An article in our newspaper last week sounded like a good place to visit on a Sunday, so Jeff and I headed to Lindsay, OK to the "Christmas Extravaganza" at the Murray-Lindsay Mansion. The mansion was built in 1879 by one of Lindsay's early pioneers, Irish immigrant, Frank Murray. It has been restored over the years and tours are offered in December to help defray the costs.
We arrived and I decided this would be a great house to live in. It is three stories with a porch on the first floor and second floor. Each room on the first floor has a mantel that was decorated in different themes.
|The Bishop's Room|
|The Dining Room|
The kitchen seemed small compared to the rest of the house. Not too much storage space.
We headed to the second floor where the bedrooms and the only bathroom in the house is located. The bathroom was added in the 1900's.
|Stairway to second floor|
|Hallway between the bedrooms|
Each bedroom had a decorated Christmas tree. Two of the bedrooms had closets that were added the same time as the bathroom. However, no closet was added to the master bedroom. A clothes wardrobe was used instead.
|Teddy bear Christmas tree|
|What an unusual sewing chair. The tray pulls out from underneath.|
|Local musicians played during the tour|
Headed to the third floor to view more decorated Christmas trees.
This large room was at the front of the house on the third floor and I envisioned a wonderful sewing/rughooking studio. There were three smaller rooms on this floor also.
The back of the house had a small porch off the kitchen. There was also a basement that was not included in the tour.
Across the road was the Pike's Peak Schoolhouse. We walked over there to check out the craft show. I bought a couple of handmade Christmas ornaments.
|The school was moved to this location according to one of the ladies at the school|
We went thru Chickasha, OK where the only Dairy Queen is located that is close to Oklahoma City.
|Home of the dipped cone|
So, guess what????? I told Jeff we just had to stop and have a dipped cone. YumYum...Ginger...I only got a small one, but I did enjoy it. Ginger, we will have to make a field trip soon so you can enjoy a dipped cone too for your birthday.
Well time to close. Have my yearly doctor's appointment tomorrow so guess I better get some rest.
Enjoy your week!!!