Staunton House Tour

My mom, aunt, cousin, and I went on a historic home tour in Staunton, VA weekend before last.  It was very interesting to have the opportunity to see the inside of five very pretty homes.

The first house was oh so pretty, but no photographs were allowed inside.  I loved the porch on the front and side.


This house was my favorite.  It was loaded with charm!  The hosts in this home told me to take as many pictures as I wanted to take.


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This porch is upstairs, off of two of the bedrooms.  It is screened in and even has a tv.  I’d be out here three seasons if this were my home.


The attic in this house had been converted into a giant playroom with a bedroom area.  Look at this cute bathroom tucked under the eaves.


In both the kitchen and bathroom, the owners had painted over the old tile.  I thought that was a clever way to camouflage ugly old tile.

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It was too crowded in this home to take pictures.


A florist did the arrangements and decorations for this home and they were very pretty.  A good portion of this home had leopard printed carpet.  (Can you read my mind???)


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This home was the only one that was truly decorated inside and out for Christmas.  The owner did it all herself!



The sled used as a coffee table was bought in Vermont.

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I loved that she threw in a touch of whimsy.  I’d say that there’s a story behind this arrangement.  Do you see the P. Buckley Moss print above the carolers?  She’s been popular for a long time around here.

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I’d love to have a pool like this in my backyard.


And I’ll take the pool house, too!


I don’t know if you can see it, but there’s a waterfall behind that wreath.


We even had time to take at peak at the beautifully restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.



Here I am with my sweet Mama in front of the tree.


I love a house tour, particularly at Christmas!


  1. Amazing holiday homes tour, Paula! The snow on the ground makes it all soo Christmasy! Love the picture of you & Mom, I’ve got to reaad back in your blog to see how Mom’s lovely home is coming along. I have very little time to read blogs lately. My son will be home any day, then Liz & David arrive at local airport sometime on Monday. They should find out their flight schedule on Friday. We are all planning a huge WELCOME HOME at the airport! Should be fun.

  2. I love the front porch on the first house, it’s beautiful. The attic bathroom is soooooo cute. I’ve been saving a lot of photos of really beautifully decorated Christmas Trees, so that maybe next year I can do a better job. I’m decorating handicaped. I not only have no talent for it, I have negative talent for it, so it is always best for me to copy someone else. Thanks for sharing.

  3. GORGEOUS! Not sure about the leopar print carpet – ha hah a ha. The rest of the decor, however, is simply divine! Love your blog, by the way 🙂

  4. What a lovely day to spend with your mom! Those homes were all so beautiful. I would have loved to have been on that tour with you!!!

  5. I was wonderng about the tour. I did not hear any comments. I thought perhaps they had canceled it.
    I have the same Moss print. I never thought to use it in conjunction with my carolers. Hmmm.

    Kudoos to the hostess who did her own decorating.

    Paula, have a very Merry Christmas@

  6. Well you know how much I love Moss and who doesn’t love to see arrangements with magnolia leaves and that “Williamsburg” style. Lots of great homes and especially front porches. Thanks for sharing.

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