What a wonderful time we had today at The Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, CT. at the Polish Christmas celebration. Guests toured Caroline Ferriday’s former home and learned about Polish Christmas customs and I signed books in Caroline’s kitchen, the comfiest place in the world. I loved meeting so many Lilac Girls readers and book clubs from all corners of Connecticut and the country. I even got to meet Father Christmas, aka George McNulty, the house site administrator (though, clearly flummoxed at meeting the great man, got my book cover turned around.)
Special thanks to Marzena Chachaj (bottom below) who brought the Polish table to life in Caroline’s dining room and and Holly Baider (left below) who created fabulous flowers and Polish decorations. Together with the amazing Connecticut Landmarks staff, they went above and beyond to transform the house into a Polish wonderland.
Hope we do this every year–it’s such a great way to get in the holiday spirit.