The United Way of Halton Hills held its annual Holiday House Tour on Nov. 22. Tickets were $30 each, and let you take a self-guided tour of six Georgetown houses that had been decorated inside and out, for Christmas. In addition, the ticket price included a light lunch at Knox Presbyterian Church, where vendors offered gift items for sale.
Here are our favourite photos from the houses, all taken by Mike Davis.
A lovely entrance makes a great first impression.
Above, Emerald Isle of Georgetown chose a fine complementary colour scheme to play up the existing simple beauty of this contemporary home.
Above, Timeless Treasures of Georgetown made a big impact on the side of the front porch of this large house in a new development.
Above, Christina Henry of Dirt Diva of Burlington used non-traditional colours for the outdoor decorations at this heritage cottage in downtown Georgetown.
Above, Kate McGowan gets the credit for decorating the outside of this large Victorian country house.
Owls Were Popular
Mike was the first to notice that owls were a bit of a Thing this season.
Above, this “parliament” of owls on sleds was arranged by Timeless Treasures.
Emerald Isle served up their owls on a platter, ready for tea.
We love creativity, originality. We love seeing ideas worth stealing. Here are some that caught our eye.
Not just a standard basement Christmas setting. On either side of the fireplace are antique brass fire extinguishers. Timeless Treasures placed them here for witty effect, but also because the homeowner is a firefighter, and these are his own pieces. Think about using some of your own collections in your Christmas décor.
Attention to detail pays off. The marquee on the popcorn maker makes a statement. We think this is the idea of A Second Wind of Georgetown, if not the homeowner.
An outdoor gazebo gets dressed for Christmas. We think this is the work of MaryLou Bak, who’s credited in the program for exterior design. Please correct us if we’re wrong.
Thanks to The United Way of Halton Hills for inviting us again to take the tour. If your Escarpment-area community has a Christmas tour, please let us know!