Don’t you love visiting those Christmas Decorator showhouses?
I sure do and make it a point to visit as many as I can during the season. And I’ve always thought it would be fun to be behind the scenes and actually get to decorate a space for one of these tours. Now I will get the opportunity to be part of a team of women who will do just that!
I went to a women’s Bible study in this home for a few weeks this summer and the owner is very involved in missions and has decided to open her house as a Holiday House this year and she brought together a committee of about 25 ladies who will help pull it off, myself included. I’m so excited to be part of this. And the best part is, it will benefit a really good cause. We have a couple in our church, Gary and Elizabeth Wilkins, who are missionaries to Africa and they build wells over there to provide clean drinking water to those in need, as well as spread the gospel. Their website is called By Provision, so please check that out too. This is a non-profit event and all the money raised during this Christmas open house will go directly to these missionaries to help further their great cause.
So, take a look around this magnificent house and I hope if you are in the Birmingham area, you’ll save the date of November 10th and plan to attend this event. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful home and the first time I stepped in these front doors, I literally gasped.
And this, the dining room.
We had our Bible study in this huge room and I could hardly keep my mind on what Bro. Charles Stanley was saying on the CD. I know, I know, can you blame me?!
She even collects a few bunnies, so I knew then we were kindred spirits. She’s such a sweet lady.
This is only a small portion of the kitchen.
And this small den area is the room I’m going to decorate. I hope my Christmas decor spirit is up to the challenge. We will all bring our own Christmas decorations for each of our spaces, so it will be fun to see all the different looks that will be going on.
She calls this the Bistro and it’s all combined, so I’ll have some fun with this area and hopefully get it all spruced up in Christmas finery. We’re decorating and having this event early enough that we can all then have plenty of time to get our own Christmas decorating done. Can’t wait to share it all with you too, of course, after the event is over. I’ll take LOTS of pics. I’m only showing a glimpse of this house. It is something else in person!
Outside the back door.
And check out the pool and lake. What a house! It’s in Southlake, by the way, in case you live in The Ham and would like to know.
So, we will start decorating the last 2 weeks of October and the Holiday House will be open November 10th. There are going to be 2 timeslots available (morning and evening), to accommodate everyone. If you live in the area, please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a ticket and I’ll get you connected. Tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be $20 and as mentioned, all the money will go directly to these fine missionaries. I would love for you ladies to bring your friends along too, we hope to sell a lot of tickets. So, please start spreading the word to church friends, neighbors, club members, and your girlfriends, if you live in the area.
Hope you’ll come out and see this house all decked out for Christmas. I hope to be there that day too and we can chat with everyone coming through.
Oh my gosh, what a house!! It’s too pretty to live in.
What a stunning home!!! I wish I lived close enough to visit. I bet it will look incredible all decked out for the holidays.
Richella at Imparting Grace says
What a cool idea! I love this–a fun project that you’ll all enjoy working on, a wonderful Christmas Open House, and money for missions. A win-win-win!
Girlfriend, if you can’t decorate that fun little den area, no one can. I think you’re up to the challenge!
Kate at Centsational Girl says
What an amazing canvas to work with… and for such a good cause. Bless you for being a part of this. I cannot wait to see the final showcase !
Susie Harris says
You know I will have to come up there and see this house now in Nov….beautiful!!! Im packed and ready. see you soon~
Heather Woosley says
Can’t wait to see this!!! Let me know when the tickets are on sale.
What a beautiful house! I’m sure it will be so exciting to decorate for Christmas in such wonderful rooms for such a good cause. I look forward to seeing it on your blog!
Rhoda, OMG what a beautiful home and I can’t wait to see the pictures after you have decorated it for Christmas. I do wonder how you will get 25 ladies to agree and how to deocorate together…that should be fun.
Thanks for taking me on the tour,
What a fabulous home! I am dying to see how it looks all decked out for the holidays! I hope you can post pictures, because I am too far away to visit in person.
B'ham nancy says
Wow, What a house, what an honor to be asked to be part
of something so special. I will have to keep this on my list
and try and come.