merry christmas

Christmas Day

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Providing some wonderful Christmas music, a bit of humor and a flashback. I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas. ~Vic

Mary, Did You Know?

Christmas Must Be Tonight

Light of the Stable

Blue Christmas

House Lights From 2005

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This is my last countdown post. I’ve saved my favorite gingerbread house for last. I’ve been inside this place and you can feel its history. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures when I was there. Before the world went insane, Ayr Mount would host Scottish Festivals. ~Vic

If you’d like to vote:
Homes for the Holidays 2020

Ayr Mount Gingerbread House Image One
Adult Category
12-09-2020
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Window Insert Image Two
Window Insert
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Ayr Mount From 1965 Image Three
Photo Credit: memory.loc.gov
February 1965
Wikipedia & Wikimedia

Additional Information:
Ayr Mount (Classical American Homes Preservation Trust)
Ayr Mount Celebrates 200th Birthday (The News of Orange)
Cèilidh Scottish Festival (Visit Hillsborough NC)


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Some more sweet decorations. ~Vic

Scarf and Hat Tree Image One
Hat & Scarf Tree
This tree is in front of our Fire Department.
12-09-2020
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You Are Loved Image Two
Most have notes attached.
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Glass Polar Bear Image Three
Cute glass polar bear.
Hot Tin Roof Bar
12-13-2020
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Therapy Sign Image Four
We all need some therapy for this year.
Also at the Hot Tin Roof Bar.
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Bush Ornaments Image Five
Stone house two blocks away.
The ornaments are lit at night.
12-18-2020
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Greenery Decorations Image Six
Same stone house.
More natural decorations.
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Another Gingerbread House submission. I walk past this house every day. It’s nice to see these historical homes being restored. We had another house jacked up on on stilts 18 months ago while the foundation was repaired. ~Vic

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Homes for the Holidays 2020

House On Sticks Gingerbread House Image One
Adult Category
12-09-2020
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Girl Holds Up House Image Two
Girl holds up the house.
Trick the Eye
12-09-2020
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House On Sticks Image Three
Window Insert
12-09-2020
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House Before Sticks Image Four
Prior to construction.
Folk Victorian Home
07-14-2020
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Work Progresses Image Five
Initial work begins.
07-21-2020
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Up On The Stilts Image Six
Just starting the frame
for the concrete basement/garage.
12-08-2020
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Here’s to the Charlie Brown way of decorating. ~Vic

Charlie Brown Tree Image One
Just a few ornaments.
12-05-2020
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Charlie Brown Tree Image Two
Or, no ornaments at all.
“It’s all fun and games until
Santa checks the naughty list.”

12-13-2020
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Natural Ornament Image Three
Natural ornaments are lovely.
12-13-2020
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Hot Tin Roof Winter Wonderland Image Four
And, if you don’t have snow,
make your own.
Winter Wonderland. Have a beer.
Hot Tin Roof Bar
12-13-2020
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Shutterbug Saturday: Christmas Local 2.0

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Christmas 2018 Image One
Personal Collection 12-24-2018
Beautiful home a block away.

Part II of 2018 Christmas reflections.

Christmas 2018 Image Two
Cute house across the street.
Christmas 2018 Image Three
First Baptist Church around the corner. Est. 1853
Christmas 2018 Image Four
First Baptist Church side entrance.
Christmas 2018 Image Five
Nash-Hooper House
Registered National Historic Landmark
Built in 1772 by Francis Nash
Was home to William Hooper 1782-90
Christmas 2018 Image Six
Lovely home three blocks away.
Christmas 2018 Image Seven
Recently restored 1920s home.
Christmas 2018 Image Eight
Gorgeous bungalow across the street from the First Baptist Church.
Christmas 2018 Image Nine
Christmas in a small town.
Christmas 2018 Image Ten
Merry Christmas!