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Christmas at Nybelwyck Hall

Halloween at Nybelwyck Hall at the Hudson River Museum

We were honored at D. Thomas Miniatures to be invited back to The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York to decorate the extraordinary #Nybelwyck Hall dollhouse on permanent exhibition.

We framed the front entrance of this massive 24 room dollhouse created by Mark O'Banks with a della robbia wreath and hung garland adorned with gold glittered Christmas balls and painted branches crafted by Donald Morcone.

A pair of potted topiary frame the door and greet visitors. The "still life" fruit used to adorn these pieces were made by Sharon Harbison.

We placed tons of wrapped and bow-tied gifts made by Jen Rothstein from DogMa Creations under a shining gold-starred Christmas tree in the front entrance hall.

Miniaturist Cassie Leigh from CassieLeighArt created an assortment of Christmas postcards composed with seasonal good wishes. A feathered fountain pen and ink well accompanies the collection.

A tiny Christmas village by Rebecca from Tiny Dwelling was the perfect addition to the nursery on the second floor.

The fireplace mantle is decorated with an intricate traditional Christmas wreath along with gift and treat-filled stockings by Manuela Michieli from MiniMadeinItaly.

A board of breads and cheeses by Sharon Harbison adds to the feast being prepared by the staff at Nybelwyck Hall as the family gets ready for the holiday.

Preparations for an apple pie are in progress in a piece by Sara Smilnak (IG: @Saramadecreations)...dough has been flattened by a wooden rolling pin and fresh apples have been cut. An apple pie sits finished and ready to slice.

A hand-stitched linen pillow featuring a delightful chickadee on a branch wrapped in a red ribbon was made by Debbie Booth from Ribbonwood Cottage and sits atop the bed in the master bedroom reminding Mr. and Mrs. Von Nybelwyck of the joyful holiday season ahead.

The dining room table is set with an abundance of foods and treats including a gingerbread house by May Burnett from Custom Fairy Wings, a Christmas pudding by Erika from The Petite Provisions Co., and a sliced pumpkin pie by Sara Smilnak (IG: @ SaraMadeCreations).

We had a BLAST decorating this extraordinary structure. We are grateful to the Hudson River Museum for the opportunity to showcase work by these talented miniaturists. A BIG thanks for their creativity and contributions to this year's Christmas decorating event!

Please do see Nybelwyck Hall if you can - - it's located in The Glenview, which is awesome Golden Age home and part of the Hudson River Museum. Check the schedule for available tours.



D. Thomas Miniatures is a retail and gallery destination featuring top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale structure, furniture and accessories. The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it! The gallery space showcases work in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.

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