Monday, November 12, 2012

NaNa's Day Out With the Girl's

I wanted to have a girl's day out with my daughters and granddaughters to start the holiday season off so I invited them all to go with me to the George Eastman House to see the Gingerbread House display, the Festival of Trees display and the Wreath display.

The George Eastman House on East Avenue in the city of Rochester, New York is a museum formerly owned by George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Co. You may recognize the name! The picture above is of the back of the house where the gardens are.....we need to go back in the summer to see it in all it's glory!

We went for the seasonal displays but as an extra treat we got to tour the inside of this gorgeous mansion.

The Gingerbread houses were our first stop. They are made by local businesses, school classes and organizations. You may see a sign-up sheet and pen by some of them....that is so you can bid on them and take them home at the end of the display. The bids start at $25.

Here are some of the most interesting ones.....
It really is all edible!
the Taj Mahal?

It says New York State Tropper
Santa on the wheatie roof with his flying pig-deer!

The tree is all gingerbread too!

 Next were the trees....not as impressive as the gingerbread houses and we were expecting full size trees! This one is cool made of old Kodak film canisters....

And this one reminded me of Christmas when I was a kid in the 60's....

I love making wreaths so the wreath display gave me some ideas! This one I won't try to duplicate....I just thought it was really unique made from old film negatives and spools......

This one I may copy!

Love the woodland look

Rochester is home to many attractions, museums and cultural neighborhoods that I have come to take for granted having lived here all my life, so it was so nice to go visit one of them just before the holidays. And what better bunch of girls to go with than these?
AnnMarie aka NaNa :)


  1. What an interesting place -- thanks for sharing!

  2. The second wreath looks similar to yours, Judy :)

    What a great post! The pictures make me wish I had been able to attend myself. Thank you for bringing us along on your special day! :)

  3. The mansion, gingerbread, and wreaths are amazing! This is a great start to the holiday season.

  4. I'm planning to go too. Bringing my "out of town" guests. Rare treat.

  5. What a fun outing! I love the gingerbread houses!!!

  6. Those gingerbread houses are NICE! I bet you guys had a wonderful time!

    Stopping by via the CASTTEAM! Blessings!

  7. Thanks for sharing your outing and pics with us! I'd love to see this museum in person! Be sure to share more pics of this place come spring please.....


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