Deck the Halls at Linthicum Walks – Photos

Linthicum Walks, tucked out of sight next to Crofton Middle School, provides a unique glimpse into Crofton area history since the 17th century, when the original land grant was made to Evan Davis in 1672 and obtained by Thomas Linthicum in 1699.  Anne Arundel County was primarily an agricultural area and tobacco was the cash crop in the early days of this historic home, and some farming continued on the property until it was acquired by Anne Arundel County in 1977.

Linthicum Walks Porch

Crofton Village Garden Club members decked the halls last week to get Linthicum Walks ready for the Crofton Holiday House Tour.  Under the leadership of Lorraine Gordon and Shirley Levendoski, they made holiday garlands, wreathes and table decorations of live greens, pine cones, berries, branches and bows. Some members even brought their own holiday decorations and furniture pieces from home for the day of the tour.

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Christmas trees were decorated with clothespin dolls, gingerbread cookies, bundles of cinnamon sticks, antique toys, candles and garlands of berries or popcorn .  (We did cheat and use electric lights, in the interest of safety.)

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Poinsettia plants were strategically placed near the stairways, and a bowl of clove-decorated fresh oranges was placed on the foyer table, alongside a framed newspaper clipping from another Crofton Village Garden Club House Tour at Linthicum Walks several years earlier.

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Meanwhile, other Crofton Village Garden Club members were at home baking cookies to help Refreshment Chair Jane Brengel fill a beautiful and bountiful holiday table.

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Other members of the House Tour Committee included Kathryn Callahan (Linthicum Walks Liaison), Margaret Woda (Publicity), Diane Smith (Hospitality), Bernie Robertson (Flower Arranging), and Joan Para.  Everymember of the club participated in some way, however,  by making refreshments, serving as a hostess, selling tickets, etc.

Special thanks to the six Crofton homeowners who cleaned, decorated and opened their fabulous homes for this event.

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