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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Open House

I have been meaning to share some highlights of our Holiday Open House here at Dreamingincolor. You see it was not just any holiday open house, we were also celebrating our first year in business!!
This year was so wonderful! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us.

Despite many obstacles, like my husband needing emergency surgery, I managed to get everything decorated for the holiday.  This year's, like last year's date, fell on Oaklands Museum Candlelight tour so our hours were 10am-8pm so the touring could extend to our house.



Our main area of the house was decorated elegantly with silver, turquoise, white and red.
The majestic deer adorned with glass beads became the center of attention. Though not for sale, people sure did try to buy them! Our tree had the most adorable vintage skates, mercury, french and turquoise ornaments.

The paper sculpture I made was the centerpiece for my mantel. It also became the backdrop to the live music. Jenny Tolman, a former student of mine from back when I taught Forensics, is now an up and coming country star. She also writes music. So I invited her to perform.


I had carolers singing period songs dressed in costume.


The others rooms had trees and holiday decor. Lots of handmade too!



I had the food brought in by my artists and I had the rest catered from Sisterhood of the Tamales.
They are always such a big hit when I have them here that I was so excited to have them again.
The made chicken pork and cheese tamales and salsa.


The day and night was such a success that we stayed open an hour later because of all the people!!
It was a wonderful Holiday Open House.

The weekend before and after the event, Historic Downtown Murfreesboro offered a shopping trolley 
 and we were one of the stops. It was very exciting to see the trolley come down our street and let customers off to shop.



It really has been a great first year. Thank you for being here reading, shopping and supporting our little business. 

Merry Christmas!
I wish you peace in the coming year.



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5 comments:

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Congratulations on your first year! It's all uphill from here!

Colleen said...

Congratulations on your great success on your 1st year and wishing you much more in the years to come.
Love your decorated tree, especially those vintage skates.
Wishing you and your family a Very merry Christmas and a Blessed and Healthy New Years.

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Merry Texas Christmas, You All
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May your heart be Happy and Light
Merry Texas Christmas, You All


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To display on Christmas Day
There’s not much snow down Texas way
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Diana Wise said...

Merry Christmas to you too Deneen!
I'm so happy that your shop is doing so well. Your Open House looks magnificent and I'm so glad it was a success.

Keep creating and making your dreams come true!

hugs,
Sissie

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh I loved seeing your store all decked out for Christmas! Wish I could have seen it in person. Love tamales and now I want one. LOL! I'm so happy you are achieving your dream. Hoping this next year is filled with success!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your store was gorgeous. I'm not surprised you had such a great holiday season.