Davis home a visual treat for Pilgrimage

Published 12:48 am Sunday, November 22, 2009

When participants drive up to the home of Kenneth and Patricia Davis during the Civic Women’s Club Christmas Pilgrimage on Saturday, December 5, visitors will be welcomed long before entering their home.

As you drive past their white fence on the horseshoe drive, you are greeted by a spectacularly landscaped yard and beautiful home. This is just the beginning of the tour of “The Colors of Christmas” celebration in the Davis home at 161 Lake David Drive.

As you enter the foyer you are surrounded by Trisha’s collection of Waterford Crystal crosses, angels, and beautifully framed photographs. Just past the foyer, you enter the living room where the Christmas tree is draped in rich colors of chocolate, cream, gold, and bronze with surprise touches of birds and peacock feathers. The highlight of the room is the Lladro porcelain collection and manger scene.

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As you look out the backdoor the family beach on Lake David can be seen beautifully decorated for the grandchildren.

From the rich, deep colors of the living room, you step into the crisp, cool blues and silvers in the master bedroom and bathroom. The trees in the master suite shimmer in blue and silver decorations.

The dining room and kitchen glimmer in the gemstone colors of red, green, and gold. A beautiful display of Spode china dresses the dining room table and the china cabinet showcases Trisha’s Waterford china.

The Davis’ son’s room is decked out in blue and their granddaughter’s room in pink and the room is a treasure trove of family heirlooms. Shadowboxes showcase numerous family items from Trisha’s grandmothers’ gloves and pearls, her father’s bonnet he wore as a child, her baby slip, and the dresses that her granddaughters wore home from the hospital. The large curio cabinet in the corner of the room holds a large Disney display of porcelain collectibles.

In the Davis home, no room is left unadorned. Even the guest bath is decorated in the Colors of Christmas. Cheerful pink, green, and silver draw you into this room.

As you descend the spiral case into the ‘man cave,’ you are greeted by various hunting trophies and a tree that is quite at home displaying a hunting theme. Following the hallway to another bedroom, you will pass articles of the family home after Katrina with one featuring a picture of the newly-delivered dining chair that was entangled in the power lines.

The bedroom tree is adorned with Christmas and other items recovered from the family home. The pieces of their past mingle with their new home and serve as reminders of their precious family history.

The Davis family graciously shares their home for this year’s Christmas Pilgrimage and welcome visitors on this day.

Tickets for the Pilgrimage are pre-sold for $10, but can be purchased at any one of the featured sites on the day of the tour for $12. All proceeds from the tour go towards yearly scholarships for both Picayune Memorial and Pearl River Central High Schools. Tickets may be purchased from a CWC member or at the following locations — Checkered Lily, The Glass Porch and MeLinda’s Fine Gifts and More or call 601-749-0745.