Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tour of Homes

Sunday afternoon Hubs and I did a local (very small town's) Christmas tour of homes.

The house above is a house that I pass all the time and have said a million times that I want to see the inside of it. So when I saw that it was going to be on the tour of homes I was willing to pay a small fortune to see inside. Thankfully it was only $10 per ticket.
This is my dream home. It was as beautiful on the inside and it is on the outside.
Don't you just love it?
The original house was built in 1920 and it was remodeled and added on to in 1996. The original house was just one story.
This house is in the back yard. It was built in 1875. They use is as a large "man's room". This was Hub's favorite part of all the houses.

Don't we look like we're having fun? I was so thankful that Hub's went with me.

This house is next door to the white house. The same owner built both of these homes. The owners told us a funny story about how the yellow house was built first and the woman that lived there was so scared that the house was going to catch on fire that she made her husband build another house and when he built the white one for her it had 8 doors in it so that no matter where she was in the house if a fire broke out she would be able to get outside. The next house on the tour was a 1940's cap cod. I loved the landscape in this house. There was a ton of closets and a lot of little rooms.

The 3rd house was a 1900's pre-WWII home. It was really nicely decorated. I would kill for the bathroom in this home. Fireplace with a chandelier over the claw-foot tub. The perfect place to enjoy a good book and glass of wine.

I don't know how well you can see this picture but the couple had a "Bottle Tree" made of old wine bottles. It's a southern tradition that dates back to slave women designed to keep the evil spirits away.

This was the final home. It is also a 1900's home. It was really large and I loved the kitchen and laundry room in it. They were very large and open.

We went back by the white house and this was it all lit up in the dark. The picture quality s horrible though.


Jill said...

I love going on house tours. It gives me great ideas!!

Heather said...

I love old homes like these, me & Nate are touring one this weekend in our hometown!

Tales from the Trails said...

I've never been on a home tour but have always wanted to go.

Lianna Knight said...

LOVE that first house!! Just gorgeous :)

Ruth said...

I love the first house.

Anne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Hope to "see" you back again soon! :)

Adorably Distracted... said...

that looks like SO much fun!! I agree with you, I think that white house is very much my dream house too! I love that back yard!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like such a fun time!!! :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog! xoxo!

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is so cute :-)

I love getting to peek inside people's homes! The city where my husband works always has one, but we haven't gone in a long time. All the houses you saw were beautiful!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

How fun... I love the styles of all of these homes! So beautiful. That is a good way to be festive... love it!

CJ said...

Beautiful house! Thanks for stopping by my little blog....Have a wonderful weekend!