Archive | Social event

Crown moulding hierarchy.

Colonial House – Part 11

Colonial House While the chair rail and a three-piece crown moulding trim the passage, the parlor and dining room are trimmed with wainscoting, chair rail, and extensive four-piece crown moulding. See if you can spot the difference between the crown moulding in the parlor and dining room. Bedchambers seldom had crown moulding, an exception here […]

Continue Reading 0
Colonial House Covered Back Porch

Colonial House – Part 8

Colonial House With the exception of the lantern lights on the back porch and the carriage house, you will also notice there appears to be no exterior lighting. A small recessed fixture in the ceiling of the front porch roof illuminates the porch for guests. There is an identical light fixture in the soffit about […]

Continue Reading 0
Brick Kiln Cake

Brick Yard Dinner

Gracefield Hall hosted the Brick Yard Dinner. What we hope to make it an annual event; the Colonial Williamsburg Masonry Trades¬†crew was here for a kiln pre-firing dinner on Sunday evening, November 15th. Patricia made a kiln cake complete with tunnel doors, “brick” platting on the top (actually chopped up Jelly Belly jelly beans), colonial […]

Continue Reading 0

Meetings

Need a venue for small off-site meetings or a shower? Celebrating an upcoming wedding or birth with a shower? Want a quiet location for contemplation or strategic analysis away from the constant distractions of the office?¬†Gracefield Hall has the ideal location! Conveniently located in south-central New Kent County with quick access to U.S. 60 and […]

Continue Reading 0