Hello everyone! I have a Victorian Home Christmas tour to take you on today! My friend and fellow blogger, whom I will introduce you to in a little bit, set out on our first little outing (we met through blogging and just happened to live in the same town!) this past Saturday to a little river town to get in some antiquing and take a home tour. The home is called Roslyn Heights and is the Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution State Headquarters in Boonville.
The Queen Ann house was built in 1895. It has 13 rooms and 8 beautiful fireplaces. Each room has a decorated Christmas tree by a different chapter of the DAR. So be prepared to see LOTS of Christmas trees!
And with that being said, let's head on in! But first I have to tell you a little secret. There was to be no photo taking in the house BUT I asked them if I could take photos of the trees for my blog. So I was a little sneaky and snuck in a few interior shots as well. Sorry I couldn't get more for you to see.
So upon entering the house you'll find the foyer and the first tree all nestled in the turret room. It was decorated in an owl theme. I tried to get a little detail of the house in each photo too. So notice the gorgeous fretwork at the top of the photo.
This is the ladies parlor...
AND NOW back to my friend and fellow blogger! Who is she? She is the lovely and talented Janice (on the left) from Curtains in my Tree. If you have not ever visited her blog you will want to! She can always put a smile on your face.
Moving on into the next room, which the docent called a gentleman's parlor or smoking room but it actually seems to be more of a music room. But anyway here is another owl themed tree done in reds and golds and silver, well actually it's kind of a patriotic tree. I see it now that I'm actually looking at it and trying to figure it out! And am I seeing things or is that a ladies hat on top of that tree?!
In the dining room is a bluebird and angel themed tree,
just check out that bluebird mobile. Pretty cute! There were lots of pretty sterling silver and different shadow boxes in this room but I couldn't sneak a picture of those!
BUT, as I reached the top of the stairs I turned around and took a quick photo of the beautiful stained glass windows and more gorgeous fretwork.
The first bedroom has the tree in the turret room and I assume it is an angel tree wearing a halo? I'm not sure what it is, I don't remember.
See that pink vase on the right, well that is waht I remember! It was one of a pair and very lovely!
And surprise, here we are again! My camera just didn't like the lighting in this house. This is a different bedroom.
with a woodland type theme and more bluebirds. Maybe I should mention that Missouri's state bird is the bluebird. How about that?!
I did get the top of the antique sofa in this picture! Yay!
Here is what I would call the "master bedroom" which had a bed to die for but I could not sneak a photo of it either! But anyway it has a little room/big closet adjoining it(to the right).
And it was Janice's favorite! So Janice this photo is for you my friend!
Below is a closer look at the tree in the bedroom,
and yes, more bluebirds!
This tree is in the boys bedroom. Red, white and blue AND snowmen and icicles!
And here is this little snowman themed tree but I didn't care much for it I was just trying to get the dresser! I do like the reflection of the other tree in the mirror though. :-)
And the last bedroom on the second floor is the servants bedroom with a woodland snow theme. A cute Teddy on top...
and not bluebirds, but Cardinals on this tree!!
Coming out of the bedroom, heading into the bathroom I took this photo. The stairwell with all the stained glass is off to the left before the chair.
Here is the bathroom. I did not get a good shot of the walls though. You can see a little bit of the mural in the photo, but it went all around the room and it is original to the house! So pretty!
And then we headed upstairs to the third floor attic which is the ballroom. The docent said this is where the family celebrated Christmas morning.
Right here gathered around the fireplace!
On the other side of the ballroom is the turret room and Janice's favorite decorated tree all tucked in nice and pretty.
It was decorated with dried hydrangeas and guess what else?! Yep, you guessed it...bluebirds!!
It was named the "And Heaven and Nature Sing" tree.
After that we headed back downstairs to the basement, had a soup lunch that they were providing for $5,
needed to use the ladies room before leaving. And it even had Christmas trees in there! But no bluebirds!
I absolutely loved this bathroom and it has inspired with me my own bathroom!
Below is the Historic Hotel Frederick. I thought the entrance was so pretty all decked out for Christmas that I wanted to share a glimpse of it with you.
And then it was off to check out some antique furniture! This store is so fun to look in, so many pretty pieces!
And it is so huge! Love it!
Thank you for coming along on our little outing with us. I hope you enjoyed it. I will be posting on my own Christmas decorations in the next couple of days so be watching for that.
I wanted to thank Nancy over at A Joyful Cottage. She had a Dining Room party, called Every Room in the House Party, for the month of November and she featured my dining room transformation post. If you have not visited Nancy you will want to check out her wonderful post.
I am joining the following parties with this post, please come and check out these parties.
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy