Christmas on the Farm…

Farm to Stable Ivory Paper Luncheon Napkins from Caspari

Farm to Stable Ivory Paper Cocktail Napkins from Caspari

Decorating the Farm for the holidays fills me with joy and gratitude.  Our property is blessed with holly bursting with red berries, hundreds of boxwood bushes and tall pine trees.  I use them all to ‘deck’ both the inside and outside of our house.  There’s nothing prettier than fresh greens – and for us, it’s wonderfully economical to cut our own.

IMG_1706 2I spent the weekend filling window boxes and hanging wreaths.

And today –  now that my tree is finally trimmed, and garlands are sufficiently swirled….

I thought I’d share a few of my upcoming holiday plans with you…

Next week,  I’ve invited neighbors, family and friends to my annual Caroling Party.

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Winter Song Fill-In Invitations from Caspari

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Winter Song Party Table At Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

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Winter Song Paper Guest Towels from Caspari

It’s always a sweet party

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Monsieur Caspari plays carols on the piano – we sip champagne and nibble on homemade cookies — singing from songbooks long ago created by my grandmother for her own parties.  My favorite song?  ‘The Holly and The Ivy’.

As our guests float out the door – humming their favorite tunes ,  I’ll hand out Christmas crackers for them to enjoy in their own homes this season.  I can’t seem to collect enough of them at Caspari.  Our children — no matter how old they get – love wearing the little paper hats and sharing the enclosed jokes and toys – all found inside each cracker.

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Winter Song 12 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

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Musica 10 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

Here are a just a few more of the many darling Caspari crackers available this season.

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Garland Trellis 12 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

Lynn Haney Santa 12 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

Lynn Haney Santa 12 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

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Imperial Ornaments 12 Inch Christmas Crackers from Caspari

On to Christmas Eve  – our family night.

Holly Linen Gold Paper Luncheon Napkins from Caspari

Holly Linen Gold Paper Luncheon Napkins from Caspari

The Christmas Eve table Caspari created for their Charlottesville Shop was a show stopper.

Christmas Eve Table from Caspari's Charlottesville Shop

Christmas Eve Table At Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

The china and serving dishes,  flown in from Au Bain Marie Paris —-featuring pheasants, stag’s heads, ducks and acorns—are so festive.   So of course, I had to have them — and will cart them up to our ski house in Wintergreen to enjoy after Christmas.

Au Bain Marie PAris Serving Dish Available at Caspari's Charlottesville Shop

‘Au Bain Marie Paris’  Serving Dish Available at Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

Can you see how the Caspari ladies used rolls of wrapping paper to line their table?  Brilliant!  What a perfect way to add a pop of holiday pattern without investing in costly linens.

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Christmas Eve Table At Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

Royal Plaid Foil Continuous Wrap Roll from Caspari

Royal Plaid Foil Continuous Wrap Roll from Caspari

I already know how I’ll set the Christmas Day Brunch table.  With  ‘Farm to Stable’, of course!

Farm to Stable Green Cocktail Napkins from Caspari

Farm to Stable Green Paper Luncheon Napkins from Caspari

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Farm to Stable Party Table at Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

Did you spy the wrapping paper ‘table runner’ again?

Farm to Stable Continuous Wrap Roll from Caspari

Farm to Stable Continuous Wrap Roll from Caspari

Farm to Stable Party Table at Caspari's Charlottesville Shop

Farm to Stable Party Table at Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

And I think the Vista Alegre lettuce plates really add the perfect touch to this cozy table – so I bought a few of them too — my early Christmas gift to our kitchen!!!

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‘Vista Alegre’ Plates and Serving Pieces Available at Caspari’s Charlottesville Shop

Belgian Linen Party Favor Bags from Caspari

Belgian Linen Party Favor Bags from Caspari

With a bit more shopping, and lot more cooking, I think I’m holiday ready.  Hope you are, too!

 A very Merry Christmas to you from our Farm!!!IMG_1700xx, Coco

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