Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

All Photos - The Grower's Daughter

Good Morning!

It's been a busy week, and the business seems like it's going to continue right through to the new year. Christmas parties and family celebrations have begun to fill our calenders and Christmas is in the air.

This week we put up our tree. I would have loved to visit one of our local tree farms to cut down our own perfect tree, but a week of constant rain has made that nearly impossible. Needing to trim our tree in time for a holiday party I'm hosting, I took Willen to our nearest Home Depot and picked out the perfect tree there. We spent the afternoon decorating the tree, and later made a gingerbread house.

Our house smells magnificent!

Here are a few photos of what has been decorated so far. I still have greenery to trim and add to shelves and mirrors, and the rest of our stockings need to be hung. Our piano and banister both need garland, and a few windows are in need of some small wreaths.

But for now, its beginning to look like Christmas.

My ornaments are simple silver balls and some vintage looking mercury glass ornaments.

I found this large bit of stitched together grain sacks this fall, and thought it made the perfect tree skirt.

A simple birch star nestled on top and white lights finished the tree.

Simple, and pretty.

I've put out a couple swags of mixed greenery and this vintage tree plate I found at the Country Living Fair on top of my large frame. It's adds the perfect amount of Christmas.
Our perfectly imperfect gingerbread house. Shaky hands and a curious little boy make for squiggly details, but I still think it's cute. I didn't put any candy on it because if I would have, I would be fighting all day with Willen who would be constantly trying to pick off candies! At least this way he doesn't seem to notice it as much. Yesterday at breakfast, with his chin resting on this hand, he informed me that he "loved our birdhouse, Mommy." I thought it was so cute.

A small dish of chocolate filled mints.

Our simple stockings hanging from the banister, with simple white ribbon and a glittery initial. They will look even more beautiful with garland around the railing.


  1. I too love the smell of all the greenery.Looks very pretty~Cheers Kim

  2. Everything is just so delightful! ~Ashley

  3. That IS a perfect tree... i love the simple silver balls, and your little white stocking, and i always love gingerbread houses! I'm particularly intrigued with the idea of chocolate filled mints... yum, didn't know those existed...


  4. I love the White Pine vintage sign. Lucky find for you! My son ate the candy off of a two year old gingerbread house while I was out. YUCK! I think you were wise to leave the candy off! Merry Christmas!

  5. So lovely!!! I just love your beautiful home!!
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Hello Maria, I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! I am adding you to my blog roll so I don't miss a thing! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. gorgeous@! I love your tree with the mercury looking glass. The white dish with mints is adorable too.

    I would love to have your tree skirt...I just bunched up some burlap for ours this year...our tattered old ugly snowman tree skirt from the 90's had to go!


  8. Christmas is really in the air! =)

  9. Your gingerbread house is beautiful. It is probably very tasty too. I'm sure your kids have eaten it up by now.


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