History of Christmas Traditions Continued

History of Christmas Traditions Continued

This week is the final countdown to the nation’s most celebrated (and most decorated) holiday of the year. By this time, nearly all adornments have been completed, adding cheer and festive enhancements to homes throughout Wisconsin. Last week’s blog examined the history behind the tradition of evergreens at Christmas time, ...

Christmas and Winter Holiday Traditions around the World: Part 1

Christmas and Winter Holiday Traditions around the World: Part 1

Christmas time brings with it so many familiar customs and traditions, many of which were handed down within our families. Wreaths, Christmas trees, caroling, yuletide logs, mistletoe, baking cookies, stockings and so many more traditional decorations and activities associated with Christmas are still commonly enjoyed today. How they became popular ...

Colby Construction, Delafield Lake Home Builders, holiday inspiration

Lighting up the Holidays with Candlelight

It seems each year there are attempts to extend the Christmas season, fueled no doubt by the retail industry and their reliance on holiday shopping. There are definitely plenty of props, decorations and reminders already in evidence before Thanksgiving arrives. While it is great fun to get in the spirit ...

A Custom Dream Home Built for Entertaining

A custom-built home by definition is one that reflects the specific style and answers to the lifestyle needs of the homeowner. Every detail small and large, from the orientation on the property and floor plan, to window placement and light fixtures, should be faithful to the residents’ vision. While some ...

Expert Advice on Why Lighting is a Priority for a Custom Built Home

Rooms to Covet for Maximizing Entertaining Indoors

As Halloween approaches and the Indian summer temperatures appear behind us in Southeastern Wisconsin, most evening gatherings will be moving indoors. As seasons transition, so do dining and entertaining habits, as different rooms and areas of the house become more or less utilized. Today’s luxury custom-built homes usually contain several ...