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Rotary's 539 Years of Christmas

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Dunnville, ON

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This year Rotary will be opening the doors to homes that will be sure to get you Holiday inspired. Celebrate in style walking through an accumulated 539 Years of Christmas. Each home will feature dinning spaces and entertaining areas that will make your Christmas Spirit kick into over drive! Rotary invites each on of its guests to cross the Christmas threshold of these homes, each home is uniquely decorated the homeowner using their own personal talents and inspiration. On this tour you will visit five fully decorated homes, one home décor store, and one restaurant all ready to motivate your inner decorator.


The Reid Home

The Reid home is situated on Victoria Avenue, was built in 1969 and has been home to many families over the years. Most recently, the home was purchased by Mike and Jenn Reid and their 4 children in 2010 and has undergone numerous renovations to give it its charm. Their decorating style includes vintage country, with a flare of modern living. It features 4 bedrooms, a den complete with fireplace, four season sunroom, an open concept eat in kitchen, dining room, and a fully operational Yoga Studio. The Reid's pride themselves on their "winter wonderland" every holiday season. The home features 10 fully decorated Christmas trees, each with their own unique theme. Being on the holiday tour has been a vision of Jenn and Mikes for quite some time and they are very excited to share their love of the Christmas season with you all.


The Longrini Home

This 2.5 storey historic classic brick Victorian home built in 1902 has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 sunrooms, original oak panelling and many charming features. Of interest is that fact that the original owners were buried on either side of the front side walk! Donna’s parents originally purchased the home in 1961 and lived there until 1984. During that time, when renovations first began, the walls had many layers of wallpaper and no electricity on the second floor. They worked very hard to restore the home, and inside the walls were found newspapers from the First World War. In 2009 the current owners Donna and Norm, were able to purchase the family home again, and are now making happy memories of Christmas and enjoying ones from the past.


The Vanderveen Home

Originally built in 1906, Jeff and Mandie purchased their home in 2007 and have been renovating and decorating ever since. They fell in love with the old home and have worked to keep its character while updating and modernizing it. You will notice the winding staircase, the tin ceiling in the family room and an original wood siding accent wall in the main floor bath. Throughout the home, you will see their unique design style with both modern and antique touches everywhere. They love any excuse to decorate and Christmas is especially welcomed.


The Heeg Home

This Victorian farmhouse built circa 1894, by a man, who having lost a land dispute was still intent in showing off his wealth. In the 1930’s the home was updated with Hydro and in 1954 after serving as a two-family home it was returned to a single-family dwelling and plumbing was installed in 1958. Purchased in 2015 Adam and Cassandra are the third generation of Heeg's to own this home. Adam and Cassandra took on a full restoration project of this triple brick home. Introducing both classic and kerbside treasures their Christmas style is inspired by cherished memories, loved ones, and creation it's self. Keep a look out for the original exposed brick wall in the stair case. Their dream is to create many more family traditions and cherished memories within its walls.


The Misener Home

The 1875 Misener home is built on Darling Rd, Canboro, and is distinct with its three red porch roofs and ginger bread trim. It was recently renovated to include a beautiful new 2010 addition. An updated kitchen and great room with an open concept allows the exposure of several original pine beams. Travel through time as you see the mix of old an new all dressed up for Christmas. The spectacular Lionel Train set up in the train room features working trains, some as old as homeowner Ross, some as new as today; in a room inviting you to take an imaginary trip across Canada. View local artist William Biddle’s room-filling mural featuring scenes from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.


Cheap Shabby Chic

This beautiful storefront built circa 1860s has been home to many Dunnville businesses over the years. It's stunning windows, penny tile entry way and woodwork invite you in to explore the treasures inside. Susan Smith, opened her business, Cheap Shabby Chic, in Dunnville in April 2016. The ambiance of the store is what drew her in and made her feel like she was at home in this stunning building. Despite renovations to the interior of the store over the years, hidden treasures are found when you look closer. Drop ceilings cover the original tin ceiling and crown moulding. The hardwood floors have remained and creak with every step one takes. In Susan's workshop at the back of the store, you will find a stunning staircase and woodwork from years past. The building has many stories to tell. Susan loves to share the ones she has learned from customers and former business owners and even experienced herself, ask her which tv series was filmed inside. Susan takes great pride and pleasure in showing her beautiful store to everyone.

Flyers Café and Bakery Inc.

Flyers Bakery and Café, owned by Cheryl Bishop, Lynne Baxter and Dennis Smith, is a popular spot for locals to gather. Many damp campers have been delighted to stop in for a hot breakfast, after a rainy night at one of our areas great parks. The bakery offers lots from fresh breads to treats, sweet and savory, everything is made in house. Located at 144 Queen Street, this historic building built 1867 has been home to many businesses over the years. Prior to Flyers it was a Home Hardware, guests will notice that the lovely wooden drawers that are still in use, original wood floors and ceilings, trap doors and the large staircase that leads to the second floor. Guests from the area often recall coming to the Home Hardware at Christmas time, and climbing those stairs to the toy department and a visit with Santa! Flyers Café is home to Haldimand Art Works, a volunteer arts organization who curate the art gallery and gift shop in the front area of the Café. Most of the art on the walls is the work of local artists, and books by local authors. Flyers is also ‘home base’ for The River Arts Festival, a two-week multi-disciplinary arts festival, that just finished their 12th very successful year!

More Information: House Tour Procedure: Proceed to house location of your choice and begin your tour. Shoes shall be removed when you arrive at each stop; shoe bags will be provided courtesy of Dunnville Paint & Décor

Children: No children under the age of 12 are permitted on the tour.

Photographs: Not Allowed

Tour will commence regardless of the weather

Door Prizes:

  1. 1. $150 Framed limited print provided by the William Biddle Gallery, located at 162 Queen St Dunnville
  2. 2. Gift basket from CIBC Bank Dunnville Branch
  3. 3. $50 Gift basket from Sweet Retrospect, located at 170 Queen St Dunnville.
  4. 4. Garden Décor from The Potting Shed #44 Haldimand Rd 17 Dunnville
  5. 5. $50 Gift basket from The Minga 146 Queen St Dunnville

Tickets are available

Dunnville Paint & Décor

142 Queen St

Ph # 905-774-7230

Dunnville Chamber of Commerce

231 Chestnut St

Ph # 905-774-3183

Studio C Essentials

1405 Upper Ottawa St Unit #9

Ph # 905-318-7334

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