he Colleyville Woman’s Club kicks off the yuletide season with its 31st annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Five beautiful Colleyville homes will be showcased and exquisitely decorated for the holidays. There will be something for everyone on this tour as each residence offers its own distinct elegance and style while family traditions are evident in displayed collectables, artwork, and memorabilia.
Whimsy, comfort, and practical living define the “comfortable modern” home of Frank and Brenda Ritz. Inspired by the grandeur of Europe, the Don and Shelly Scott home is larger than life, featuring a 25-foot Christmas tree and elaborate architectural features, rich colors, and dramatic décor. Richard and Brandi Davidson’s traditional holiday décor focuses on family and travel. Joe and Kerri Gutowski have created a “comfortable modern” home dominated by cool grey, black, and white with dramatic splashes of color. Versailles and a bit of Gothic Europe comes to Colleyville in Michael and Andrea Vennemeyer’s home.
Returning for a third year is the popular Santa’s Sweet Stop sponsored by Box Insurance and located at the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, 6700 Colleyville Blvd. This stop will include free tasty treats to sample, and red, white, and pink poinsettias available for $10. Santa will be available for photos. New this year will be a variety of vendors selling holiday gift items.
CWC is composed of a dedicated group of more than 200 members who believe that great things come from joining together to improve the community through volunteer service and charitable fundraising. Now in its 38th year, CWC has surpassed the $3.4 million mark in fundraising for worthy causes throughout Northeast Tarrant County.
Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour may be purchased in advance for $25 at several locations: Colleyville: Albertson’s, Market Street, Century 21 Tim Gauntt Company and Vineyards Antique Mall; Grapevine: Cotton Patch Café and Good Things For All Seasons; HURST: Apple Annie’s; North Richland Hills: Cotton Patch Café; Southlake: The Christmas Shoppe; and online at c-w-c.org until Nov. 30 for tickets to be mailed out. After that date, tickets can be purchased and picked up at Will Call at Santa’s Sweet Stop. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be $30 and will be available at the tour homes.