Wednesday, November 28, 2012


At Christmas all hearts go home. 


 We dress our windows and doors with evergreens, welcoming family and friends.
Our gaily decked homes welcome passersby too.


A nostalgic sled reminds us of days gone by. 
Christmases when it seemed like it always snowed.  Everyone gathered at the neighborhood sledding hill.  We were there for hours, reluctantly returning home for hot cocoa and dry clothes.
We remember skating on a frozen pond.  Our cheeks red and noses frosty, and all the neighborhood kids joining in.  No video games for us.  We played outside until we were called to dinner, or our mittens so wet we couldn't feel our fingers.
We were welcomed home to the smell of dinner,
just about ready.
Evenings were spent reading a book, playing a board game, building a puzzle.
And once a year our favorite Christmas programs came on.  We greatly anticipated these nights.
Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
I loved a movie called
"The House Without a Christmas Tree."
But Charlie Brown was my favorite.
Now my DVR is almost full with recorded Christmas movies waiting to be watched.  But I long for a simpler time.
An old fashioned Christmas.

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  1. Beautiful home~ I bought a ton of burlap ribbon this year I love what you did with yours!

  2. Thanks Karen, I'm very partial to burlap right now! I just love the natural look. I'm using it on my presents too.

  3. That is one beautiful home! And Charlie Brown is on tonight. sandie

  4. Hi and thanks for following! I am returning the favor. I love your beautiful home. All the wreaths are beautiful!

  5. Your wreaths all look so pretty. The flag is perfect for your house.

  6. Everything is so beautiful!! I love the wreaths !!!

  7. I love it! I especially love the garland around the door. I have a sled that I like to decorate every year similar to that. It's vintage and my mom had it since she was a little girl :) It's so pretty and I just love the look of it on my front porch. Happy Holidays!

  8. looks so cute!!! I remember the House Without A Christmas Tree with Jason Robards!!! I actually bought it on Amazon last year!!! Thanks for linkin up... Deb Vintage On A Dime

  9. We must be kindred spirits! I can so identify with this post and longing for the simple nostagia of a by-gone time. Childhood Christmas for me was like no other! Perfection. Magical. No fussing over trivial things, but enjoying them!! I strive for that now.
    Your home is just gorgeous at Christmas! I love all of your real greenery and wreaths.

  10. Your home is so pretty all decorated for Christmas!!

  11. My memories are the same as yours, Jennifer. :) It all came back to me when I read about having wet, stiff mittens and cold fingers. What a wonderful childhood! Thanks for sharing your memories and your lovely home!

    xoxo laurie

  12. I remember those days too! Your home looks so beautiful all decked out for Christmas.

    Enjoy those movies!


  13. New to your blog. Your PB -vs- WM bedroom caught my eye. So lovely and yes, like the others had commented, your room is my choice too.
    Today's post from you is a reminder for this grandmother to keep Christmas simple and full of love.

  14. Your houe is beautiful! I also have an old fashioned sled on my doorstep~it is so warm and welcoming. I love your plaid blanket. Where did you find it? And, yes, I agree about waiting every year and getting excited for the annual Christmas specials. My husband owns every one of them on DVD so it sort of spoils the excitement!

  15. Another great post! I love your house!!! A dream home to me :) Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  16. I love the greenery. Very natural =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party

  17. Your home is beautiful and I love how you have it decorated for Christmas. Your home and mine are a lot alike! I know you will enjoy the Christmas holidays............

    The French Hutch

  18. Love all those wreaths in your windows and your front door. I dream of having a property like this too! :)


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