Monday, December 01, 2008

Ruby Tuesday-The Ford/Edison Estate Christmas



Fort Myers, Florida was the winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. They were very good friends and had their homes right next door to each other. The homes are now owned by the city and have recently been totally refurbished and are in beautiful condition. Every December volunteers decorate the homes and the grounds. Each year there is a different theme so you can go back every year and it will be totally different. These pictures were taken several years ago.










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16 comments:

Dora said...

Wow! Festive mood everywhere! Happy holidays!

Paz said...

Beautiful! Definitely puts me in a festive mood. ;-)

Paz

ღ Alice ღ said...

Definitely a Ruby Tuesday posting!!
Been there once about 20 years ago,still have the pics. Beautiful home,not sure what it's like now but back then the group of ppl per visit was around 7-10.

People with Cameras said...

Oh those are wonderful Christmas Ruby Tuesday photos!

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Beautiful Ruby SHots!!!

ramblingwoods said...

Very festive even without the snow..

foodiejenn said...

What a nice display! It's starting to feel Christmas...

My ruby entries are posted here and here. Please pass by if you have the time. Thanks!

Tink *~*~* said...

Been here 2 and a half years, have yet to make it over to Edison/Ford estates. Someday soon!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Tis season, and its about time we get that spirit going. Beautiful.

Yen said...

Love the festive mood here! Nice captures!~

Mine is here.

DrillerAA said...

Very nicely done. I am soooo ready for Christmas.

Gayle said...

The inside is beautifully decorated!

Jess said...

You just gave me a blast from the past! My husband and I visited these homes about twenty years ago and all I could think of about when we went there was how badly sunburned we both were.

good times!!!

The Farmer Files said...

Enjoying these Christmas decorations...because we don't have any at our house!!

DeeDee said...

Well I confess, I am jealous of your 80 degree weather. We just moved to Ohio from southern Georgia. I am here to proclaim that I am an Ohioian by birth but a SOUTHERN lady by choice! I love seeing the snow fall (expecially since I no longer work) but I really miss the long warm days of the south!

Your blog title caught my eye from Alexis' blog. You are where I want to retire! So I really enjoyed your decorations!

I hope you enjoy the holiday season...Merry Christmas!

Joy, DeeDee

MariBy said...

Beautiful pics of beautifully decorations! Very festive!

May you and your family have wonderful times this Christmas, Snowbird! :)