Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Tour of Homes
A friend and I went on the Blount County Tour of Homes. Ticket sales help fund grants and special projects for local schools.
This year, I guess they had a hard time finding people to open their houses. Out of the five "homes", one was a church, and another was a tea room.
It was fun anyway, and the refreshments at The Ruby Radish were so good that I doubt people would mind them being on the tour every year.
The photos here are all from the same house - the smallest one on the tour. (I haven't processed the other photos yet.)
I'll never live in a house this fancy, but I enjoy seeing other people's homes... their doodads, their decorations, their dishes, and so forth.
She had a large collection of nutcrackers near the fireplace.
"Nutcrackers are scary," says my husband.
Shiny festive mantel.
An abundance of matching candles.
The schools need help because Blount Countians tend to spend their money in Jefferson county, where most of them work, rather than in their home county, where their kids go to school. It's a problem.
All that lovely new paving on Hwy 75 is thanks to stimulus money, by the way, not local tax money.