There’s an abundance of miniature holiday goodness and magic in Nybelwyck Hall, the 26-room mini manse at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York!
New York City area folks and visitors from all over are encouraged to visit the HRM.org and spend some time with this wonderful creation of Mark O’Banks on permanent view in The Glenwood, the historic Victorian Mansion located on the museum campus. Here are the highlights of the decorations for the 2019 season:
The exterior holiday décor features a large della robbia wreath (fruits by Sharon Harbison) with trailing garland that leads to potted topiary adorned with gold glittered balls on each side of main entrance.
A pair of expertly-crafted poinsettias in ornate urns by Kraig Councell (Creative Eye Miniatures) complement the season's decor!
A large tiny furry sheep dog and white cat by Alice Zinn carry ornaments from their mouths in an effort to help with the decorating..
...while a hand-painted sled and assortment of wrapped gifts made from a kit created by Janny Warnaar adds to the festivities.
The mansion's double staircase in the center hall is the focal point for the decorations in the interior of the home. A large tiny gold-glittered Christmas tree from the private collect of D. Thomas Miniatures (artist unknown) with wrapped gifts (by Jen Rothstein from DogMa Miniatures) overflowing beneath plus some unwrapped treasures including a miniature baby doll, an assortment of jack-in-he box toys ...
...and a 3D printed advent calendar by Amanda Kelly from Panda Miniatures.
In the kitchen, food is being prepared for the extravagant holiday meal. A classic dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce is plated alongside mince meat pies, both by Kim Clough from Fairchild Art Miniatures.
In the dining room, the table is overflowing with treats including a box of heart-shaped Linzer tarts dusted with powdered sugar by IGMA Artisan Jeanie Anderson from Maya Miniatures, an expertly crafted buche de noel (with mushrooms and berries!) by Malena Sullivan from The Clay Kitchen, a trio of candy and marshmallow-covered gingerbread houses by May Burnett and an overflowing box of sweets by Silke Fichtne from Puppenstubchen)...
...and a hand-painted ceramic platter with a sculpted Christmas Tree motif by Kammy Duran Hill ...
...and bright Christmas red ceramic tea pot by May Burnett complete the table setting.
Honeycomb and della robbia wreaths decorated with ribbon hang from the door between the dining room and kitchen while Christmas ornaments and stuffed stockings by Manuela Michieli from Mini Made in Italy line the living room mantle.
Décor for the joyful holiday season appear on the second and third floors of the dollhouse as well – a diamond and gold Victorian broach in a Parisian-style gift box by Manuela Herbst awaits gift-wrapping on a dressing table in one bedroom...
...while an assortment of delightful stitched decorative pillows by Debbie Booth from RibbonWood Cottage with crocheted blanket (unknown artist) dress the bed in another chamber.
A croquet set made of cherrywood with hand turned/hand painted mallets and game balls in an expertly crafted dovetailed box by Craig LaBenz may be found in the boys’ bedroom...
...and lighted Victorian aged wooden puppet theater by Darren T. Scala from D. Thomas Miniatures is placed in the sitting room.
Nestled in the top floor conservatory is a Christmas Tree Urn by Antonella Nardi decorated with an assortment of Victorian paper doll ornaments.
Under the center hall staircase where “Paddy” (the home’s mythical elf and protector) lives, a tiny door (with tiny wreath) is flanked by a pair of pinky nail-sized handcrafted nutcrackers by Barbara Ann Meyer together with a mouse by Wendy Smale.
We’re beyond thrilled to be a part of this holiday tradition and urge you to come see the extraordinary miniature mansion and all of the amazing holiday decorations!