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 chicken coop all decorated for Christmas.
A potting shed in the same yard that had the cute chicken coop…
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:
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.