Monday, December 24, 2012

Review:Delicious Christmas Decorations at Historic Houses and Your Home


About the Book:
 The beauty of Christmas displayed through decorated historic homes from around the country. From Virginia to Texas, tour 27 houses and see how history comes alive in a festive way during the holiday season. Learn the traditions of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s family with a trip to “The Texas White House,” revisit colonial America with a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, and get decorating tips from professional designers. With more than 300 color images, historic homes ranging from magnificent estates to simple residences offer a variety of styles, tastes, and ideas to inspire your own celebrations. Homemakers, decorators, historians, or anybody who loves the magic of Christmas will appreciate the engaging text and wonderfully decorated interiors.

About the Author:
 Patricia Hart McMillan is an interior designer and author as well as a tabletop expert.  In recent years, she has created centerpieces for Christmas tables on TV in Miami and Palm Beach.  Patricia has appeared on several national TV shows and has been quoted on HGTV website.   Pat’s interior designs have appeared in leading national and regional decorating magazines and in newspapers, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Parade.  This is her fourth book with Schiffer Publishing.

My Review:
This is the perfect book to show off to your friends. The beautiful decorations that are found in those historic homes that every Main Street throughout the United States has. The author Patricia Hart McMillan shows you the up close and personals of some of these exquisite Christmas decorations and she shows you how to make a few of them. It is not as hard as you may think.

**Disclosure**This book was provided to me for free from the publisher for my honest review.