Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Christmas Tour


Yum, huh?
So yeah. It's looking a lot like Christmas at Freeman House this weekend. Two Christmas trees are up and being decorated. Decking the halls has begun at Freeman House. It's all glitter and glass and tangled lights over here.

Why so early? Glad you asked. The second weekend in December brings the first Christmas Tour at Freeman House. I'm happily excited! Four rooms will be opened and decked out, and each will proudly present a signature henrybella's dessert for the tasting. There will also be a quick tour of the history of the house (given by me)... a little live piano and guitar caroling... a giveaway... and pictures with Millie, the Freeman House Christmas dog. (Ha ha.) It's going to beautiful. Tickets go on sale next week; mark your calendars.

And for those of you who won't be headed this way anytime soon, don't worry! The week before Christmas we'll be offering a virtual, online tour, complete with some of my favorite holiday recipes, my Christmas music playlist and some behind-the-scenes dish on this year's event. You won't want to miss it!

Details coming soon. Until then, I gotta go. Millie the Freeman House Christmas dog is already chewing on a pine cone wired onto the library's tree. Oh boy...

21 comments:

Kathy said...

I cannot WAIT to see pictures and hear all about it!

I plan to get some of my Christmas stuff out this weekend as well.

I also need to get to work on my Christmas cards.

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Those treats look scrumptious! Can't wait to see the pictures, especially Millie wearing something Christmasy. Hope you have lots of visitors for the tour. You are truly blessed my sweet girl. xxoo

Linda Z said...

Did I miss Thanksgiving?? :)

Can't wait to see the tour. Sounds great!

thedomesticfringe said...

Can't wait to see the virtual tour. I only wish I could be there for the real thing.

Kathleen Grace said...

Yay! I know it will be beautiful! I can't wait for the virual tour:>)

betty r said...

Brin..looking forward to the virtual tour..I'm imagining 'all good things' happening at Freeman House these day!

Janine said...

That looks like you are going to be really busy the next few weeks... have fun! (i thought about dragging my tree out today... that is funny you already did!)

Cheryl said...

Oh I wish I lived closer, that sounds like such fun! Can't wait for the virtual tour. I'll be there with bells on! Millie's first Christmas...weeeeee!

Susan said...

Brin, your self promotion - photography, layout, choice of colours and fabrics and typography ... is always so beautiful, very tasteful and so well done ! (for Freeman House, Etsy & Henribella's) and I'm thinking that you likely are doing it yourself.
Great job !!

cheers from far away Nova Scotia

Randi said...

I wish I could come ... guess I'll have to settle for the virtual tour. I know it'll be beautiful!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhh, hope that you'll have a little button so that we can advertise for the virtual tour on our sidebars. This sounds like great fun!

Enjoy the decorating and all the activities associated with pulling off what I think will be an amazing Christmas house tour. Wish that I lived in Texas!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Dear Brin,

I am soooo excited for you! Can you believe it, it's coming, your Henrybella's. You will be so successful, if your pictures were edible I'd bite into them now! I am always here, praying for you!

Prayers and hugs,
MN Kathi :)

PS
That Millie :)

Rosa said...

Sounds like fun. I wouldn't miss it!

Terri and Bob said...

This sounds like a trip I'd like to make... where exactly are you?? I always so excited about holiday tours...I wish there were more weekends in December!

Deb said...

It sounds absolutely wonderful! Who wouldn't want their picture taken with sweet Millie :-) I'm looking forward to seeing the on line tour.

CoLiE-O said...

i cant wait for the virtual tour.. i am sad i cant be there in person. when i read your blog- it takes me away, to a better, a more carefree place. i love the south. thank you. maybe someday i can take the trek to visit the freeman house.

Charm and Grace said...

Lovely! The only problem is that I wish I lived so close that I could see it in person. Looking forward to seeing pictures and the virtual tour. I am not quite ready to get out the trees, but will be very soon. Merry decorating!

Blessings,
Christi

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Oh, I wish I could come but our special tour will be just as sweet, I can't wait! What a wonderful way to add cheer to the house and lift your spirits! Such a grand idea, only you could put together a event like this, such a great mind! Love the photos and I bet Millie will be cute as ever as FF Christmas Dog! Enjoy!

Nick & Taylor said...

Cannot wait until I can order Henry Bella Goodies online! Oh, happy day!

Cathy said...

Brin,

As always, you leave me inspired and wanting to do more in the way of being creative and crafty.

I'm excited at the thought of your Christmas tour. Every year my mom and I go on a Christmas home tour of local houses in our town. I always look forward to delving into another's "Holiday Hideout".

Happy Decorating,
Cathy

April said...

I have to agree with the others...I wish I could be there, but I know I'll just love the virtual tour!

Do you make all the henrybella goodies at your home or do you have a separate kitchen? I would love to do this very thing, but our state requires a separate kitchen and I don't have that in the budget. :(