Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mount Hope Estate

We made it to the Mount Hope Estate and Winery today for their annual Christmas open house. The mansion is all dressed up for the holiday with ornaments and decorated trees in every room. There are carollers singing and people dressed up like they popped right out of a Dickens story. Around the bar/tasting room were all sorts of delicious cookies, coffee and hot chocolate with marshmallows. All to be enjoyed by a roaring fire. Zoe got to decorate a gingerbread man and make an angel ornament for our tree. If you are in the area and get a chance, they have a wonderful show they put on called A Dickens of a Christmas. Kevin and I used to go when we first met. It's the kind of show that likes audience participation.
Here are a few photos from around the mansion. The one of the fireplace has a painting above that shows the mansion from the outside. During the summer this is the site of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.


Melissa said...

What a beautiful place. I'd love to spend the night on Christmas eve just to see what Santa might bring.

ga.farmwoman said...

I love all the pictures you made at the Mount Hope Estate but that first one is just beautiful!

The one of the mirror with the ceiling showing is really good, well there just all good.

Thanks for sharing. I know you all had a wonderful memory making time.

Have a good rest of the weekend.

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Jen, Wow! What a gorgeous old Home( Mansion) You know, My whole family is and lives back east I think close to your area. I always love to visit there. I would love to go during the Holiday season. There is so many wonderful places to go and see! Thanks for sharing :)


Cat (darklingwoods) said...

How beautiful! I love that last magical creature!

Linda said...

looks wonderful Jen, Ooh those mirrors and stained glass.

Iva's Creations said...

Wow Jen...lovely pictures of a gorgeous estate!! Wish I could be there. I LOVE old mansions decorated to the hilt! And I can't believe they had a real fire in the fireplace!! I've gone on lots of historic home tours and they never do that. what a special treat. And I agree, the last photo of the woodland fairy creature is amazing! Thank you taking us along!!
~ Iva

Designs by CK said...

WOW beautiful pics!

Season's Greetings & salutations.

SpOOky CK (-:

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow, they put on quite the Christmas show there. Very nice. Sounds like a fun visit!