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Tri Kappa Home Tour features five area homes

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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It's that time of year again!

The annual Tri Kappa Home Tour is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2008.

This year, we are featuring five gorgeous homes all located in Clay County.

Our first home featured this week is the gorgeous home of Andy and Kelly Kirchner and son Bay, located in Staunton.

It is a large bedroom, two-bath home built in 2004. This home was originally Kelly's grandmother's house, but was lost to a fire.

However, the floor plan for the new home was made to the original home's specifications. This home has gorgeous high ceilings that Kelly herself stained in five days. You have to see it to believe it!

Kelly also did all the staining for the trim and woodwork and did all the painting. The kitchen shows off handmade Amish cabinetry, kitchen table and barstools. Kelly and Andy are both avid antique hunters and their amazing finds are displayed throughout the home.

In fact, the upstairs game room is dedicated to refinishing antiques at this time.

Kelly and Andy do a wonderful job at making old look new! Kelly's hard work is displayed best by their old antique iron bed that she found at a yard sale and completely refinished herself, it was quite a task.

They also have a large collection of old crocks ranging up to 30 gallon size that are very rare and beautiful.

There is also a display of old glass jars filled with various Christmas candies throughout the great room and kitchen that was given to the couple by an old friend.

Also on display is an antique refinished Singer sewing machine, an antique washing machine with original paperwork, an antique cabinet that was given to the couple from Kelly's grandmother, an Amish built glass quilt case, and much more!

Besides having just antiques, the house is beautifully decorated for Christmas with decorations above the kitchen cabinets, a wonderfully festive decorated tree in the sitting room and a large tree decorated by the couple's family with various fun ornaments.

Their grandchildren love the tradition of decorating the tree!

This house is so gorgeous, I could keep going but you really need to see this one for yourself.

This home has a very warm, cozy, country feel. You won't want to leave!

Other homes featured this year on the tour are the homes of Craig and Bridget Cook, Randy and Sharon Koehler, Joe and Tiffany Cook, and Jason and Kathy Brown.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door of any home. You may purchase tickets from any Tri Kappa member of stop by Riddell National Bank's main branch on National Avenue.

The homes will be open from 1-5 p.m., Dec. 7.

Tri Kappa will also host the Christmas Boutique at the First Presbyterian Church.

Cookies will be available with home tour tickets.

Also, Tri Kappa will have a chick and noodle dinner again this year. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults and $4 in advance for children.