This year's holiday decorations were already planned to be a little more tame than last year's Superhero bonanza. Thank goodness because I couldn't imagine trying to put together anything like that during a global pandemic.
The theme this year is "A Very Merry Christmas" and the decorations inside the house will include everything that comes to mind when you think 'Christmas'. Elves, Santa, nutcrackers, snowmen, snowballs, toys, hot drinks, sweet treats, Christmas ads, a nativity, and present boxes.
I've been gathering decorating teams and planning décor since March this year and its been smooth sailing! We've gotten some amazing donations from collectors in the area to showcase on the tour route.
Enjoy this gallery of glitter and festivity from Stan Hywet's 2021 Deck the Hall!
The West Porch featured a lot of peppermint treats and rambunctious elves. Thank you to the 'Tinsel Trio' for making this space look so fun
Festive present towers lined the Linenfold Hallway. These were all wrapped in the summertime and stored in the Nursery since Nooks & Crannies tours were cancelled due to COVID.
Visitors got a kick out of seeing the polar bear rug from a new angle. The Stan Hywet Flower Arrangers did a great job in here
The Great Hall always reminded me of Hogwarts, so I asked the decorating team to use red and gold (Gryffindor colors) to decorate
The North Hall on the second floor is a great place to set a scene. Sue F. and Diane B. brought visions of sugar plums to Stan Hywet Hall
Irene's Room had a nostalgic doll invasion thanks to Julie M! Barbies, Cabbage Patch, American Girls, and Holly Hobby were all accounted for, as well as another topper I am very proud of)
The family of decorators for the Master Bedroom gave star treatment to these little penguins! They all got little outfits and were staged in a little winter scene
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