Thursday, March 25, 2010

J is for Jewel Box


J is for Jewel Box.

My kids sitting by the reflecting pool at the entrance to the Jewel Box.  (taken 6 or 7 years ago.)

The Jewel Box is an Art Deco style display greenhouse, a showcase for flowers and plants.  It was originally planned for the worlds fair in St. Louis, but they ran out of time to get it done.  It was finally built in the 1930's and renovated in 2002.  There are over 4,000 panes of glass framed in verdigris copper.  They have lovely seasonal and holiday displays.  And it's a popular wedding site.   If you ever find yourself in St. Louis, I recommend a visit.  It's in Forest Park, next to the zoo, the art museum and the Muny (outdoor theater).

(The rest of these pictures came from the web.)

It's the letter J week on Alphabe-Thursday over at Jenny Matlock's.  Stop by to see all the other great posts.

55 comments:

  1. It looks like a beautiful place. If I ever find myself in St. Louis, I know one place I will be going.

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  2. How pretty! And yes, I can imagine that it's a big wedding site, one of those "book the day you get engaged" type places!

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  3. Beautiful. Love greenhouses~

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  4. This is just gorgeous. I have never heard of this little Jewel. Thanks for posting. I just made a spelling error in the other post lol...Nan

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  5. I bet that this is a popular place for weddings, it's beautiful and the photographs would be gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the post. Love Stan Getz too! Kathy

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  6. wow...I didn't even know about the Jewel Box...It's beautiful!
    Cute kids!!!!
    Because of your mention of Jenny's blog and the letter "I" I finally figured out how to do a link! Thanks!

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  7. Wow! It's beautiful! And so unusual! Love the flowers, too!...Debbie

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  8. What a beautiful place that must be! I love glass...4,000 panes of it is a LOT of glass to love. :) Great pic of your kids in front also!

    Thanks for stopping by today! I found the perfect resting place for my bunny. He's hanging from one of the doors on the hutch in the kitchen. All of the colors look so pretty together!

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  9. The jewel box is beautiful especially when the flowers are in
    bloom!

    Melinda

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  10. That is a very cool picture! I have never seen a Deco garden box....your kids where cute, bet they still are! LOL!!~ Thanks for stopping over!

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  11. What a charming place. I would love to visit someday. Glass and flowers, what could be more lovely than that, other than those beautiful children.
    God Bless

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  12. What a beautiful place. I wonder what ever happened to the World's Fair? There hasn't been one in many, many years.

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  13. Wow, what a beautiful post. We have driven through St Louis a few times on various trips...next time I'll have to stop and see this in person. Your pics are gorgeous...kiddos to, although I guess they're probably in their late teens now (I know how that is...time flies)! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed this post.

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  14. Looks like a lovely place. And those kids were, I'm sure still are, pretty cute!

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  15. What a beautiful place that is. I've never visited St Louis, but i can sing the song from the old song "Meet me in St Louis"!

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  16. what a beautiful place, thank you for sharing!

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  17. A beautiful Jewel Box indeed, I would love to spend a few hours mocching around in there.
    ~Maggie~

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  18. I have been to that beautiful place! It is so lovely! Thank you so much for your prayers and i so appreciate you!

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  19. interesting to see all the places and sights I've never been, the Jewel Box definitely looks like a place I would like to visit

    thanks for stopping by my alphabe-thursday

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  20. Gotta love The Jewel Box...I have visited St. Louis and my sister there, but did not see The Jewel Box. Next time I will...it looks like a good spot for photography. Thanks for your visit and comments on my post..."By George"...1st B'day/blue icing, priceless...the little tripod is called a Joby...pretty neat little thing...Peace

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  21. I have been there many times! I am from Jeff City and we love to go to St. L and see the Jewel Box and the Botanical Gardens. Thanks for coming to visit me!

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  22. Looks like a great place to spend a day. Thanks for coming by!

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  23. oh that looks like such a pretty place to be!

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  24. Beautiful building, I can see why it would be a favorite for weddings.

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  25. Cute! I am still liking that I for Italian guy!

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  26. What a good name for such an interesting structure. I'm glad it has been renovated and still used.

