The East Hampton Historical Society imagines a Victorian Christmas as it could have been celebrated by the Moran Family. The enchanting display of historic clothing, toys and furnishings was such a treat! Such charming attention to every detail. My only wish was that I could have returned to view it all in the evening by the light of the glittering Christmas tree.
The high ceiling of the main floor studio easily accommodates a gloriously tall Christmas tree. Mannequins dressed in festive vintage clothing inhabit the scene.
What stories could this gown tell?
I loved this gentleman with his pooch and carrier.
Fireplace mantel detail
I recognize some of the furniture as being original to the house.
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Historic Photo of Studio Interior via
The mezzanine was set up for punch.
This wasp waist mannequin stood at the entrance to the turret room which was decorated with its own small Christmas tree surrounded by toys.
Top floor master bedroom
Master closet. Is that a bed jacket?
A view towards Town Pond.
More vintage clothing details.
Moran's desk includes a telephone.
The Moran Studio Christmas exhibition also included a display of Vintage Christmas cards. I was struck by the depictions of Santa on the telephone. Makes sense. Santa doesn't rely on magic alone to keep up with children's wishes. There he was with the latest tech at the Sag Harbor Cinema holiday party that I attended the following day.
Best wishes for a lovely Christmas and a blessed New Year!