Christmas with the Fords

You know by now that when the holidays roll around, different baking flavors is one of my absolute favorite things. What’s my other favorite, you ask? Twinkle lights.

I don’t know what it is about little glimmering lights but I absolutely love them! The more the better. In my last apartment, I kept them up all year.

Lupin loves Christmas too because he gets even more walks than normal because I have to see every holiday decoration that my neighborhood has on display.

You can imagine my excitement then when I found out the Ford House (yes, those Fords) decorated the grounds and mansion for the season and opened the gates to the public.

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If you remember, last year I went to Zoo Lights. Every inch of the zoo was covered in lights, the paths were full to bursting with laughing children and music bared out of every speaker.

The Ford House (which you may remember from this post) was different. More subtle and elegant and less crowded.

Only select trees lining the path were decorated, making them pop even more against the pitch black background.

Fire pits were scattered here and there, mini trees were decorated by local schools hoping to win an art scholarship and classical christmas songs played softly over the speakers scattered throughout.

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All with the backdrop of the mansion decorated and positively glowing in the background.

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While the mansion is beautiful, I was completely besotted by security’s cottage. The perfect size home for one . . . and complete with Santa’s workshop.

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Even these Scrooges couldn’t resist getting in the spirit.

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Did I mention there was a movie room with enough room for all your friends.

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All nestled behind massive gates to keep nosy neighbors out.

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The chauffeur’s cottage wasn’t too shabby either . . .

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Not to mention there were some very famous VIP guests visiting . . .

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Have you been having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit this year? I can’t even believe we only have two more weekends until Christmas Eve!

Well, if you are like me, twinkle lights help. Most major cities do some sort of winter wonderland and, much like Paris, it’s always a good idea!

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