Sunday, December 11, 2011

Scenes from Newburyport

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Custom House Maritime Museum Holiday House Tour in Newburyport, MA. Let me give a huge congratulatory shout out to fabulous tour co-chair Kristen H., who not only accomplished an amazingly successful event but also graciously hosted a group of fellow members from the Junior League of Boston for the tour. Way to go, Kristen! Thanks again for a wonderful day.

Here are a few of my favorite scenes from the lovely homes and holiday decor.

The Custom House is ready for the holidays.

In addition to the tree, there was a silent auction of wreaths in conjunction with the tour.

The center wreath is made from a portion of a ship's mast.

My personal favorites included the white felt wreath and the pink bauble wreath.

Next stop: the parade of homes! These photos are just a sampling of the many sights both in the tour homes and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

I was very happy to spy some Fiesta in one home.

Who would have thought of rope as a tree skirt and garland?

Remember to take a break for cider and doughnuts!

Look in the yards and parking lots as well~

Of course there were tablescapes, too!

What a great use for all of those bronzed baby shoes!

We found our Christmas tree on the drive home, so I'll have my holiday decor to share soon.


  1. Looks like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing. I like the bauble wreath too! I'm glad there was Fiesta and tablescapes.

  2. Enjoyed all of the pictures, Daphne! I like that lamp that is sitting next to the Fiesta Teapot. Very cute!