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below are just a few examples of what we carry in our Etsy shop ~ much more to see!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Our Christmas Open House ~

Hello Friends & Folk!
Happy Sunday to you all ~ here are some snaps from our open house yesterday....
there are LOTS of them, so please grap a cup of peppermint cocoa and get cozy ~
hope you enjoy your virtual tour!!
 
Cindy (Mountain Hollow) and Santa (aka Steve Kritikakos)


Peter (my hubby) with Santa

Joan (Olde Rectory Antiques) with Santa ~ Joan, you look worried...have you been naughty?


Santa greeting our guests on our shop's front porch ~


some goodies, including Sherry Kristoff's (From Sherry's Heart) hooked pillow ~


dolls from TFC Folk Art, Ole Rectory Antiques, the Burlap Owl and me...


one of Peter's finished burlap trees, old red stockings and Joan's Crazy Quilt painted box ~


a hanging Window Light made by Peter ~


our mantle wearing her red & white quilt ~


an old, wheelbarrow side with dry paint ~ gussied up for xmastime...hanging on a cobblers rack


tree on the front porch ~


a wider view of the shop ~


our ever-growing wall of cross stitch models (and Mizz Pat Cross shopping)


weavers cloth in old Dye cabinet, my Olde Farmhouse Linen in a black-painted cubby ~


the old Norwood Post Office box filled with fat 1/4's of fabric & smaller candles ~


a farmhouse Christmas!


our raffle basket ~ Joan Murphy was the lucky Winner!!!
(Joan, I'll be calling you today to get your shipping info ~ congrats!!


Fragrant fresh greens, quilted stockings by Cindy (Mountain Hollow)


lots of wool for primitive hooking & applique ~


some of my folk art paintings & frakturs ~


me, Cindy & Joan ~ Joan, girl you still look worried...but Santa told me you will still get presents this year!

see????? Santy & I are GOOD FRIENDS!!!!
I've been good!


Santa & Mrs. Claus (aka Steve & Shari)
Shari ~ you are beautiful...inside & out :)

still in love after all these years ~ we love you both too!


Santa feeding his reindeer.
oh no...wait. that's our Pinocchio!!!!

oh Nocchi...you are so handsome ~

...and just a 'little bit' spoiled.

Daisy tells Santy that she's been a good girl.
{...She's lying. She recently stole the 50lb. barrel of feed out of the barn and proceeded to share it with Nocchi.
They both had bellyaches for 2 days from that episode.}


I. LOVE. this. picture!!!!

...don't worry Nocchi & Daisy ~ Santa will be back next year!
 
I hope you enjoyed your tour ~
I want to thank Miss Cindy & Miss Joan for helping me in the shop ~
(Miss Flea had to work, we surely missed her!)
 
Thanks to everyone who visited with us yesterday ~
your support of Notforgotten Farm truly touches our hearts!
and without saying,
my Love & Thanks to my best friend & hubby, Peter.
 
Remember that I will be posting my free Ornament & Cookie Swap Recipe here tomorrow morning for Buttermilk Basin's Holiday Blog Hop!
(see top of my sidebar for details)
see you tomorrow!

 
Blessings from the Farm
Lori

26 comments:

Suzanne said...

wonderful pictures! wish I could have been there!

The Evening Stitcher said...

Oh Lori......What a beautiful Christmas Open house!! Your shop is....well, words can't describe how wonderful it is...I couldn't wait until your post this morning..I knew is would be wonderful...and it is!!! Love the Santa pics! Thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog!

Primitive Stars said...

Ditto......would have loved to visit and do some prim shopping........everything looked wonderful even ole St. Nick........great pictures and enjoyed very much.........Sweet Donkey's to........Blessings Francine.

Val Reaves said...

Well, here I am in Kansas... and wishing so very much that I could have visited you! But you gave me the next best thing with all of your wonderful pictures. Your shop looks so welcoming and cozy. The next time I'm in Virginia, I'll be sure to stop by...Thanks again!
Val in Kansas

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Wow what wonderful displays in your store...you are one talented and busy women. Susan

cucki said...

aww i wish i was there..i love it..
love x

Cindy Lu said...

I had such a great time. Thanks yall...
Cindy

Heather said...

Um, can I say, "Road Trip!" Let's rent a bus, gather all of us up, and head there! Seriously. I love your donkeys! Such sweet faces!

I loved the tour. I am going to go again. Don't think it weird of me if you pass me wandering around again! ;)

Blessings!
Heather

Linda said...

wonderful....your shop looks so pretty dressed for Christmas!!!

NMK said...

Lori, your shop looks just Wonderful !!! Santa looks great ! It is so much fun looking thru all the pictures & seeing our houses !!!! So many really nice hand made things ,my favorite things all made with such care & Love !!! Thank you so much for including our Cmas Houses in you Beautiful Christmas Open House !!!What a thrill, just wish I was there too !!!

Cinlyn said...

Awesome! I say it everytime...wish we lived closer to each other!

Raymond Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
The shop looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. I especially like the pics of Santa with Nocchi and Daisy.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Pat said...

GIRLS...He was the best Santa ever. Trust me, I'm old enough to tell you that he was the BEST. That beard was HIS........the real thing.
Sorry to rub it in for those that didn't get there. I don't mean to. I just feel so lucky to be able to go play in Lori's sandbox!! AND Toby........he's growing into the most gorgeous young rooster!!! That's high compliments from a "city" girl!!

jennifer768 said...

Wonderful pics!I so enjoyed the online tour and hope someday to make it in person.Hugs,Jen

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Lori ~ your shop looks great!! Wish I were close enough to visit!! Heather, I'll hop on that bus!!!!

Barbara said...

Lori...Love, Love, Love the pics and the shop looks awesome. Hope the open house was fantastic..Wish I could have visited but you know where I was...: )
You put so much into all you do and I know it pays off. Many Blessings to you and family for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

Jubama said...

superbe !!!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your shop looks wonderful!!! So happy you had a great day...sure looks like fun! Love to give a little nuzzle to those sweet, sweet donkeys!
Robyn

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh Lori, your shoppe is too splendid for words! Thank you for sharing a most joyful Open House!
Warmly,
Judy

Judy said...

What a lovely shop..I wish I lived near there! I loved the tour through the shop and all the santa pictures.

Judy heartland stitcher

paulette said...

I LOVED the tour and especially like the Santa pictures!! Gorgeous! I hope Santa frames a few of those!~
Paulette

kelley said...

What an incredible shop you and Peter have created Lori...looks like the perfect place to spend time with friends and stitches...

Nocchi and Daisy with Santa...sigh, better than reindeer for sure...

thanks for sharing with us...almost as a good as being there...

Rebecca said...

I've written about your Open House - charming shop - Enjoy -
http://forsythiahill.blogspot.com/2012/12/open-houses-nestled-in-nature.html

Scattered Threads said...

A very beautiful display.
TFS:)

Doniene said...

Lovely! Just my kind of "stuff"!!

Blessings

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