Tuesday, December 11, 2012

...more bits of Christmas

Fresh greens, pomegranates and pewter adorn our simple mantle this year.

My hooking chair...

From the sunroom...a peek into the family room.

Jenny Salsini oil painting

More red Shiny Brites...

This early 1800's child's dress hangs on our laundry room door. It is circa 1830...wool challis...red and black...and is one of my very favorite things.

...and back to the sunroom

Susan Daul fraktur


Hope you all are enjoying this special season. It was grey and gloomy here yesterday. Annie and I fired up the candles...put in our James Taylor Christmas CD and decorated the tree...and yes, there was dancing...lots of dancing.

Enjoy the day,


  1. Morning Robyn......so enjoyed more Christmas pictures of your warm wonderful home......everything looks so red and beautiful......great sheep collection......Blessings Francine

  2. Robyn,
    Your mantle is gorgeous. Love all of your other bits too. That dress is so special. I can just picture you and Annie decorating and dancing! Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Lori

  3. Forgot to say I love your sheep as well. I have five so far. I have a ways to go to catch up to you!!

  4. Everything is so lovely. I love the simple mantel.

  5. Oh Robyn your home is so serene...it's so nicely stated, not overdone and one can see all the beauty because it's not all gopped up...it's sooooo perfect.
    Goodness can you imagine a child wearing a wool dress - but they did. Beautiful piece, I can see why it's a favorite.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Your home is so lovely in every way! And thank you for telling us the talented artists who adorn your home too. I so want a Susan Daul fractur someday!

  7. ...You & Annie dancing to Christmas music, you can't put that in a package and wrap it - priceless! :o)

    ...Each and every one of your photos are worthy of a country decor' magazine. Really. And that child's dress hanging on your laundry room door? *swoons* :o)

    ...It seems that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in the Mugwump Homestead. Thank you so much for sharing!

    ..."Merry Christmas!" *<:o{

    ...Blessings. :o)

  8. Robyn, you so have the touch. Everything looks so lovely, simple and timeless. A real showplace of tranquility. You have every right to feel the dancing spirit overflowing.
    Hugs to you and Annie

  9. So lovely...love everything ! Your mantel is beautiful.

  10. hi, Robyn~just tastefully done~ Gorgeous~

  11. I do not know where to bgn...I like the mantle, the bulbs, that wonderful windsor chair and that awesome dress...oh I love it all Robyn! Janice

  12. loving it all....a very beautiful home...

  13. You, my friend, just do it all so right. Sigh. Your home, your decor, your taste, is positively enchanting and exquisite. What I wouldn't have given to be a speck on the wall watching you Annie dance.... :o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  14. PS....someone has more Putz sheep than me. Boo Hoo!! :o) r

  15. Oh oh oh. The mantel. That chair. So perfectly pure and simple. Exactly what makes me weak in the knees. Beautifully done.

  16. Robyn...Everything looks so wonderful! I want a hooking chair just like yours (Santa...are you listening???) Your sheep are just amazing and the way you displayed your pewter is absolutely perfect! I love it all!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

  17. *****everything is beautiful...especially your hooking area! reminiscent of colonial
    virginia decorating. happy holidays!

  18. Very beautiful Robyn! I love your flock of sheep. They must make you smile every time you go by.

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  20. Hi Robin! I found your blog when I was searching the web for "putz sheeps", and boy, do you have them - and how wonderful they are! <3
    I would be EVER so happy if you contacted me in case you would consider selling one or more, it would bring me over the moon! Please write me anyway, so I know you have read this; my email is bluebunnyblushing@gmail.com
    Best wishes,