House tour can now by checked off the list! I worked with the owner of a local B&B to add some special drama to his
existing decorations. This is an 1830’s era Georgian style home that has been a private home, a doctor’s office and now a B&B. Interesting tidbit: a woman came to the tour today who is 91 years old and was born in the house when it was the doctor’s office! She remembered coming with her mother as a little girl.
When I first visited the house, I noticed this beautiful hall tree and immediately knew how I wanted to style it. You can’t be on Cape Cod and not do a little nod to the ocean and hydrangeas we are so known for! I’d like to thank Green Valley Christmas Trees for providing the fraser fir garland. It smelled so good!
Just a little detail.
I like adding a few swags of live evergreens around to add some nice pine scent to the air. Often, we use artificial trees in these houses – but the real stuff is much needed as well.
Here is a little 4′ tree I set up in a small sitting area. The tree skirt is just a swath of gold silk I have in inventory. I hand wrapped all the silver ball ornament groupings with green organdy.
And here is the tree in the upstairs front window. The artwork in the area is all about birds, so I took that cue and every ornament on the tree is a bird. Some are in nests, some look like they are about to take off.
And here is a closeup of the tree topper – the glittery love birds lording it over their less ornamental compatriots!
The housetour had a record attendance – they even ran out of the tour books.
I’d like to thank several of my blog readers who made the trip to the show. It was so nice to meet you all!