Well, I decided to remedy that this year. So, on Saturday, which happened to be the annual Open House at Arlington, me, my best traveling companion/husband/endless-stream-of-all-the-best-words here, and our youngest son drove across town. The sky was gorgeous blue, the morning air still a bit chilly but warming, and we were all good cheer and merriment.
Upstairs we found "Grandmother's Room," complete with a forest, Red Riding Hood, and a wolf in the bed!
Don't you love the cotton wreath at the foot of the bed?
There was also a children's room upstairs, and this bedroom that I totally would have wanted if Id lived in the house. Love that quilt! And what a cute Christmas tree in the corner.
And here is the hearth decked with stockings in the old kitchen where Santa was there with Mrs. Claus, listening to the oh-so-secret Christmas wishes.
And finally, here is a little bit of natural Christmas decoration... O Happy Day, sing the thrushes, warblers and jays!
I should have taken more pictures. Next time...