Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Manor of Tradition

I love this time of year.  I enjoy everything about it – cozy evenings in front of the fireplace, cooking and baking, making and wrapping gifts, walking the dog on snowy evenings - all of it.

The entrance to the beautiful Manor House

As busy as pre-Christmas days can be, it’s nice to take some time out from the hustle and bustle to attend some great area events. 

We are fortunate in that our community does holiday events really well – the Thanksgiving parade, the lights at the zoo, and the ballet’s Nutcracker are just a few.

Silver and white themed tree in the living room

Last weekend my Mom and I revisited one of our community’s oldest traditions – the holiday home tour at The Manor House. 

The festive dining room with some very special guests

The Manor House, one of the area’s most iconic homes, once served as the family estate to the Robert Stranahan family.  For the past 38 years, its scenic estate buildings, horse stables and grounds have served as a community park for all to enjoy. 

Clara's bedroom 

Thanks to the many volunteers who deck its halls each year, The Manor House is a magical sight and a beloved tradition. 

The romantic sitting room

What favorite traditions will you observe this holiday season?

A Manor of Pride

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