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nestled down

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.’’ – Ebenezer Scrooge

 

 

 

Well, we certainly aren’t keeping Christmas this year in the way we have grown accustomed to.

I inherited these Christmas decorations from my mother-in-law recently. The tree, Santa and the Dickens carolers, Bob Cratchet and Tiny Tim.  The tree and the Santa are newer additions to her collection, the carolers I remember her having as long as I can remember.  It is special to have them in our house now.

 

Just a few snaps from my photo journal this week.

We survived the ice storm, many downed trees, and broken limbs. Widespread power outage, that left us appreciating electricity and running water.  The power crews did a good job of restoring our power, after about 9 hours.  Many weren’t so lucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Red Dirt took this first photo last night.  Our Parks and Rec. Department put on a drive-thru light show two nights in a row.  It was sweet and humble and perfect for this stranger than strange year.  Sadly the cars behind us wanted to drive faster than we did, no getting out of your car, so it was hard to snap photos while driving in the dark.  This is the only photo that turned out half decent.  We drove the loop twice and completely enjoyed the simplicity of it all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We shall nestle down for the holiday with our furry and feathered critters, lots of snuggly blankets, and cups of steaming good cheer topped with dollops of whipped cream and homemade cookies.

Wishing everyone a Merry Everything!

Until next time, Be Safe Be Well.

xo Kim

7 thoughts on “nestled down

  1. Pam says:

    Ice storms are so pretty yet so destructive. I love how you decorate your home! It always looks so cozy. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. We aren’t fancy or flashy and I think saying cozy is beyond the nicest. Yes, Ice storms are certainly beautiful and destructive. Wishing you a good holiday. Xo, kim

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  2. pennross says:

    Photos as usual are so inviting. Have a cookie for me! Cheers! Xo.

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    1. Merry Merry Penny! Sending cheer and eating cookies for you. XO, Kim

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  3. Debra Smith says:

    Merry Christmas my friend!

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  4. Linda Schaub says:

    Ice is definitely not nice! I worry every time we have ice on the lines for that reason. I wish we’d have a mild and easy Winter like last year. Your decor is so cozy Kim … from the lighting, to the home-spun look. My house is a country theme, so I can appreciate your house and decor. I like your mother-in-law’s Dickens decorations and Santa and especially the tree. I think it is maybe a Danbury Mint tree? I have collected teddy bears, all sizes, fur and resin, through the years … no more as there is no room for them and they have encroached into multiple rooms (bless their hearts anyway). One year for Christmas, my mom bought me a Danbury Mint Boyds Bears Christmas tree. There are bears crawling all over that ceramic tree and lots of ornaments and lights. She also ordered a jacket from Danbury Mint with the same tree on the back and mischievous bears on the front of the jacket. I swore this year I’d take the tree out from where it sits all year in a cupboard high up for safekeeping, but I never decorated once AGAIN. Next year I will get it out and some of my bear resin figurines and ornaments and take some photos. Back in the day I’d spent a day decorating, and because the house is so small, the knickknacks had to be stored somewhere and holiday stuff out … a whole day to put it out, then put it away, but I love the soft glow of Christmas lights – it is all so magical. Have a wonderful Christmas Kim.

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  5. Debbie says:

    Dear Kim.. wishing you a lovely, peaceful Christmas… your home is so inviting, so cozy and warm. I don’t follow facebook, but noticed your post in the margin, which is worrisome… pray there will be the miracle needed…how hard life can be. Sending love to all at Red Dirt Farm xoxo

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