Today I really got in the seasonal mood by going as a volunteer to Bush House Museum, Salem’s lovely Victorian house museum. The Christmas open house there is the 13th so the elves arrived today to decorate. It always lifts my spirit to muck about in an historic house (other than our own) this time of year. Here’s what happened:
The tree arrived from Gretchen and Dennis Carnaby’s
and the Parks Department was on hand to get it into the house
SAra trimmed the bottom
and Sara and Dennis tighten the stand
First the garlands of glass beads went on
the ornaments came out
there was a brief excercise break
we finished the mantles
admired the tree
ate our lunches and posed for a photo op
and took off into the sunshine to begin our own Christmas preparations.
Christmas decorations look best in historic houses.