Havana's Museum of Artes Decorativas in the Vedado district,
was built in the mid 1920's & is the former family home of
Maria Luisa Gomez Mena viuda de Cagiga!!!
The French inspired, neo-classical mansion,
was restored to it's grandeur by the government,
and is home to the Countess's incredible collection
of decorative objects & accessories!!!
The dinnerware setting the dinning room table is extraordinary!!
Each piece of porcelain is handmade specifically for the house,
& each has a different hand-painted scene.
The family name is also painted on every piece ......
from plates to soup tureen!!!
The silverware is gorgeous,
including magnificent matching serving pieces!!!
And the silver tea set is breathtaking!!!
But, I must say ......
a little silver polish would go a long way!!!
The enormous dinning room is furnished with
beautiful French antique furniture,
has gorgeous inlaid marble floors & walls,
and an incredible handwoven French tapestry!!!!
The government owns the Mena's home & their collection,
reflecting the changes in Cuba since 1959!!!