Santa Rents Room at
Christmas 2009, The Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast had the honor of being selected to be one of the homes
featured in Danville’s Annual Tour of Homes for Diabetes. Most
homes featured had a coordinated look as if a designer had put
them together: Very beautiful homes.
We had always celebrated Christmas in a big
way as I grew up in Baltimore. When I went to sleep on Christmas
Eve there was no sign that it was different than any other
night. When I awoke it was a Christmas wonderland!
We decided that we would
decorate using only our own things and do it like we always do:
family style. Each room, each tree, each area had its own theme and
its own family memories. My grandfather’s North Pole Scene was
placed in the sunroom along with the antique Santa from my sister’s
first Christmas more than fifty years ago. Our main family tree was
feet tall with 1800 lights and more than 1200 ornaments. We had our
old world tree in the dining room and our Merry Maryland Christmas
tree in the kitchen featuring Maryland steamed crabs. Each bedroom
and each bathroom had a
While most people place their
dogs away in a safe place during the tour, we choose not to do so. Winchester was in
my son’s room that we decorated with his toys as we had always done.
Chloe was in the Pixie
Room decorated in a “Silver and Snow” theme and Pixie was placed in
a child’s antique toy carriage. Unfortunately, she upstaged Ms.
Vermilion County who was visiting in the living room.
We received a call from Santa
saying he needed a Midwest location for the elves to work on toys.
We were happy to accommodate the two life-size elves and their baby
reindeer in the hallway closet.
It was a wonderful experience,
and although most years we do not decorate so elaborately, it is
always a Christmas wonderland at The Yorkshire B&B.