As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Farmhouse Christmas

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

As a homebody, I love house-y things! I fully realize that my true home is not here, nor anywhere on this earth. But while I'm here, I am grateful for my home and try to make it warm and welcoming, cozy and comforting, a place of blessing.

For years, Ron and I have attended a candlelight house tour in a nearby community. It is so lovely I have sometimes wished I could relocate my house for that one night and join in on the fun! So this year I have decided to join in on The Nester's fun! And it is a lot easier than relocating my house. And I didn't have to bake hundreds of cookies. Or even deluxe clean, because I could move anything that I didn't want you to see into another room.

So glad that YOU could come in and share our farmhouse Christmas!


Cornhusk nativity I've had for years

A corner of my kitchen

My kitchen window decked for the holidays

Another cozy corner

By the back door

Rosemary tree (Thanks, Mom and Daddy!)


Tiny tree trimmed with yarrow from our herb garden

Treats on the sideboard


Thanks for coming on our tour! And feel free to visit The Nesting Place to see LOTS of other homes in their holiday best!

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:14


  1. BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is so festive. So warm, and charming!!!

    mY tOUR iS nOW sHARED....come by, if you can, to visit. Happy Holidays!


  2. Simple and lovely, the table on the braided rug just sends me. Your home is lovely. Ahppy Holidays.

  3. LOVE your home.


  4. Absolutelly love your home! :D It is simple and loved!

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  5. Love the tree in the kitchen now! And are those candycanes I spy in the jar under the backdoor table? I predict it will be 4 short after Sunday. :-)

  6. You have a lovely, warm, inviting home.

    Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  7. Everything looks lovely. What a charming home! Merry christmas!

  8. Yep...candy canes in the jar! :-) And we'll be happy to share 4...or 6...or more!

  9. New table by the back door? Love it! Everything looks great and cozy. Just the way I like it. :)

  10. Yes, the table is new...Ronnie made it this fall.
    The milk can that had sat there for years needed a paint job, so one day I just moved it out and decided not to return it (even if I did get around to painting it). But then we realized how much we used it to set things on as we came and went...library books, purses, etc. Soooooooo, this table met our needs for something on which to plop stuff. ;-)
    Since the original idea was "to plop", I determined NOT to decorate it...leave it bare except for the lamp, hence plenty of plopping space. Guess how long that lasted!

  11. Cheryl, your home is so beautiful. I remember the first time I ever walked inside. I was spellbound. It was like a Wonderland. I don't think I've seen it decorated for Christmas, but your pictures show me that the Wonderland is even more charming during this special time of year. And the beauty is far deeper than the outward things.

  12. So lovely! The simple beauty is breathtaking.

  13. Having seen you home one year at Christmas time, it brings back such good memories to see these pictures. It is so lovely and "warm".

  14. Your words are so kind, ladies! I'd love to have each one of you over to sip coffee or tea and nibble on Christmas cookies!

  15. Your home looks very cozy and inviting. I like your cornhusk nativity. Merry Christmas!


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