Photo courtesy of Alex Rosenfeld Photography

Christmas Playtime at the Mansion

November 11, 2020Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

From 1868 to 1938, children played on the third floor of the Mansion, which was filled with toys and dolls and even featured a theater where they may have performed. After undergoing expert restoration, the Museum’s doll collection along with several vintage toys recreating playful holiday times during the Victorian era.

Photo courtesy of Alex Rosenfeld Photography

The exhibit featured magnificent contemporary displays and trees decorated by renowned interior designer Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors, while silk garlands embellished with ribbons and trimmings will drape the grand Victorian staircase beautifully decorated by Danna DiElsi, owner of The Silk Touch in Norwalk, CT.

The first floor of the Mansion featured Christmas trees decorated with period-appropriate ornaments, a dining table adorned with dazzling antique silver and china, several playful dolls and toy vignettes, and sumptuous Victorian gowns curated by Stacey Danielson, with generous loans from the Wilton Historical Society.

Tree Photo courtesy of Sarah Grote Photography

The exhibition is made possible with the assistance of the Curatorial Committee co-chaired by Trustees Mimi Findlay and Paul Veeder.

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