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Christmas Candlelight Home Tour

The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club (NMBWC) 26th annual Christmas Candlelight Home Tour took place on Friday, December 6th. This annual event helps support local charities.

NMBWC Tour Chairman, Connie Holston, and her committee members organized the tour. “We had the most program sponsors this year for the tour that we have ever had. Our community support is just fantastic. A very special “thank you” must go to each of these businesses.”

This year’s sponsors were:

Babb Custom Homes, CENTURY 21 Thomas
Beach Realty of Little River, Aladdin Realty,
New York Life, Purpleologist, Sandhills Bank
Tilghman Insurance Agency, Atlantic Apothecary
 Jake’s Heating and Cooling,
Seagreen Lawn Care
 Thomas Hogan Travel, Young Interiors
Roy & Casper, LLC, A.O. Hardee & Son
Beach Benefits,The Shack
 Edward Jones-Beth McLean, Wholesale Flooring Livingston Carpet Cleaning Services
CENTURY 21 Boling-Martha Thill

Each one of the six homes displayed a different decorating aesthetic ranging from a coastal-casual theme to traditional holiday décor. According to Holston, seeing the varying styles is the fun part for tour-goers. “Each home is unique and reflects the lifestyle and interests of the homeowner; plus you get to enjoy their holiday decorations!” Holston added.

The home of Maryann and Robert Nearing in Barefoot was beautifully decorated professionally in muted tones of blue, cream, and peach to coordinate with their lovely Asian patterns throughout. Their lovely townhome held trees, wreaths, their fireplace mantel, the stairway banner, and various rooms beautifully decorated in an opulent manner. It all flowed so easily from one room to another, our guests felt the beauty of the season in each area.

The home of Connie and Rob Holston was filled with coastal treasures, Angels, and Nativity collections from years past. They also created a winter wonderland complete with snow and over 20 trees on their outdoor patio, all lit for the season’s festivities. As promised, most of the home was decorated in the colors of the sea, cream, and silver. The patio wonderland, however, was displayed with a variety of traditional colors and Christmas characters.

Frank and Patty Phaturo’s home, a spectacular home in the Windy Hill area, showcased a stunning coastal theme. Their 12’ Christmas tree in the family room peaked window was absolutely breath taking. Throughout the home, ocean treasures were mixed with silver, blue, and cream Christmas décor; artfully placed and designed by a her talented friend/ neighbor, Ann Swain. In addition, together they created a wonderful outside display of trees, lights, and holiday décor around the enclosed pool for a very relaxing place to enjoy the season with friends and family on a sunny day.

Kerry Westfall and Thomas Smith’s home, won the prize for the most creative and talked about home on the tour. With the help of their daughter, Savannah, they created an amazing ‘Grinch’ themed home, with each room transformed to reflect all of colors and antics of ‘the Grinch’. Polka dot walls, candy cane candies on the floor, candy cane cabinets in the kitchen, a tree that snows into an umbrella, pictures with the Grinch, an upside-down tree on the porch, and the homeowners all dressed as Grinch characters! Nothing but fun when visiting this home, and much of it was designed by the owners. People will remember their visit here for years.

The home of Barbara Cooper in Little River was a vision of elegance complete in gold, cream, silver, and black iron touches transporting you to a tropical island atmosphere. Her beautiful home was perfectly decorated to enjoy the holidays with friends, neighbors, and family. One could easily enjoy the views from her glass enclosed sun room facing one of the neighborhood lakes. Guests enjoyed the ambiance she created with just the right amount of lights, and Christmas music playing in the background.

Seabrook Plantation ‘model’ home, was actually sold just prior to the tour date. The new homeowners provided some of their own decorations to be a part of the tour. Throughout, guests saw the beauty of the new home features all traditionally decorated with trees, lights, candles, and over 15 wreaths inside and out. The trees were decorated in several areas, and the dining table was splendid with wonderful real magnolia leaves, pine cones, and pine tree branches awaiting the traditional holiday meal with extended family and friends.

Tour goers had several opportunities to win some Christmas cheer. Terry Windham of Murrell’s Inlet won the Christmas Basket chocked full of Christmas goodies, a $140 value including gift certificates to Antonio’s Restaurant and Hair on Main. Marty Tipton of River Hills was the 50/50 raffle winner taking home $350 and Dave Chambers won the money tree valued at $170.

Ms. Holston remarked, “The homes were beautiful this year and through the generosity of homeowners, program sponsors, and tour-goers we raised approximately $10,000. We are grateful to the North Myrtle Beach community for coming out to support this event.” 

If you would be  interested in  sharing your home for our 2020 Christmas Candlelight Home tour, please call (734) 751-3743 for more information.

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