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Christmas ornaments for the B Farm Tree

I went to the farm this week so the chimney could be cleaned...guess the previous owners weren't careful what they were burning. But now it's all clean and we can build a fire in it. Hurray! Looking forward to a cozy, fire burning in the fireplace, hot chocolate kind of night. ( closes eyes and dreams of cold weather- oh yes, please!) Of course I took full advantage of my time there to decorate the farmhouse for Christmas.  I had stuff everywhere while I worked. I put out the Christmas candles, decorated the mantel and entry table, and of course, the tree. In a previous post, I shared my twig stars and acorn bells. You can see that here:  Theme For The Farmhouse Tree . Here's how they look in the tree: I also took some pinecones and either added glitter or "snow" to them. The red felt reindeer came from Wal-Mart and I added a few ornaments I already had that were nature inspired like the olivewood nativity. I have also been saving can lids to

Christmas decorating humor

The city house has been decorated for Christmas! Yesterday, we worked on the yard... Mr. B put up lights on the house, pulled out the sleigh and wire reindeer, and set them up. I went out to check on him and this is what I found: All the deer piled in the sleigh and Santa pulling it. Ha, I can't leave him alone for a minute - so I did what any sane DIYer would do - I made a sign and stuck it in front of the sleigh: Poor Santa. His reindeer have rebelled and are throwing ornaments out the sleigh and now he's having to pull them. Maybe they don't like the warm weather we've been having or they're just tired of working or maybe it's a new reindeer game. Whatever it is, Santa has his work cut out for him. It looks like they're not going to behave. I love my husband's sense of humor. It has kept me laughing through the years. I'm going to the farm this week and will decorate while I'm there. Maybe I'll throw in some humor so

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to take this time to say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my blogger friends and readers. I hope you have special time spent with family and friends, lots to eat, and much to be thankful for. With joy and thanksgiving, Cecilia

Theme for the farmhouse tree

I've decided on a theme for the farmhouse Christmas tree.... It was an easy decision, really. I've always wanted a tree with white lights (my kids always voted for the multi-colored lights and although I like that look there's just something serene about white lights) and I like the rustic/ woods/ natural look so it was really a no brainer - I decided on a tree with all white lights and a rustic/ woodland theme. After all, we are in a beautiful woody setting. Some of our wooded acres heading out the drive Whew, now that that decision is out of the way, I started brainstorming on what natural elements to hang on the tree - like acorns, pinecones, sticks, and also stuff made from burlap, felt, etc. Oh, the creative juices have started flowing! some of my materials I started with an acorn jingle bell - we have lots of acorns. I decided to just use the caps. I picked up lots of them, brought them inside, and then glued them onto silver jingle bells. Nex

A visit with friends

This past weekend we invited some of our good friends to the farm. They've all been asking when they got to see it. Now seemed like a good is cooler, the scorpions are under control (or at least not liking the cooler weather ), the trees changing color , and the house is finally fit for company. We had a blast. We met in town and drove south about 5 miles to Baby J's Barbeque. Yum, they have some of the best barbeque and fried catfish around. They just recently painted and spruced up the place. It is just so homey! Really, really nice folks. Of course, we had to go shop in downtown Palestine. We enjoyed browsing through the antique stores and other shops. Found a pie place in Old Town- Oxbow Bakery and Antiques. And yes! they had my favorite - coconut cream pie. I was ecstatic - it was soooo good! view of downtown Coconut Cream Pie Oxbow Bakery and Antiques  After we were stuffed, we headed out to the farm where we proudly showed off our place