It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

These are images from the Deck the Rooms open house benefiting Taranaki Women’s Refuge.

We spent Saturday opening the doors of Hosking House to over 1,000 people.  So many of which took the time to talk to us, and tell us their kind thoughts of the House and decorations.  We heard stories of people coming to the House when they were children, or knowing previous owners.  So many were delighted to see the rooms, and gardens and were seeing the House for the first time.

I truly felt like it was Christmas morning from the time we started decorating on Friday morning, to receiving such amazing flowers from Nicci Goodin, straight through until we closed the doors on Saturday evening.  It was a magical experience.  One I will never forget.

Seeing the House looking so beautiful, filled with happy people and knowing we were helping to raise money for such a worthy local cause were the true expression of the beauty and spirit of the Christmas season for me.

Wishing you all the joy, beauty and spirit of the season.  From our House, to yours.