Saturday, November 18, 2017

Experiencing Grandma's Country Christmas

What sort of things bring back warmhearted and unforgettable Christmas memories for you?  Is it the tasty meal preparation for Christmas Eve or Day? Is it attending a tranquil candlelight midnight mass at church? Is it traveling to a fragrant tree lot for that perfect Christmas tree and decorating it together as a family before the final tree lighting ceremony?  Or could it be baking and decorating scrumptious Christmas cookies with family that constitute one of many cherished memories of the holiday?

I am so glad you are joining me once again for the continuation of Christmas in the Mansion at the Rahr Art Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  This week's posting includes the finished front entrance display, entitled, Experiencing Grandma's Country Christmas, which is ready for holiday visitors at the museum starting Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  I thought you might like to see my display before the opening of all of the others.  With each display at the mansion, we are asked to write a very short description (25 words or less).  Even though it poses some descriptive limitations, I thought I could still come up with a concise but spot-on description. This description highlights one of my own treasured memories as a child and the tradition of Christmas cookie baking that was passed on to my own children.  Therefore, I dedicate this article and my display at the museum to my children who have truly blessed me with their jubilant enthusiasm for family cookie baking and decorating.  It will forever warm my heart.

Experiencing Grandma's Country Christmas

Bright and cheerful sunflowers, delicious red apples and homey red gingham bows brings grandma's country kitchen to life with warm and welcoming Christmas cookie baking.

I am sure you will recognize the watering can floral centerpiece, the lit metal grater and, of course, the plaid/gingham throw pillows made from kitchen towels which were in last week's sneak peek post.  They definitely look a little different in their final placement in the display. don't you think?

I hope you enjoyed this home-sweet-home Christmas display.  Please stop back again when we take another visit of the entire mansion.

Oh, I must not forget to also mention to watch for the upcoming Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop which I will be participating in.  It is graciously organized by Ms.Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate ( and will include many wonderful holiday ideas and tips.  So mark your calendars and come on back.  Details, including the list of participating bloggers, will be provided on my blog starting Sunday, December 3rd.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.......


  1. The rocking horse at the base of the tree is stealing my heart. I love that!

  2. Simply lovely. The sunflowers in the tree are unexpected, but, quite beautiful. It looks as though you are ready for Christmas.

  3. So much inspiration - I adore the sunflowers and farm themed tree! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!