It's Homes Tour Weekend in our little town
Thirty-five years ago
a few ladies decided that a good project
to raise money for the
would be to have a Holiday Homes Tour
And it's lasted!
Linderhof has been on tour twice
And I enjoyed each and every guest that came to our home.
And each and every guest got a freshly baked cookie
for I spent the whole tour in the kitchen
But that's really a place I'm most comfortable in.
This year . . .
Friend Sally's house is on tour
It's a grand Victorian
and Sally's decorated it in grand style
"Christmas at Rose Haven", 924 S. National, Home of Sally Richardson. A Victorian style home started in 1882 and completed in 1884. This beautiful house features the best of Victorian style with leaded windows, large porch, multiple fireplaces, and ornate wood work. This home was featured in the movie, "The Learning Tree" which was produced by native son, Gordon Parks, in Fort Scott in 1968.
She asked me to help since Linderhof had been on the tour
And because it was Sally, I said yes
Since Sally said yes, we've been plotting and planning
And the last few weeks, we've been shopping and decorating
We decided to give each tour guest a cookie to take home
And Sally being Sally, it was no ordinary Christmas cookie
But a Christmas tree cutout cookie
Frosted in pink
And sprinkled with silver
We're anticipating 400 guests
And so on Monday I baked, frosted and sprinkled
And then they need to be bagged and tied with ribbon
I had help with that!
400 individual bags of cookie are awaiting tour guests
And in the Family Dining Room at Rose Haven
the cookies decorate a tree!
If you love homes tours, this year ours is superb!
Sally's house alone is worth the price of the ticket
And if you live anywhere close to Southeast Kansas
we'd love to meet you, Sally and I
For the tour, the whole tour
I'll be in the kitchen!
(It's my room for the weekend!)
The tour is this weekend, December 6 and 7
(11 to 5 on Saturday, 12 to 4 on Sunday)
and the tickets are just $12.00
Homes for the Holidys tour tickets may be purchased at Sally's Home,
or to purchase in Advance, call The Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce