Episode 5-The Empress Series-Christmas Magic!!
Welcome to Episode 5 – the Empress Series-Christmas Magic at the Empress. Join me at http://Www.empress.com as we do a walk thru of the gorgeous decorations put up by the elves at the Empress. As we pass thru the Victorian gates at the Empress, Rudolph and Mrs. Rudolph grace the fountain. The curved front doors are magnificently draped in live greens and lit up. “Twas The Night Before Christmas”- A hand painted sleigh from the 1880’s graces the front porch bedecked with hand wrapped packages and a gorgeous Santa bringing his sac to deliver presents to children nestling in their beds.
As we walk thru the front door, a dazzling rotund Christmas tree touched with pheasant feathers and German candle holders delights all who enter the front foyer as a Victorian stand twirls the tree; a train awaits little fingers to touch the “go” to circle under the tree, just like at Grandma’s. The foyer boasts a beautiful crèche made by the Blair family as a Christmas present for their Mother in 1984. All the mantels are alight, greens gently scent the rooms. Christmas is truly magic at the Empress. A beautiful English Pram is filled with delicate porcelain dolls; Santa stands next to a hand painted sleigh filled with special Victorian toys and goodies; a beautiful peer mirror reflects special pieces hand painted for the Empress; Santa’s, feather trees, chandeliers bedecked, a fabulous 1860’s sled with skaters waltzing. I can hear the tune in my head now!
The heart of the warmth of the Empress is our innkeeper, Jacqueline Johnson, granddaughter to the owners. She dazzles guests with her smile and her charm. Stairwells are bedecked; magic is everywhere. The dining room is resplendent with special touches; crystal, silver, china; oranges, strawberries and grapes would have been an amazing treat for a Victorian child. A Victorian puzzle invites one to sit before the fire in the gentlemen’s parlor. Each mantle is especially designed to create a feeling of Christmas Magic!
Join us as we celebrate “The Season” at The Empress!!