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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lights at Lewis Ginter

We look forward to seeing the lights and displays in the library.  The grand girls love it too.

clip of some of the lights

short clip of fountain

It's always something different to see every year.

The spot lighting of the trees - very pretty

one of the crepe myrtles


The large tree inside is loaded with flowers

little thatched roof cottage in the conservatory

Before we head off to the library for Christmas music and a look around at dollhouses.  A bit of food at the cafe.  Steve and I both love the Crab bisque soup and Genevieve does too.  She wanted chili tonight.  Adalyn just wanted yogurt and Southern Caviar (pimento spread) on crackers.

Library and the area where the Christmas music was played.

This is a closer look at the tree in the area of the library where there is more quiet and comfy chairs to sit a spell.

Inside were decorated doll houses

a glimpse inside

I was amazed at the tiny details like the parquet floor and mantles

I like also the way it is an old manse with signs of wear like the ceiling with the peeling paint.  The drapes at the windows.
 so much more but there was plexiglass to protect and hard to get a good picture without some glare.

More for later


  1. My goodness what a feast for the eyes so much to admire. I loved the dolls houses, I am going to start work on one when we get back from our break away.
    I use Atora for my dumplings which is a vegetable suet and flour not sure what the equivalent would be in America.

  2. Wow, Betsy. So beautiful. You make the best memories for the girls. They will never forget..Merry Christmas..xxoJudy

  3. The lights at fhe library are so wonderful and I can just see the eyes of your granddaughters as they took it all in. Especially the doll houses. I had not heard pimento spread called Southern caviar before. It certainly is popular here in the South.

  4. Beautiful, Betsy! So festive. How wonderful for the grands to join in the fun. There is so much to offer in Richmond to celebrate Christmas. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I really enjoyed it all and your little videos. ♥

  5. Dearest Betsy,
    You let your Granddaughters create fond memories forever with such a special day.
    The Conservatory is stunning with the flowers up that huge tree.
    Good food for a cold day and sounds like they both had a good appetite.
    Sending you hugs,

  6. All the pictures are just stunning!

  7. Oh Betsy, what a fun time! You and Steve are the best grandparents!! What lucky girls to have you two in their lives! Beautiful garden! The girls look so sweet and tiny in front of that huge Christmas tree! The dollhouse is a delight, it reminds me that I need to decorate mine for Christmas! I don't mess with it anymore but it still sits there decorated in its everday "attire".
    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!


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