Holiday House Tour

hand lettered wrapping paper under christmas tree

Holiday House Tour

rustic white fireplace with hand lettered scroll above mantle and live greens

A few weeks ago we participated in the annual Nashua Holiday Home Tour put on by Symphony NH. My husband and I happen to live 2 blocks from where I grew up and where this annual event has been a tradition for as long as I can remember!

farmhouse rustic dining room with place settings

The committee in charge of selecting the homes first came to ours back in August, on the hunt for historic and charming older houses. They choose 5-6 homes each year to be on public display for an entire weekend in December. Much to my husband’s chagrin, the committee selected our house, and the rustic, eclectic and fun farmhouse decor hunt immediately commenced!

farmhouse window with garland and glittered wreath hanging from window

Between our fall Sip & Script schedule, running a marathon, and wedding related travel weekends, all of a sudden the week before the tour was upon us, and I all had was a pile of storage bags and boxes on the dining room table. I owe SO MUCH to my wonderful neighbor slash second Mom slash fairy godmother, Tracy, who spent two entire weekends helping me clean, organize, style, decorate, scrub floors and walls, run 839,920 errands, and even cook meals for us after our kitchen was styled and couldn’t be used. She lent me some of her decor items and also styled our live garlands on the mantle and stairs alongside her husband who owns Collin’s Flowers in downtown Nashua. CAN’T EVEN put into words my endless thanks and love for her!

fresh greenery garland on stairs with live ferns and eucalyptus plants

They said to prepare for hundreds of people walking through the house, but no words of advice or warning could adequately prepare us for what your home “on tour” actually entails!

In addition to the help from Tracy, I could not have survived the weekend without my Mom and sister who I stationed in random rooms for long stretches of time without breaks. Also, a huge applause is due for my bestie, Engrid, and her husband, who happened to be in town for the weekend staying in this little house of crazy. Last but not least, a massive thanks to my in-laws who also spent the entire weekend helping us. Major love for our whole tribe!

entryway with be merry sign and ghost chairs with white pillows

One of my main motivations for doing the tour this year was to be able to bring in a fresh aesthetic and perspective, to help inspire and appeal to the younger crowd in this area. The tour is known for having beautiful historic mansions professionally decorated which are gorgeous, but seemingly unattainable. I loved the thought of people getting inspired by our small, traditional Cape style home with ideas they could easily take home for their own holiday planning.

We were so humbled by the outpouring of genuine appreciation and awe by perfect strangers all weekend. My cheeks hurt for days from smiling so much. It meant the world to me hearing people comment on how “warm”, “bright” and “cozy” the house felt, and how they “could tell the house was filled with love”. I was also so grateful for all the love, interest, and support for this little business of mine! There’s still some holiday prints up for grabs here.

rustic farmhouse christmas dining room tables cape

I hope you enjoy this little virtual tour and these amazing pictures Shane Godfrey Photography captured! We are now looking forward to slowing down and enjoying the rest of the holiday season! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, from our house to yours! xoxo

backyard patio with fire in fire pit with christmas pillowspink front door with christmas wreathpink front door with live garland greenery and christmas wreath
christmas ornaments and greens in window box

galvanized metal tray with candles and christmas greenery

rustic holiday table setting with calligraphy place cardsfarmhouse dining room christmas decorated crate and barrel hanging light
coffee table with rustic tray and greenery with sled centerpiece
farmhouse living room with christmas tree and fireplacereclaimed wood bar industrial bar tap
hanging rustic ladder with mason jar DIY snow globes christmas greens
beer mugs from target say "oh deer"hand lettered "making spirits bright" print for bar home office with christmas decor rustic reclaimed wood and built in bookcaseschristmas decor scotch and whiskey barchristmas bedding flannel sheets pottery barn pillow breakfast tray on bedpink christmas home office for calligrapher brush lettering watercolor paper source gift tags on white deskdear santa watercolor hand lettering white ikea desk

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