Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas at our Farmhouse and the Secret Room...

Welcome to our farmhouse at Christmas!
There's a little story about our house that I've never told you...



It's something our neighbor shared with us, 
not long after we moved in three years ago...





He told us that the previous owners of our house 
had he and his wife over several times.





But, of all the times they had visited, 
they had never been into the living room.





The sliding pocket door was always closed.





So one day in July, when he was invited in, he saw the 
closed door again as he walked into what is now our house.





The previous owner excused himself for a minute. 
That's when our neighbor knew it was his chance to peek 
into the "secret room" where the door was always closed...




So he gently pushed back the pocket door, enough to glance in. 

He couldn't believe what he saw!



There, on that July day, he found their living room was 
completely decorated for Christmas!





Rather than taking down the Christmas decorations, 
they just closed the door of that room until next Christmas! 



This is our living room that used to be their "Christmas room."

I can't help but wonder how it looked then.
 I would've loved to have seen.





And now that Christmas is almost here, I have to admit... 
I have moments where I think about all the decorations 
that are going to have to be put away.



Maybe the previous owners were on to something?! ;)





Have you ever contemplated just closing the door on it all?





I haven't really either... but it's a fun story that makes us smile.



Merry Christmas friends, from our home to yours!
We hope you have a very blessed Christmas.

Xo


So the word became human and made his home among us. 

He was filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. John 1:14

12 comments:

  1. I don't have that space so I can Close a door like that, but I liked the story. And I like your Christmas decoration. It's Lovely.
    Hope you and your family will have a great Christmas.
    Love Elzie

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    1. I know... we definitely use the room. Actually, our kids use it the most. It's on the other side of the house as the main living areas (kitchen, family and dining room). So though our house is not huge, if you didn't have young children, you may not need the extra space the room provides? Though I think you could come up with lots of other uses during the year! :) Thank you for your kind words. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I haven't closed the door, but I have seen some funny faces on people who stop by in Feb and see our Christmas lights are still up some years!

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    1. I asked my husband to hang edison bulb type lights this year so we could keep them up year round. I love lights too! Merry Christmas!

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  3. Such a heart warming story, Merry Christmas to you and yours. fondly ~ lynne ~

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  4. I love seeing all your photos. What a wonderful story. I wonder if they did that to save time & energy or because they liked to spend time in that room after & before Christmas season? And was your neighbor invited over when it was Christmas season when they lived there? Did he see it in December? Merry Christmas!!

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    1. I never thought of that - - maybe they just really loved Christmas! :) I always thought it was to save time and energy. I'll have to ask our neighbor if he visited near Christmas... You would make a good PI Mary Scott. Lol. Merry Christmas!

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  5. It looks so festive and so so pretty. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas x

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    1. Thank you! Enjoy your Christmas in France!

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  6. That is the best Christmas story I have ever heard (except the real one, of course)
    Hilarious and precious. Maybe you should type it out in a nice font and frame it to hang in that room. Just an idea. Our first artificial tree was heavily decorated. I kept all the decorations on it all year, covered in a large plastic bag. I would just take it out of storage every Christmas and plug it in. Done. This year for the first time I removed all the ornaments, saved a few, and left the white lights on. I love the simple look of the tree with only lights.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Pamela! Ah, you have some good ideas about simplifying! Wishing you a very blessed 2017... Xo

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