By Amanda Rogers
Looking for new ideas on how to deck the halls this holiday season? The Mansfield Women’s Club’s Tour of Homes will give you lots of festive ideas and get you in the holiday spirit.
Set for 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4, the Tour of Homes includes six Mansfield homes with very different takes on Christmas decorations.
“The first home is owned by guy who furnished the Man House (1800’s home of Mansfield co-founder Ralph Man, now a city museum) so his house is full of amazing antiques and is a Victorian Christmas,” explained Kathleen Powers, vice president of fund-raisers for the Mansfield Women’s Club.
“One home was totaled gutted and made into a contemporary home, very minimalist,” she said. “One is a fun, decorated house with theme trees throughout. One is owned by an interior designer and it is always amazing to see what she comes up with.
“One homeowner has two small children so the house has a lot of children themes,” Powers said. “It’s a big house and every room is a different theme. And one homeowner has totally redone the interior so you’ll see not only Christmas decorations but also beautiful décor. She goes all out on Christmas.”
Guests can see the homes in any order, Powers said. All of the homes are within the Mansfield city limits.
Tickets for the Tour of Homes are $25 and available at Tom Thumb and Poured. With the purchase of their tickets, guests will receive a map, addresses, photos of the homes and names of the homeowners. Raffle tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at each home. Raffle prizes include a $500 cash prize, $300 cash prize and a gourmet wine basket.
Proceeds will go to charities sponsored by the Mansfield Women’s Club, which include a college scholarship for every Mansfield ISD high school.
“We support local charities,” Powers said. “We try to focus on women and children. This is one of our two main fund-raisers.”
In addition to helping local non-profits, the Tour of Homes is a good time.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Powers said. “You get lots of cool ideas. It will really spark your holiday spirit because you’ll be in a lot of Christmas.”
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