Located in the charming town of Winter Park, Florida is The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. This is an impressive collection of famous American craftsmen, but the main focus is the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).  As you walk through the collections, you really get a snapshot of American design history and the labor of love. This is a must see for fans of the American Arts & Crafts movement or of the Art Nouveau movement.

The show stopper is for sure the Tiffany Chapel. It was originally designed in 1893 and exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Morse Museum reassembled it in 1999. When you get there, take a moment to sit down and just take this whole space in. The detail and craftsmanship is to be respected.

My personal favorite find the whole museum is the invites that Louis Tiffany would make. I found them to be so personal and made with love, that I think all my future invites should be made by hand.

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To plan you visit, go to http://www.morsemuseum.org/ for more information.

~ Live in Design History ~

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