One of my favorite activities is my participation with the Daughters of the American Revolution. I'm kind of a history nut, actually, a big history nerd! My mom and I have learned so many interesting things about our ancestors through our genealogical research. The stories that my family's lives tell is amazing and truly represents the struggle, growth, and success of the United States. I am misty eyed every time I tell a story about one of my ancestors.
The DAR Christmas party was held at the Maryland DAR's chapter house, located in Baltimore, Maryland. It was such a gorgeous sunny day and the snow was still on the ground from our first snowfall of the season! The home is a Queen Anne style and was built in 1892, the same year the DAR started in Maryland.
Members lovingly care for the old house and keep the furniture and decoration intact. I just love the details in old houses like pocket doors and custom moldings.
It was great to see old and new friends and enjoy the lovely tea sandwiches and snacks that were there. Of course, we had the old standby cucumber tea sandwiches and ham salad sandwiches along with some new and delicious varieties. There was punch and all kinds of baked goods that were so delightful. Members had decorated all 3 floors of the house with gorgeous Christmas decorations.
Each DAR chapter prepared a themed basket to bring to the event. Awards were given to baskets and our chapter won 2nd place! There was a silent auction for lots of fun goodies and a live auction for the different baskets. The auctioneer was a "singing auctioneer" who was a real hoot! She definetely knew how to play to the crowd.
Tonight is going to be dinner out at one of my favorite Italian restaurants. Tomorrow my minnies are going to ride in the Lilly Jeep in a parade! They are so thrilled!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!