Delving into Christmas Past – Candlelight Home Tour
Every year, I travel with funsisters to a small town for their Christmas Candlelight Home Tour. Usually, homes predating 1850, which have been restored, are featured.My friends and I make stops along our route to pop in our favorite antique malls to search for new finds. We have a quick lunch, shop a bit more, and then finish our drive. After we arrive at our destination, we purchase our tour tickets and check in at our bed and breakfast.
Most of the time, we stay at the same B&B. The hostess’ mom researched many of the historical plaques for the community. We usually eat at the yummy Italian restaurant and every time, wonder how the ricotta layer is so light. Then we tour two homes. Afterwards, we go to the park and wander through the Christmas tree land.
We stay up late, giggle, eat chocolate and catch up with our lives. But rise and shine comes with breakfast at 9. We tour our favorite stores (homemade pralines, fudge, more treasures purchased). A bite for lunch. Rest. And dinner at our other favorite restaurant which is housed in an old large Prairie style house. We finish up our tour and head back to our temporary home for more chocolate and fun.Here are a couple of decorations from this year’s tour. Some were handmade!
All too soon, Sunday arrives and we head for home. I adore this special time with friends.
Do you travel places to see special lights and attractions? leave a comment with your email and I will do a drawing for a copy of Season of Magic which features my story, "Holiday Disaster."
* Happy Holidays! *