Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Did you survive a weekend of holiday shopping? The big rush if on, isn't it? . . . .
We had visitors at the farm this past weekend. . . .I hadn't done a bit of decorating in the bedroom. . . .Quickly I threw together a little bit of Christmas to make the room more festive. . . .Bringing out a lot of white with pops of red and green. . . .I was so happy with the look that I plan to leave it for a time. . . .
There are so many Farmhouse touches. . . .
At first I planned to display only the collection of vintage farmhouse nightgowns for the background. . . .Then 'Farmer John' came in to see what I was up to. . . .He took one look and wanted to know where his 'John-Johns' were? . . .Said Santa would be wearing them this time of year. . . .I had to admit, he had a point. . . .I rather liked the pop of color once I hung them beside the whites. . . .
When I think red at Christmas, I naturally gravitate toward our feathered friends. . . .Decorating with birds--especially cardinals--was a tradition here at Christmastime in times past. . . .We have flocks of them every year right outside our windows. . . .Mom often decorated an evergreen tree, flocked in white, with nothing but red cardinals and tiny birds nests. . . .It was simply beautiful. . . .
Red 'John-Johns', vintage nightgowns, birds and nests, brown paper packages, a paint splattered apple basket. . . .evergreens. . . .a tin angel. . . .and stockings. . . .have to have stockings. . . .
A bit of whimsy never hurts either. . . .Love the stripped ones. . . .came straight from the sock drawer. . . .
Every time I look at the nightgowns and 'John-Johns' I think. . . ."And Ma in her kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap. . . ."
I would LOVE to settle down for a long winter's nap. . . .Sure won't happen this week. . . .Which reminds me, I have more gifts to finish and Cranberry Bread coming out of the oven. . . .
I LOVE Christmas!
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .
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