Decorating “The Palace in the Woods”, Hampton Mansion

Dating back to the eighteenth century, Hampton is a large estate built in the Georgian architectural style, situated in a park like setting in Towson, Maryland. The previous home of seven generations of the prominent Ridgely family, local Garden Clubs use fresh greens and flowers to decorate the mansion for Christmas.

Mantel Magic

Inspired after decorating at the White House, I decorated my mantel when I returned. Fresh greens, glittery balls and ornaments, and a little imagination is all it takes to make a welcoming festive mantle.