USA those are treasures with historic value as we have so little yet.
Europe of course knows hotels that are ages old. Let's hope people in this nation will preserve it, like you said they did keep the original character and style of this gorgeous hotel.
Thanks for sharing; I love historic things!

Love to you,


1CardCreator said...

I did not know you are originally from Michigan! Lovely pictures I have lived in Michigan for 59 years and have never seen this!

Red Rose Alley said...

Such a grand place. I love those black and white floors! The fireplace is cozy, and those chairs are so elegant. You play the piano, Celestina? I took lessons when I was young, but never followed through. I would love to hear you play. It is such a special talent, and I have always wanted to get back into it. I used to play by ear. Thanks for sharing this lovely place.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for you lovely comments on my blog. I am still learning about my camera. The tea picture I didn't take. It was just a picture that I came across when I was out. I wish the tea set was mine though - isn't it pretty? Thank you for your friendship, and have a wonderful weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Regina said...

Beautiful captures!
Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink!


Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, what a gorgeous place to stay. My favorite photo was that stunning chandelier. Perhaps this amazing inn will inspire some paintings for you.


romance-of-roses said...

Wow, if only we could stay at this most fabulous place. It's amazing, how lucky you are to have lived so close to this wonderland. Hugs...Lu

~CC Catherine said...

What beautiful pics to share Celeste! How far away were you from Blissfield, MI? I have evangelist friends that now live there...and they have an outreach in the Dearborn area. Small world.


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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..