Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Decorating

I finally got my mantle done, it took for-ev-er, but it turned out pretty well I think.

And this pesky pantry, what a job.

You know I don't have much to work with people, what did you expect.

I think if I just had a few more things, then I'd be in business.

Yes, now that it is all up, I think I'll do a few things different next year.

I'm sorry, I had to do it. This is not my house. It is The Arms Family Museum in Youngstown, Ohio. I had the great opportunity to go in and photograph it for them. They do not allow photos in the museum, so they decided to have some in print for people to take home. It was an amazing experience. If you are in the area, you have to see this special Christmas Exhibit. My friend Rebecca works there and would be thrilled if you came. If you love vintage, old mansions and Christmas in general, it will blow your mind. Rebecca was kind enough to give me some passes and I decided that I would like to give two of them to you. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas decoration and I'll stick all your names in a hat. I'll draw one out and announce the winner on Tuesday morning, that gives you two and a half days or so to comment. You have to play to win people! Oh, and when you go to the museum you will have the opportunity to meet the people who really did the decorating, because it wasn't me. I'm pretty sure some planning was involved and remember from yesterdays post, that's not likely to happen around here:)

P.S. The drawing will of course work best for my local readers, but it you're interested in a road trip, Mi casa es tu casa.


  1. When I was looking at "your" jaw was hanging down to my keyboard!! I was thinking..."you win" for the BEST Christmas decorated house ever!! Too got me! What a beautiful place! I love the picture of the two trees on either side of the mantle...what a great idea! I pass through Youngstown when I visit my family in Mansfield. I need to ask them if they've ever heard of this place.

  2. Colored Christmas lights on the roof. The classic glass bulb kind. I strung these every year as a kid, by myself mind you, declaring to the neighborhood "this house is cheery!"

  3. Clever. Your best blog EVER!!! ;-)

  4. Those cool bubble lights! The 1950's kind - we had them in the box when I was a kid (but I dont think they worked). That and those cool propeller ornaments that turned when the bulbs got warm.

  5. Ha! You got me. I was going to show up on your doorstep and snatch those pink wreaths right away from you. How fun that you got to photograph the place. It's beautiful.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, Barb!