Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Mangoes, Henry Ford's Winter House, Fort Myers, Florida

We had a most enjoyable day here visiting the winter homes of Edison and Ford.  As soon we pulled into their parking lot with the Banyan Tree here I knew I was going to enjoy it.  The tree came in 1925 Edison, Ford and their friend Harvey Firestone hoped to use the natural rubber for making tires, that did not work out, but the tree grew.

This is a hoosier cabinet in Ford's kitchen.  I think that they are so practical with the enamel shelf that pulls out to make pastry on.

Ford's house, the Craftsman style has a darker feeling to it than Edison's, but I like both styles.

Some of the wonderful flowers in the gardens.

After visiting both of the houses, we decided to have lunch before visiting the museum.  Here I am with my tuna fish sandwich, which we made on the spot in our little VW camper van, along with a little vino under the Banyan Tree, so nice.

What do you think of my Little Havana earings, made by an older gentleman in Miami.  They are wood, and so inexpensive, I should have bought more for gifts, light weight and fun to wear.



  1. Another lovely house which I would like to see and your earrings are great.

  2. I do like the Craftsman style - thanks very much for the tour! I couldn't get away with those earrings but they look super on you.

    1. Thank you for you comment, yes I love the Craftsman syle too.

      Earings can be such fun. Also thinking of who made them and where they come from.


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