And proceeded to renovate and restore the whole thing. Took it down to the studs and all.
Well, now the project is finished. So they've opened their home up to the annual historic home Christmas tour.
Mom and I were in charge of decorating. Mom did most of the work I have to say.
Sunday was the big day, and here are pictures for you to enjoy.
These lanterns were on the pillars at the end of the driveway.
The hall tree in the entry
To your right from the front door is the parlor
Taking the stairs to the second level
This sitting area at the top of the stairs is so darling.
The Gentleman's Study upstairs with the "family tree"
Showcasing Christmas books from when the children were little
This upstairs bedroom features an antique hand-turned bedset
The grandchildren's room
And this final display in the kitchen speaks to the essence of next year's project: The Gentleman's farm
I hope you enjoyed touring Shel's Christmas house as much as I did.