Saturday, January 20, 2018

Enjoying Snow At The Farm

Last weekend we were going to stay in the city - we had a family get together at my mother-in-law's Saturday to go to. But as we looked at the forecast,  snow plus very cold temperatures were headed for the farm. So after we left Bonnie's, we packed up and headed to the farm to take care of things. The weather was still mild on Sunday but Monday that all changed!

Not only did it snow; we had temperatures way below freezing!
The road to our driveway
up the driveway
Bruce brought the beehive into the garage to protect the bees as much as possible. They've been struggling so we want to give them as much a chance as we can for them to survive.
road to the actually froze
I loved seeing snow at the farm! It was so pretty!

(yes, I still have pumpkins in the flowerbed...guess it's time to throw them away. ha.)
 But it was so cold! Tuesday it stayed in the 20's and Wednesday morning it was 9 degrees! Say what?

Tuesday after walking around in the snow, I played with decor in the house while enjoying a warm fire.Tin star candle holders and greenery plus rusty snowflakes on the mantel are so pretty. Those stars are perfect for the farmhouse!

The stars along with the flameless candles came from Twigs in Canton.  The candles really look real! They come with a remote too which is so nice! 

Love my snowy plates with deer. I've had the fawn figurine since I was a little girl.

One of the cute birds from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage is dressed perfectly for this winter weather.

I styled my dough bowl with a cute snowman on a sled.

An enamel bucket also from Canton filled full of large rusty bells looks very farmhouse-y on my vintage yellow step stool.

I set up a hot chocolate station so we could have something nice and hot to drink after enjoying the snow! The platter is actually a Christmas one but it goes well with the snowman mugs so it got to stay.

I placed my cotton stems in a tarnished silver pitcher.

Thankfully Wednesday, the sun came out melting the ice and snow so we could head back to the city. I don't think my fountain thawed out very quickly though.

As for the cold weather, we're back in the 60's today. And that, my friends, is why I love Texas! We can have snow and enjoy it but we aren't stuck with it. :o)

How's your winter going?


  1. Love your pictures of the farm! It must be so enjoyable to be there during a snowfall! Nice and serene!

  2. I just love seeing pictures of the farm. I feel like I am visiting there and enjoying everything-from the cold outside to the warm fire in the fireplace to the sweetly decorated mantel. Hope you have a blessed Sunday Cecilia! xo Diana

  3. I, too, love Twigs at Canton. I love that some of their candles have a timer function. Mine are set to come on at 6:00 p and go off at 11:00 p.

    I live in the pineywoods of east Texas and we got down to 8 degrees. Yesterday I had the windows open!

    1. Hi Ann,
      Isn't Twigs just awesome?
      The farm is north of Palestine; we didn't get the amount of snow Athens and Tyler got. I'm happy we got what we did! It was so cold! Glad it didn't stay that way for long!

  4. Hi Cecilia,
    Oh this winter has been so crazy. We had those below normal temps and lots of snow and this weekend it all changed to a more spring like weather. All the snow is melted after hitting high 40's. It is suppose to get cold again. So we have had a big mix of very cold normal weather to Spring like days every so often.
    The farm looks so cozy and loved seeing one of the little birdies in his winter attire all ready for the cold at the farm. Happy Sunday.

  5. Hi Cecilia ... thanks for sharing your Farm home so beautifully decorated for Winter. After Christmas, I did a Winter decoration on our mantel and I love it. Love how you used the stars and the candles. I need to find out more about the candles. They do look real.
    Blessings and a big hug.
    Audrey Z.

  6. Ah, I am so glad you got to enjoy the snow!!! The farm looks fabulous -- what with the snow and your cozy winter decor -- I want to visit! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  7. What gorgeous images! I need to make a trip to Canton. It's been far too long!

  8. It's easy to see your heart is at the farm Cecilia. Before you know it you'll be there full time and living the dream!



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