Oh Christmas Tree

In America we love Christmas.  As John Stewart of the Daily Show said, and I paraphrase, the White House looks like a Christmas episode of Hoarders. Look in any mall or government building and you will find the politically correct Holiday Tree.

Christmas or Holiday, no matter what you choose to call them, many are works of art.  I recently toured Winterthur, the premier museum of American decorative arts, founded by Henry Francis du Pont, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life. 

The grand dining room

The wallpaper in this room is hand-painted and no scene is duplicated.

During the Christmas season, the museum is known for its Christmas decorations. My Christmas gift to those who stop by this blog is a selection of photos taken at Winterthur this December.

A reproduction of the first known representation of a Christmas tree in America.

Winterthur is known for its expansive gardens.  Each year the gardening staff dries flowers grown  on the estate to create the Dried Flower Christmas Tree.

Close-up of tree

The Woodland Tree

And of course – my trees

Merry Christmas ans Happy Holidays!


4 thoughts on “Oh Christmas Tree

  1. Mrs Tootlepedal and I don’t always see eye to eye on Christmas tree decoration. She likes to see the decorations and I like to see the tree. Most of these would be more to her taste than mine. Pretty sumptuous pictures though.

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