Welcome to the 53rd
Garden Club of Long Beach Island
Holiday Tour of Homes!
Five beautiful and unique homes were decorated in holiday floral finery for the 2018 Garden Club of Long Beach Island Holiday Tour of Homes.
The 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes!
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
This stately bayfront home is welcoming to family and friends. The foyer leads into the great room with views of the bay. The kitchen island has an impressive concrete counter that appears to be dark-stained wood. There are seven bedrooms and bathrooms and many seating areas. For a photo tour of this home click here.
ART DECO TREASURE
A floating museum comes to mind as you enter this Art Deco house. The great room evokes the feeling of being on a ship, with domed ceiling, porthole window and concrete pillars. Of particular note is the huge glass dining table with a nautical map of Long Beach Island etched into the underside. For a photo tour of this home click here.
This beauty on the beach was built to replace the original home that was destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. The entire house is proportioned beautifully with spacious rooms throughout. The neutral and blue color scheme blends with the dunes and the sea.
For a photo tour of this home click here.
This Victorian house, built circa 1885, was designated an Historical Site by the Long Beach Island Historic Preservation Committee. Inside, shiplapped walls, lovely tile work and vintage decorative touches abound. The living area was completely renovated and updated to a haven of neutral furnishings. For a photo tour of this home click here.
This stunning bayfront home encompasses five levels designed for family comfort. Entering from the front porch is the great room, kitchen, dining room, a lovely breakfast nook and a seating area overlooking Barnegat Bay. Upstairs is a circular home office leading to the master suite. For a photo tour of this home click here.
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
A healthy portion of the Boutique’s profits come from our Greens Sale. It’s a win-win for both the club and shoppers: since most of the supplies are donated, the over 125 arrangements are cost-effective and buyers get a beautiful holiday arrangement at a fraction of a florist’s price! For a photo tour of the Greens Workshop click here.
HOLIDAY TOUR BOUTIQUE
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
The line for the Boutique started early with the members of Trinity Church handing out their homemade cookies and putting smiles on the faces of those that came hoping to be the first in line when the doors opened. Most craft items and greens went off the tables by 11:00am. For a photo tour of the Holiday Tour Boutique click here.
HOLIDAY TOUR TEA
Brant Beach Yacht Club
Imagine what it would be like to have about 900 of your closest friends over for lunch and you have some idea of what goes into hosting our annual holiday tea! Making gallons and gallons of tea and coffee, providing an elegant luncheon tea for all our guests, the logistics involved require the cooperation of many members–not to mention husbands, family and friends! For a photo tour of the Holiday Tour Boutique click here.