Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Tour of Homes in Macon, Georgia - Part 2

We are continuing on with Part 2 of the Christmas Tour of Homes in Macon, Georgia.  

The tour lasted two days, but we only attended one day.   These homes are located in the historic section of Macon.  They all were so interesting to see and so charming with the feel of the past all around them.

This home was completed in 1912.  The house was reconfigured in recent years to create four large residential units; each with access to front and rear porches.

We toured one upstairs section of the four units.

These beautiful dark green Magnolia leaves make a beautiful backdrop for this Christmas arrangement.

The home below was built in 1859 for a Macon attorney.  This home is an example of an Italian villa style home.  The original owner of this home went on to become one of the first law professors at Mercer University in Macon.  He also served as Georgia's Attorney General from 1880-1890.

The flowering bush seen to the left in the below photo is a camellia bush.  This is the time of year when camellias are blooming in the South, and they are all so beautiful.  They say the hardiness zones for camellias are zones 7 through 9.

Come inside for a look around this beautiful home.  Notice the elevator on the right.

A lovely bouquet of camellias for the coffee table.

A beautiful camellia Christmas tree.

Below are some snapshots of pretty homes that caught my eye, but they were not on the Christmas Tour of Homes.

The Sydney Lanier House.

This next home on the Tour was built in 1906 and is called a Classical Revival house.  The original owner was a lumber merchant.

Interior features of this home include dark wood paneling, pocket doors, and a curved and carved staircase.

Beautiful stained glass in the dining room.

That concludes our Macon Christmas Tour of Homes.  

In the below photo,  as we were leaving this last home,  this beautiful candle located in the foyer of this home caught my eye...... 

I was reminded of the bible verse John 8:12   When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,  "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." 

We enjoyed visiting Macon again and touring these beautiful old historic homes, especially during this beautiful time of year,  with all the lovely Christmas decorations.

Thank you for stopping by and taking this tour along with us.  Wishing you special Christmas blessing wherever you may be.

1 comment:

  1. Macon is truly graced with some beautiful old homes, Pat ... and I thoroughly enjoyed your tour. I was especially drawn to the elegant "Camellia Christmas Tree" ...

    Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely tour of some of the historic houses of Macon. I'd love to visit there sometime.