Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dickens of a Christmas


Yesterday was the best I've felt in a week and with an impending snowstorm, we decided to do something fun in the evening. I bought us tickets for the evening performance of A Dickens of a Christmas at the Mount Hope Estate & Winery (also home to the PA Renn Faire). Kevin and I hadn't been there since we were dating over 12 years ago and I thought that Zoe was finally old enough to enjoy it and stay seated for all the plays. I highly recommend this show for anyone in the area that loves Dickens, Christmas and a beautifully decorated Victorian mansion (and wine). The show consists of 3 different "plays". The host and hostess that night were a young Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. Zoe was the youngest person there and all the beautifully dressed women fawned over her. We all had a blast. I wish I could have taken more photos but they do not allow photography during the performances.

Zoe meets the Queen. My husband really liked her (hmmm, I wonder why?).


Hey I know why I had a kid! To hide my body:)


Pretty rocking horse under one of the many decorated trees.


Click here for some photos I took in the mansion last year for a Father Christmas event.


"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!"

- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

8 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That outing sounds like so much fun! As you'll see by my most recent post, we're supposed to go see The Nutcracker this evening - but the snowstorm may spoil that! Bah humbug! :( It's always so beautiful, and we enjoy it every year. The photo of you and your daughter is precious - and I love the tree! Talk to you soon, Theresa

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oh goodness I wished I lived where they did something like that! That looks fantastic! And I love Dickens. Your daughter is darling, I love the gesture in the photo with the Queen.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What pretty trees, and ahem, ornaments....on that gal. he hee.
Love your Christmas header, it's really cool.
Great pics!

Rue said...

That sounds like so much fun - I would have loved it! Beautiful pic of you and your daughter - don't hide!

Lin said...

Oh, it sounds like fun! So glad you could escape the madness for a few hours and just enjoy the beauty of the season. We did that with the Nutcracker last weekend. Beautiful photos!!

Jennifer Rose said...

i love the queen's outfit! love old style clothes like that :)

sounds like a good time and a good way to relax this time of year

Linda Shantz said...

Great photos, Jennifer! Looks like a lot of fun, too!

Pony Girl said...

What a fun, fun event! I wish I had done more like this over the holidays.
p.s. I had to chuckle at the Queen's, um, outfit. ;)