Home for the Holiday….

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Saturday we had a dusting of snow.

Here’s what it looks like at my house.  Along with the ornaments and holly, there are folk art angels on high.

With pinecones and ornaments below.

The advent calendar is going strong, if you don’t look too closely!

Remember the Bride’s advent calendar created for us about gratitude?  It turned out to be a thank you note to the wedding – so sweet and lovely!!

We buy our tree from Mr. GCA in Litchfield and haul it back (40 minutes, after a delightful lunch) on our little Forrester.  The trick with a twelve foot tree (shorter than last year) is to decorate the top three feet before it stands up.

All the farm animals have ribbons….the cows

The cows with their sheep….

And even the crow…

We’ve already had a holiday luncheon and dinner party with this table.  Long time followers will remember the silver mats and napkins from the summer.  Country folk will recognize the baby chick feeder that serves as the container for pine, cranberries and amaryllis.

For Christmas Eve tonight, I have added a little bling… and tomorrow for Christmas Day….Hmmmm..

You’ve heard of Lincoln Logs?    I have a head start with the star that always lives on the chimney breast.   These are lichen logs that have captured my fancy – plant road kill from the awful storms of autumn.

Tonight we are cooking a goose for the first time ever!!

The Bride is famous for her delightful and clever ad hoc wrapping.  Here are two from this year.  So from my home to yours, I am sending sincere wishes for much happiness, joy and hope…

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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2 Responses to Home for the Holiday….

  1. Leslie Purple says:

    Merry Christmas Susan!!! Beautiful post. We had enough snow on Christmas Eve to build a snowman!

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