Saturday, December 3, 2011

2011 Christmas Candlelight Tour

Last night we opened our home for the Candlelight Tour benefiting our local hospital auxiliary.  There were five homes being featured in our neighborhood.  It was a beautiful night and we had a wonderful time.  I would first like to say thank you to my husband, family, and friends who helped me pull it all together.  I could not have survived without them.  I would also like to thank all of my friends who attended the tour.  It was so great to see everyone of you and I wish we could have had more time to visit during the night.  You will just have to come back again before Christmas is over! 

So here we go!  I will just be posting pictures (tons of them), but if you have any questions please feel free to email me.  I will try to post some how-to's at a later date.

I would like to mention that the fabulous paintings in my keeping room and dining room were done by local artists, David Boyd Jr. and his sister Bonne Boyd Beddingfield.  I wish I could say that we owned them, but alas, they were on loan for the evening.  David and his wife, Julie, are great friends of ours and we are forever grateful to both of them for helping us out.  You can view David's work online at  You can also find him on Facebook.  Bonne is also a sweetheart and is not only a talented painter, but makes the most beautiful cakes you have ever seen.  You may remember that she is the one who made the fabulous pirate cake for our youngest son's birthday.  You can view her work at or at  Thank you Boyd family!!!

So there you have it!  Sorry for all the picture, but believe it or not, I still have more I would like to share.  I will try to get to it later this week.  I hope you enjoyed your tour! :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Our Southern Nest


Bonne said...

It's beautiful!!! Wish I could have seen it person!

Katie said...

You did a fantastic job! I love how the garland turned out! Looking forward to the next set of photos ;)

Buttercup Bliss said...

Suzanne, your home is gorgeous!!! I wish I could have seen it in person too!!!

Leslie said...

Wow, what a beautiful historic(?) home you have! I'd love to be there for a home tour!
Merry Christmas

Our Southern Nest said...

Thank you Leslie! Yes, our home was built in 1890.

Our Southern Nest said...

Thank you Leslie! Yes, our home was built in 1890.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMGoodness, your home is just GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks so much for the tour, everything looks beautiful! LOVE your stairway! XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Sue, your house is beautiful! I love all of you artwork. Merry Christmas:) Katie J.