Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas from Astolat Farm

I love Christmas: decorating the house, visiting with good friends, entertaining, and planning the Boxing Day dinner for our family. This year, as an extra bit of fun, I dressed up our goats and made the picture into a Christmas card. Some were surprised that I did it, but all agreed that Doodles is the cutest baby goat ever. So I'm sharing the picture with all of you, as I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Astolat Farm, including Doodles and Billy Goat. 

Here is a little tour of the house in its holiday finery:

The main tree is in the den
As always, we chose a Frasier fir from Old Homestead Tree Farm
A smaller (artificial) tree in the Garden Room is new this year
I brought the angel topper with me from England 40 years ago
A collection of school houses on the TV cabinet
Jon made a parade of English soldiers through the schoolhouse village
He arranged my large collection of santas on the hutch

The dining room is beginning to look festive:

Love the seasonal flowers on my teacup collection
Winter rose poinsettia
I'm so happy that many people still send cards

Wishing you a blessed holiday season and happy gardening in 2019!



Christmas crackers are part of our tradition

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  1. Pam you decorated your house so cozy, but I love most the goats in their Christmas outfit. Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  2. Doodles is the cutest in Christmas outfit! But Billy Goat is too! MERRY CHRISTMAS

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours Pam. Your home looks so beautiful and inviting and I LOVE the outfits on Doodles and Billy Goat. It makes an amazing Christmas card! Happy New Year too!

  4. I like the wire reindeer.
    Happy Christmas!

  5. Oh Pam... Doodles and Billy Goat make the best Christmas Card. Thanks for sharing. Your home is warm and inviting.. Merry Christmas.

  6. Your decorations are stunning! I’m particularly taken by Doodles and Billy Goat as years ago I bred Nubians. I always enjoy your postings!

  7. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas. I enjoyed seeing your decorations, the house is looking very festive, but Billy and Doodles are stealing the show in this post, how cute.

  8. Your house looks beautiful & so festive! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  9. I always love seeing the decorations. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  10. I LOVED to see your goats "kidding" around! I know, lame pun.

  11. I love how you embrace Christmas Pam. Yes Doodles is seriously cute and so is Billy in a goatish way. Happy New Year, soon be Spring.