A Grande Dame Decked Out in All Her Holiday Finery

Although the holiday season has passed, we thought we’d give you an idea of how the B&B was dressed for the festivities this year. Beautifully, in case you wondered. 🙂 (We limit the decorations to the public areas and outside. None of the guest rooms are adorned.)

We put up a lot of lights, as they reflect wonderfully off the woodwork, and impart a lovely glow after dark, which is much appreciated as the sun sets early this time of year.

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We string poinsettia lights around the inglenook mantel and …

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lights in the poinsettias illuminating the path up the stairs.

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Lights and boughs around the living room mantel,

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and a luminous ceramic village in the parlor.

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More lights in the dining room palm …

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revealing a roosting bird hidden among the fronds.

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A firmament …

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with angel in the dining room.

 

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And then, of course, the traditional mother load of ornaments – the tree!

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Decked out in treasures collected by our family over decades,

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many of which have stories and memories associated with them.

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The tree lends a beautiful radiance to the parlor inside …

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and glimmers through the window outside,

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complementing the little outdoor trees …

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and the rest of the house’s open air finery. (Just look at that porch!)

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Around back, just outside the kitchen, is a winter wonderland of greenery, lights, and snow, keeping the planters just as decorative in the winter as in the summer, when they’re full of flowers.

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I think snow is the prettiest shade you can have for fairy lights.

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