Colonial Christmas Decor Ideas
Home for Christmas
When friends visit for holiday cocktails or a taste of Lisa's Schwarzwalderkirschtorte (a Black Forest cherry cake), fires crackle in the dining and living rooms. In years past, the Schreiners have spent Christmas Day down south, relishing a warmer climate. Their new home offers another kind of warmth. "We're starting a new tradition," Lisa says. "This year, we're staying."
A version of this story originally was published in Midwest Living® November/December 2008.