Thursday, December 15, 2011

Memories


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!

4 comments:

marly said...

Your warm and fuzzy feeling from decorating one special item, is all you need. Easier than four frickin trees.

Carmen Sutton & Jean Hohulin said...

The most awesome barn ever and it looks good with in all its Christmas finey. Will the animals talk on Christmas Eve? Hope your have a wonderful holiday season.

Ter'e said...

Why this is all you really need. Christmas is in your heart. Lovely.........

woolwoman said...

sweet story kathy - hope you are well and enjoying the season in spite of not putting up any decorations - some years you just don't feel like it - cheers ! melody

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