Hi, How'dy, How are ya?

Welcome to "The Country Schoolmarm"! Get yourself a cup of coffee (I take mine strong with vanilla creamer), grab a seat, and chat a while! Isn't that what country friends do? Now, all we need is a porch...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Come on in...

Welcome!  I am so glad that you could come!  Come in and get warm!
(Warning!  Long visit!)

First, I have to walk Bailey.  I will be right back!
St. Nick Collection.  The ones on the tree were painted by my mother-in-law.  The ones on the shelf I got from Goodwill for $2 or less.

I feel like him right now.  No more desserts!!!!
You can put your car keys here.  I do.

Hmmmmmm.  I wonder who made this snow man?

Come sit in the dining room for a cup of coffee.  I will use my favorite Santa mugs.  Let me go get them...

My Goodwill houses... $2 or less!

A treasure given to me by my aunt...

A vintage angel from her collection.  Can you spot others?


A gift from my other mother-in-law... I have two... I love them both dearly.  I cannot bring myself to call her my "stepmother-in-law".  Nope. Not gonna...

What kind of coffee would you like?

No ironing here!

I love pewter!
Treasured Friend...

O, Christmas Tree...
Some Christmas reading...
Yes, Yes it is...
Fake Netflix Fireplace... :)
O Holy Night!

Yes, I collect snowmen.  Any questions?

Don't forget your scarf and gloves!  It is cold outside!!! Bundle up!

Thank you for stopping by!  Come again soon!  Drive safely and watch out for ice on the roads!  Call me when you get home so that I know you are safe!

Love and hugs!


  1. What a wonderful visit with you Teacher Friend
    I so love your warm and cozy Christmas home. My fav part of all was the coffee and fake fire.
    Your home is beautiful.
    Woolie snowman hugs

  2. Heather, I hang my head and ask forgivness. I really tried to sit still at the dining room table. It was so pretty, the coffee was delicious, and the room was so cozy, but I am somewhat of a nosey kind of gal. You just had too many treasures to look at and I had to get up and ramble from one wonderful area to another. I just love everything. So many wonderful items and love how you have them displayed. Thanks for having me over. I always have heard what you do on New Years Day you will do all year. Guess we are in for many more wonderful visits. I promise to sit and chat and not ramble next time.

    1. Oh, I can't sit still either! I do the same thing in others' "houses"... I wander off.. :)
      Thank you for your kind comments. You are too sweet! I look forward to sitting and chatting, dear! Thank you for taking the time to chat!!!!

      Hugs right back!!!

  3. WOW....I LOVE your home!!! More pics please!

    1. You're too sweet! I am so happy you stopped by! I wish we could all really get on buses and visit each other. Of course, with all of that coffee, we all would not sleep for months!

      Thank you for coming by! Have a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Thanks for inviting me into your home! Everything was so warm and cozy and beautiful.

    1. Thanks for coming! Your visit makes my house warm and cozy! :)

      Love and hugs!!!!

  5. Wow that's a lot of pictures and such s pleasure to look at Heather!
    I feel the same as the snowman too....no more desserts!!!

    1. Awww, you're just too nice! Oh, my... So today, I brought veggies for lunch. One of my students then gives me a cupcake. He tells me he needs to cut back because he is going to Florida in a few weeks (LOL!!!!). He was so nice about it, I couldn't bear not to eat it, so I did. Then the snowman flashed before me... Bleck!

      Hugs back, dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. wow i sooo enjoyed the visit! so much that im coming back tomorrow and may not leave!! wonderful decorating and wonderful pictures.... enjoy!!

    1. Well, I am in the middle of working on the spare bedroom, but we do have a futon downstairs in "The Man Cave". You are so welcome to stay! What would you like for breakfast? Then, I will use a personal day, and we can either sit, sip coffee and watch movies or go shopping- your choice!

      Hugs to you, my dear!

  7. Oh what a fun visit on the night of the New year! I loved my visit girl! I love your snowman collection, they are my favorite but don't have nearly as many as you do. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.
    Be blessed,

    1. I wish you could REALLY visit! We would have such fun! My mom and I get snowmen each year. We get the same one. Okay, so maybe sometimes, 2 a year. But it is the one style that looks like paper mache. Of course, if you tell people you like snowmen, especially students... Guess what you get...

      Thank you for being such a kind and sweet guest! I hope you bundled up. It is COLD!!!!!

      Blessings to you too, Cindi!!!!

  8. Oh you'll have to push me out the door! There's still so much I need to look at again - you are amazing and it all looks WONDERFUL! So cozy and Christmas-y that I might even hide under the table and peek around when everyone else is gone - and I'll have dessert - you can never have too much of a good thing and you know how to do that well!
    Just one query; where on earth do you store all your seasonal decor? I've just packed mine away and have little or no space left in the attic space!
    Happy New Year, 'tresured' friend!

    1. Heeee, heee... I am under the table too... Want more pie? Need your tea warmed up?

      As far as storage... I have 4 rubbermaid tubs. Then, they go neatly (depending on the mood) along the wall in the garage. This year, I am going to purge anything I did not use and am not attached to. I am then going to put stuff in tubs according to room and enclose a picture of how I set it up. I used to put things into containers, well sort of organized, sort of like, 'Go away now'...

      A lot of it really is adding items to things already there.

      Okay, so more tea?

  9. Heather what fun looking at all our wonderful decorations...I love dthem all - you have new to vintage to treasured. How wonderful.
    I saw a couple pictues with some Mercury ornaments in bowls...LOVE THEM.
    Thanks for the tour!
    Blessings for this wonderful new year of 2013

    1. Karen, I have to say first, you have a beautiful smile. I always notice it in your little photo when you post.

      I love the mercury too! I got those ornaments in the wooden bowl at Cocalico Creek a few years back. Our Acme actually had mercury style battery candles. It is on my coffee table. It is green (they didn't have silver or red) and was only $5. It really is lovely when turned on.

      Kolhls had a lot of mercury glass this year, as did Target. I just didn't like their shapes though. It does make a nice contrast with things like wood!

      Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you! I always enjoy your company!

  10. What a beautiful home, enjoyed the pictures and the cup of coffee at your dining room table!

    1. Well thank you! What kind of coffee did you have? I am so glad you could come by! You are just too sweet! Come again and chat soon!

  11. I enjoyed looking at all your pictures. This time of year is so festive and I am so happy that you have enjoyed my home too. We decorate so differently but your home is so homey and warm. Thanks for sharing. Dianntha

    1. Oh, Dianntha, I ALWAYS enjoy your home. I love your family treasures around your home. We are alike in that way. A way to remember.

      You have such an eye for color, placement, textures! I just soak in your pictures. I love the soothing whites and creams!

      Thank you for stopping by! Warm hugs to you!

  12. You have such a warm, cozy, comfortable home...thank you so much for the lovely tour! I think I could sit at your dining table for days...sipping coffee and just taking it all in! You have so many delightful treasures scattered about...my favorite has to be the tiny mouse in the enamel cup. So sweet!!!

    1. Hi, Marie!!!!
      I would like you to sit for days for a good chat! You can look around, but chatting and coffee are a necessity! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet, kind words!

      Blessings and love,


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