Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Christmas at the Williams House is always a fun and exciting time as we get to enjoy three night stays with our guests and share carriage rides, extended wine hour and a Christmas day buffet. This year we also added a light dinner to tide guests over into Christmas night. The weather cooperated well with resonable temperatures and no rain for Christmas eve carriage rides and wine hour. The same on Christmas day although a little on the cool side.
Christmas eve wine hour included meatballs, various cookies, cheeses,cheese biscuits, wine and soft drinks. Christmas buffet included ham, unforgettable chicken caserole, brocoli salad, sweet potato casserole, rolls, hashbrown casserole, squash casserole, lemon cake, pecan pie, cherry pie and wines, soft drinks and tea. It was delicious and guests seemed to enjoy. Later in the evening Deborah served turkey chilli for those who didn’t quite get enough in the buffet. It was a fun and relaxing time for guests and a chance for them to meet some new people as well as Deborah and Byron.
I spent some time taking pictures of this years Christmas decorations at the Williams House as they do change from year to year. Deborah is a stickler for detail and it shows in the common area decorations as well as all the individual rooms. Byron concentrates on the outside and again we keep adjusting since doing it the same every year seems a little boring. We are looking forward to our three day Christmas special with horse-drawn carriage rides and heavy hors d’oeuvres on christmas eve and chef Deborah’s buffet dinner on Christmas day. I’ve attached a few recent pictures to provide a flavor of how the Williams House will appear to arriving guests. We enjoy the warmth and atmosphere this 1856 home provides and try to imagine what it was like to celebrate Christmas here in the 1800′s. I’m not sure those early owners would have decorated to this extent, but certainly the charm and feel of this home and historic town are an enjoyable experience for today. We still have two rooms left for Christmas…so come on down and join us!
Yes…we know its only the 13th of November but here we are already decorated and decked out for Christmas. We have to start early (usually Nov. 1) to be ready for the annual historic B&B cookie tour taking place next Saturday (Nov. 19) from 1-5 pm. All of the B&B’s will be decorated by then for ticket holders to tour and receive free samples of our chosen cookie along with the actual recipe. It’s a great way to get early ideas for Christmas decorating, get into the Holiday spirit and enjoy Christmas before Thanksgiving. We open both the common areas and guest rooms where again Christmas has already arrived with at least one tree in every guest room. Deborah changes her decorating every year since it just doesn’t feel right to do it the same way twice. Hope you can come and join the fun and tour these wonderful old victorian homes decorated in the Holdiay spirit! Call us at 904-277-2328 for tickets.
New Year’s eve is always an enjoyable time and our wine hour is always a little fancier to prepare the mood for celebration. This year Byron’s son Tim and his wife Kasey joined us for a few days on their way to Colorado for mission training. They thought they had already arrived in Colorado when they felt our local colder than normal temps, but had fun anyway. We were able to enjoy a couple of the latest movies during this time, including Avatar, which we all thought was one of the best movies we’ve seen in a long while. I loved the 3d effects and kept reaching out to pick up the floating flowers from the movie. It was a good time, but sad to say, Deborah and I didn’t make it to the ball drop for New Year’s eve. Breakfast comes too early and the B&B!