Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Historic Home Christmas Tour

Last weekend, a small, historic neighborhood has it's first Christmas Tour and one of the three homes was pretty amazing.  It was built in 1909 and the first owners lived in the house until 1966; it was then bought by the current owners and the care of the home is extraordinary.  It seems both owners have loved the home and have kept everything that is original to the house.  The evening we toured, I was rushed to take pictures and they are not the best, but I hope they convey the spirit of the home properly.  It was a great home tour and I hope it is an annual event.

If you are still with this post, I promise this is the worst picture, but I wanted to show the entrance to the house.  The porch was a wrap-around porch and heavily decorated, as was the house.  There were 17, yes 17 decorated trees in this home.  I'll show you just a few, but take a deep breath because the next tree literally took my breath and everyone else's in the room when we first saw it.  It was the most stunning tree I have every seen anywhere!

This tree was so beautiful, a picture could never do it justice--
especially not with my photography skills.

There were ornaments inside the tree, the garlands were gorgeous and then about every foot, in any direction, there were candle lights on the tips of the branches that fickered.  Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin just describing it!  I could have looked at this tree for weeks!  Can you even begin to see how magnificent it is?  I really hope you can--I want to share it so badly with you!

Here are a few of the other 16 trees that were in the house.  Please bear with my frightful photography skills--I was rushed and I don't do well under pressure!

No, that is not me in the Mrs. Claus suit posing with the tree.

This shot was done with flash and the lighting is not great, 
but look at all those vintage hats!  Such a cute idea.

This tree was in a little girls room.

 This tree was in another child's room--
what a great Grandmother this lady must be.

 Another crummy photo, but this tree was in the kitchen and I LOVED the tablecloth!

 A dining room tree done in cups and saucers--be still my heart!

Yes, this is a close-up of the cup & saucer tree.
There was at tea light in each cup!

The final tree of this post.  Whew!

Kinda unsure where this one was--I was so dizzy after 17 trees that I sorta lost my sense of direction!  But, boy, oh boy was I entertained out of my decorating mind!  The poor fellow in the picture has no idea he's been featured on my blog!  He might not even know what a blog is.  But beware of bloggers, we take a photos of just about anything--just ask my family.  Sometimes I even get in trouble for it, but hey, that's just the kind of risk I take to bring you these posts!

Thanks for reading, if you made it this far!  Hope your Christmas Season is perking right along and you are remembering to breathe and enjoy a few peaceful moments.  I wish you all well.  Robin


  1. I love the pictures of the tree. The first one is my favorite, and the second one with the Marilyn Monroe. So cool!

  2. How fun to take this tour and view these lovely trees. You are so right that first tree is fabulous!!

  3. awesome house! i really live the idea of hanging saucers on the tree

  4. Hi Robin, wow, this is some house. All the decorations are just so lovely!

    Thank you for leaving such a kind comment about my Woodland Mantel....you made my day!

    Barb ♥

  5. What a treat! I'm very sentimental over old homes. Thanks for sharing. Come link up at my Show & Tell party anytime. It is a weekly party that starts on Wednesdays. There's one going on now.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  6. These are gorgeous! Thanks for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805. I do hope you will take the time to check out the gracious sponsor of the $100 Pottery Barn giveaway by becoming a member of Hometalk or liking them on Facebook. Links are provided for each.

  7. That's amazing!! Love the front porch and the first tree especially...imagine having 17 decorated trees in your house!! Wow!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  8. What wonderful trees! It is hard to pick a favorite. Thank you for sharing.

  9. My word...it is just enchanting that large tree! Stunning!!

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  10. Was this in Wichita? I so wanted to go.


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