My husband and I were invited for a very special evening at Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s home.
We were given a tour of the estate and served a wonderful dinner of soup, salad, beef, asparagus and roasted red skin potatoes. Then for dessert, a tasty tiramisu .
It was very nice to get away with my husband and enjoy an evening of adult conversation, but the real magic was in the tour of the Ford Estate.
The estate started being built in 1926 and Edsel and Eleanor moved in at Christmas 1929. The artwork alone was magnificent! Eleanor had wonderful taste and a sweet tooth for the arts and charity. You will be amazed when you walk through the home and see familiar, famous pieces of artwork throughout the estate. Now, most of the pieces have been either donated or given to family members and the pieces you see hanging on the walls are replicas of the real thing.
Eleanor had such a flair for details and there are things in their home that are one of a kind, like a lace table cloth in their dining room that is exquisite!
The tour guide was wonderful and full of facts and history. When we were in Edsel’s office, she made a comment, “If these walls could talk oh the stories they would tell!”
I sure wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall in that office!
If you ever get a chance to go to the estate, I would highly recommend going. I’m so happy to have gotten to go and get to see a huge piece of Detroit’s history.
Disclosure: My husband and I were invited to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate for review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.
Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom! She runs three blogs Giftfully Simple, The Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old. Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies. You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye. She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., Stride Rite, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, The Palace, Melissa & Doug, Panera, Tiny Prints and Ford (to name a few). Courtney is a Purex® Insider and a Max Mom for Office Max.