Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas at the Pittock Mansion

It was "Moms Day Out" today so I took a drive up into the hills above Portland to the...
Pittock Mansion which is decorated for Christmas every year with a different theme. The Theme this year was Christmas Traditions. The Mansion was built in the 1800s by the original owner of the Oregonian. It is beautiful to tour any time of year, but I love it best at this Season.

Here is the Mansion done in gingerbread....

Each main room and bedroom has its own fireplace with special decorations to go with the rooms theme and at least one tree. The music room had three trees this year! A pianist was playing carols and I stood for a moment listening to the sounds and seeing the beauty and was swept over with a wave of Joy.
There are plenty of interesting toys and dolls so its a great place to take well behaved children :)

In several of the rooms outfits of that era are displayed, so you can imagine what the family wore during the holidays and the types of events they enjoyed.

My favorite room this year was the guest bedroom, with its vintage teddy bears, shoes, hats, gloves and feeling of peace in a changing world.

I highly recommend a tour if you have time this year. The house is open 11-4 every day until Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. The guest bedroom is my favorite! Should have called me i would have loved to have gone with you! lol


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