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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Tree & Birthday Wishes….

"The Tree"

I wanted to go with a more old-fashioned look this year ~
 and of course lighter too…

so I brought in a tree that I had been using in the shop 
~ instead of our usual huge, dense tree.
opting instead for the more-airy, sparse look of this one.

our farmhouse Keeping Room

I purchased the white table from a local antiques shop in Amherst, VA
(Warehouse Antiques)
and thought it would look good placed between my old wingback chairs…
{and it does}
I had the idea to put the tree on the table ~
I love it!

I kept the decorations very simple this year too…
only german glitter pinecones, beeswax sheep, a sprinkling of candles
the squirrel.
{can you see him?}

he was made many moons ago
~ by the talented hands of Angela Hillstrom from

I keep him out year long 
and this year decided he needed to be included in the Christmas decor ~
lending a nod and a wink to the famed squirrel-in-the-tree scene from the infamous
National Lampoon Christmas movie ;)

see him?

 under the tree,
I placed a few of my beloved rabbits ~
one is chalk ware and is a flowerpot
 {which now holds an abandoned birds nest}

...the other is velvet and was made by my dear friend
 Lori Ann Corelis from The Spotted Hare

of course these will make room for many presents soon ~

my farm & field friends

in between decorating, getting ready for Hannah to come home for the Holidays,
stitching & such ~ I like to flip through these:

Country Living's ~ The Farm Chick's Christmas
Country Living's ~ Merry & Bright
Ti's the Season from James Cramer

good reads!!
….all three of these have wonderful inspiration and joyful photos!


And now for the

20 years ago today
a gift was given to Peter & I….

...we welcomed our long-awaited daughter, 
into our lives.

she taught us how to be better people ~ to always expect miracles.
we are blessed with her love, laughter and light

We LOVE YOU Pumpkin!!!!!

* Blessed be * 


Penny Shepherd said...

Simple and beautiful! Wishing you and your family joy and peace this Christmas! And special birthday blessings!

Martha Doe said...

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Love all the pics, Lori. Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your lovely family blessings!


WoolenSails said...

Love the tree and the decorations, as well as the lighter look.


susiedele said...

The light tree makes your ornies and pine cones show up so nice. Love that squirrel.

Jane said...

Great pictures of your "snuggery". Best wishes to Hannah for a Happy Birthday!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Beautiful photos Lori . . . BUT most of all Happy Birthday Hannah!!

Lori Ann

Barb said...

Best wishes to Hannah on her birthday!

Sandra Sullivan said...

So you had a Christmas baby too! I knew we had lots in common and now this too.
Happy Birthday Hannah! Christmas babies are beyond special. I've been celebrating mine for 37 years now. She would hate me for mentioning that, but thank goodness for all those years.
Christmas Blessings, Sandra

gracie said...

Beautiful tree....and Happy Birthday Hannah

Janet said...

A daughter is a blessing...... Happy Birthday to Hannah

dogwoodfarm said...

Such a beautiful tree and Christmas decorating!
Happy Birthday to beautiful Hannah!!

annie said...

wonderful tree, it all is wonderful...,,, ah!
happy birthday Hannah!

Michelle Palmer said...

Your tree is beautiful, I am so pleased I found your blog.
Merry Christmas
Fondly Michelle

Raymond Homestead said...

Beautiful decorating, so cozy! Happy Birthday to Hannah!

Silent Stitches said...

The farmhouse looks very festive! Perfect!!
"Happy Holidays to you and your family!"
...& special Birthday wishes to Hannah!

Debby said...

I love (and have) the James Cramer book too! That book and other favorite books/magazines are kept beside my "stitching chair" to give me inspiration when I have the time to sit and I am not stitching! Merry Christmas to you, too!

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