O, Christmas Tree

The last house on the Waxahachie tour of homes was large and impressive with a wow factor, especially the decorations.

wowhousk11It was crowded because there was so much to linger over and admire.

wowhouseThe house was build in 1900.  As you enter, there is a living room or parlor on the left and one on the right.  I think these were intended as one for males and one for females.

Even focusing on the Christmas decorations, I’m not sure I took pictures of everything because they were everywhere.

wowhouse2There was at least one tree in every room.

wowhouse3First, I want to apologize for the quality of the pictures.  There were lots of windows with strong light streaming in.  Some of the Christmas decorations also had focus lightning.  So there are my excuses.  But I hope you can still enjoy this post.

wowhouse4The inlaid wood floors are original.

wowhouse5Across the wide hall was the second parlor.

wowhouse6With another fireplace.

wowhouse8And what appears to be an original window.

wowhouse9This was an interesting tree.  It was almost a twig tree with glittering stems sticking out.

wowhouse7A wide opening into the dining room made it seem very spacious.

wowhouseaAnother fireplace.

wowhousebVery pretty decorated scones on either side of the picture.

wowhousecEntering the kitchen, this counter filled with goodies was just to the right.

wowhousedThe gingerbread theme was continued later as one exited the house.  Wrapped gingerbread cookies were offered on a platter.

wowhouseeA display on a side kitchen counter.

wowhousefThe kitchen was large.  At some point a large extension was added to the back of the house.  It started somewhere in the kitchen.  This part is definitely modern.

wowhousegThe kitchen exited into the main hallway that ran the length of the house.

wowhousehFrom the hall was a guest bedroom.

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wowhousejwowhouskjClever  way to adorn a flowerpot.

wowhouskkThe owner told me that she bought all the decorations but had a crew to help her put them all up.

wowhouselA cute way to decorate a bath that isn’t being used.

wowhouskmThe towel behind Santa’s head.

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wowhouskpThe next room off the hallway was a fish and media room.  So all the decorations featured fish.

wowhouskqThere were eight large aquariums.

wowhouskrFish ornaments in the greenery.

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wowhousksBack in the bright hallway was a storage cabinet.

wowhousktAlso in the hallway was this stairway that I’m guessing led up to the master suite.  It was roped off.

wowhouskuAcross the hall from the fish room was another sitting room.

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wowhouskwwThis tree stood beside the door to the outside porch.  A final statement on whimsical, yet classy Christmas decor.

wowhouskwwwA fireplace mantel on the porch.

wowhouskxCouldn’t resist a shot of the pristine backyard.

wowhouskxxThe large side porch had plenty of room for this antique stove and a generous walking space.

wowhouskzJust before the stairs to leave the porch area and the tour hung a bright, cheery wreath.

All in all, a stunning house filled with Christmas ideas.  Now, a must be really large space will be needed to store all those displays.

“Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under the tree”    Charlotte Carpenter

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