Primping for the Holidays

The Christ­mas tree in the Parlor.

Yep, it’s the time of year for us to get our fes­tive on and deck the halls. We start­ed in earnest a few weeks ago, and our efforts cul­mi­nat­ed this week when we final­ly got the tree and creche up in the Parlor.

In addi­tion to the wreaths, hol­ly sprays and food through­out the house, we even brought one of Vir­gini­a’s par­ty dress­es out of stor­age for every­one to see. As much as any of the fur­nish­ings in Camp­bell House, Vir­gini­a’s dress­es rep­re­sent the fam­i­ly’s wealth in a beau­ti­ful, tex­tur­al way. This dress was made for Vir­ginia by Moschcowitz & Rus­sell, a cou­ture dress­mak­er in Union Square, New York City. It’s a two-piece recep­tion dress with ribbed sil­ver and gold silk with cream silk bro­cade details.

Vir­gini­a’s dress in the Aviary.

Vir­gini­a’s dress is on dis­play in the Aviary with anoth­er Christ­mas tree. Here’s a link to a Flickr set of pho­tos we took of some of the scenes of the house.

This is the best time of year to see the house, so come on down and say hel­lo. We’re here Wednes­day through Sat­ur­day 10–4,  Sun­day 12–4, and Mon­day and Tues­day by appoint­ment (call 314/421‑0325 to check our availability).