The Christmas event at the farm was a greatly anticipated holiday shopping opportunity for Joy's blog followers and customers. Many thought they would be 'shoppin in the shed'! Not the case, the holiday event was held IN the farmhouse, because of course the weather really didn't permit an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere in THE SHED. Upon walking up to the front porch, anticipation only grew. The porch was decked out with natural Christmas greens, tree tops, and bundles of birch wood. The fragrance, the atmosphere and the fire burning in the firepit created the perfect ambience for the shopper.
Zinc containers filled with packages of fresh greens selected
and gathered by Joy.
Christmas decorations and lanterns all ready to take home.
This weathered old cabinet was filled with bundles of birch and
more fresh greens.
The dining room table was filled with Christmas goodies perfectly
displayed by Joy of http://savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com/ who has been
known to take your breath away with her creativity. I, as a former shop owner, know the
importance of getting it right and believe me, she did! It was a wonderland
of goodies that she had shopped for, created and gathered so beautifully.
Architectural elements all re purposed and ready to hang when
when you get home.
What was without tag was not for sale and showed so
beautifully how Joy and her family live . . . . farmhouse
style to the limit!!
This hand painted canvas sign was done by Holly of the Etsy
For that baseball enthusiast, vintage baseballs
had been sprinkled with glitter. Wouldn't one of these
look great under a dome with a score card or tucked
into a tree?
Books, faux Christmas greens carefully created to look real (and
they did!), vintage frames painted to hold blackboards and repurposed
stool bases done with gray and white checks, from http://alwaysrobinseggblue.blogspot.com/, yes, I was allowed to
show some of my wares as well.
More of that farmhouse atmosphere loaded with
goodies for sale before the doors opened.
An old vintage cane chair upholstered with prints from old grain sacks. . . . .
the handpainted cavas of
a deer profile by Holly of Livingston and Porter.
An old office chair that could now go anywhere with the
words SIT!~ Loved this.
THE BACK PORCH . . . . .a mouth watering array of arranged fresh greens,
statuary and balusters re purposed as table candlesticks and a glass sign
Thanks Joy for letting me be a part of it all, but most of all
I feel blessed to call you my friend.