Cranbrook House – another wonderful Groupon find! My mom and I headed to Bloomfield Hills to tour Cranbrook’s annual Christmas tree and train event. We were not disappointed. A historic Detroit area home circa 1908 located on gorgeous Lone Pine Road.
Kudos to the Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary: Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, restoring and maintaining Cranbrook House & Gardens and related cultural properties for the enjoyment, education and cultural enrichment of our members, the Cranbrook community and the public.
From the Cranbrook website…
A life without beauty is only half-lived.”
In a nutshell, the Booths weren’t exactly living a tough life. But they also gave back. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and plan to go back in the spring for a complete tour, not just the house but the gardens and grounds as well.
Enjoy the pictures. Not only the festive Christmas trees but the detail in the interior of the house. Side note: I seem to have an obsession with historic mansions and their interiors. Must be one of my past lives breaking through!
Themed rooms hosted by helpful docents with interesting tales.
Little girl’s tree and sitting room.
Penguin tree and mitten tree
Nativity scene and Civil War tree
Carved scroll next to sconce…detailed mantle above fireplace
I call this Norwegian descent woman standing next to Scandinavian themed tree…
Just your run of the mill library (gorgeous!)
Merry Christmas everyone! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017!