This year we decided to change things up for Christmas so we’re spending it in London. 🙂 Yes, you heard right, London like in London, England. 2018 has been an exceptionally busy year for us, between various projects and travelling, it’s been a crazy but fun time for us. We want to take this moment to with all our clients and followers Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas! We’ll have more soon so stay tuned. 🙂
At the risk of being somewhat repetitious, here are some more pictures from the recent historic home tour that we participated in during our last visit to Tombstone. While it’s hectic getting ready for the tour, it’s still very rewarding because it gives us an opportunity to make the house festive for the holidays while also giving us a good excuse to dress up. Also, it gives us an opportunity to socialize with dear friends…
Good times…unfortunately, Angus just wouldn’t pose…
Saturday started early for us as we made then final touches at No. 11 and then got ourselves dressed. The Tombstone Historic Home Tour officially started at 9 am but we didn’t see our first visitor until about 9:40 so we wound up with a little more time to get things ready (which was a very good thing). No. 11 was originally built in 1905 when the entire block on Safford Street was built up. Previously during the 1880s and 90s, our block had been undeveloped, lying on the outskirts of town and the entire area had been taken up by a holding corral for the local slaughterhouse. Sadly enough, the only link our house has with Tombstone history in that it sits over the Mountain Maid Mine (or at least the claim) which the Earps unsuccessfully attempted to develop in 1881. That said, on with the tour…. 🙂
Welcome to No. 11! Unfortunately, Angus was a bit distracted…
Below are a few pictures from the event, starting with the main room decked out for Christmas:
And then the parlor:
Karin and Angus- Of course, Angus was a key part of the tour… 🙂
Here I am showing off one of our latest wedding gown designs.
And here’s the original bedroom- it’s a bit small by today’s standards but it’s comfortable for us. 🙂
And here I am showing off an original c. 1900 Worth wedding gown, complete with shoes.
Below are some more views of the Worth wedding gown:
It was a busy day for us and we had a lot of fun meeting people and talking about our house and the early history of Tombstone. We look forward to doing this again in 2019.
Now I get to get this place ship shape and Victorian Christmas’d by Friday night…and make new draperies. Stay tuned…. ♡
Angus contemplating what needs to be done…
This is Tombstone, without the crazy event weekend crowds…the Prettiest Town in the West. 🙂
Afew years ago we posted this for Thanksgiving and it seems appropriate now more than ever so at the risk of sounding repetitious, here we go again… 🙂
We at Lily Absinthe want to wish everyone out there a happy Thanksgiving, no matter where you are. Thanksgiving is a somewhat unique holiday in that it speaks to our ideals and aspirations as a nation and while throughout the years we may have fallen short of the ideal, we still strive to make it a reality. President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Proclamation No. 247, officially establishing the holiday, says it best:
At no period in their history since the United States became a nation has this people had so abundant and so universal reasons for joy and gratitude at the favor of Almighty God or been subject to so profound an obligation to give thanks for His loving kindness and humbly to implore His continued care and protection.
Health, wealth, and prosperity throughout all our borders; peace, honor, and friendship with all the world; firm and faithful adherence by the great body of our population to the principles of liberty and justice which have made our greatness as a nation, and to the wise institutions and strong frame of government and society which will perpetuate it – for all these let the thanks of a happy and united people, as with one voice, ascend in devout homage to the Giver of All Good.
I therefore recommend that on Thursday, the 25th day of November next, the people meet in their respective places of worship to make their acknowledgments to Almighty God for His bounties and His protection and to offer to Him prayers for their continuance.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 1st day of November, A.D. 1880, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifth.
By the President:
WM. M. EVARTS, Secretary of State.
With that, we give thanks for our good fortune and we give thanks to all our friends for being friends!
Adam & Karin