The Most Unbelievably Interior Holiday Decorated House in The Area
My long time friend and former roommate in the eighties, Bob Strack, has always had a lust elaborate decorations. We had grand decor in our cute little Cherry Hill apartment.
Fast forward a few decades, he falls in love and marries equally creative, Jack Wootten, and then we become Facebook friends where I get to vicariously enjoy all his creations through the the little box on my desk. I’m not sure if I ever noticed his over the top, but tasteful Christmas decorations of yesteryear, but I have noticed his general amazing decor, collection of barbie dolls, and his gallivanting to Halloween parties in costume, but this year I did and I must share them with you…. I asked him a few questions and he sent a lovely paragraph back with lots of details….They live in Newark, De.
Bob tells me: This year I did it a little bit different. I did 3 themed rooms. Emerald city foyer , candy land family room and whoville dining room.
I generally repurpose all of the items used on the trees and garlands. It is all stripped down and stored by color in clear totes. I usually start decorating the first week of November. The garlands go up first then the lights are placed on. The trees go up next and are lighted. Then i go room by room depending on theme and start to actually decorate the garlands and trees.
candy land family room
The last thing I do is accessorize the house. I get my color themes from seeing by what is left after Christmas at stores I usually buy the underdogs that haven’t sold well colorwise.
I then take inventory of what I own and see i can make anything out of it. I sometimes get themes from Movies, friends sometimes tell me I should do this or that, and I also get inspiration from
My husband Jack Wootten. He builds my crazy dreams and makes them a Reality. We met at Macy’s back in the 80’s. but didn’t become a couple until 1993 when I Moved To Delaware from Maryland. We got married last year on Valentine’s Day after 13 years together though we have known each other for 30 years.
whoville dining room
The decorations will be up until the weekend of January 12.