This past Saturday, our museum/restoration organization, Historic Rugby, held its biennial Christmas home tour. This year there were seven homes open and more than 100 people paid to make the tour. The doorway, above, is at our friend Jessie's house, which had an especially attractive fireplace arrangement,
and an inviting sun room.
Next door is Hester Knoll, where Kelly greeted visitors in her 1880s costume,
and Harry and Jody stood nearby.
Our friends John and Kathy had their house open this year,
with a fetching traditional Christmas tree in the corner.
Last stop was Uffington House, the historic home of Thomas Hughes's mother, Margaret.
Inside was an exhibit of Christmas quilts, including one my wife had made for our grand daughter. It's a "paper doll" quilt, complete with doll clothes that can be moved around on it. Shhhh! It's will be a Christmas surprise for her, so don't tell!
And of course, there had to be refreshments for all who had taken the time to visit and support Historic Rugby.