Christmas at Historic Houses

Christmas at Historic Houses

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Christmas at Historic Houses by Patricia Hart McMillan, Katharine Kaye McMillan

History is brought to life in many historic houses, especially at Christmas time, when special decorations help to welcome the social season and visiting guests. In this revised second edition, learn history and local customs through engaging text and over 420 color photos. Costumed guides interpret Christmas traditions in some of the thirty specially decorated houses that are featured from across America. Both magnificent estates and simple residences offer a variety of styles, tastes, and ideas to inspire your own celebrations. See preserved buildings with illuminated gardens, inviting dining halls, and stunning interiors. Enjoy the many efforts on display here that help to make the Christmas season a magical time of sharing, caring, and gratitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764346903
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 737,614
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Patricia Hart McMillan is an interior designer, former editor of a decorating magazine, and author of fifteen books on decorating. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Katharine Kaye McMillan is a design writer and social psychologist who is married to architect and author David Strahan. She resides in San Antonio, Texas.

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Christmas at Historic Houses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was enthusiastically received by one of the most difficult people on then planet to buy for. The photos and accompanying text are beautifully done and cover a lot of ground. A perfect gift that looks beautiful on the coffee table all year round, but especially during the holidays while providing decorating ideas and, best of all, the interesting back stories for these phenomenal homes.
The-Tea-LadyNP More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photography, interesting chapters and quality publishing. A PERFECT Christmas book for everyone! This book is especially exciting for me and the other volunteer decorators and staff at The David Davis Mansion in Bloomington, Il (Chapter 19) Month of planning, creating and then finally decorating go into beauty of the mansion. You won't be disappointed, every page is breathtakingly beautiful. Merry Christmas!