Merry Christmas Trees from The Richards-DAR House

Jillian here. Happy December. As some of you may know, I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. My ancestors on that side of the family came over in 1690. We’re from the Gresham family in England with Sir Thomas and Sir John as two of our illustrious ancestors– they contributed greatly to the City of London. My ancestor, another Thomas Gresham, fought in Washington’s Army in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the brave souls at Valley Forge.

This past weekend, 14 members of my DAR chapter in Pensacola rode over for the Christmas tour of the Richards-DAR House. It is a beautiful home built in 1860 for Captain Charles Richards, a sea captain. It is 10,000 square feet of gorgeousness. It has a Baccarat crystal chandelier in the dining room and another in a bedroom, Carrara marble fireplaces and a cantilevered stair case, among other treasures and items of beauty. It’s now owned and maintained by the four DAR chapters of the Mobile area.

Since there is so much there, I decided to focus my post on the Christmas trees in the house this time of year. So, I am attaching those pictures here. To find more about the house, click here.

We had cookies and lemonade in the courtyard after our tour and then lunch at a local seafood place. An all around fun day full of love of history, Christmas and the company of friends.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.


10 responses to “Merry Christmas Trees from The Richards-DAR House

  1. I took a look at the the D.A.R website. Truly beautiful home.

  2. Those trees are awesome. Is one of them (the popcorn one) in a bedroom? How funny. And what an illustrious heritage you have. Way cool!

  3. What a beautiful historic home. Thanks for sharing it with me!

  4. What beautiful trees and historic home. Your family history is fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Wow, those trees are amazing. Isn’t it incredible how a basic tree can be made to look so different? How great that you know that about your ancestors, Jillian. It makes me want to go tracing mine.

    • I love ancestry. It’s so interesting to see where we came from and wonder about their lives. And I agree on the trees. Fascinating what ornaments can do.

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