Holiday Parties Shown at Winterthur Museum

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I promised you more pictures from the Yuletide at Winterthur tour, and here they are.

washington irving room court cupboard

The first picture is of a party inspired by the Hudson River Valley tales of Washington Irving. The staff has changed the look of this room and added an early court cupboard from the early period rooms at the museum.

 

A room that formerly held New York furniture features a table set

à

la Russe.

Service à la russe (French, "service in the Russian style") is a manner of dining that involves courses being brought a la russeto the table sequentially.

It contrasts with service à la française ("service in the French style"), in which all the food is brought out at once in an impressive, but often impractical, display.


And my last picture is from their current wilson packing co.exhibit "Uncorked," all about mostly wine and other spirits and their vessels.

And why did this appeal to me?
I am pretty sure that before I was born in Chicago, my Father worked for one of the meat packing companies and I love corned beef!
 


 
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Hi Carolyn,

AHHHH the traditional table setting.....dare I say, A Christmas Carol?

Dec 19, 2012 04:04 AM #1
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Dan--Everything but the goose and Tiny Tim!

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Hi Carolyn,

This is wonderful. I love Winterthur and hope to visit again when I am back East. The holiday decorations must be so beautiful. 

Dec 19, 2012 11:10 AM #3
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William-And years ago they wouldn't allow photography!  I am glad I can share these pictures with you all.

Dec 19, 2012 11:13 AM #4
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Hi Carolyn,

It was believed that photos spoil the collections because they believed people wouldn't come if they could just look at photos. That has been proven wrong and just the opposite has happened in so many of the museums. They finally listened to reason that photos shared creates a renewed interest in visiting in person. I love it when logic wins out over old mind sets. Besides they wanted to sell the books which people buy anyway.

Dec 19, 2012 11:19 AM #5
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I had been told that they were afraid people would sell the pictures and they might not be good reflections of the museum. But hey, think how many people learn about these places now--and later come for a visit...and take their own pictures!

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