Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Tea

The Nagle Warren Mansion in Cheyenne hosts an English-style tea every Friday and Saturday, and has a special Christmas menu around the holidays.

The mansion was built by Erasmus Nagle as a show place in 1888, when Cheyenne was apparently the wealthiest city of its size in the world. The mansion then became the home of Senator Francis E. Warren in 1910 who entertained the likes of Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Taft. It's now a bed and breakfast.

I had to do it.

The Laramie girls and I decided to make this our Christmas gathering and to do a little ornament exchange. It was reminiscent of another gift exchange we did about 12 years ago in the dorms at UW. This year, with all of us back in the state, and two of us with brand new homes to put trees in, we decided ornaments were it.

The mansion...

Our cute little table...


The holiday spread. I liked the ginger biscotti and double ginger cookies the best. Since I'm not a huge sweets fan I saved the mini ham and cheese sandwiches with cranberries for last. Yum!


The gals and I having a spot of tea in our nook...


April faked me out with a funny ornament - a snowman wearing a green bikini top with pinapples and a pink flamingo pool floaty around its waist. I really thought it was the ornament she chose for me, which was strangely perfect...


But the real one she got me was truly perfect. You can't really see it here, but it's a Harely Davidson ornament. I've referenced motorcycles a lot on here lately...


A sleeping cat on the "veranda" completes the Victorian home image...


Apparently, mini tarts and snickerdoodles don't fill some of the girls up. A drive through Arby's took care of that...


Merry Christmas from the girls of Wyoming!

2 comments:

Tiffani said...

Hi Kim! I enjoy reading your blog! I have to laugh because I lived in Cheyenne for ~10 years and you have been to things that I didn't even know existed. It was fun to see pictures of all you girls! How nice you all live so close and can get together!
Merry Christmas! Tiffani

MOM said...

Hi girls. This is a great picture, and wonderful that you are all close again. It looks like you had fun. Merry Christmas!