Sunday, December 5, 2010

Homes For The Holidays

The Good Samaritan Project Holiday Homes Tour was Sunday in Scarritt Renaissance. Seven homes were toured by bundled tour goers.... the sun made things more than bearable. Above and below, the home of Frank and Mary.

Above, carriages conveyed visitors from home to home.... below, the door to the home of Jason and Mike built in 1924.

This home is visually stunning inside....

Above and below many of the decorations in the home were made by Mike who is an extraordinary decorator and florist.

Mike's work area.... he uses MAC so he's totally OK by me.

Tomorrow and Wednesday more from the tour.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Princess Promenade

Friday night was the Neighborhood Open House at the Kansas City Museum where the 2010 Princesses were introduced. But first a reminder of the Holiday Homes Tour this Sunday. The home above is on the tour as are six other homes. For information visit this site:
The Carriage House of Corinthian Hall was the scene for festive holiday treats both of the musical and "sweets" kind. Northeast residents are invited to visit and to meet the Princesses.
Below, the Mayor stopped by and visited with Christopher Leitch the House Manager.

Above, I told you there were sweets.... Below, Indian Mound President and 1st District at Large Council Candidate Scott Wagner visited with Adam Schieber, President of Scarritt Renaissance.

Above, Truman with Laura. Below, Patrick showed that he could unhinge his jaw if necessary to absorb cupcakes.
Randy, Cate, and Jason but I have no idea what the pointing was about.

Above our neighborhood Doctor Elaine, her husband David and her brother who was visiting from Hawaii.
Above, Christopher prepares the crowd for the Princess introduction. Below, some of the crowd.

A grand Princess entrance.

Left to right, Cara, Rachel, Maddison, and Amber. The Princess will be on her throne to greet kids starting Saturday (12/4). For times and other information:
Below, Carol Barta was introduced... she was Princess at Kline's in 1956.

Christopher also took the opportunity to announce the winners of this year's Princess Halloween Contest. Pictures were taken during the Scare-It Halloween celebration this year and highly qualified judges determined the winners. Above... one of the winners who, although a princess herself, was a little shy at first.

Above.... reminiscence .....

Left to right, Amber, Maddison, Carol 1956, Bonnie 1951, Cara and Rachel.
Above and below.... another of the Halloween winners.... her expression pretty much sums up the magic of Christmas......

Above, Sam arrived in his regular carriage.... below he posed with Mom Jennifer, Cara and Carol.

Princesses mingled.... and were glad to take pictures with folks....