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Homes for the Holidays Tour, Dec. 7-9, raises funds for Literacy Council of Williamson County

Four estate homes in three Brentwood subdivisions will be decorated “over the top” for the holidays by prominent Nashville area designers in an inaugural event called “Homes for the Holidays.” The three-day public home tour event will feature unique and lavish holiday décor.

Interior designers donating their creative services are Annette Valentine of Valentine Interiors in Brentwood, Tim Causey of ReCreations in Nashville, Kris Bagbey of Bagbey House in Franklin, Lisa Biggers of J.J. Ashley’s in Franklin, Lisa McHugh of Vignette in Brentwood and Sharon Sloan of Designer Image in Brentwood.  Outdoor lighting and decorations will be provided by Edward Morales of Above & Beyond. The subdivisions represented are Princeton Hills, Brentwood Country Club and Belle Rive.

Designers and homeowners have started early to create extraordinary visual displays that will showcase their talents. The homeowners are active participants in developing the design concepts and in bringing the concepts to life. In the case of Annette Valentine, she is both the designer and homeowner in Brentwood Country Club. Building on her experience in decorating the White House for Christmas last year, Annette promises to bring that same elegance to her home – a replica of the Monmonth Plantation antebellum home in Natchez, Miss.

Homeowner Linzi McConnell in Princeton Hills has a well-established reputation for themed Christmas trees in multiple rooms of her home. Belle Rive resident Rose Grindstaff has worked closely with designer Tim Causey to realize their shared holiday vision for her home. Homeowner Joanna West has some musical surprises in store for visitors.

In addition to touring the homes, ticket holders will have an opportunity to win a live Christmas tree provided by Santa’s Trees. One tree will be given away each day of the tour in a drawing. Winners can select their trees at any of Santa’s Trees Williamson County locations.

Homes for the Holidays tickets are $20 in advance. They are available online at and at Bancorp South locations in Franklin and Brentwood, Brentwood Flower Shoppe, A Place in the Sun Hair Salon, Valentine Interiors and Santa’s Trees lots in Brentwood, Cool Springs and Franklin/Grassland.

Event sponsors include:  Bancorp South, Lexus of Nashville, BedRoc, Pro-Care, Santa’s Trees, The HomeMag, Pinch Hitter Solutions, Butternut California Chardonnay, The Saucy Sisters and Laura Purtee Productions.  Media sponsors include West Brentwood Living, Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, At Home Tennessee, YOUR Williamson, Williamson SOCIAL and Hippie Radio.

The Literacy Council of Williamson County, through its free educational programs, has enriched and transformed the lives of adults in Williamson County. The Council provides a variety of no-cost services including: teaching individuals to read or improve their reading skills; tutoring students who are learning English as a Second Language; tutoring students preparing for the GED; funding GED testing for those in financial need; conducting book clubs for senior adults.

For information about the Homes for the Holidays Tour, call Rita Dozier, Literacy Council Executive Director, at 615-472-5010 or visit


Posted on: 11/19/2012


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