Every first weekend of December, my little home town hosts a Holiday Home Tour. Our little town has a lovely and sizable historic district, and this district is not only beautiful to see, it also boasts an incredibly strong sense of community. I am talking about the, everyone-knows-everyone kind of front porch community that so many planned developments try so hard to recreate, but so often miss the mark. I should know. While we live in a newly built home now, for six years, my husband and I were proud caretakers (owners just doesn't seem to suit when you are talking about a historic structure) of a 100 year old house. There is character in these painted ladies that just cannot be duplicated.
So, I love to stroll through the Holiday Home Tour every year. It always makes me a bit nostalgic for my old neighborhood. It certainly reminds me how much I loved living there. The great thing about the tour is that it encompasses so many different styles. I love the variety. I am going to spend the next few posts sharing some of my favorite images from this year's tour. I hope you enjoy.
Today I am starting out with some front porch inspiration.