September 19, 2011Graceland: A Kitschtastic Paradise –Part II
Here is the second part of the Graceland tour, as was promised last week!
The Jungle Room!
The famous “three TV” room. Although, how I missed getting a shot of all three TV’s at the same time is baffling. What was I thinking? I will have to put it down to too much Elvis excitement.
Folded fabric! On the walls!
More Elvis decorating.
This is actually an office that we walked next to, but I HAD to take a picture of this lamp. It was hard because it was through a window, but I knew you guys would want to see a lamp that has THREE STARLIGHT LIGHTBULBS ON THE BASE ITSELF! !!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some shots from the museum, which was very cool. However, I have forgotten the origins and explanations for a lot of this stuff. So instead, I am going to show you a list of items that I found on Wikipedia for Graceland. Apparently, Elvis required that the following items be in stock in Graceland’s kitchen at all times:
- fresh, lean, unfrozen ground meat
- one case regular Pepsi
- one case orange drinks
- rolls (hot rolls – Brown ‘n’ Serve)
- at least 6 cans of biscuits
- hamburger buns
- potatoes and onions
- assorted fresh fruits
- cans of sauerkraut
- at least three bottles each of milk and Half and Half.
- thin, lean bacon
- peanut butter
- fresh, hand-squeezed cold orange juice
- banana pudding (to be made fresh nightly)
- ingredients for meat loaf and sauce
- brownies (to be made fresh nightly)
- ice cream – vanilla and chocolate
- shredded coconut
- fudge cookies
- 3 packs each of Spearmint, Doublemint, and Juicy Fruit gum
- cigars (El Producto Diamond Tips & El Producto Altas)
- Super Anahist
- Sucrets (antibiotic red box)
- Feenamint gum
- matches (four to five books)
Oh, that Elvis.
This picture doesn’t even come close to showing how awesome his jumpsuits are in person!
Priscilla’s wedding dress!
A little restaurant on the main property, not actually in the home itself. I loved the color, especially the booths.
And, finally, Elvis’s kidney-shaped pool. Behind that you can see his final resting place.
Hope you enjoyed this photo tour of Graceland! If you get a chance, I totally recommend going there. It was a blast!