On December 18th I blogged about the Tea and Tour that my girlfriend and I took at the Edsel/Eleanor Ford House. In 1999 I took my oldest granddaughter, Tiffany, to a Nutcracker Tea at the Cotswold Tea Room [now called Cafe] on the estate grounds. She was eight years old at the time.
And I won't say how old I was! ;-)
Waitress pouring hot chocolate for Tiffany.
Afterwards, we were shuttled to the play house of Josephine Ford [Edsel & Eleanor's daughter], where Santa was waiting to see all of the children who attended the Nutcracker Tea.
Tiffany outside the playhouse.
Wonder what she was asking Santa for???
In going through old Christmas photographs, I found one of me when I was not quite two years old, taken at Muirhead's Department Store in Dearborn, MI. [The store closed in 1990.] Santa was housed inside an Igloo, and children sat in a sleigh to see him, rather than sitting on his lap. I apparently tried to watercolor the photograph when I was a few years older! ;-)