Christmas Home Tour on the Tree Streets in Wayneboro, Virginia

A Christmas tradition for me and my mom, aunt, and cousin is attending a Christmas home tour in Waynesboro, VA where my mom, aunt and cousin reside.

The tour is usually in the “Tree Street” area of Waynesboro where my lives in her 1911 Walnut Avenue home.  Mama’s home and Christmas décor are beautiful and The Historic Wayne Theater who sponsors the tour actually asked for Mama’s home to be a part of this year’s tour.  She declined as her women’s club and church activities keep her too busy to properly prepare.

We love a home tour, especially one at Christmas time.  It’s fun to see the inside of homes that we’ve all walked or driven past many times.  I’m sharing the homes in the order that we toured them.

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Orlando Home – 428 Maple Avenue

This Queen Anne home was built in 1891 and was originally named The Fry House.  The Long Family lived here for many, many years and the home was purchased recently by the Orlandos.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1891 Queen Anne

 

I was only able to take a few pictures in each home.  I loved the fire place and built-in cabinets in the dining room of this home.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1891 Queen Anne

 

The homeowner’s mother made the quilted placemats and other quilted items.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1891 Queen Anne

 

Isn’t this window that opens to the kitchen a neat feature?  I can imagine the help passing dishes through this opening back in the day when people had help.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1891 Queen Anne

 

Here’s another pretty Christmas quilted item on display.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1891 Queen Anne

I didn’t get pictures of this home’s pretty kitchen and light-filled family room in the back of the house.

 

Droughman Home – 552 Chestnut Avenue

This home was built in 1926 by Waynesboro City Circuit Court Judge C.G. Quesenbery and his wife, Esther.  The home is described as a two story Colonial Revival with stretcher brick-veneer construction.  This home is just a few streets down from Mama’s home but I had never noticed it due to the mature Boxwoods that surround it forming a privacy hedge.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1926 Colonial Revival

This home was beautiful inside but because of the nature of the tour, I wasn’t able to get a lot of pictures. We especially liked the sunroom off of the formal living room where it appears that the homeowners watch tv.  Another neat feature of this home was an apartment connected to the home through the kitchen.  I overheard several people say that they would love to live in the apartment.

I loved the screened porch off of the kitchen.  I’ll bet that the homeowners really enjoy this space in warm months.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1926 Colonial Revival

 

Evans Home – 640 Oak Avenue

This home was constructed in 1951 and the current owners have lived there since 2008.  Collections of American Folk Art and country-style antiques were the highlight of this home.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA

 

This home was my favorite on the tour.  I liked how light-filled it was and also the open floor plan.

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This cute tree filled with vintage ornaments was in the son’s room upstairs.

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Daniels Home – 645 Maple Avenue

This Dutch Colonial was built in 1929 by Thomas Menefee and was purchased by the Daniels in 1974.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1929 Dutch Colonial

 

The homeowners are antique dealers and the home was full of beautiful furnishings.  The living room had a beautiful tree and a collection of antique Santas on the mantel.

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There was a cozy sitting area behind the formal living room that connected to the kitchen.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1926 Colonial Revival

 

The kitchen was cozy but charming.  I love the antique needlework above the window.

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Between the kitchen and formal dining room was a butler’s pantry with built-in seating.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1926 Colonial Revival

 

Myers Home – 794 Oak Avenue

This Cape Cod home was constructed in 1940 and is for sale.

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - 1940 Cape Cod

 

We all loved the traditional décor of this home.

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It was a fun day spent with three of my most favorite people!

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesboro, VA - Mama, Judy, and Susan

 

 

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You may also enjoy last’s year’s tour and one I shared in 2011.

2015 Historic Homes Christmas Tour in Waynesboro, VA

 

I enjoyed one home so much last year that it got it’s own post.  See it here.

Christmas Home Tour Modern Living in a 100 Year Old Home This home retains its charm while being completely livable for a family with two young boys.

Have you attended any home tours this Christmas season?  I just love them and wish I could attend more!

Comments

  1. Great tour…love Christmas tours too!…My favorite was the collection of amazing crocks!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family Paula!
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  2. LOVE your pictures of this beautiful tour! And you answered the question I had….your mom’s home would be perfect for this tour, but I imagine, lots of time involved.

  3. Paula, I am so glad to see the photos from the tour this year. I’m bummed that I wasn’t able to make it out this year, but your photos gave me a look inside the homes at the beautiful decorations! What a great post! PS- I haven’t seen your Mom since my WHS days…she look great!
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  4. Every home is lovely. These homeowners should be very proud of their tastes. The houses are all so elegant. Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

  5. What a nice thing to do together Paula! I love holiday home tours….these were lovely. 🙂
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Coastal Christmas Home Tour Part 3My Profile

  6. Great post, Paula!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    many greeings
    Uwe

  7. How fun! I’d love to do this one year. It seems like the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
    Ginnie | Hello Little Home recently posted…DIY Cardboard Gingerbread OrnamentsMy Profile

  8. Thanks for sharing your trip with us at Over the Moon Link Up. Merry Christmas and have a fabulous New Year.

  9. This really brings me into the Christmas spirit. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us. Happy Holidays!

  10. What lovely homes and it looks like you had great fun with wonderful people! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI link party. Merry Christmas!
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  11. Wow! I felt like I was there with you and your 3 lovely ladies! Thanks so much for taking me on such a fun adventure!
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  12. What a fun tour! I love all those whiskey jugs in the Evans Home! I have a few of them and I don’t even drink whiskey LOL!

  13. Wow! What a marvelous tour! You definitely left us wanting more. I think my favorite picture is the one of the fireplace mantle with the nutcrackers, but I think I could be planted in any of these homes and be happy. Thank you for the tour. Happy new year!

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