Decorating the Inn for the Holidays is always such a joy! We’re able to gather greens from all over the farm…cedar, holly, magnolia and pine. The fresh scents of the newly cut greens just bring the joy of the season closer.
It’s an interesting thought that when Meander was originally patented in 1726 it was not the custom to decorate much at all. Winter was drawing nearer and nearer and the garden wasn’t offering much in the way of fresh fllowers perhaps all that could be brought in were a few limbs of brightly colored berries. I wonder what the colonial family would have thought of todays over the top decorating and gift giving. Additionally the current calender wasn’t used and there was a 13 day difference in the gregorian calendar that we all know today.