Saturday, December 1, 2007

oh, Christmas is lovely ...

oh, isn't Christmas time lovely....
it's the first of December, looking out my windows snow is falling as I write. The candles are lit on the mantle, the fir wreath on the front door is dusted with snow, a good fire in the fireplace and the scents of Christmas have come to my little farmhouse.
We've been to the woods with our little grandchildren to cut our tree, we've been going to the woods since I was very small...and we carried the tradition on with our children and now our little grandchildren... it's just lovely...seeing their excitement and the snow falling as we tramped through the firs and pines looking for the perfect tree to bring home. Feeling the same excitement ourselves...making snow angels under the trees, wondering if they'll be found before the snow fills them in... Seeing Christmas through their eyes makes this celebration just what it is meant to be. Peace & Joy, great Hope, love for each other and the promise of good things to come.
This evening our tree stands in front windows, not yet dressed and waiting for it's old paper and tinsel, wonderful beeswax candles & chalk ware Santas , gingerbread animals & sparkling glass charms .
Each year we add more and each year our tree is even more beautiful...and Christmas more meaningful as our family gathers and is together.
oh, Christmas is lovely....
with love,
Christine
Deerfield Farm
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Dear Readers,

Our story of "Mr Jefferson comes calling"

continues tomorrow...with

"My dear Madame".....

9 comments:

Cathy Louise said...

One day I hope to enjoy that tradition with you my friend... I really don't think there could be anything better... As I sit here in my studio in a little tank top and jeans and it is very warm outside the thought of that beautiful snow and candle lit fireplace brings a big smile to my face...
Love to you
Cathy

Storybook Woods said...

We got a little bit of snow yesterday too, it was a perfect day. I wonderful way to start December. Clarice

Ulla said...

What a wonderful tradition! I wish we had snow here, but alas, we make due with sunshine angels... Love the vision of what your tree is filled with - and hope we get to have a peek!

Wendy said...

Dear Christine

The very Thought of it warms my heart Christmas is such a magical time of year. One day I hope to experience a snow filled one.

Always Wendy :)

Wendy said...

Dear Christine

The very Thought of it warms my heart Christmas is such a magical time of year. One day I hope to experience a snow filled one.

Always Wendy :)

Katie said...

What a fun time we had & remembering all the times we've been out to the same spots...so glad there wasn't snow up to our hips this year - that was an adventure to traipse about getting our trees, wasn't it! The snow was just right for playing in.
(Can't wait to read about Mr. Jefferson!)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your Christmas does indeed sound lovely and as it should be. My favorite parts of this season are the quieter ones and your words evoke that feeling for me.
I have enjoyed hearing your story of Mr. Jefferson and anxiously await the outcome.

Jeanette said...

Oh Christmas is lovely I do agree and your blog is lovely too. I haven`t visited before and I am so glad I found it. I read, and read and read. And will return reading really soon. Your dolls - SO beautiful. Simply gorgeous. I envy you the snow. I am a Christmas freak and every year I dream of snowy fields and sleighrides but I very seldom get them. In the south of Sweden were I live winter is of the rainy variant.

Will come back real soon!
Jeanette

Stacey said...

Oh Christe~ you bring such fond memories! I was the only one of the kids that would traipse in the woods with my Dad, just looking for the perfect tree. You don't know how warm the memories keep you until you pull them out and wrap up in them again.. Thank you so much for sharing and reminding me that I had some wonderful memories packed away in my old mind trunk!

Stacey