Once again it's time for the McKinney Texas Chestnut Square Holiday Tour of Homes.
This is an annual can't miss event that helps fund The Chestnut Square in historic downtown McKinney,Texas. Here's a sneak peak at the homes that will be on the tour this year.
This year promises to be a real showstopper! The residents of the historical district have such pride of ownership and it always shows up in their beautiful Christmas decor. To purchase your tickets go here.
There are many great changes ahead for The Dallas Flea. They are moving to a 100,000q ft space at Fair Park and will launch a market in Houston in the spring along with two other cities.With all the changes they felt a new name was in order. Flea Style. Next month you will be able to follow them online at flea style.com . Until them catch them at here.
This gorgeous Swiss Ave historic house has been listed as one of Dallas' most beautiful by D Magazine. Quite a feat as Dallas has no lack of beautiful homes set in wonderful neighborhoods but this gem is really special. Take a look with me.
Lovely tile roof
So many unique original features
The kitchen and family room are additions.
But look at the original breakfast room.
Love everything about the bedrooms.
There's even a carriage house. A spectacular home! Check out this video to see more of this charming vintage beauty.
Holly Newberry the heroine of Traci Borum's novel Finding the Rainbow
is a Jane Austen devotee, especially Emma which has a sentimentality linked to her late mother. When a movie production company announces plans to film Miss Austen's Emma in Chilton Crosse the whole village gets Austen fever. Holly even starts an Emma book club and talks her persnickety great aunt Gertrude into hosting it in her grand manor. Nearly everyone (including a couple of guys) gets on board and soon the fun begins. Emma aficionados will see charming similarities between Holly and Miss Austen's beloved character. Both are caretakers of widowed fathers (and in Holly's case 3 younger sisters), both have mad matchmaking skills and both have dear friends of the opposite sex of whom they have no romantic inclinations. Or do they? Traci Borum's new novel, 2nd in her Chilton Crosse series, will delight readers with her charming Cotswold village setting
her likable characters and her sweet nod to Jane Austen's Emma. There is something for every reader, including English cottages and grand manors with names like Foxglove House and Hideaway Cottage,
a handsome Texas writer with chivalrous ways and a sweet border collie puppy named Rascal. Book Clubbers take note! It would be great fun to read Finding the Rainbow while revisiting Miss Austen's Emma. Then get together and watch Clueless! Traci Borum is a native Texan (hence our handsome Texas hero) dedicated Anglophile (aren't we all?) and a self confessed lover of Masterpiece Theatre (a true kindred spirit).
PS. I hear tell Traci has a new Chilton Crosse Christmas novel coming out soon.
I hate having my picture taken. DH jokes that should I precede him to the Pearly Gates, he will have to use my DMV pic for the obit. Well...let's put it this way, when I lose 20 lbs...okay 30 lbs, have a tummy tuck and a lil' botox I'll consider it.
I live in the Dallas area with the hubster( a small town dentist practicing in a big city) and 4 kids- the newlywed, the lawyer who wants to start a non-profit, the environmentalist and the U.T sophomore. I am a decorator,crafter, scrapbooker and author.
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