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  27. Isn't it pretty. Thanks so much for sharing this Jewel. It's like I'm traveling to and touring new places without even leaving my home. I'd like to see it in person too, though.

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  28. Wow...never heard of it, never saw it before but if I ever get to St. Louis, I will certainly put it on our list of places to visit.
    DH's medical school reunion was to be held in St. L. the year of the big floods so it was canceled. :(

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  29. You have just given me another reason to visit St. Louis. It's not that far from KC but we just never seem to make a time to visit. Thanks for inspiring a day trip sometime.

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  30. The letter J is for jealous, I want to see that Jewel Box in person. It looks like an amazing place to just sit a spell. Thanks for sharin' it with us.

    You have yourself a terrific weekend filled with sweet blessings from above.

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  31. so lovely....i adore greenhouses...even public ones!!!

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  32. what a beautiful place and beautiful photos [love the tulips]

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  33. How I would love to have a green house. Maybe not quite like that :) but just an itty one...
    The photo's are wonderful and thank you for sharing them.
    CUTE kids!! :)
    Mona

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  34. Oh my, I never heard of this place!
    How awesome a sight. If I ever get to that location, I would love to visit this wonder, the Jewel Box. Thanks so much for sharing it with us via photos. It is always interesting to see what you will showcase for your alphabet letter post. :-)

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  35. What a magnificent greenhouse. darling. I’ve seen one so similar to this building in Denmark a few years ago. Lovely post. Hope you're having a great weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  36. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  37. I really loved your J's. How pretty..

    Thanks for stopping by the other day for my post..

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  38. what a beautiful place, hope you are having a lovely weekend xx

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  39. Hello Gayle,
    Just wanted to let you know that I left a little something for you at my blog.
    http://bitsandpieces-dianna.blogspot.com

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  40. I just started with Alphabe Thursday with Mr. J. And I am loving how our big world gets small when we get to visit each other's locale. My story comes to you from Montana.

    I was in St. Louis in 1957 - it was probably there then. My kids just moved to KCMO, so just maybe....

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  41. I would so love to go there. If i am ever in the neighborhood. Thanks for sharing such a great place.

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  42. How Cute =their little picture is,they look so excited to take that picture -having 3 kiddies now, i can see mine in that pic.. Love that Jewel box what a great place to take the kids.My Dad grew up there, ill have to ask him about it.
    Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. Made mY Day..
    Karryann

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  43. This looks like such a nice place to walk around in on a lovely spring day. Hopefully we'll be having some more of those soon.

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  44. What a beautiful place you have in your area. Soo pretty. I love to visit any where there are flowers. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week. Thank you so much for the kind comments you leave on my blog. Happy Easter ♥

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  45. Wow, what a wonderful structure! I can imagine it used a lot for weddings. And great photo with your kids (my kids tease me when I ask for them to get in a picture...actually, it is when I say I want a picture of them, but then for example, I pose them in front of some of my plants...they say, "sure mom, you say you want a pic of us, but it really is the flowers you want.")

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thanks also for stopping by...I am finally home from Atlanta, but have to get back to the work week again...will be catching up with blog reading again.

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  46. What a beautiful place. I would love to walk through this Jewel Box when it's filled with flowers. It must smell like heaven.

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  47. Good Morning Garden of Daises,
    What a beautiful and unusual place to visit.
    I have been reading some of your other posts, and enjoyed them so much. You are so gifted and talented with your hands, what a blessings.

    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet kind words, I really enjoy meeting and getting to know fellow bloggers.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  48. Awesome Jeweled Box~greenhouse! I can imagine all the sunshine and reflections from there!
    I love the photo of your kids in front of the reflecting pool. I am always asking our kids to pose in front of various things in my garden...they tease and say "sure mom, you just want a picture of the background flowers, etc..."

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  49. Ok...I knew that I left a comment right after I came back from my trip! but didnt see it initially, so posted another! And then went back through your comments to check again and "tah-dah!" there is my first comment left! Whew! The past 2 days back at work have been very very long! Can't tell if I 'm coming or going!
    haha sorry!

    Blessings & Aloha!

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