Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday House Tour #1, 2009

Welcome to the Hooked on Holiday Houses Tour hosted by the lovely Julia at Hooked on Houses!

I'm participating, however I am CHEATING. Guess what... not MY house! But boy, do I WISH!!

A gorgeous Victorian home built in the late 1800's, with a fantastic partial octagon front~ Lovingly restored!

The first room we came to after the entry way was the dining room; filled with exquisite flow blue china! Keep an eye out for the pretty decorated light fixtures!
I knew right away that the owners had impeccable taste. Fresh greenery adds the perfect touch to
this beautiful table setting
Candlelight dances across the buffet showing off the snowflake pattern of the china~
A swag decorated in blue rests upon the china cabinet,

Next we enter the kitchen~ where gingerbread "fills the air"...HPIM2629
The cabinets and countertops were built by the home owner. Phenomenal!

We then went into a sitting room~ I LOVE the green furniture and the window here...
After exiting the room, I heard someone say that carolers came to visit! How perfect! It was so magical~
We then stepped into the hallway... can you guess what was there? The staircase of course! Can you imagine moving furnture up that sucker?
Looking down from the top,
We then ventured into the parlor. Ah, what a sight!
Anyone else recognize that "Melissa" rug from Walmart? I have two of them, plus two runners!
What a mantel!
The Violet Bedroom upstairs,
Decorated vanity from another bedroom,
Nova's favorite spot in the upstairs hall~
Enchanting powder room!

Ok folks, this post is LONG and I do apologize! I know you have other homes to tour.
I suppose I'm making up for not posting in over a month, lol!
But I took over 100 pics of this beautiful home and if you would like to see more you can go
here. You can play the slideshow there or enlarge each photo.

Be sure to stay tuned, as I plan to attend a big home tour this weekend! Bye y'all!


Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Wow! Everything is so gorgeous! I love Victorian Homes, especially when they're all decorated for Christmas!

Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

Decor To Adore said...

Christmas couldn't be anything but happy in this beautiful painted lady. Wow!

I know how you adore a good costume so come by and have a gander at mine.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Thanks for the beautiful breathtaking tour. I just adore old houses, especially Victorian houses. They remind me of the farm house I grew up in and the farm house I visited my Grandparents.

God bless and have a beautiful day!!!

Amanda - Small Home Big Start said...

I am in love with that home. It feels like you've stepped back in time.

Fnatastic picture with the old truck. I used to have a '55 Chevy Pick up...sigh.

If you get a chance, stop by my blog today and enter my children's Christmas book giveaway.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Nikki, now THIS is my type of home!! How gorgeous! I love it all. Thanks so much for sharing all your great pics. You look right at home next to that red pick-up! Nova is really growing, isn't he? Such a cutie!

Angelic Accents

KimMalk said...

That looks so fun. What a lot of work- easier than your own home!

Justine said...

It's about time you posted, Nikki, and what a gorgeous house to show us! I think my favorite is the powder room, believe it or not. I love the feathers!!!

Justine :o )

Harbor Hon said...

Thanks for the tour Nikki. I loved everything especially the powder room and vanity. You really know how to do a post that wows us. Thanks for sharing. xxoo

Colleen said...

Nikki, thanks for the beautiful Victorian House Tour. Looking forward to the next one.
I have been sick since Sept so have not been on very often to check in. Had gallbladder surgery Nov 24 then got viral pneumonia not yet recovered, They say it will take time. Lots of online shopping as I am on house arrest until I see my Dr. next week. But I did get my house decorated so at least I am surrounded my beautiful Christmas decor.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

A Southern Rose said...

OMGosh! This house is so beautiful! I would have loved to live back in those days!

Lee Laurie

Christie said...

Hey Nikki,
I know I already saw this gorgeous home tour, but I just had to visit you again, to see it again, and read your made the pics twice as nice! Oh how I wish Walmart still had those rugs...I want one! lOL! Who'd have thought that wally world once sold those?! Have fun touring more homes this weekend!
Big Hugs,

Rue said...

That house is insane! I was drooling over all the woodwork and the staircase. Holy smokes!

I'm so glad you came by. I haven't heard from you in ages and I missed you.


Debra Howard said...

What a beautiful victorian home you have. Love all the beautiful decorations.

Joyce said...

Wonderful tour. What an amazing attention to detail in these older homes.

La Tea Dah said...

Wow, wow, wow --- what a beautiful home! I love the kitchen! I love it all, but that kitchen drew me in.

You're lookin' good, Nikki! Merry Christmas!


A Southern Rose said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lee Laurie

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Merry Christmas to you!

Lori said...

Happiest Holidays Nikki@ What a fabulous home, and you say Walmart has those rugs? Hugs to you! Lori

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

That is an absolutely beautiful
Home !
Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Hi Nikki! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I thought that I had commented on this post but (sigh) I didn't. I hope you and family are doing well and enjoying the new year!

Love the picture of you by the truck! Too Cute!


ThisleRose said...

Its been so long since I've stopped by! You're home looks so lovely decked for the holidays! I hope had a beautiful christmas and new years!


donna said...

The pictures are just wonderful. I now have ideas for decoratiny my kitchen for next year. Never really thought about draping greenery like that in my kitchen. Just beautiful. Really enjoyed it!!
Thank you


Holly Hall said...

Gorgeous! And it all looks so Christmasy.

Found you perusing the Bobbi Pin Blog. LOVED your Christmas tree hair!!