Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Christmas is rapidly approaching. I love this time of year. I am pretty much ready. I have decorated as much as I am going to. Not as much as I wanted but enough. My son is home and I am so enjoying having him here. I still want to do some baking. I have all my gifts wrapped and ready to go as well.
Got a new pellet stove and that is installed and working great. Has got to be cheaper than fuel to heat this big ole farmhouse. We had a woodstove but that was just tooooo much work. (see previous post).
SOOOOOO I finally did it. I was setting there eating supper and thought, "hmmm if I go and get the paint and just put a little bit on there will be no turning back". So off I went to the basement and got the black paint. One little bit lead to more.
Now that I have it almost going back...I LOVE IT. I still need to find the hardware I want to use and do something about the top doors. Change the glass. Not sure yet but I have them by the front door to take tomorrow to see about new glass. Maybe I will just leave them off. What do you think? Think I should just leave the top doors off? hmmm.

My primitive Christmas tree

There is a story behind this sad looking plant. I don't want anyone to think I am weirder than I am so that might have to be a story for a much later time.

On top of my tree.

hahaha sideways again
Just a few Christmas shots. I have a big tree in my living room I have to take a picture of. It is nothing great or fancy. In fact I bought it when I was pregnant for my almost 21 year old son. It was black Friday and I was 21 months pregnant (or at least felt like it). We had just moved back to the states. Every year I am told we need to get a new one. However this one is just fine to me. It is tradition. It is still pretty to me. Just a few less needles. I keep thinking that once my son has a place of his own I will just use my prim tree and he can have this one if he wants it lol. This is the one that has the ornaments that you save through the years. The ones people give you, the ones that all have a memory attached. It makes me smile just to decorate it and that is the whole purpose if you ask me.
Not a great picture, but I just took one real quick. Oops some wrapping still to do.
Well it is late and I have to work two more days and then I will be on vacation until the new year. I can't wait.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas season. I hope you are making some wonderful memories with the ones you love. God Bless everyone and Merry Christmas.


  1. LOVE the black on the cabinet!! Oh - I so envy your guts....I think and think and think - and then say, but, there's nothing "wrong" with it the way it is, I just don't like it....and never do anything about it. I like it without the glass myself. Cool beans!! And awesome trees - both of them! LOVE the prim tree - but your traditional tree is incredible for being that old. And, yup - that's what it's all about - the memories and treasures. Don't know how much I'll be around the next few days as I am SO not ready - so wishing you a season of Christmas blessings, joys, and magic....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Sounds like you're in pretty good shape for Christmas, Kat...good for you! As for your hutch, I love the transformation you did. If it were me, I'd replace the glass in the doors (maybe some seed glass?), paint the doors, and put them back on. I'll be interested to see what hardware you end up going with; I'm drawing a blank as to what would look best.


  3. Wow the black looks great, dont think i would have attempted it as it was fine before but now its PRIMNASTIC

  4. Hmmm Kat wanna come to my house? I'm so not ready for Christmas.It'll come either way..Love how the cabinet is looking.The little dress with the stocking tooo cute.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Oh My, your homestead is stunning. All your Christmas displays and your Christmas tree AMAZING.
    Your homestead is warm and coozy.
    Christmas Blessings,

  6. Love your pictures!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. O Kat the cabinet turned out beautifully ! Bravery paid off quite well Id say ! Love your trees . Wishing you and yours a very blessed Merry Christmas ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  8. Love the cabinet!Amazing what a little guts and black paint can lead too.The trees are fantastic as is the rest of your decor.Have a Merry Christmas!Hugs,Jen

  9. Love how the hutch is turning out Kat. Not sure about the doors. Either way may look great. Lovely pictures of your decor.