By: Flavin Glover
Mrs. Holmes is very gracious to open her unique home for the public to enjoy. She recounts making the decision to become a participant in the Pilgrimage of Homes as an effort to better help her grandchildren gain an appreciation for the historical significance of their Grandmother’s home and furnishings. Visitors to Cedar Heights continuously express amazement and fascination at how the family has maintained and preserved their heritage while living in an atmosphere that depicts utmost style. The home appears warm and inviting, yet elegant and rich with gorgeous furnishings. As we toured the home, my attention was drawn to an all-silk Caesar’s Crown patchwork quilt in one of the bedrooms. Ms. Holmes was delighted with my interest in her quilt. She indicated there were several more old quilts and graciously invited us back to see them.