We recently hosted some of our Colorado family who chose to spend their vacation with us.  And, September is a wonderful time to visit Eastern NC (as long as the hurricanes stay away).  One of the places we took them to see was Tryon Palace in New Bern.

It was a beautiful day and as I wandered around the grounds, I got so inspired by the wrought-iron patterns.  Wouldn’t some of these patterns look lovely slipped onto a plate or mug?