Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!!!!


MY HIPPIE HEART would like to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE.  Have fun, be responsible and enjoy!

See you all next year!

Monday, December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!!








The last of my Christmas Eve to do list is complete.  Shortbreads are iced, table is set, veggies are cut, stuffing is made, turkey awaits for  6 a.m. and hubby and dogs are fed.  I am ready to snuggle in bed and watch a couple of Christmas films.

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas Eve celebrating whatever traditions you have.  I want to wish you a peaceful, joyful, loving and healthy Christmas from MY HIPPIE HEART.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Friday, December 21, 2018

WINTER SOLSTICE....HAPPY YULE!!!







December 21st the beginning of the Winter Solstice.  A new fresh time.  A love for animals, earth and people, peace, joy and love.  HAPPY YULE!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

GOD JUL!!! HAPPY ST. LUCIA DAY!!!


Today is St. Lucia Day.  Our Scandinavian Christmas.


We have a breakfast of lovely strong coffee and Cardamon buns.  Then the celebrations of light begin.



St. Lucia Eve is magic for animals.  They all love the Tomtes and the Tomtes love them.  They gather in Peace and enjoy the quiet night and help the Tomte with his journey of delivery gifts.


The children will awake to treats and presents.  The youngest girl will wear a crown of light to honour St. Lucia.  In the evening there will be a procession of Light.




The Tomtes have worked hard all night delivering gifts.  I left them their porridge with an almond I hope you did not forget or he will play a nasty trick on you.





I wish all of my friends, family and pets a Happy St. Lucia Day, I hope your home is filled with love , light and joy today and always.....GOD JUL!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

FIRST CHRISTMAS PARTY OF THE SEASON!!!!!

We had our first Christmas Party here on the farm on December 1st.








Despite my very expensive Viking oven going on the blink, and I just found out they may not be able to get parts to repair it, fingers crossed, the food was still very good.  I had to improvise using my crock pot and sending my husband out to buy a counter top oven, but I persevered and all went well.




Lots of delicious wine, I broke out my lovely Sophie Conran Christmas plates, my Scandinavian kitchen Christmas corner was lovely and everyone took home a gift bag full of Confetti Peanut Butter Fudge.  One party down and 2 to go!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

CHRISTMAS DECORATING UNDERWAY ON THE FARM!!!

Christmas decorations have been going up in our farmhouse for a week now.  This is a pretty old fashioned looking banner I found at HomeSense this year.  Reminds me of one my Great Grandmother used to have.





The kitchen is finished.  Lights, tiny trees and paper stars are looking lovely.  The cushions are dressed and ready for company.


I needed something in light pink for our new Bohemian Living Room.  I was in HomeSense and found 2 fabulous wreaths from the Fall.  Reduced from $60 each to just $8.  One had white pumpkins the other had sunflowers.  I removed those, I will use them again for the Fall, and replaced them with white poinsettias from the Dollar Store and I found a couple of bunches of Rose Gold poinsettias at Michaels.  For sound $25 for both I now have new wreaths for Christmas and Thanksgiving.  Also had enough rose gold poinsettias to fill my voltive candle holders.






The Bohemian Living Room is finished except for the big tree.  Lot of glitter and Tomtes this Christmas.




Paper stars in the windows, rose gold mylar balls in the other window, Santas, trees and candles on the old boxes and the "boys" keeping watch from the top of the Pine Cupboard.  All in all it is shaping up to be a Very Merry Christmas already.