Please come in, don’t be a stranger. The Festival Of Lights, has already begun. It is officially the darkest day of the year. The day when we put out lights on our houses, on our trees, and in our windows. We also turn on the special light within ourselves, and we all help to light up the darkness. So please, come into our bright little home. The cookies are baking, the ham is hot and waiting, Glogi, is on the stove. It smells amazing, spicy mixed with that amazing Christmas tree smell. And the music is absolutely wonderful, traditional and old fashioned, not a pop music Christmas, but more an ancient, celtic, and something like what you might expect to hear at a Christmas party at Downton Abbey. The music adds a bright touch of shining magic to the old farmhouse.
Please, have a seat by the hearth near the heat of the woodstove. Enjoy the smell of the fragrant Christmas tree and we will be right there to bring you a hot spicy Scandinavian drink which you will garnish with raisins and almonds. Warm up after being out in the cold.
In the dimness of winter, surrounded by the candle light, and the tree lights, go check the stockings for goodies…. You never know what can be found. Then sit back down and finish your glogi with a freshly baked cookie made in part with fresh ingredients from right outside the back door.
Now that the warmth has seeped in, go explore the Christmas decor all around the farm house.
Christmas just isn’t Christmas, until I put out my special nutcracker.
We like to bring outside in as nothing else looks more beautiful in an old rustic farmhouse like this one…. Plus, somehow it helps play up the most important thing in the house, the tree.
All over the house there are beautiful decorations, in the kitchen we have some nice seasonal prettiness set up
Christmas, has invaded. We look forward to making some new traditions here in our forever home and to sharing a few we have created in the past while living abroad. Welcome, and please let us light you up inside while you visit us here to see the decorations and explore the farm and the house. We hope your holiday is as bright and shining as the one we are having here. Happy holidays to everyone everywhere. We wish you a happy festival of lights by whatever name you choose to call it. There is no wrong way to bring light to the darkness. Let’s all light up this darkness in our own unique way and treasure each other’s light.