Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday wishes from our house to yours



Both of these cards have been holiday favorites of mine for several years. I hope you’ll indulge me in showing them once again.

This Christmas card with a cow is from a painting by Tim Knepp titled “Ho, Ho, Holstein.” I couldn’t resist it. It just looked so “North Carolinian” with the cow in the snow in front of a red barn. Here in the mountains, farms with cows and red barns are still the norm. Every day farmers can be seen driving their tractors along on our winding roads to bring bales of hay to their cows.



This photo of a mountain stone barn decked out for the holidays with its wreath of greenery, bale of hay, and the horse in the background is also typical of the laid-back style of the mountains of western North Carolina.

Holiday wishes from our house to yours -

Merry Christmas

Joyeux Noël

Felix Navidad

Froehliche Weihnachten

Buone Feste Natalizie

Happy Hanukkah



40 comments:

  1. I love those pictures.

    May you and Meakin have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

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  2. I like them. We hope you and Meakin have a wonderful Christmas.

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  3. I love them both, but the photo of the stone barn is just exquisite. Makes me yearn for a country Christmas! Merry Christmas, Sam! Best wishes to you and Meakin for the holiday and the New Year!

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  4. I grew up in southwestern Virginia and know those scenes very well. Sending you very best wishes for Christmas and the coming year.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. I love cows and barns! That painting is lovely...

    Merry Christmas!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Merry Christmas to you, Sam, and Meakin. Love your pictures of western North Carolina. Just got back from there on Friday. It is such a beautiful part of this world. It has been our pleasure getting to meet the two of you this past year. Looking forward to connecting in the future. Blessings to you. Susan and Dale

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  7. I wish you and Meakin all the best this Christmas season. Enjoy!!!

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  8. Love both..the stone barn is so nice..

    Sam and yours..warmest wishes...Meilleurs Voeux..:)

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  9. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2013 to you and yours - loooove that barn!

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  10. Merry Christmas, Sam to you and yours. I just love the cow!

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  11. All the blessings of the season be yours, Sam!
    xoxoxox,

    Sheila

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  12. Love the Ho Ho cow Sam! Merry Christmas, wishing you a beautiful one:@)

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  13. I love both images. I hope you and Meakin have a wonderful Christmas and the best New Year.

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  14. Love your Christmas pictures Sam. Again, Holiday greetings to you and Meakin.

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  15. Merry Christmas! It's been a lovely year, and I'm so glad to have blog-met you.

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  16. Love the pictures....we don't have any snow this Christmas here in NC. Have a Merry Christmas Sam!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  17. They are lovely images.

    Happy holidays and best wishes to you and Meakin for 2013.

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  18. I remember you sharing those before and I love them too!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Meaken, Sam!

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  19. Merry Christmas Sam---it's been great getting to know you this year, here's to more fun blogging in 2013!

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  20. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours too, Sam!

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  21. M'ENCANTAN TUS FOTOS!!!
    Felices días para tí y tu família CAROLINA!!!
    Un abrazo :)
    Conxita

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  22. Merry Christmas Sam. I especially love the photo of the barn with the wreath. What a beautiful image.

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  23. Merry Christmas from Chicago! I am a native WNC girl and your barn photo really caught my attention. It looks very familiar and I'm sure I've seen it...somewhere. Is it located near Newland? Have a great holiday.

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  24. Merry Christmas, Sam!!! Thanks for sharing such delicious food throughout the year! Love your cards... growing up in Iowa, I appreciate a cow with snow on its snout :)

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  25. I love both of those photos, Sam. Wishing you and Meakin the happiest Christmas and New Year ever!

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  26. Great pics. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby, Sam!

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  27. I love your photos, Sam. I hope you and Meakin have a wonderful Holiday. Hugs and Christmas blessings...Mary

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  28. OMG, that cow is wonderful. I completely understand why you love it.
    Have a wonderful holiday season, enjoy everything surrounding you !!

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  29. beautiful photos!
    Merry Merry Christmas!!
    thank you for your wonderful recipes...I learn so much from you.

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  30. Happy Holidays to you and your family~I so enjoy your blog. This year has been a busy one ...hopefully,next year, I can find more time to spend in the "blogasphere!"

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  31. Grazie Buon Natale e buone feste to you too....xoxoxo Flavia

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  32. Wish I had had the presence of mind (when I was younger) to make a picture of my grandfather's old corn mill situated on the Big Ivy River to use for a Christmas card. It could very well have been just down the road from the old barn. Alas, the mill was torn down years ago and I became more or less a city girl. It now seems that the area has turned into a mecca for lots of city folks.

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  33. Wishing you all the best and hoping your Christmas was everything you desired.
    Rita

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  34. Sam, wishing you and Meakin a wonderful, joyous, merry holiday season and a peaceful 2013. I love the cow and the barn. Holiday spirit....

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  35. I just got back from holidays so thanks for your Christmas greetings Sam - hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Melissah

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  36. Happy Holidays to you two, too! Love the barns around the rural Carolina roads, especially in the mountain regions.

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  37. Perfect selection of cards reflecting life in the Carolina's. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas Sam and wish you the best for 2013!

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  38. Just came across your blog and wanted to let you know that it is now bookmarked in my "favourites". You have an appealing writing style that holds my interest and I am not even hungry right now!

    Best wishes for a full recovery

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