Sunday, December 28, 2014

Aloha to the Winterthur Museum and Yuletide Decorations (part 2)

Continuing our tour of the Winterthur Museum, home of Henry Du Pont in Delaware (link),

Glimpse into activities such as the afternoon gift opening in the Marlboro Room, early evening caviar and cocktails, dinner in the glittering du Pont dining room, midnight card games, and dancing—all set against the backdrop of spectacular decorations and magnificent floral displays, which H. F. du Pont called “the Christmas Show.”

Outside on the enclosed glass patio, pointsettias bloom in the sun.

Inside, we found several themed trees ...

... in all colors ...

... including the floral tree to represent Du Pont's interest in horticulture.

Here's tea service in the house ...

... and tea service at the visitor's center.  We enjoyed yummy treats!

Do you have a favorite tea flavor or tea treat?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, January 3, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 4, at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. Lovely pics. I always enjoyed the Hawaiian teas :)

  2. I like Assam and Ceylon black teas.

  3. I love a strong black Irish tea - reminds me of my Grannie!

  4. I like Earl Greyer (Republic of Tea) and scones.

  5. Love all the Christmas trees! As for tea, lately my favorite is this vanilla sleepytime tea I've been drinking....I am hoping that it is helping me sleep better.

  6. Are you paying over $5 / pack of cigarettes? I'm buying my cigarettes over at Duty Free Depot and this saves me over 70%.