I'm working on something that has me thinking of Monticello. It was Thomas Jefferson's home and its beautiful. Have you ever been there?
We were there a few years ago and I just loved it. The house is nice (smaller than you might expect actually) but the gardens are beautiful. I'm a sucker for a great garden.
Unlike Mount Vernon which is always overrun by tourists visiting D.C., Monticello is quieter and a little more serene. Jefferson actually had a passion for gardening. When I was there, I bought a mug that looks like a terracotta pot. It is starting to change color for some reason, but without fail, I drink my coffee EVERY morning from this cup.
Its inscribed with a Jefferson quote - "I am still devoted to the garden." We're hoping to visit again this summer. I'm just trying to figure out what time I'd like to go to see the gardens - maybe June.
I bought something else when I was there. I'll post my little project tomorrow!