December 21, 2016

Ginny's Yuletide Adventure

In sum, December simply flew by!  Between finals and three weekends of Yuletide in the Country Tours at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, there just wasn't enough time to do much else.  Though, with only one, last final remaining, I am very much looking forward to getting back to the things I miss most - sewing, blogging and fun with friends!

Speaking of friends...this year's Yuletide featured anything and everything from the real life engagement of the star couple of the dance soiree, to the classic snow ball fight or two, and a truly merry (in the 19th century meaning), revamped scene with Mrs. Boyle, crowned "Lady of Misrule & Her Lusty Guts."  Never a dull moment in the village!  

In fact, while I was busy playing Mrs. Munger's shop assist, Hannah, charged with decorating a cake with delicate frills and candied flowers for Mrs. Butler, Ginny (our traveling doll) enjoyed the best Yuletide tour thanks to a great many friends...From her tour guide, Judy J, who made it all possible, to the Thomsons and St. Nick.  Mrs. Munger, and the Fosters.  Not to mention, the village fiddler and dancers...A great "thank you" to all for making our night!  So, without further ado, please enjoy Ginny's Yuletide Adventure, as captured by our favorite tour guide, Judy:     

Awaiting adventure on the steps of Livingston-Backus!

First stop: A little holiday shopping at the D.B. Munger Confectionery with assistance from Mrs. Munger, herself!

Second stop:  A visit from Santa!  The Thomsons are a proud family, who'd happily share what little they have with anyone, but wouldn't accept the same charity for themselves.  Full of the holiday spirit in their hearts, a little cheer for their pockets would go a long way to brighten their Christmas Day!

(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

Third stop:  Invitations to Mrs. Livingston's extravagant soiree were in short supply, though Ginny and I were personally assured a seat by the generous hostess herself (no "strong" tea or bribery of any sort required)! 

Such an elegant spread, the Livingston's sure do know how to throw a grand Christmas party!

What are you doing down there, Ginny?
I must have a word with your tour guide...
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

Fourth stop:  To the Town Hall, just in time for the dance! 

Thanks for serenading me, Mr. Fiddler!
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

The lady in red saved a dance just for me!
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

When it comes to dancing, the more the merrier I say!
(We loved your "photobomb," Pam!)
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

All that twirling around sure made us thirsty...
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

A photo with my favorite tour guide (left) & dance partner (right)!
(Photograph courtesy of Judy J.)

Fifth stop:
 Making merry with the Boyles, crowned the "lord and lady of misrule!"  In their words, nothin' like unfeigned gaiety and unrestrained spirit!

Fine food, finer folk, finest drink!
I'm beginning to wonder about that tour guide of yours...
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

Final stop on the tour:  Christmas with the F√∂rsters and their family traditions.  O Christmas Tree!  O Christmas Tree!  Thy candles shine so brightly! 

O Christmas Tree!
(Photograph credit: Judy J.)

What a wonderful Yuletide and end to the 2016 museum season!  All that's left to say now is that we sure hope to see you in the upcoming, 2017 season...

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” 

A Christmas visit from St. Nick.
(Photograph by Judy J.)


  1. In my defense, Ginny was cold, since she hasn't yet had time to stitch some outer wear, and all the festivities of Yuletide made her sleepy. After feasting at the Livingston's, she thought the logs looked like a warm place to take a nap.

    1. Oh Judy, you never cease to amaze with your creativity and to make one double over with laughter!! Hmmm...not so sure about those excuses, I just think you two were up to no good!

  2. Loved the photobomb! Yuletide is such a joy. Merry Christmas sweet friend.

    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Pam! Thanks for participating in the silliness :)