Santas help the Christmas tree decorate this room in the Gibson home.
To take the tour:
This home and four others can be seen on the Tri Kappa Tour this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.. Advanced tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7. A boutique will be at the First Presbyterian Church from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at any of the host homes:
Dean and Terri Dickison, 3720 Terrilynn St, Terre Haute
Patrick and Debbie Duncan, 4470 N. Meadowwood, Brazil
Lisa Gibson, 13376 E. Rio Grande Ave.
Dave and Soni Henry, 495 Harmony Rd., Center Point
Andy and Jodi Lohrman, 6367 N Murphy Rd.
First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 210 N. Walnut, Brazil
By HOLLY NEIL
Tri Kappa Member
for The Times
Deck the halls with boughs of Holly
The Gibson house is oh so Jolly!
Decked all out for the season
The Tri Kappa Tour is the reason
Tress of Santa, red and white
Make this house seem... OH SO BRIGHT!
Lisa Gibson starts decorating her Rio Grande house one month before Christmas. It takes her every bit of that month to cover her lakefront home from head to toe. There are six trees each done with their own theme on display.
Upon entering this beautiful home, one is sure to notice the entire Department 56 scene in the foyer. Lights are blinking, trucks are moving and the whole village seems to be awaiting the arrival of Santa. Also in the foyer is a wooden buffet with a warm welcoming display of Santa and his friends.
The main room features an animal motif. Animal print rugs, chairs and puppy beds are found throughout this warm cozy room. Several trophy heads and an antler chandelier are also on display. The tree adorning this room is dressed to the nines with animals. Animal ribbon, stuffed animals, and painted bulbs make this tree fit right in with the other critters in the room. Lisa's large troop of dogs have staked out their home in this animal room as well.
The main room opens into a kitchen dining room area that is also spiffed up. The theme in this room is a western one. The tree and surrounding tables are all boasting santa hats, bandanas and lists of naught and nice. The countertops and tables are all covered with their Christmas best.
The next room which is surrounded by a beautiful view of the lake is done with a hunting theme. The warm green couches and fish decore make this a true "room with a view." The tree features many strands of rice lights that twinkle and blink away.
Up the stairs is found a full workout gym. Many pieces of equipment keep Lisa busy in her home. Down the hall and past the open loft to the family room, is another sitting room with a view better than any Land's End cover. A fishing tree is nestled in the corner surrounded by the windows.
The last room on the tour is the Santa room. This room will delight the young and old "believers." Santa is found everywhere you look. The red and white tree evens has a framed picture of the jolly old elf!