Thursday, October 22, 2009

Telephone Booth collecting

While in Western PA with JCB and friends, we stopped by Kentuck Knob. Owned by Lord Palumbo, many of his collections are displayed at the Frank Lloyd Wright house and grounds.
One of many of these collections are British Telephone booths from the early 20th century.
They delightfully dot the grounds like items from The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. I kept looking around the corner for the lamp post! The brilliant scarlet color really stands out in stark contrast to the Pennsylvania green.
The most fun thing, you can actually go into them and be transported into a Murder Mystery, ala Hercule Poirot! Sad to admit this was my favorite thing at Kentuck Knob, other than the spectacular Wright designed house of course!

7 comments:

C said...

Lord Palumbo injecting a touch British humour? Did you happen to wear a handy trench coat for espionage inspired photos? Sounds like a fun place!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love old British phone booths. Sounds like you all had fun!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

I have always loved old British telephone booths. I think it's the eye catching red that does it for me! Glad to see you had fun!

Debra Healy said...

We are a Half British contingent over here in Paris. As such we Like Telephone call box's, and the 1950 style police call box's, dark blue, because they look Like Dr. Who's TARDIS-Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) One could easily land in the green hills of Pennsylvania.

home before dark said...

Love the sculptural phone booths. Hope no one has thought they were portapotties!

Style Redux 2 said...

You have to check out this post of mine on converting them into bars, showers, entrances, etc. Really Fun! http://styleredux.blogspot.com/2009/02/english-red-telephone-box.html

KENTUCK KNOB said...

We're so glad you visited us at Kentuck Knob and that you love our phone booths as much as we do!

Wonderful photos.

Cheers,
Heidi Ruby Miller
Kentuck Knob
Educational Marketing Director