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Old Town Walled Garden Club Names Alexandria Contest Winners
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Old Town Walled Garden Club Names Alexandria Contest Winners

Third Place: The home of Rebecca and Taylor Thistlethwaite, 612 Duke St. A federalist-inspired  holiday theme for the entire front of the house and includes fresh fruit of lemons, tangerines and pineapples keeping with the tradition of Alexandria’s early years.

Third Place: The home of Rebecca and Taylor Thistlethwaite, 612 Duke St. A federalist-inspired holiday theme for the entire front of the house and includes fresh fruit of lemons, tangerines and pineapples keeping with the tradition of Alexandria’s early years.

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First Place: The home of Mari and Kevin Stull Jr., 205 Cameron St. A beautiful red and green contemporary design with holly, magnolia leaves, red pears and pomegranates showcases all the best of the contest’s design criteria.

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Second Place: The home of Linda Sheldon, 612 S. Fairfax St. Homemade Nantucket baskets in the shape of holiday bells adorn this wreath that includes a teal velvet ribbon, dried berries and hydrangeas, various greens and lights, highlighting the talents of a local master weaver.

In its 51st year, the Old Town Walled Garden Club announced in December the homes honored in this year’s annual holiday door decorating contest.

The contest recognizes the most striking holiday door decorations in the Historic District. Judging criteria include originality of design, scale, color, contrast, and attractiveness from the street, must be natural and created by the homeowner.

The 2018 honorees include:

  • First Place: The home of Mari and Kevin Stull Jr., 205 Cameron St.;

  • Second Place: The home of Linda Sheldon, 612 S. Fairfax St.;

  • Third Place: The home of Rebecca and Taylor Thistlethwaite, 612 Duke St.

  • Honorable Mention: The home of Joyce and Paul Stevens, 630. S Fairfax St.;

  • Honorable Mention: The home of Jane Rutt, 929 South Asaph St.