The tree was decorated in paper doily ornaments along with cones and other handmade ornaments. Gifts were hung on the tree and not placed under the tree. Needless to say, the gifts were not large and fit well in the branches wrapped in white paper with red ribbon. Tape was not available in their day, straight pins were used to secure the paper to the package. The staircase was decorated with lots of heavy thick greenery tied with very large red ribbon.
No pictures were allowed to be taken inside, so I just have more of the outside greenery. After the tour, we headed to Buz and Ned's for the best barbecue, spare ribs and great tasting lemonade.
I had to capture this skeletal tree. Star Magnolia. I love the gnarly limbs against the pretty blue sky.
the carriages had greenery tied to them for the Christmas season, I thought was a nice touch.
Lynn standing in front of a very large cedar tree
I forgot the name of these statues, but they sure look cold standing there in front of a frozen pool.