Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

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is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Beginning...

little-by-little…room by room ~
Christmas is creeping in to our old farmhouse once again…

I prefer simple, subtle touches 
when it comes to my Winter/Holiday decorating.


here are a few snaps
of the start ~

Frosty sits in his potty chair... (just in case he melts a little)

I won Frosty at the Simple Goods show a few years back ~
...not sure who made him, but he is a staple in my Winter decorating.

my Arnetts Santa standing on my old jelly cupboard…
I have a slew of other Santa dolls just waiting to make their appearance again this year…
I tuck them everywhere :)

redware batter pitcher was brought home with my from the From OUr Hands Show this past weekend ~
it will be filled with fresh greens & nandina berries.

here is a snap of our dining room ~

{one of } my small trees in the dining room ~
this one is nestled into an old grey graniteware coffee pot...

I hung a small collection of whisk-brooms on it,
along with blue calico boxes by Linda Evans from Remember When Farm…
the tree-topper is a grey graniteware funnel ;)

here is our cozy bedroom…
I change out the curtains and bedding for the season ~

early red checkered quilt keeps us warm at night…
dolls on the bed are from Tina Lewonski of The Burlap Owl,
and Tammy Speicher of By Thy Hands Tinkerings...

and of course, 
no old farmhouse bedroom should be without a bed-warmer…
ours is named
~ Iggy ~

…and to all a Good Night.

18 degrees upon waking this morning.
chickens haven't left their nest-boxes yet and the kittens are sugaring into one big pile of fur.

Donkeys & Sheep have donned their Winter Woolies ~
Our wood stoves are piping-hot 
...and wool socks are being put to good use!!!

Wanted to say that the 
FARM SHOP {here on the farm}
will be 
C L O S E D 
the next couple of weekends
…in preparation of our
Christmas Open House
>>> December 6th <<<
Hoping to see you then!

Have a peaceful day my friends &
...Stay Warm!

* Blessed be *


  1. I always love your blog -- love your start to the holiday decorating! I just have to ask. How do you manage to have quilts on the bed with Ig around? I asssume he has his claws. My Mia destroys any quilts I put on the bed, so I've given up on using nice quilts. It's very sad. :(

  2. Margaret ~ Ig's claws are trimmed (by me) so he can't do damage to my upholstery and textiles :)
    ~ L

  3. Morning Lori, always look forward to your Holiday decorating in your cozy farmhouse. Looking wonderful already with so many treasures tucked here and there. Love the tree decorated with brooms, boxes and funnel top. Thanks for sharing, Francine.

  4. Love the tree in the coffee pot. Sounds so warm and cozy in your farm house! Especially with the kitties in residence.

  5. Love especially the whisk brooms on the tree in the DR, but it's all simply beautiful!

  6. The Xmas Farm is even more beautiful as it is possible!!!! I love your chair so much and each detail is in the perfect place!

  7. doesn't matter what time of year, I always LOVE your warm and cozy !!!!!!!

  8. Lovely, simply lovely. I start on December 1st....

  9. Oh my Lori, you are making me so excited for Christmas. Everything is lovely, but I LOVE the tree and the "bed warmer".

  10. Love your cozy farmhouse, Lori! Once you start that just can't stop! I'm getting ready to do a little this weekend. Love all the dolls on your bed!

  11. I always love seeing your farm house, these are wonderful photos!

  12. I WANT TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE!!!!! (is that being a little too forward?) hee, hee

  13. A virtual visit to the farm is always a perfect start to the day!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts & pictures with all of us every day. You are a treasure. Hugs.~C

  14. Lori: Absolutely love everything about your blog. I am new to rug hooking...nervous about starting...but you are an inspiration. Your Farmhouse is wonderful! I too, love all things primitive!

    Lori W

  15. I am looking forward to seeing you on the 6th!

  16. I love your decorating! Thank you for sharing. Would you mind telling me the name of your wallpaper border? I love it!



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