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Christmas 2019 at Nybelwyck Hall

Alice Zinn and Janny Warnaar

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!

Hudson River Museum Collection

New York City area folks and visitors from all over are encouraged to visit the 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:

Nybelwyck Hall Christmas Entrance

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.

Kraig Concell Creative Eye Miniatures

A pair of expertly-crafted poinsettias in ornate urns by Kraig Councell (Creative Eye Miniatures) complement the season's decor!

Alice Zinn

A large tiny furry Border Collie and white cat by Alice Zinn carry ornaments from their mouths in an effort to help with the decorating..

Janny Wanaar

...while a hand-painted sled and assortment of wrapped gifts made from a kit created by Janny Warnaar adds to the festivities.

Jen Rothstein Wrapped Gifts

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 ...

Amanda Kelly Panda Miniatures

...and a 3D printed advent calendar by Amanda Kelly from Panda Miniatures.

Kim Clough Fairchild 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.

Yule Log by Malena Sullivan

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)...

Kammy Duran Hill

...and a hand-painted ceramic platter with a sculpted Christmas Tree motif by Kammy Duran Hill ...

May Burnett

...and bright Christmas red ceramic tea pot by May Burnett complete the table setting.

Holiday Table Nybelwyck Hall 2019

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.

Brooch by Manuela Herbst

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...

Debbie Booth Ribbonwood Cottage

...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.

Craig Labenz

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...

Darren T. Scala

...and lighted Victorian aged wooden puppet theater by Darren T. Scala from D. Thomas Miniatures is placed in the sitting room.

Antonella Nardi

Nestled in the top floor conservatory is a Christmas Tree Urn by Antonella Nardi decorated with an assortment of Victorian paper doll ornaments.

Barbara Ann Meyer

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.

Craig Labenz

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!

Alice Zinn

The house will remain decked for the holidays and on view through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at The Hudson River Museum located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701 – check the museum website for schedule and hours

Happy Holidays from D. Thomas Miniatures!

Happy Holidays!

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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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