Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Holidays are here

Yesterday I visited the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Ct. to write a story for the newspaper. 

It was the lifelong home of businesswoman and philanthropist Frances Osborne Kellogg.

Each year area garden clubs do a wonderful job decorating the 19th-century house for the holidays. The house opened for the season Friday.
It's my own tradition to go there each year the day after Thanksgiving and check out the decor.

This year's theme is "Holiday in Bloom." 

I didn't have my camera with me but I managed to get some photos off of a video I recorded.

In the living room one club set up a retro display. It included a "Charlie Brown tree" and a tabletop tree made from white toothpicks, as well as this tinsel tree. Remember them? I do.

In the background is a display of illuminated ceramic trees placed on the piano.

Here's a better shot of the ceramic ones.

This beautiful fireplace with its decorated mantel is across the living room from the piano.


The formal dining room decked out in greens and golds.

Ralph saw shadows in these photos and urged me to use them here. So I did.

See lots more shadows from around the world at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.


Sylvia K said...

What wonderful holiday captures for the day, Patti! And what delightful place! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Definitely spreads the holiday cheer!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The mantel is especially lovely, and I suspect that you too could write haiku, journalist that you are!

Ralph said...

This is a great post - the garden clubs that made this happen have a great eye for style - you put us there with prose and pictures. Nice post m'lady!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a very beautiful presentation of these creative trees! This must have been wonderful to see!

robin. said...

lovely, soft, subtle shadow patti.

Chubskulit Rose said...

The white setting/decoration makes me feel heaven!

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bj said...

Hi, Patti, these photos are lovely.
Especially love the white and green...
xo bj

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