Christmas Historic Home Tour in Marietta, Georgia

Last Saturday I went on a Christmas (historic) home tour in Marietta, Georgia with a friend.  We had so much fun! The weather was great…not too cold, just cloudy.  I took a lot of exterior pics and was able to capture bunches of pics inside two beautiful homes included in the tour. I’ll share the interior shots soon, but for now, here are the sights we saw along the way.


 

The ceiling was really pretty.

A bottle tree!   I created one this past summer and it can be viewed here:  Bottle Tree.

This house wasn’t on the tour but I loved all the wreaths on the windows.

This is Mockingbird Hill, a home I’ve admired for many years.  Apparently, it has been on the tour a number of times, but I always missed it.  At last I got to go inside.  It’s a beautiful home!  And per the guide, it’s reported to have a ghost!  Love that!  Every historic home needs at least one ghost.

This was the line to go in.  Usually homes only have short lines, but apparently Mockingbird Hill has a lot of admirers.  The line moved quickly, so we only had to wait about 15 minutes.


A view looking up at the double front porch.

This was in the backyard of another home on the tour.  I love the outdoor fireplace!

A chicken coop all decorated for Christmas.

A potting shed in the same yard that had the cute chicken coop…


Can you just imagine how old that brick is…


This made me think of Colonial Williamsburg.

Notice how they centered the wreath around the cute window on the house below.

Remember this house from a post I created titled: Celebrating Independence Day Touring Main Street America? (Click on the link for that post.)

Well, here’s how it looks decorated for Christmas.  Beautiful!

Another view for the 4th of July…

And this past weekend for the Christmas tour…

Love the picket fence around this house.  They had these orange cones up everywhere to keep folks from parking on the streets.

I love wreaths across the front of a home!   For a tutorial on how to easily hang wreaths from double hung windows, click here: Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior windows.

We got there too late to tour this house.  Unfortunately, it closed early.  I’ve always wanted to go inside so I was disappointed we missed it.

Love the ornaments in the trees.

Another house on the tour:


The front door of the above house…

As we were exiting the back door of one of the homes on the tour, I saw this over the backyard fence.  Looks like an “outdoor” room…all screened in.  Neat, huh?

Love the window boxes were on this cute cottage that was also on the tour.

Not on the tour, but an adorable cottage.

I took lots of interior pics inside historic, Brumby Hall.  Will share those soon.

Can’t wait to share the inside of the Whitlock Inn…it’s beautiful!   Stay well and have a wonderful weekend!

Love historic home tours?  You’ll find lots more under the heading “Home Tours” at the top of this blog, or click on this link:  Historic Home Tours.




Comments

  1. Bella Michelle says:

    My husband and I fell in love in Marietta (back in the day) and I used to dream of living in one of the beautiful home off the square! I know they have continued to inspire our home choices through all these years. Thank you for sharing, makes me a bit "home" sick for Marietta.

    I was part of a local home tour here last weekend as well but nothing as huge as the Marietta tour.

  2. Tracey@Breathing English Air says:

    I can't wait to see the interiors. Such beautiful houses.

  3. Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi says:

    I love the tour of homes in Marietta! As an employee of The City of Marietta, I have to say, Marietta is a great place to work, play & live!

  4. ♥ Sonny ♥ says:

    I've always dreamed of a home like one of these smaller ones. Just so much history to them..

    thank you Susan. I hope you feel better very soon.

  5. laxsupermom says:

    Beautiful! I love the decorated chicken coop – so fun! All of the homes are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Calypso In The Country says:

    Susan, you certainly toured some beautiful homes! I have heard Marietta is a wonderful town. It really looks charming. I was so disappointed I had to miss a Christmas house tour in our area recently. They are so much fun! Have a great weekend!
    -Shelley

  7. Miss Char says:

    Susan, thanks for the tour. Our little town hasn't done one in many years ago…after seeing this tour I'm going to ask why we no longer have one. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Richard Cottrell says:

    What a lovely town. I love the old brick potting shed. I wouldn't mind living in it. It was darling decorated all up. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  9. Wow, wish I could have been on the tour with you. Gorgeous homes! It made me a little homesick as it looks just like the neighborhood I grew up in. Have a great weekend.

  10. Haden News says:

    Enjoyed "your" tour!

  11. thistlewoodfarm says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tour! The houses looked beautiful! I would love to live in a town with so much history.

  12. Thanks for sharing the home tour. I enjoyed it and can't wait to see the inside of some of the homes:)

  13. Sewconsult says:

    Thank you for taking us along on the tour! Several houses remind me of those in my hometown. I look forward to the interior photos!
    Beckie

  14. They're all so different but so lovely. I love Christmas home tours. Thanks for posting!

  15. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Thank you for the "tour"…I believe we stayed at the Whitlock Inn before many years ago. It is beautiful.

  16. Isn't it just wonderful that all these "kind folk" share their homes on these tours…no small task, I'm sure. It brings pleasure to so many…and me. Thanks. franki

  17. I can't thank you enough for this virtual tour because one look at that line of people and I would have been heading in the opposite direction!

  18. Thanks for the lovely tour.

  19. Susan , a grand tour and I loved so many of the decor outdoors! The ornaments haning from the trees, how fun!

    Please come to The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a special offering right now and there are more gifts open to enter!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

  20. All I can say is OH, WOW!!!

  21. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    What a beautiful town Marietta is. The historic houses are TDF! All the houses decorated for the holidays are gorgeous. Those trees with the balls are adorable. Thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas. FABBY

  22. oaken-mist says:

    Beautiful houses, especially love mockingbird hill .
    Thanks for sharing.

    XO

  23. OH! I was working one of those houses and would have loved to have met you! I didn't get to tour the homes because of my schedule this year and a glitch in my timing…it is the holidays but love seeing all of the pics of the homes I didn't get to see. Thanks!

  24. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Jenny, I would love to have met you, too! The year I worked as a docent, I toured the houses on Saturday and worked on Sunday. It's hard to tour the same day you work. Sorry you didn't get to go on the tour, itself. Thank you though, for being a part of the process. I love this tour each year.

  25. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    I'm in heaven reading your blog! I love, love, love historic homes and all of these are spectacular. Can't wait for you to share indoor photos of these beautiful homes. Looks like it was a great home tour.

  26. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Thanks, Jennifer! We are kindred spirits then because I adore them, too. :) You'll find a bunch more historic home tours, including some showing interior pics, under the category heading "Home Tour" at the top of the blog.

  27. Oh my gosh, this looks like so much fun! I wish we had historic homes around here. All the houses are so beautiful that it's difficult to choose a favorite.

    Kristin

  28. BusyMomiBee says:

    What great pictures!!! The houses are beautiful. I really like the ones with the houses with the porches!

  29. I really loved the yellow homes! The first one reminded me of our first house, same colors even the shutters. Keep up the tours, we love them.

  30. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says:

    Beautiful tour. My favorite was the outdoor fireplace.

    Dee

  31. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ says:

    Such beautiful old homes to tour! My favorite was the potting shed. I loved the character of the old bricks and such. It looks like a cozy little place that could be used for lots of things other than potting! :)

  32. Wonderful pictures. Can't wait to see the insides. :)

  33. Oh Susan,
    Thanks so much for sharing the Homes on Tour pictures. I loved them! I love that potting shed at the Mocking Bird home. I need that. And the fireplace is beautiful. I can't wait to see the interior pictures.
    Marsha

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