A confession to make: I love to see how people decorate their houses!
Out walking in our neighborhood at night is especially fun when folks don't close their drapes or lower their shades, so that from the street (don't worry, I am harmless and never leave the sidewalk!!) I can see if the people have a lamp softly glowing beside a cozy reading chair, or if they have contempory, traditional or eclectic tastes. I like to see how people put plantings around their front walkways, how they place their Christmas tree, colors vibrant or subtle...guess you could just say I am a very visual person.
Hard to believe, but I haven't ever been on a House Walk. These are usually fund-raisers, so the money you pay for your ticket to walk through various houses all decorated for the holidays goes to charity. With Carol here, I thought we might enjoy this activity, so with
a map of six houses, plus the Catholic Rectory, we took off to snoop!
tons of pictures (first getting permission, of course!) and now I have many new ideas for what I can do in our own home. However, my home is certainly of a different scale and style that those houses we visited, and I am so very thankful that I love where we live and who my home is shared with
no matter how it is decorated - There's no place like home!