The patio home of Pam and Ronnie Kirkland on 101 Walker Drive.
The patio home of Pam and Ronnie Kirkland on 101 Walker Drive.
Mike and Leah Stinson’s barn at 10170 Road 612 in the Longino community and the patio home of Pam and Ronnie Kirkland at 101 Walker Lane will be open to the public Sunday during the Home Arts Club’s Christmas Tour of Homes.

The tour, which will start at the Stinson barn,  will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the barn on the day of the tour. They are available in advance at Jewelry Just for Fun and Fair City Liquor.

The Stinsons’ barn is located directly behind their home.

Rich in family history, the Stinsons decorate the barn’s every room during the holidays starting with a 10-foot live Douglas Fur as the center of attention in the downstairs den.

From the windows and wood, to the decorations, design, and even the construction of the barn itself, family is at the forefront. Because of that, it could easily be said that the barn is more than a structure: it’s a story about family and the passing on of history from one generation to the next.

The barn is all aglow outside during the holidays where guests are greeted by a wooden Santa and reindeer when they arrive. There is also a lighted wooden star that Mike’s father made which hangs on a tree over the pond.

The barn has been the setting of many holiday parties as well as several engagement parties but it is never prettier than at Christmas time.

Guests will be served an array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts at the barn during the tour on Sunday.

The 1,400 square foot Kirkland home, off Macy Drive, features three bedrooms and a large spacy kitchen with an island and double oven. It was constructed in 2016 by Roy White Builders and is one of four patio homes on the street.

Kirkland enjoys decorating for the holidays and is eager to showcase their home on Sunday.

She has a colorful Christmas tree in the den and a more subtle one in the master bedroom.

Her Fontanini Nativity is showcased in the den as well.

Proceeds from the tour will go to this year’s Home Arts Club’s charity, Canopy Children's Solutions based out of Jackson.

Canopy Children's Solutions (formerly Mississippi Children's Home Services) is a nonprofit provider of behavioral, health, educational, and social services for children and families.

“ They provide adoption and therapeutic foster care services, have programs specifically for children with Autism, operate two emergency shelters for abused, neglected, runaway, and homeless youth, and provide psychiatric treatment to children with severe emotional or behavioral issues,” said Reagan Joyner Spears, vice president of the Home Arts Club.