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.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Colonial Farmhouse Christmas

It's Christmas at the Farmhouse!

If you were here this evening... 

You would hear Bekah (11) playing on the piano one of my favorite carols, "Angels From the Realms of Glory." You would smell the pungent aroma of Village Candle's "Christmas Tree" candle. Mmmm... You could taste some applesauce cake, or some Crinkle Top Molasses Cookies made by Kati and still warm from the oven. You would feel all warm and cozy, in contrast to the damp chill just outside the door.

But since you can't all be here, you'll just have to see how we have decked our halls in preparation for gathering with our family and friends to celebrate The One who has come, our Messiah!

Joy to the World, the Lord has come! ♫

Glimpses of the farmhouse kitchen...

Peeking into the farmhouse dining room...

Glances into the farmhouse living room...

Thank you for stopping by to have a peek at our farmhouse!

Do you love house tours like I do?
If so, you can virtually traipse through
myriads of houses dressed in their holiday best
just by clicking on the tours below!  

via The Inspired Room and The Cottage Magpie

via The Nester


  1. Oh, I would love to be there enjoying your beautiful home. I just know I would feel right at home and maybe have some of that applesauce cake ~ sounds so yummy!

  2. It's so nice to see your lovely home. I like your green cabinets and the tree in your wonderful kitchen! I think I'd rather stay in at your house, than go out! Did I say that correctly?

  3. Your home is so lovely! Merry Christmas!
    From another homeschool Mom. :)

  4. Beautiful!

    I love the simplicity but the real beauty of what you have done.

    Looks so much like what our ancestors would have done - greening their homes for the season!

    I adore your kitchen tree!


  5. So simply festive. Is that a wreath of rosemary for your kitchen window? Darling! Yes, I love home tours. Used to go to real ones at Christmas time, but all the walking now in snow and on ice doesn't make me as excited as it once did. These will just fit the bill. Are you linked up? You should be!

  6. Cheryl,
    As I scrolled through the post, the words that came to me were: rest, tranquility, peace, refuge, retreat.
    Beautiful, my friend.

  7. Your home is so cozy and welcoming - a house where life is lived and people are loved. Merry Christmas!

  8. Your farmhouse is so warm and cozy. Makes me want to stay awhile and just enjoy it

  9. I like the gentle touch of your early American decorating, your painted kitchen, the oranges and popcorn among the greenery, the pineapple and pewter. It is comfortable, cozy and nostalgic. Each scene has its own uncluttered Colonial style interest. I wish you could lend me some everyday decorating ideas for my house. I am so indecisive.
    Karen A.

  10. Beautiful farmhouse! Popping over from the Nester's party, Merry Christmas!

  11. Enjoyed touring your home very much. I like how you have decorated for Christmas, it's warm, cozy, inviting and I want to move in!

    Merry Christmas

  12. Your home is lovely as always:) I really love your tree in the kitchen.

  13. Simply stunning! Love your home, love it more at Christmas. Following you my friend. Diane


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