EAHS Announces the 2019 Christmas Tour of Homes
$12 advance tickets on sale at locations listed.
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Home Tour 2019 Home Descriptions:
A J Eaton House Museum — 207 Elm Avenue (Historic Eaton) The museum was the home of A.J. and Minnie Eaton, the son of Benjamin Eaton (founder of the town of Eaton); this year it is 131 years old. Previous owners made renovations but apart from a modern kitchen, it stands much as it was when built in 1888. Period furniture, household items, decorations, school & military memorabilia & artifacts donated by the Eaton area residents make it one of the outstanding small-town museums in Colorado. This year’s festive Christmas décor includes historical baby carriages and bear collections. Come have a “Beary Old Fashioned Christmas” at A.J. and Minnie Eaton’s home as it would have been celebrated years ago.
Kevin and Angela Fields — 3 Park Avenue (Historic Eaton) 3 Park Avenue is an elegant example of the American Craftsman Style house built in 1919. The home was originally built for Conrad and Theresa Stockfleth and their four children. Over the years, many families have loved and maintain this home. Kevin and Angela bought it in 2017 and are in the process of renovations; their goal is to update the home while maintaining the amazing character. Come see the blend of historical elegance paired with modern touches. Just imagine what Christmas was like in this house 100 years ago while enjoying the beautiful Christmas décor that the Fields’ family has decorated with today.
Brian and Shelly Stromberger – 15 Birch Avenue (Historic Eaton) This 1960’s ranch home is unique in its warmth and creative touches from the moose on the front lawn to the painting on the garden shed in the back. Brian and Shelly have made this home cute and cozy with touches such as using Shelly’s grandmother’s decorations for their Christmas décor throughout the house. Their son’s room is dedicated to Texas as he would love to move there to be in charge of a golf course. Everyone on the tour today is in for a real treat because Shelly is making her Christmas crafts available for purchase in addition to sharing her home!
Roger and Bonita Shippy — 1325 Colorado Parkway (Governor’s Ranch) This lovely home has many antiques from Roger’s and Bonita’s family. Take note of the White sewing machine a gift from Roger’s paternal grandfather to his grandmother as a wedding gift in 1916. Don’t miss the cast iron stove on the front porch, which was used for heating and cooking for over 50 years in a cabin the Long’s Peak area. The teddy bears belonged to Roger, Bonita and their three sons when they were small. The library index cabinet was Roger’s mother. Bonita has a Barbie Doll ornament collection. A Star Wars ornament and other memorabilia was started in memory of their son Jeremy, who died in an auto accident in 1994.
Leonard and Mary Lynne Pruett — 1355 Plains Court (Governor’s Ranch) This has been the Pruett’s home since 2016. Note the many extra touches that make this home special such as the double fireplaces in the spacious master suite and between the kitchen and living room. This home is literally a history of their lives including Mary Lynne’s original oil paintings of Leonard’s life on the T O Ranch at Raton, NM as he was growing up and a livestock pin collection depicting the areas of Leonard’s participation in the agricultural community. The basement displays their shared love of the southwest including a western themed tree where a handmade rawhide rope is part of the decoration.
Jeremy and Sarah Trujillo — 319 1st Street (Historic Eaton) Jeremy and Sarah have decked the halls of their 19th century home! The home was originally built in 1888 as a Victorian farm house. It has since been restored and decorated with farm house charm – including the original hardwood floors, old fashioned light fixtures, a butler’s pantry, a dining room pass through window and large manicured .38 acre lot. This quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house has Christmas themes in every room! Can’t you just imagine the children bounding down the steps on Christmas morning 131 years ago to see what Santa had left them?
Dennis and Faye Lebsack — 21678 CR 70 (Rural Eaton) What a treat you have in store in this awesome log home in the country. The hand hewn logs came from Montana; six workers erected this house in two days. The fireplace hearth has laser cut barn, corn, and sugar beets reminding the Lebsack’s of their farm heritage. Take note of the original paintings by Faye. Unique cowboy Christmas dinnerware is displayed on the dining table that was made by Dennis from the logs left over from building the house. Take note of the rug beater collection in the laundry room. The bedroom set was a wedding gift from Faye’s mother in 1946. Don’t miss the wonderful view; you will be in awe of this beautiful home at Christmas!