Sunday, January 29, 2012

End Doily Discrimination

A Bed and Breakfast Grass Roots Effort is doing its part by demonstrating that not all B&B's are doily-fied. 
I agree, this is true, we are all unique! Not all inns are granny-esque with dolls, doilies and curfews. However, I think it is not-on to put down the traditional doily that was handcrafted by my grandmother, my great grandmother and so on. This is a hand-craft that is part of America! 
Sit a spell on our southern porch and take in the day
Firefly nights at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast 
What's next, shall they be-little quilts? Believe it or not, The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast IS OLD, its innkeepers are not that old, but this building is circa 1895. Its roots run deep in this community. Its 130 foot southern porch with grey tongue-in-groove decking and blue hued bead-board porch ceiling do have history and a purpose. The white wicker, the hanging ferns, all part of our Virginia Blue Ridge Heritage.  Do you really want an ultra-modern sparse Asian theme in a Queen Anne Victorian? 

Listen, we have free WIFI, we have central HVAC, we have awesome breakfasts (we can even deliver to your room!) we have Dark Sumatra coffee, Cable TV, Off-Street private parking for your ride, heck we have mountains, waterfalls, rivers to kayak and even two lakes to rent jet-skis and gallivant all over the place!  But certainly, we may have a doily here or there.
Small inns and B&Bs everywhere are putting stereotypes to rest. Watch the trailer here, then learn more about Death to Doilies, and the Better Way to Stay campaign, at
Hands off my doilies!

Shellie your innkeeper @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway.  We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.