We have our new office ready for the holidays! Last weekend, our new office building (the Goodwin Sister’s House which was part of the Underground Railroad in the Civil War) was on the Yuletide Tour in historic Salem, NJ. We spent lots of time (and totally blew the budget!!) decorating and getting ready.  The 1821 building is decorated with both traditional and contemporary touches. Come take a tour with us!

First of all- isn’t Alfie handsome, wearing his red bow for the festivities?

And here he is relaxing a little bit before people started to arrive:

And here are my beautiful girls posing with Alfie. The quilt behind them is an antique, hand pieced and quilted around 1890, featuring miniature Lone Star blocks (such tiny pieces!) and double pyramid blocks:

We had a tree decorated with handmade ornaments. All of the ornaments were made by members of The Art of Home Club, plus we decided to do a swap as well, so all of the Club members who sent in an ornament for our tree will receive one back, made by a different member. Look at all of the different designs and techniques:

Here is a view of the room- we have 2 “parlors” right next to each other, and each has a tree. The tree in the next room is a very large live tree, which we got at the tree farm the day after Thanksgiving:

Here’s a little nook in that room, it would be a cozy place to read a book:

Here is the neighboring room which also has a peacock blue mantel. We did this room with gold and silver. All of the arrangements on the mantel were made by me and my daughters. Everything in the arrangements is from the yard, except for the red roses which I purchased inexpensively at the grocery store:

The front hall features a blue bureau and more sparkly gold details. The runner is a project that I made for Quilts & More magazine a few years ago. There’s also more fresh greenery in a milk glass vase:

The final room had a little “store” set up where we showcased the kinds of things that we offer in our online shop. The long table in the center was purchased at the antique shop right down the street, it’s about 100 years old and was probably a woodworking bench:

The charcoal gray mantel was decorated with silver, white and red- it’s a great color combination!

Of course, we had homemade treats and refreshments for those who visited on the tour:

Here’s me with my mom and my friends Danny and Maureen, who all came out to help during the tour:

We shot a Facebook live video showing more of the decorations, hope you enjoy it!