At the risk of being somewhat repetitious, here are some more pictures from the recent historic home tour that we participated in during our last visit to Tombstone. While it’s hectic getting ready for the tour, it’s still very rewarding because it gives us an opportunity to make the house festive for the holidays while also giving us a good excuse to dress up. Also, it gives us an opportunity to socialize with dear friends…
Good times…unfortunately, Angus just wouldn’t pose…
Saturday started early for us as we made then final touches at No. 11 and then got ourselves dressed. The Tombstone Historic Home Tour officially started at 9 am but we didn’t see our first visitor until about 9:40 so we wound up with a little more time to get things ready (which was a very good thing). No. 11 was originally built in 1905 when the entire block on Safford Street was built up. Previously during the 1880s and 90s, our block had been undeveloped, lying on the outskirts of town and the entire area had been taken up by a holding corral for the local slaughterhouse. Sadly enough, the only link our house has with Tombstone history in that it sits over the Mountain Maid Mine (or at least the claim) which the Earps unsuccessfully attempted to develop in 1881. That said, on with the tour…. 🙂
Welcome to No. 11! Unfortunately, Angus was a bit distracted…
Below are a few pictures from the event, starting with the main room decked out for Christmas:
And then the parlor:
Karin and Angus- Of course, Angus was a key part of the tour… 🙂
Here I am showing off one of our latest wedding gown designs.
And here’s the original bedroom- it’s a bit small by today’s standards but it’s comfortable for us. 🙂
And here I am showing off an original c. 1900 Worth wedding gown, complete with shoes.
Below are some more views of the Worth wedding gown:
It was a busy day for us and we had a lot of fun meeting people and talking about our house and the early history of Tombstone. We look forward to doing this again in 2019.
It was a quick but very busy weekend at No. 11 but it was definitely worth it. Stay turned for more pictures but in the meantime, here’s a couple just to whet your appetites. 🙂
Angus and I welcome you to No. 11. I even made a special dog coat for Angus…
Checking out the latest patterns…
Karin and Angus relaxing in the parlor…Angus is modeling his new coat and Karin her new boots from American Duchess…. 🙂
It’s all in the details…one of our new wedding dress designs.
Stay tuned for more! 🙂
It may have been creative chaos but it’s all worth it in the end. Below are a few preview shots of No. 11 as we get ready for the event on Saturday. Enjoy! ♡
There’s a bit of creative chaos everywhere, Angus is a bit overwhelmed! Countdown to the Tombstone Home Tours has begun…go get your tickets and stop by see the new construction and all the beautifully restored antique furniture from Mike R. Benjamin at Miner Mike’s Upholstery. ♡
Angus surveying his work…
The Fifth Annual Tombstone Tour of Homes is almost upon us and things are going into high gear at No. 11. Karin is hard at work putting the final touches on the house after a major renovation and I’ll be flying out tonight after finishing some work here in LA. Stay tuned for some nice pictures of “The Dressmaker’s Cottage at #11”- it’s going to be a great weekend even though it’s going to be at a whirlwind pace. 🙂
Angus trying to decide where everything should go…