Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Raindrops on Roses
The Sauk County Historical Society in Baraboo has outdone itself with this year's Edwardian Christmas Celebration. This season's theme, My Favorite Things, takes the lyrics from the familiar song to new heights. Each of the historical society's 12 Christmas trees is decorated using a line from the song. The society's Van Orden Mansion is magnificent with the tree-decorating talents of 12 sets of gifted artists. The "Silver White Winters That Melt Into Spring" tree is an elaborate changing of seasons, with the top of the tree brimming in snow and ice and the bottom a cascade of spring flowers. There are trees decorated in "Warm Woolen Mittens," "Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with String," "Snowflakes That Stay on My Nose and Eyelashes" and even "Raindrops on Roses," an exquisite display done in white roses and rose petals. I truly can't decide which tree is my favorite, for they are all filled with...you guessed it, my favorite things.