My–Oh–My!!! How I wish you all lived close enough that together we could all visit the breathtaking Stetson Mansion in my hometown DeLand, Florida. The historic (1886) Victorian home of John B. Stetson is gloriously decorated for Christmas.
Even I, whose Indian name surely would be “Woman of Many Words,” cannot begin to describe it. Make Room for Quilts by Nancy Martin features one style entitled “Too Much is Seldom Enough.” That’s as close as anyone could come to accurately describing the look. In a 10,000 square foot home, how could too much be enough?
The 1-hour Christmas tour with my PlayGroup Mamas was so spectacular that I am returning for another visit with my older grandchildren and other family members this weekend.
Tour guests waited on the veranda until the tour began.
The Frozen-themed reception parlor was so realistic that it gave us Florida gals a chill.
Christmas music from the player set the mood. At the base was a display of almost 100 antique porcelain snow babies.
In keeping with the sewing theme of this blog, a few pictures from Mrs. Claus’ Quilting Room are shared here.
The local quilt shop, Quilt Shop of DeLand, provided the quilts and textiles for this room. It also featured a number of antique sewing machines.
There were several small yo-yo ornaments and trees about the room along with loose yo-yo’s scattered on tables. Even my non-sewing friends were intrigued and asked if I could show them how to make yo-yo’s. We’ll do a mini-workshop at our Christmas dinner next week.
The tour guide encouraged us to look up, look down and look to the side. Everywhere we looked there was beauty and incredible detail.
In addition to the spectacular and beautiful decorations, there were several playful touches throughout. One bathroom was decorated with snowmen.
Aside from these dapper frozen men, it also included a snowman relaxing the clawfoot tub filled with some sort of bubbly snow. And the toilet bowl was filled with snowballs!
Guests were not allowed to take photos inside so the pictures included here have been taken from several web sites, though relatively few are from this year’s extraordinary decorating extravaganza.
Just yesterday there was an article about the tour in the Daytona New Journal.
Meanwhile, I’ve just completed Christmas outfits for our younger two grandchildren and have to finish up more holiday sewing. How are your projects coming along?