Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Georgian Court Estate

Back in 1902, Georgian Court University, located in Lakewood New Jersey,
was the home and estate
of railroad magnate George Jay Gould.
 
For about 30 years, the family vacationed and entertained
guests during the winter months at the 155 acre estate.
 
Years later, the Sisters of Mercy purchased the estate to
house the growing Mount Saint Mary's College.
At the families request, it was renamed
Georgian Court University so the estate could retain
it's Georgian Court title.
 
Saturday, Mom, Sandy and I had "High Tea" in the Mansion.
Here's a peak inside...
 









The mansion was exquisite.
Much of Georgian Court's original gilded glory remains on display
or in use to this day.
 
We dined on...
Linzer Tarts
Warm Apple Cider
Finger Sandwiches
Assorted Pastries and Hot Tea

 
It was a wonderful Christmas Celebration!!!
 

27 comments:

  1. Oh Debbie, what a lovely place to have tea. The atmosphere looks so warm and cozy :) Have a delightful day!

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  2. wow. my pinkie finger had to lift off my coffee cup just to read this post! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness! I didn't know such lavish homes existed, they sure don't here in Missouri! Thank you Debbie for taking me along with you to this amazingly gorgeous estate!

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  4. What a beautiful location and it blows my mind to consider people used to reside in such places - gracious. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful and put to good use.

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  5. Oh yes, I love this place. And all your photos show it to perfection but I especially love the one of the three of you.

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  6. Wow!! Just beautiful! {And, may I just say, that one of the many reasons I adore you is....flip flops in December to the fancy-pants mansion!!}

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  7. It is just beautiful Debbie, It looks like a fun Christmasy thing to do.

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  8. Amazing gorgeous! I'm so glad you were able to share this us.
    :)

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  9. I went to Georgian Court, but never had high tea. OH. How. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  10. Welcome Debbie
    Unusual place.
    I am very impressed.
    Wonderful Christmas photo.
    Greetings.

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  11. Oh my goodness, what fun and so festive too. And, the place is unbelievable. I know you girls enjoyed every minute of it.

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  12. Oh wow, that is a fabulously beautiful place! I may have mentioned before the friend of my family's who was born in 1900 and lived till 2009. She frequently told a story she heard about how a town was going to lose its church (it would be auctioned off). Supposedly Jay Gould came to town, bought the church, and gave it back to the people. From the way she talked of him, he must have been the Bill Gates of her time.

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  13. Wow. What a stunning place. Great place for a celebration.

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  14. What a beautiful place to have tea, lovely tour. Pretty shot of you and your mom...Enjoy your week!

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  15. Fun. But you always find the fun!

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  16. What a wonderful visit definitely something special to remember.

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  17. Oh wow. I would like to have high tea there, yes indeed. I'll be visiting my daughter in NJ some time in the next few months; maybe I will have that chance.

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  18. Oh my, how exquisite is that??!!? Very impressive, and looks like a wonderful place to have tea.

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  19. Oh, this place is just so lovely. Thanks for sharing the pictures of it. I love this kind of architecture and decor. The colors are so awesome. It sounds like you had a great time and I am happy you could enjoy the moments with family there.
    Blessings for this one!

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  20. A beautiful and interesting visit, Debbie. nice picture and very good dinner;))
    Kisses for the three.

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  21. This looks absolutely exquisite! I had no idea Georgian Court served tea, will have to check it out with my mom! xo

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  22. What a super amazing, investing in people adventure this was. A beautiful place indeed! I went to a few high teas when we were in England and they are truly a delight!

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  23. Beautiful - what a charming spot to take tea. Love your photos and the final shot too - a happy trio :D)

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  24. Wow! Simply stunning! What a gorgeous place!

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