Thursday, December 15, 2011
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When I was a little girl, my parents had a farm in Frederick County, Maryland. It was just a small farm, but it was the perfect place to grow up. On one of my birthdays, somewhere around my 8th or 9th, my parents gave me a tin doll house. One of those big ones that is open in the back and you can arrange the plastic furniture in each room. I HATED it! I was SO offended that my parents would get me such a girly, babyish gift. I probably let my feelings be known because soon after my father built me a barn. A wonderful wooden barn with a tin roof that I loved beyond reason.
I still have the doll house and I still have the barn. They are the only two toys I've kept after all these years.
Recently on Pinterest (if you haven't been there, go!!), someone posted a photo of a kids barn decked out for Christmas. I was immediately inspired!! So I found the barn in the attic, cleaned it up and even made a wreath for it. (I used a bangle bracelet and wire wrapped sprigs of boxwood all around it.) Tomorrow in the light of day, I'll go out and cut some greens and spruce it up a bit more. But I couldn't wait to show you.
And, this is the ONLY decorating I've done for Christmas. Can you believe that? Not a single tree, not a single light. This is it. I'm not sure I know what's happened to me!
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