It’s Saturday & time for another Food for Thought. Once again, Jain has asked us to share our favorite Christmas books this month (& recipes from that book if we want to). For last Saturday I chose my favorite story which was the 1958 version of Jolly Old Santa Claus (go HERE to see that post) but, today I want to share a book that goes OVER THE TOP for Christmas decor. The book is A Fairy Tale Christmas – Creating Magical Celebrations by Karen Anderson.
At Lyndhurst, you will go room to room in a romantic fairy-tale castle overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. Lyndhurst is one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions & fifteen main rooms are taken over by storybook fantasies. The home of the nineteenth-century railroad baron Jay Gould, Lyndhurst is now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
There are many different stories represented in the decor & in the book. Just a few of the different themes are:Cinderella, Rumpelstilkins, Peter Pan, Hansel & Gretel, & many more. I’d like to share a few of my favorites.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears!!! Is this adorable or what?
Can you stand how precious this is with the 3 different chairs,blocksgreenery & porridge bowls? I wish you could see these two pages side by side. And yes, I want to share the rest of my decor with you but, I assure you my bed looks NOTHING like this one with that amazing garland hung on the footboards.
A nod at a very favorite!!!! The Little Mermaid is near & dear to my heart & brings back fond memories of my time in California!
Such a 2 die4 bathroom I have never seen. Now, I have a little mermaid vignette in the windowsill above my garden tub but, I can say that it is no where near so grand as this but, IDEAS are swimming in my head like sugar plaums dancing! That sink (above) of clear glass balls with the tiny white lights sprinkled among them is divine.
Again, the tub filled with clear balls & lights to look like bubbles. And the fish suspended among the layers of sheer mermaid colors. DIVINE!
And who could pass up Alice In Wonderland? The card garland is so clever!
After I scanned this wonder above… my scanner had a “problem”. Time for tech support!!!! But, at least I could share the amazing Snow Queen room which I think may be neck in neck as my favorite! The floor is laid in 12 x 12 mirror tiles & then the snowy scene is set. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you go out & find this amazing book & enjoy looking at it as much as I do. Also, be sure & go visit Jain & the other girls at Food For Thought HERE. And enjoy! What was your favorite room?