Friday, December 6, 2013

B Farm Christmas Decorating

My Christmas decorations are a lot less this year….


It's hard to do things with a broken knee. I've had to rely on others to do the climbing and kneeling and reaching…it has been frustrating for me as I love to do it all. Fortunately, I've had good help - my son and daughter, husband, and my twin sister.  Still, I just kept it simple this year. Didn't want to overtax my help. :o)

The mantle has my new ornament wreath and my twine cone trees...

See the little figure on the mantle? It was from my mom, many years ago. It is a sweet reminder of her.



I used kitchen twine and hemp twine to wrap the cones. I like the rustic look they provide.



The kitchen window has this:


The entry table lamp got dressed up with some greenery and a Ho-Ho-Ho Candy Cane:




 The hearth has my homemade wreath stand and wreath along with my primitive stitchery and fanciful birdhouse that belonged to my oldest brother:


I like the saying on my stitchery:


This year, we put the tree in front of the living room window. I really like it here:


Looks like my grandfather's saddle got decorated some too…it's there in front of the floor lamp. Funny kids.

Do you see the big burlap snowflakes? I made three and need to make more but I love these on my tree. They actually have silver glitter on them but it's not showing up in my picture.


You can find a great tutorial on how to make them here. Gail gives great directions plus she has lots of other crafts/how-tos on her blog. Go visit and tell her hi!

I didn't get a picture of the porch posts - hard to stand on a hill with crutches. I had Bruce and Son wrap them with red ribbon. I've always wanted posts so I could wrap them and now I do! Sweet Daughter put candy canes along the walk too.

I need to do a few touches in the bathroom - put a Christmas towel up and a decoration here and there. Then we'll be ready for the big family party next weekend. Can't wait!

Happy decorating!
Cecilia

Linking up here:
The Dedicated House -Anything-blue-friday


16 comments:

  1. Love the blue wreath, Cecilia! It's so pretty and vibrant! And your lovely wrapped cones look fabulous on the mantle! I must say the white burlap snowflakes look awesome hanging on your tree along with those cute little owls. You did great making them! Thanks so much for the shout-out. All of your decorations have an air of nostalgia which I love! You did a marvelous job decorating for your party! Everyone is sure to have a good time!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I'm glad you like it all...I like that you see it as nostalgic! The whole season makes me feel that way.
      I'm hoping everyone enjoys themselves...it will be a little sad with my oldest brother gone. It will be our first Christmas without him so I'm trying to keep things on the bright side.

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  2. I like this christmas decorations very much. nowadays many peoples follows the
    christmas applications to prepare a cute decprations at home.

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  3. Wow! You've gotten really far with your help as you recuperate! Love the burlap snowflakes - I pinned a similar tutorial last year, but haven't gotten around to actually crafting. Love the saddle - would love to see another photo of it! And the twin covered trees - I really like that natural look (even though I typically go with the traditional red/green look). Love the nod to your mom - I do the same. Decorating at Christmastime is like a mental journey, evoking soooo many memories of the past, and I love that best of all. Merry Christmas, Cecilia.

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Sometime I will have to take a picture of the saddle. I spent many days riding in it and I'm so glad to be the custodian of it now. Hoping one day to have a horse so I can use it again.
      I do love putting out things that remind me of my loved ones - you're right about Christmas time being a good time for that. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas to you too, Rita.

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  4. Cecilia, I'm glad to hear that you're up and around, even if it's on crutches. Hard to decorate when you're a little challenged. With me, it was in the spring, and I couldn't do all the planting I wanted. That was a bummer for a gardener! I don't think I knew anything about your brother...I'm so sorry. I love that you have something of your mom's on the mantel. Sweet. I'm sad without my mom and dad with me. Holidays are hard. Keep close to the true meaning, and Christmas spirit will keep you going.

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    1. Patty, I would hate not to be able to garden! I totally understand that frustration!
      My brother lost his battle with liver cancer the end of January after being diagnosed in Oct. of last year. Weird that a year has almost gone by. Mom has been gone for 12 years and Dad 20 years. Still miss them especially this time of year. I'm so glad for the hope of Heaven and being reunited one day. I hope your Christmas is full of the people and things that mean the most to you.
      Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  5. Sorry to hear about your knee! Love your decorations, and the tree looks amazing! Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Hey Sarah! So good to hear from you. Thank you for the kind comments. A very Merry Christmas to you too!

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  6. I love those burlap snowflakes! I hope your knee is on the mend.

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    1. Thanks, Magali! They were actually fairly easy to make. I want lots more so need to get the pieces cut out and all.
      The knee is doing well. Making good progress most of the time. Dr. says four more weeks!

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  7. Hi and thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment about the ornament exchange.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. Hi back Julie! I appreciate you visiting…I got my post on the exchange ornament up finally - I hope you will come back and look.

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  8. Love all of your decor! Especially that blue wreath. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Here is the link to today's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/anything-blue-friday-week-37.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Oh how exciting! Thank you, Kathryn. Going to go grab my Featured button!

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