Yuletide at Winterthur Sparkles

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Yuletide at Winterthur  

 A friend and  I took some time last night to see the Christmas Season exhibit in the duPont house at Winterthur Museum and Gardens .  The historic home was first occupied in 1839, with later additions. There are lots of Christmas trees, including one accented with purple to recall the wisteria design Tiffany lamp in the current Tiffany exhibit at the museum, and one with naturalistic elements, including a topping of a wasp nest and little wasps (my interpretation) flying around the tree.

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And there is the crowd favorite, a dried flower tree in the conservatory, surrounded by poinsettias. We also  had good memories of cookies and candies, a snowman in the “outside” courtyard with a cute dog in the doorway and wine bottles in a cellarette filled with realistic looking ice cubes.The Mr. Scary was a statue of Belsnickel, the Pennsylvania Dutch version of Santa's cranky cousin, complete with a sack of switches for the naughty children. And there was a time over 100 years ago, when you could buy a ticket for a "Tree Viewing" at a Christmas fair (top right).  Sounds like a lot of  fun going on in this historic house (unless those naughty children get there first--but we have Belsnickel!).

Old houses, old Christmas traditions, that's familiar territory for Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource in Delaware and Southern Chester County!

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Michael J. Perry
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Wow if I head there this year I gotta watch out for old Belsnickel  !!!!

Nov 26, 2015 09:04 AM #1
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Now be a good boy, Michael, and you have nothing to worry about!

Nov 26, 2015 09:11 AM #2
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What great pictures of a very festive venue. Thanks for sharing them with the rest of us and happy holiday season!

Nov 26, 2015 10:36 AM #3
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Rosemarie-Thanks for your kind thoughts for the Holidays!

Nov 26, 2015 12:04 PM #4
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Sharon Parisi
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Oh how I would love to visit Winterthur during the holiday season!  I love beautiful gardens and the views! The Crafternoon activities look interesting.  I would definitely attend Jazz and Wine if I was close!

Dec 08, 2015 11:14 AM #5
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Sharon--Winterthur sure has lined up a lot of activities for members, plus guests are motivated to join and have some fun too!

Dec 08, 2015 12:03 PM #6
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Always enjoy the holidays in the Wilmington area, Carolyn, thanks for sharing.  Did you get some fun in at Longwood to celebrate the season as well?

Dec 14, 2015 06:31 AM #7
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John-I am going to Longwood on New Year's eve with a bunch of friends. They close at 10, which means we don't have to travel at midnight!

Dec 14, 2015 07:23 AM #8
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Carolyn, thank you for your localism post and you are *FEATURED* in today'sTuesday Travelogue!

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Gayle--Thanks for the visit!!

Dec 15, 2015 03:20 AM #10
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