Sunday, December 3, 2017


My husband and I have started a new tradition since we have moved to town.
We sign up every year to be docents for a holiday home tour in a stately old neighborhood.. It makes for a festive start to the Christmas Season.
It is always nice to see what folks have done to these magnificent old homes.
Most have large rooms had lots of windows....since they were built before air conditioning (1919) and were dependent on the airflow from outside. Sorry about the quality of the usual I was not supposed to be taking them. Shhh!
Just off the above master bedroom was an area that was probably intended to be an office, but the new owners made it into a nursery for an expected arrival.

I liked the way some had only freshened up the rooms, but left the vintage character

Kitchens were smaller back then, and this homeowner added a clever addition to theirs.
and last but not least...I loved this sweet guestroom.
Do you enjoy attending home tours?


  1. A lovely home, the outside as well the inside! With the open door days here I like to have a look inside, but they are mostly not homes but old buildings.

  2. Dearest Janey,
    That indeed is a joyful thing to do, being a docent for a Christmas home tour.
    One can only admire all the renovation and the love for keeping the style and tradition alive!

  3. How wonderful to be able to have a look inside someone else's home.

  4. Pretty as a picture! I can't even imagine my home being opened to the public! We need snow in CO - all the state is dry.