Wednesday, November 12, 2008

granger homestead

Last Friday my Mother and I traveled to local town for a Artisan craft show. The shows entrance fee's benefited the Granger Homestead. It 's a beautiful old mansion built in the early 1800's. Just look at this house!

The craft show took place in front of the mansion in a huge white tent. It was filled with many many vendors who were all so talented. There was painter there that many years ago my parents bought her beautiful paintings and I have always loved them through out the years, so when I saw her I knew I had to get one of her works of art. She even remembered me when I visited her studio almost 15 years ago! Make sure you check out her website and her painting "Annie's Dream".

The mansion was decorated in Christmas decor. Inside the house, there was the Festival of the trees. Many different decorated Christmas trees done up in Patriotic, Victorian, etc themes. Usually the homestead is a museum and attracts around 15,000 people a year.

Windows were decorated with Christmas wreath. Gorgeous fall leaves provided a backdrop.

There was even horse buggie rides for kids and their parents. Even though it was a beautiful sight, wouldn't it even be better with snow?? :)

After visiting the homestead we went into town to do some shopping. We even went to Home Goods. I've heard so much about this store, it was so much fun! I found some goodies that I will share with you soon!

Thanks for going along with me on my field trip! :)


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I bet you had a wonderful time.I love to peek into old houses like that.I love craft shows too. Love your feather wreath.

Cathleen Farrell said...

Nice Site, Love your floral arrangements! Now that you have discovered Home Goods it will be one of your favorite stores... :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this house is right up my alley. It is perfectly lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

Hi Emily!
Your photo are so pretty. I love that mansion! Gets me in the mood for Christmas!!

Home Goods is my fav!


miss gracies house said...

One of my favorite pastimes is touring old houses-That looks really fun!
Your sunroom looks quite inviting and cheerful! good job!


Hi Emily,
Nice photos:) How fun to go to the craft show at an old house/manson.
Love the Home Good store. I always find something there and have to STAY out for awhile.