Originally created 12/24/06

North Augustan's home glows with decorations



The week after Halloween, Danny Purvis' skeletons and monsters are put away, and during the next three weeks he spends hours each day preparing his cottage for Christmas.

"I loved it as a child. I enjoy everything about Christmas," said Mr. Purvis, who has lived in his North Augusta home for about eight years.

By Mr. Purvis' count, there are at least 15 Christmas trees in his house.

"I count it if it has lights and ornaments," he said. There are numerous other trees incorporated into designs that don't meet that criterion.

Mr. Purvis enjoys collecting Christopher Radko ornaments, and he purchased some unusual Christmas trees to show them off.

He bought three twig trees in North Carolina several years ago. Unlike other Christmas trees, twig trees have few needles on their limbs, providing lots of room for extra ornaments. His living room tree has more than 500 Christopher Radko ornaments on it.

Despite all his collections, Mr. Purvis said he doesn't have one favorite ornament.

AT HOME WITH

The Owner: Danny Purvis


The House: 1,200-square-foot cottage with two bedrooms and one bath in North Augusta


It's a Fact: Mr. Purvis' home once served as the parsonage for Grace United Methodist Church.