Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas time at the farmhouse ~

My precious daughter-in-law Emily is quite the talented photographer!!!
I was busy wrapping so many gifts and Clara was my precious little elf...
taking the gifts to the tree and placing them ever so carefully!

Emily, Brent and DH (dear husband) have a big soap order they're working on
but during a break Emily took a few pics around the farmhouse ~
I told her I was so very thankful because I needed some great blog fodder!!!!

Here is our view at sunset this time of year ~
the leaves are gone but it's still so beautiful.

This pic is earlier in the day but so beautiful ~ across the street from the house :)
See our mailbox?

The snowbird I created for my sweet snowbird tutorial ~
She hangs in a tiny artificial boxwood topiary.

Little peeks at our Christmas tree ~
I've inserted the prettiest glittered up stems!
They have that vintage look to them....

And look what arrived today!!!!
I won the most wonderful giveaway from Becky at A Wing and a Prayer...
A handmade santa that she created!!!!
I'm so in love with him....he sits center-stage on our mantle now!

And Becky included the most precious ornament too ~
Thank you so very much sweet Becky,
I am so honored to own your wonderful creations!!!!

A vintage-feel sign that I saved from some I used to sell in the antique store ~

Our front porch light ~

Curly ivy I purchased at Lowe's that's sitting on the iron set on the front porch ~
Since my ferns are on their last leg, I thought maybe I could plant ivy
in their hanging baskets!
We'll see how that goes....I'll probably kill them :)

Our wonderful old, bare pecan trees...standing beautifully in a row.

A shy, little girl concrete statue standing in our front flower bed ~
(mind you, the bed needs a little cleaning!)

And I'm STILL wrapping gifts too!!
When you have five kids....and add on the fact that our family is growing ~
there are a LOT of gifts to wrap!

Thank you so much Emily for taking these pics today
so I can share them with my sweet friends ~

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!!!
hugs and love,


Unknown said...

Oh Dawn,
Absolutely beautiful!
And what an Amazing Santa! Drool!
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas and blessed new year!

marda said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the Santa (I have a rather extensive collection, but nothing like this one.) Off to do some more baking and wrapping..how did Christmas get here so quickly?
Merry Christmas.

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos, love your tree, that Santa is amazing. wishing your the very best Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Dorthe said...

So beautiful surroundings, and Emily`s photoes shows all the wonderful nature .
I love the santa you have won,my dear Dawn, how wonderful he looks and your cute little bird,flying into christmas.I love your gorgeous tree, dearest friend.
Wish you all a happy thuesday, with lot of soaps packed for the custumers.
Much love and warm hugs from Dorthe

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Today I'm decorating my tree and you just gave me the idea to put in some of the gold fronds from my front door I had leftover! Thanks, cuz I wanted to add some blingy stuff! Your home is so cozy and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! xo

marga said...

Everything looks so beautifull Dawn!
Merry christmas and a happy new year to you and your family! xxx

Melanie @ French Blue and Peachy Pink said...

I love it all.....gorgeous blog, very inspiring !

Sandy said...

Wonderful photos! I have not wrapped even one thing! On the plan for tomorrow though, I am such a procrastinator! I bet your little elf Clara was enjoying her job! Have a sweet day Dawn.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey there, dear Dawn. Love seeing all the photos of the world around you! I always find the change of seasons so beautiful. Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Week, thanks for being "you"! xoxo,D

Jann said...

Love the photos!

trump said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. I'm just stopping by random blogs today and checking them out. Also wishing you folk's a healthy and happy new years. Richard from an Amish community in Pennsylvania.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a great Christmas tour! All is as lovely as I had anticipated it to be --Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas to you and yours :-)

NanaDiana said...

Dawn- What a wonderful peek into your home. I love the Santa and the ornament your friend created. Your front lights look awesome, too. I especially like your enthusiasm about your new ivy plants!;>) xo Diana

Diane said...

I like your little bird! I purchased a tutorial a while back and my little blue bird looks very much like yours. Love your farmhouse photos, especially the outdoors!

sweetpea said...

my sweet friend, i love the peek around your farmhouse! and to win that santa...oh my! i love becky and her creations. she is so talented! wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind comment dawn. you are so awesome.



Lisa said...

Oh what a great post!! The tree is beautiful & all the decorations perfect. I love your prize from Wing & A Prayer, it's all your style & fits in beautifully with the rest of your decorations. The wreath on the light looks amazing. Still wrapping??


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