homes for the holidays

A few weeks ago I got a kick-start to the holiday season and participated in the Unionville Homes for the Holidays House Tour, a charity event that raises money for two local charities: The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham and Breast Health Centre and Cancer Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital. The Home Tour teams local designers who decorate a home and then open their doors to over 2000 visitors. Since 2002 the event has raised over $500,000 for its charities!

Having volunteered for this event in the past, I was truly honoured to be asked to participate this year as a business owner. I also had the great fortune of being paired up with an incredible team of designers, store and generous home owners, who were all a pleasure to work with.

Sometimes I don’t know how I would get things done if it weren’t for my amazing friends and family… so of course a BIG HUGE thanks to a whole slew of people:  P&G, Tim, Pat, Steph, SG, the Homes for the Holidays Committee, Fran, and the lovely ladies from La Belle! It was a great and successful weekend – and I was so happy to be able to donate my time to such worthwhile charities.


  1. I absolutely LOVE all the flowers and greenery! Great job Lisa!

  2. Anonymous30.11.11

    I love the look that you created in your house, so fresh and current. This a
    Is ad great kick start and inspiration for me to start my holiday decorating. It's great that a small business owner will take the time and incur the cost of supporting a worthwhile charity.

  3. I'm not surprised on your fantastic job with this house and event. You're SO talented and this was a perfect example and a great way to display it for everyone to see!