The historic Alexander Mansion in Dallas is dressed for the holidays and ready for visitors. The volunteers with the nonprofit Dallas Women's Forum brought the magic of the season to one of the last turn of the 20th century mansions still standing on Ross Avenue today.
The Holiday Home tour is in its eighth year with rooms decorated with lights, poinsettias, Christmas trees and Santa watching to see who is naughty and nice.
Visitors can also reserve spots at the afternoon European Tea now through December 19.
The holiday celebration is a labor of love for the members of the Forum who use the proceeds to benefit Birdie Alexander Elementary School, The Landauer ChildCare Group Center and Alley's House.
And for those who love shopping, too, local artists set up shop on the second floor.
JoAnn Musso carefully knits sterling, bronze and cooper wires into necklaces with Swarovski crystals and vintage broaches. Musso treats the wire like yarn and knits what she considers to be wearable art. "It's a show stopper. I've never worn it that I haven't had strangers stop me and ask me about it."