It would appear that this year's annual Christmas Home Tour, hosted by
the Saugeen Shores Cham-bettes and the Tara Curling Club, was a
The Tour that began Friday evening (6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) and continued
through Saturday, saw people lined up at the doors to each home that was
opened up to the tour.
Volunteers from many organizations greeted visitors, directed traffic
and answered many questions pertaining to each property and, in some
instances, the homeowners were in the home to answer specific
construction and/or historical questions.
The event was extremely well organized with foot-traffic moving swiftly
and smoothly through each location. Everyone was asked to remove
footwear and was provided with a bag to carry through each home and,
upon exiting, the bag was returned.
Each home was uniquely decorated by area designers, retailers and the
homeowners themselves. While many on the tour simply wanted to view the
interiors of some of the most prestigious homes in the area, others were
taking note of the decor with the intention of taking ideas home and
A final fund-raising tally is yet to be determined but all funds raised
go directly back in to the community.
The Hart House gardens welcomed visitors into a beautiful interior
Each Westenberg room is colour-themed, including the "Purple" bath
The Myers' home overlooking the Saugeen River and
Lake Huron, decorated by August Skies, features a large tree in the main
living room and elegant black accessories in the kitchen/dining area.
June and Jack Fotherby's home on Blanchfield is spacious and comfortable
with a warm fireplace featuring a decorated mantle
The Hart's open concept home is exquisitely decorated inside and out
featuring plants from Foodland in Southampton and Sobey's in Kincardine
with Margie's of Walkerton putting it all together