Halls turn home into Christmas paradise

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Chip and Patty Hall have gone above and beyond for Christmas. Entering their home, one will instantly be greeted with glistening color and holiday cheer.

Patty takes approximately a week to decorate, with her inspiration coming from classic, traditional pieces.

“I like traditional, but I always try to add something new every year,” she said.

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Patty said she doesn’t have one particular place she shops for Christmas décor; it’s just whenever she finds something that catches her eye she purchases it.

One of the pieces she acquired almost 10 years ago is her vibrant, elf tree. She purchased the tree from Faye Martin of Bainbridge and redecorates it every year from memory. However, this is only one of Hall’s many trees. She has a different tree in almost every room of the house. 

Patty takes the most pride in her “Santa face” tree that sits in her dining room. She said she has been collecting Santa faces for almost 18 years. She enjoys picking out the Santa faces and adorning the tree with them.

“That tree is my go to tree,” she said. “I always have that tree up no matter what other trees we put up.”

Her favorite room, though only has one tiny tree, but houses her nativity scene she’s had for almost 20 years, she said.

“That’s my peaceful room,” she said. “The nativity scene is my favorite piece I own.”

Patty said her love for decorating and Christmas came from when she was a kid.

“Growing up, we loved for Christmas and decorated, but my house was just a lot smaller,” she explained. “Luckily, my girls (Anna Marie and Abbey) have begun to love it too and enjoy the decorating.”

Anna Marie loves the holiday and painted a picture of Santa recently that now hangs in the dining room, which her mom said is now her favorite piece of décor.

The colorful array of traditional and vibrant decorations were the perfect mix and The Post-Searchlight was honored to be admitted to the home of the Halls as they prepare for the holiday season.