(photo credit: Pruyn House)
We had a great day earlier this week, thanks to the kind folks over at the Pruyn House in Latham, New York. This historic house from the early 1800s is on the National and State Historic registers - and the name rhymes with 'brine', if you're not up on your Dutch pronunciation.
Since the house was acquired by the Town of Colonie in 1983 to serve as a cultural and educational center, other historical buildings have been moved to the property, like an old schoolhouse, a carriage house, and a barn. The lovely grounds and barn have a rustic charm that make this a popular space for weddings and event rentals - Michelle got married here!
The barren winter garden was quite a tease, as the sculpted beds had plant identification tags, naming the flora we'd be seeing if we were visiting in another season. They also listed the medicinal and other uses of the plants... it's always so cool to learn more about plant power! But even though the garden was dormant, there was still beauty to be found...
Inside, the house is a lovely feast of opulent details, weathered wood, and exposed bricks, so we were delighted to be given permission to have a photo shoot in this beautiful space. (Did I mention weathered wood? We love weathered wood.) It was a blast taking product shots in such a rich setting, and we staged some how-to shots - cleaning the heck out of a sink and microwave in the process! (We like to give back, you know? :D )
(Michelle takes a moment to admire the surroundings)
It was a lot of fun, and we can't wait to get back to explore more of these amazing spaces. So keep your eyes peeled for shots tagged #ttpruynhouse, and know that we were having a great time in a stunning historic home right then! We hope you enjoy them.
Thanks for reading!
The Tidy Thyme Crew