Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bits of Christmas

My decorating is very limited this year. I did, however, have fun with my mantle and hooking chair. The beautiful crewel bag arrived today. It was stitched by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm and is a perfect addition.

I've added greens for the season, but this beauty will be staying out after the holidays. The small stitched house has a red roof!

Above the mantle is one of my favorite antique samplers. It is stitched in wool.

My goal for 2016 is to have all my antique samplers framed and hanging. This sampler is in an early circa 1840 painted black frame, about the age of the sampler. I framed this myself and it does not have glass. 

I am hoping the hunter was a lousy shot and the deer escaped to return to the woods!

The red house and the tiny bird on the red fence are two of my favorite motifs.

Now, if I could just get myself into that chair to pull some loops!

My amaryllis is showing off today. Two of the buds opened overnight.

Have a wonderful rest of the week. 

Enjoy the day,


  1. thank you so much for giving my folk art a warm & loving home, my friend.
    wishing you a merry & bright Christmastide!

  2. Hi Robyn,
    Everything is just beautiful!!! Lori's bag looks just perfect in your hooking chair and the sampler is wonderful!!! You have such a knack for putting the right pieces together, Robyn!!! Now go get your hooking supplies and relax and pull some loops!!!
    Enjoy your week, my friend!
    Warm Hugs~

  3. You always know how to bring warmth to your house with your decor. You really have a special touch.
    I agree with Julie, Get your hooking supplies and start pulling hoops. Maybe I should do the same.
    Holiday Hugs,

  4. Before I read your part about the crewel bag being Loi's, I thought it was the one I saw on her blog. Looks wonderful where you have it...and I am so drooling over your sampler. Janice

  5. There is comfort in knowing that some things never your amazing eye for arrangement, and the warmth and absolute beauty you can create in a any corner of a room. Once again, I apologize for being so long gone. I can't pretend to know what I've missed or to catch up, but my hopes and prayers are that things have been well in your world. Smiles & Hugs ~ (The Other) Robin.....

  6. Evening Robyn, such a warm and welcoming home you have, always enjoy seeing what you do with the decorating. Such a beautiful bag and sampler, love them both.warm Blessings Francine.

  7. Robyn ~
    What a wonderful sampler. Like everyone else has said, you have such a knack for decorating!!!
    Is your amaryllis short or is it just the angle? I never even bought one this year...sigh.
    Hugs :)

  8. Great sampler. It looks to be in really good condition. Will it ever be reproduced? The mantle is wonderful.

  9. I coveted that bag from Lori lol! I am so happy that it went to live with you :) Your antique sampler is absolutely stunning!!!
    Blessings, Patti

  10. Your home looks so lovely and warm. I love your new piece by lori. there is noting like greens to make it feel like the holidays.

  11. Beautiful treats for the eyes to behold !
    I simply love how festive everything looks. Your crewel bag from Lori is a lovely add to the arrangement!

  12. Perfection! I am with your other reader and hope you will reproduce that sampler as it is so beautiful. The deer and what looks like the face of a fox! I hope the shooter missed too!

  13. Beautiful, beautiful! Love that pocket by Lori. It looks lovely the way you have it displayed. I also love your antique samplers. You have some wonderful ones! I'm thinking of hooking Cathy Greschner's Merry Christmas rug soon. Hugs, Lori

  14. Stunning! Love your style and all your wonderful pieces! :)

  15. Oh my! What a pleasure to visit your blog and see your beautiful home! I love your antique sampler! Love your gracious living room. Everything is so lovely! Happy Christmas!

  16. I just love greens, they add such a simple, yet beautiful touch!

  17. Hi Robyn! I love the colors in the charming crewel bag - great idea to hang it from your chair filled with greens. Jane