“Every year, generous homeowners from the Carleton Place area loan their houses to benefit The Carleton Place Hospital Foundation. Home owners transform their homes to showcase stunning holiday décor and entertainment ideas. This year is no exception, and this wonderful event, December 5th and 6th, is returning for it’s fourth consecutive year. In the past three years, our tour has helped raise much needed funding towards the purchase of patient care equipment.
Each home is decorated for the Christmas season offering visitors an opportunity to soak up the holiday vibe and be inspired to decorate their own homes for the festive season. With the assistance of local florists: The Floral Boutique, The Blossom Shop and Petals and Paint Florist and Home Decor, the homes will be decked out with festive trims and greenery to delight the eye and stimulate the senses”.
Eight beautiful homes will grace this year’s tour, to inspire your inner decorator. Christmas is all about families and delicious cookies and hot apple cider will be served in each home. The tour will present an interesting mix of historical, waterfront and architecturally unique homes.
Home is the nicest word there is, and the Little House world is as familiar as The Eaton’s catalogue or the breakfast table. Who has has not dreamed of living in a log cabin and cooking over a wood stove Laura Ingalls style?
Most of the Little House books I read came from the travelling bookmobile, with yellow borders and spines, and their corners worn soft after years of being constantly read throughout Mississiquoi county.
I wanted to live in one room with my whole family, and have a corncob doll all my own. Who didn’t want to have a small pig for a pet, or make candy by pouring syrup in the snow?
A house is not just an important thing – it’s everything, and this log home you can visit on the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour on Lake Park Road was built in Quebec in 1818. It was moved to its present site in 1989. With visions of Currier and Ives, Christmas means decorating their cabin with natural tree pine and spruce boughs. Even the log stove will be crackling while stockings will be hung. Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever in the warmth of this wonderful cabin. It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real memories after all. As Laura Ingalls once said,
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
Come visit those Little House memories you once had on December 5th and 6th on the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour .