We are Christmas decorators here at Red Robin Farm. Adam loves to do up the outside and I've always been an inside decorator. I love Christmas. I will admit to being a bit tired at my age of all the hauling of boxes and going up and down the attic stairs. More and more I need the children to help. And less and less are they home!
Anyway, Adam has been doing up the front porch with its gingerbread look. Isn't it great?
He cut the greenery from the cedar trees on the back of our property, attaching them to strings of lights with boat tape.
It all looks so very pretty at night when I'm driving home from work in the dark.
We put up our little tree today.
And Julia set up the Christmas houses in their seasonal village.
Then a friend brought her 3 year old daughter over to pick up Julia for babysitting, and oh my!!! Did those two ever have a ball playing with that village! It was darling to watch. They were far, far into Pretend Christmas Town.
I have it set up on top of my trunk this year. We are rather squashed for space in this little house.
This is my wooden tree, made and given to me by a friend's husband years ago. I place the same few ornaments on it each year.
This year I've added a new ornament to the wooden tree. If you look closely, you'll see "Philip 2002" on it. I have a selection of personalized ornaments like this for all the kids. I'll be sending Philip's set to him since he's married now, but he said I could keep one. I chose this one. As the kids marry or otherwise permanently leave home, I'll do this each time, I think.
And my nativity scene ~
Adam made the stable years ago from some wood removed from our 1870s Victorian home in Mississippi back in the early 1990s.
Last but not least, our Jesse tree, looking bare right now. But each day we add an ornament that reminds us of Jesus and of how He is found in all of the Bible -- how God's Word always points to Him.
It's a good reminder of why all the other joy of the holiday (Holy Day) is here in the first place.
Your house looks beautiful! I love the fresh-cut greenery around your porch. So festive! I am big into decorating, too, even though, as you say, it's getting to feel like much more work since I don't have all my helpers here. As I type, I'm surrounded by boxes, and a half-decorated tree. Love that Adam made the stable from wood from your old house.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm behind on visiting your farm!
I'm a fan of fresh greenery and lights and candles. I love the look of your front porch! I've scaled down my Xmas decorating a lot, but I still love setting out the creche, decorating the tree, and adding lots of candles and twinkle lights.ReplyDelete
Enjoy this Christmastime.
this got me: "I have a selection of personalized ornaments like this for all the kids. I'll be sending Philip's set to him since he's married now, but he said I could keep one. I chose this one. As the kids marry or otherwise permanently leave home, I'll do this each time, I think."ReplyDelete
I can't bear it. but I know I have to....:)
Your little house is glad to be, once more, decked out for Christmas! It's all so festive! I like your Jesse tree. I plan to get one about that size and I like the idea of decorating it with things that point to Jesus. :) Merry Christmas to all at Red Robin Farm!ReplyDelete
I love your porch!! It looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
The Jesus tree is a great idea!!
How wonderful it all looks! I love the idea of a Jesus tree too.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas Holidays ~ FlowerLady