Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas on Nantucket

David and I escaped to Nantucket for a couple of days and it was wonderful!  I'm thinking this may need to be an annual tradition.  Nantucket had their Christmas stroll the previous weekend but this past weekend, most of the shops were still open and had steep discounts (in the 50% to 75% off range).

We stayed at the Carlisle House Inn which is a short walk to the shops and restaurants.

Our fireplaced room at the Carlisle House Inn (sigh)

The off season gives a whole different feel to Nantucket.  We walked along the cobblestone streets and drank in the beauty of the architecture.  

Wishing you and yours a peaceful 
and joyful holiday season!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Home Tours on Cape Cod

It is that wonderful time of year when you can take a break from work, shopping and baking to visit beautiful homes decked out for the holidays.  There are two coming up on the upper cape:

Bourne Historical Society, Inc.
Bourne’s Hidden Treasures &
Holiday Homes Tour
{self traveled}
Take a tour of the “Villages of Bourne”
Tour beautiful homes of history and elegance
As we celebrate Christmas in Old Bourne Village
December 7th 2013
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tickets $20
For reservations contact Diane (508) 759-6123, Maureen at (508) 759-2762, email the clerk:  bhsclerk@verizon.net  

And the following weekend in Sandwich:

Sunday, December 15th
Homes Open: noon - 4:00pm
Celebrate Sandwich’s long history of community spirit, neighborhood charm and gracious homes.
See how homeowners and innkeepers, along with area designers, florists and retailers decorate Sandwich’s finest homes as a welcoming celebration of the season.
Stunning homes, both historic and new, will open their doors.
Docents will be stationed at each home and Bed & Breakfast to point out historic or architectural features, unique furnishings and special decorations.

Special appearance and holiday decorating ideas from stylist and author Matthew Mead!
A portion of the proceeds go to Sandwich's 375th celebration.www.sandwich375.com

Tickets are $20 pre-purchased or $25 the day of the event.

For more information:

Sandwich Holly Days Home Tour