Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting into the Yuletide Spirit

This weekend I took another trip with the Baltimore Applique Society to visit Winterthur in Delaware.  It was a great day!  While there we got a behind the scenes peak with curator Linda Eaton who got out several Baltimore Album quilts in the Winterthur collection that are not currently on display.  We were not allowed to take pictures of these rare quilts, but photos were allowed on the Yuletide house tour, and I endulged completely. 

There were little festive Christmas touches all over the house that just took my breath away.

And of course there were trees...all over the house.   They were just stunning in person. 

This one was covered with live peonys with little glass vases of water to keep them fresh.  Winterthur is known for it's peony gardens in the Spring.

You can visit Winterthur for the Yuletide tour through January 9, 2011.  If you can't visit, there are more Yuletide pictures in a slideshow here at the Winterthur website

Now that I'm in the mood, I think today is a good day to start putting away the Fall Harvest decorations and digging into the Christmas boxes here at my house.  Lisa is still visiting with her daughters, so I may just have some little elves to help me :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a delightful tour. We started putting out our tree this weekend. Love seeing how everyone decorates for the holidays.

Taryn said...

Thanks for the peek at the beautfiul Winterthur house decorations. I love the red china.

Karen said...

I love the dish display. Red & white. I'd love to have a set.

Dawn said...

Don't ya just love Winterthur? Our TAS group did a textile tour there several years ago and it was awesome! Since I also love gardens, I strayed away from the group and took the tour of the gardens! Fantastic! Keep saying I will go back as I know hubby would love it, too, but haven't gone back yet. Have a great holiday with your elves! They make Christmas a joy!