Monday, December 26th, 2011
I hope you all had a nice Christmas! I wanted to share a few photos from a recent trip to the National Christmas Museum in Paradise, PA. Laurie got the idea to take a road trip here after seeing the museum written up in her Martha Stewart Living magazine and we ended up having a fantastic time. Just like their website says…its not what you expect!
|here we are, just about to enter the museum, not knowing what to expect…
|we realized this was no ordinary museum when we came to the life-size replica of Woolworth’s
|the center houses thousands of antique glass ornaments…
|more creepy Santas…
|Woolworth’s…apparently, the man who donated to the center spent over a decade scouring antique shops and estate sales looking for these items and signage, most of them in their original packaging!
|ribbon / 25 cents
|adorable box of ‘snow’
|Laurie hanging with the reindeer…
|one of my favorite trees loaded with the most beautiful pink glass ornaments
|loved these green lights…
|Laurie loved these little pipe-cleaner trees amidst the army of miniature Santas
|after putting a quarter in the old (and working!) nickelodeon, the room is filled with music
|real letters to Santa: this girl ‘has made very little mistakes about being bad’
|having worked up quite the appetite, Laurie and stop at a cute road-side diner up the street