Monday, May 20, 2013

From the Old Neighborhood


Gorgeous and historic sites were as close as my backyard growing up near the designated National and Historic site of The Dearborn Inn.
Near by is the Ford Motor Company where my father worked for 33 years.

The Inn was built by Henry Ford, the inventor of the automobile and his son Edsel. The hotel's design  was created by  architect Albert Kahn in 1931. This November the beautiful Georgian style hotel will celebrate it's 82nd
anniversary.

Having this gorgeous place in my neighborhood growing up was very special and over the years my family and I have had the privilege of staying here many times on visits to Michigan.
 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.

In the fall of 2011,  I had the opportunity to visit again and took these pics to share. From the beautiful chandeliers to the black and white tile 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 and the black finish looks like glass.



Beautiful sun rooms flow outside to gorgeous gardens.


Sitting  and living areas perfect  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.

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See you next time.
XO Celestina Marie

18 comments:

Ann said...

This inn looks so beautiful.
It looks grand but with a cozy ambiance.

Laura Turner said...

I was so excited to see that your post about the Dearborn Inn. On a Midwest trip that included my husband's home as a boy (Battle Creek), we stayed in the Dearborn Inn. What an enchanting place! We so loved it there and still talk about it. We visited Edsel Ford's house, which my son still talks about today, 12 years later. And there's no place like Greenfield Village. This was definitely a trip I'd love to take again. Thanks for the lovely memories!
Have a great week.

Laura from Sunday View

Denise said...

Such elegant beauty.

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks great, I would love to stay there, too! Valerie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How grand the Dearborn Inn is and love the chandeliers and how beautiful everything is.
You will be looking forward to going back to stay there again in Fall.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

The Dearborn Inn is just gorgeous! I koow you will enjoy your visit in the fall. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of the Inn...hugs, Penny

1CardCreator said...

Stunning photos of a truly grand place. I can see how growing up with this beauty influenced your decorating decisions, it is gorgeous! I know you will have many beautiful memories when you come back to Michigan. ~Diane

Dorthe said...

A most beautiful place to stay, so elegant, and wonderful- with its grand rooms, fantastic floors and ceilings with the majestic chandeliers- stunning really,- dear Celestina Marie- a return this autumn will be so wonderful for you!
Hugs,Dorthe

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
That is interesting about this superb Marriott hotel. Henry Ford created quite a legacy for Michigan and your dear Father worked for a long time.
It is so great to go back to such old culture with beautifully maintained buildings. You are blessed for being able to play the grand piano!
Hugs,
Mariette

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a gorgeous hotel. I love historical buildings and hotels. You can feel the history and I love to wonder about all the people that have passed through before.

Donna said...

Wow, it is just as gorgeous as I imagined, and more, Celestina! I've never had the pleasure of visiting the Dearborn Inn, but I've always heard how beautiful it is. That is so neat you were able to play the piano there! Those chandeliers are amazing:)

Linda Young said...

Wow! What an amazing, gorgeous place! Your photos are fabulous! What a wonderful time you had!
I once read the biography of Henry Ford, an incredible man! So glad to see the Dearborn Inn!

Createology said...

Lovely piece of American Heritage. Thank you for sharing these photos of beauty and grace. Blessings Dear...

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wow! The Inn is stunning. I love the tiled floor! What an amazing piece of history built by one of America's greatest icons.

Kadee Willow said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I so love the use of black and cream to highlight a
room. How fortunate to have this hotel in your backyard.. it certainly left an impression on you! You know, you could always drop by my house on the way to Michigan.. my door is always open!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh, Celestina, I'd feel like royalty staying in this place. It is absolutely stunning. Your photos of it are great. Thank you for the tour. laurie

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Red Rose Alley said...

So beautiful, Celestina. The black and white floors are gorgeous. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

Love,
~Sheri

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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..