Friday, November 27, 2015

Nick's Notes 11.27.2015--It's Beginning to look like the Holidays at Abbington Green!

It's Beginning to Look Like the Holidays again at Abbington Green!

There is so much for Steve and me to be thankful for each Thanksgiving.  To name a few: it starts with our health, Steve's recent transfer to the Asheville Post Office, friends and family, each other, Amber (aka Lady Amber Abbington), and living our dream of owning Abbington Green.

Christmas still holds the most special memories in my heart.  I guess that is why I like to decorate in such a big way.  It brings back such happy memories of my childhood with decorating the house as a family and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  Traditions are important to me....a toy train under the tree, family ornaments, a manger scene, lights outside shining bright, a tree with an angel on top, homemade cookies, and lots of entertaining.
Over the years my collection of Christmas Decorations has grown.  Yes, the electric bill does increase in December at our home.  This year the employees of Abbington Green and a great friend, Carey, transitioned Abbington Green in two weeks to a Magical Christmas Vision.   We have over 20 lighted Christmas Trees, 140 Nutcrackers, extra large Gingerbread House, and Dickens Village with 21 houses (even a Bed and Breakfast!).  It always represented to me that one day my dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast would come true.  The decorations continue with my original Lionel Toy Train from when I was 5 years old, a lighted Mercury Glass Collection, antique Manger Scene, lighted Garlands and Stockings hung by the fireplace. 

The outside is even more beautiful this year with 5 feet tall Angels lining the driveway, 4 life-size Reindeer and Sleigh on the front porch with 4 lit trees.  A new addition this year is a 4 ft tall Menorah in the center of the porch.  There is a Glowing Christmas Tree and Huge Wreath on the third floor porch that complete the front yard display.  

The backyard this year starts with the characters from one of my favorites.......Rudolph.  Steve's back garden is filled with large lit Snowflakes and Snowmen.  (I hope it doesn't snow)  

Guest rooms each have a small amount of Holiday Decorations. Just enough to celebrate the season and not take away from the historic beauty of each room.  The rest of the home makes up for it!

One more thing.....our Thanksgiving Dinner with our guests was so successful so we will be having Christmas Day Dinner as well for guests that are interested.  

We have a few big days coming up at Abbington Green.  On Tuesday December 1st we will have a luncheon and Holiday tour of the house with the Ladies Garden Club.  Then on Saturday December 12th we will once again be a part of the Montford Historic District Tour of Homes.  Guest staying at Abbington Green will receive free tickets to see all the homes participating in the Tour of Homes.  Last year we made  over 500 cookies and had over 500 people tour our home from 1 to 5 PM.  The piano was playing holiday tunes and the beauty of Abbington Green, our Historic Home, was being shared.  

Remember the sign outside our front door......"What I love most about my home is who I share it with."  We are looking forward to sharing an Abbington Green Holiday with everyone who attends.


  1. So happy your dreams have come true....

    1. Thank you! The sign outside the door says..."What I love most about my home is who I share it with"...and we really believe it!