Southern Experiences

Marietta Pilgrimage

Thank you to the Marietta Visitors Bureau for allowing me to be a part of the 32nd annual Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. 


One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the annual Christmas Home Tour in my hometown of Marietta. This particular tour has been featured in Southern Living and named a Top 100 Event in North America. If you have never been, then I highly recommend you add this to your Christmas itinerary.

2018 Marietta Pilgrimage | Marietta, GA

The Pilgrimage features a glimpse inside six private Marietta homes that have been lovingly restored and decorated for the holiday season. Join me in taking a peek inside these historic homes and get inspired for decorating your own this season.

2018 Marietta Pilgrimage | Marietta, GA

Read-Jervey-Grieve House

The Read-Jervey-Grieve House, located at 381 Cherokee Street, is an adorable Queen Anne cottage that was constructed in 1901. This house was decorated in a very classic manner including Salvation Army figurines.

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Keeler-Harpenau House

The Keeler-Harpenau House, located at 392 Cherokee Street, is an elegant Queen Anne Victorian constructed in 1883 and is the oldest home on tour this year. This home was one of my favorite houses on tour this year. The details were exquisite.

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Roberts-Jones-Fricker House

The Roberts-Jones-Fricker House, located at 446 Cherokee Street, is a handsome English Tudor designed by Atlanta architect Mack Tucker in 1929. The home is filled with a collection of primitive and early American antiques. As for Christmas, this home was decorated in a manner that played up the architecture of the house.

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McEachern-Patterson-Rapp House

The McEachern-Patterson House, located at 519 Church Street, is one of the most unique pieces of architecture that has been dubbed the Turret House. The house was built in 1919, and rumor says it was a wedding present. My favorite part of this house was the original hand-painted wallpaper in the dining room.

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Willingham-Micheletto House

The Willingham-Micheletto House, located at 493 Church Street, is a stunning Colonial Revival built around 1924. This home was nearly destroyed by fire in 2016, which makes it even more remarkable by its restoration.

Willingham-Micheletto House | 2018 Marietta Pilgrimage | Marietta, GA

Owenby-Harpenau-Crowson House

The Queen Anne-style Owensby-Harpenau-Crowson House, located at 401 Church Street, was constructed in 1910. I saved the best house for last when it came to Christmas displays. This decorators of this house completely outdid themselves.

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