My aunt and uncle live in a beautiful old home on main street in our small town. Every year practically everyone we know gathers to watch the Christmas parade from their front yard.
AND they serve the best homemade stew to everyone!
This is small town living at it’s best and I love it!!
Victorian Christmas Home Tour
I thought I’d share some photos from their Victorian Christmas Home Tour.
Let’s start with the outside…
It has so many wonderful details…that porch railing alone is perfect!
My uncle Tommy works hard at keeping all of the leaves out of the yard. As you can see with all of those huge trees, that is NO small task.
The back entrance to their home gets decorated as well. There is no spot untouched. My aunt has been decorating her home in early November for as long as I remember. She likes to go all out so she starts early.
Now into the Foyer for the big WOW!!
Yes, it really is that pretty!!
When they bought this house many years ago they took time to choose paint colors that would bring each room to life.
Tradition is big to them. Keeping the Christmas decorations for the tree is a big deal.
The painting on the easel is of their house one year when it snowed. They also had it made into Christmas cards and every year you get it in the mail with a new family photo. Our local High School and my daughters former running coach is also an artist and he drew it! (Way to go Coach Clark)
My aunt also puts a tree in the master bedroom. I love that small half wall tree.
The Family Room tree has been the same for years, exactly as I remember it. Every present always has a perfect bow on it.
My aunt Marsha is the queen of bow making! The gift wrap is the only thing she changes about her tree from year to year.
This was my FAVORITE thing…the cotton wreath! It looks so good.
And everything in the picture from the buffet, the chair and the shutters are all DIY projects they’ve completed.
All of the red and turquoise continues into the kitchen with the coffee bar. I love that cabinet curtain.
LET’S HAVE A PARADE!!!
Other than vintage cars and Santa, here is the main reason I love the parade…the marching band and my favorite drummer!
Thanks for letting me share a little about our traditions around here and I’m sure you enjoyed the tour.
I hope you and your family are making memories and enjoying the season together.