Monday, December 8, 2014

Annual Christmas Tea

Yesterday the Livingston Historical Society hosted their annual Christmas Tea at the Force Homestead and Museum. There were lots of homemade goodies, hot mulled cider, lovely holiday decorations, and  quilts and vintage dresses displayed throughout :)


The tree in the entrance hallway was decorated with old-fashioned candle lights and strings of popcorn and cranberries.


A festive assortment of fresh greens, holly, and lemons on the mantelpiece , , , 


. . . and wreaths on the bannister. 


A crazy quilt in one of the upstairs bedrooms.


Log Cabin and One Patch silk quilts on this cradle.


Another Log Cabin on this one. 


A lovely 8-Pointed Star with chintz setting squares was folded on a chair.


 There was a Nine-Patch in a glass case in the museum room. 


 My favorite dress and apron in the "blue" bedroom.

 

The museum room houses a wonderful collection of wedding gowns dating from 1790 to 1940.


A detail of the 1907 gown.


We had a popcorn stringing get-together Tuesday morning :)



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Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer



1 comment:

  1. wonderful historical home. The clothing is amazing!!

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