Time for the Present Event at Hopetoun House in South Queensferry. This amazing historic stately home built in 1699 opened its doors again for its annual Gift Fair today. The magnificent ballroom hosts some beautiful and unusual gifts and the house itself offers even more. The dining room is a delight with the huge table set out for Christmas dinner and bedecked by masses of seasonal flowers.
My stand with the bears, hedgehogs and friends is to be found in the Red Drawing Room looked over by paintings and portraits around the walls. The ceiling is just incredible!
Little Holly standing at the bottom of the steps is admiring one of the many Christmas Trees. Not so little, Holly stands almost 32" high and her red coat is pure wool. A cold cold day she did need her bright festive scarf and mittens. Once inside the Red Drawing Room she enjoyed gazing out of the window to see if the snow had started to fall!