Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Party With the Past and the Lady Banks Rose

The gorgeous yellow flower that graces the iron rail of the open arm stair case inviting visitors in the 1920s to the Swan House is the Lady Banks Rose.

Lady Banks Rose, Atlanta History Center's Swan House
Lady Banks Rose, Atlanta History Center's Swan House
Well, I'm not certain when the Lady Banks Rose was planted at the Swan House, at the Atlanta History Center, but it's gorgeous today and I can totally imagine it welcoming guests to the 1920s home back in the Roaring Twenties.

This flower's most famous legacy, originally of China, can be found in Tombstone, Arizona, where the world's largest rose bush today grows at more than 8,000 square feet.

But, speaking of the Roaring Twenties, the Atlanta History Center's "Party With the Past" event in May is taking place at the Swan House...which promises to be quite the party! 

wanderlust ATLANTA will be there and I hope to meet many of you there. These parties—Party With the Past—have been incredibly popular (great job Atlanta History Center!), so you have to RSVP early. If you've not signed up for notices (bottom of page), I highly recommend doing so. Even better, become a member!

Of note, 1920s costumes are encouraged at this Party With the Past event...if you show up in costume, I'm very, very, very likely to ask for a photo to post in a post-event post!

See you there!

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