This March I received a delightful birthday gift from my Aunt- tickets to an exhibit of Downton Abbey Costumes at the lovely Winterthur Museum in Delaware. Turns out our scheduling conflicts and delays worked to our advantage as, visiting just this past week, we were also luckily able to catch the museum's festive Holiday Yuletide Tour.
This vast elegant estate, formerly home of the du Ponts, boasts extensive gardens, fascinating collections of American antiques and a busy research library. Although my camera sadly was being uncooperative, I thought I'd share a few photos anyway, and to our Downton fans, I'll be including photos from the wonderful exhibit in a future post.
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The blue tree accented with daffodils echoes flowers on the grounds come spring
An avid horticulturist, du Pont no doubt would have been pleased this floral tree brimming with hydrangeas and peonies
a sweet feather tree and tea by the fire
the "Downton" tree is adorned with pearls, crowns and little bells (shall we ring for Carson)
Gifts arranged in labeled individual baskets- such a charming idea
Holiday music of the day
a spot of tea
The soaring conservatory features a towering tree and pops of red poinsettias
Joys of the Season