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August 18, 2008

Christmas in August?

Not really, but we're already getting ready for the grand holiday in life-size style!

For many years, Bev and I considered purchasing life-size figures for a Nativity Scene, which we wanted to display on the front granite stairs at the Captain Lord Mansion during Christmas.

But, alas, thus far, it's been too expensive to make happen.  However, two years ago we found something that would suffice: life-sized carolers who, for the first time last winter, stood in eternal song at our guest entrance. Carolers_in_snow

We already had the two dog statutes located at the guest entrance and felt the carolers would fit just right together with them (who are still waiting for a name)...

But, after spending a long, long winter outside (they were frozen in place until April), the jolly bunch needed a paint job. And who better for the work than Bev, our resident artist/decorator/gardner/all around everything gal. The abundant rain this summer ended up giving Bev ample time to repaint the figures in the Mansion Carriage House. She sometimes gets as much paint on herself as she does on a figure! The following photographs were taken by local Professional Photographer and Photojournalist Gregory Rec (which is why they are so good!). By the way, stop by come December 1, and see our carolers as they grace the entrance of the inn, fully restored, once more. Carolers4

Always in the spirit - Your Innkeeper - Rick Litchfield.

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