December 2005 Newsletter

It's a Wonderful Life!

Greetings from The Porch!

We bring you tidings of comfort and joy! Like many small towns across America our Main Street is adorned with sprays of pine boughs and ribbons and is waiting for its first blanket of snow. The lake is quiet now its banks thickening with ice, shoppers scurry in and out of shops, restaurants radiate delectable aromas and all over our town windows glow with anticipation of the holy season.

A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.
~ Book of Proverbs 18:16

We invite you to create cherished memories in this month of miracles. And because Christmas is such an endearing and busy time, we're just going to leave you with our most popular links to help you quickly find your way; Christmas decorating themes, country style curtains, Kitchen decorating themes, valances, tablecloths, shower curtains, country quilts, home accessories and kitchen dishtowels. Gift wrapping is available!

Whatever you do, ORDER EARLY!

It came without ribbons,
It came without tags,
It came without packages, boxes, or bags.
Christmas can't be bought from a store...
Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.

~ Dr. Seuss

Holiday Quilt
Be a memory maker with our best selling Christmas pattern! Christmas patchwork in country checks and holiday prints of country red, moss and tea stain ring out a warm welcome. Sit your guests down to a cozy table accented with Jolly Santa ceramics and pretty Christmas napkin rings by Park Designs. T'is the season!

For more holiday magic visit Christmas Decorating Themes.

Holiday Quilt Kitchen Decorating Theme
Jolly Santa Kitchen Decorating Theme

Jolly Santa
This pattern was highlighted last month, but we ADORE it! Designed in the primitive tradition, artist Teresa Kogut has decked Santa out in all the luscious colors of country. Imagine Jolly Santa in hues of country brick and accented with moss and mustard on a tea stained backdrop.

Did you notice the whimsical napkins? They'd be delightful dressed in napkin rings from our Christmas collection. And NEW from Park Designs is our Jolly Santa ceramic pottery with fun stuff like our Jolly Santa cookie jar!

Whether you've been naughty or nice you'll enjoy browsing Santa's Workshop for more Christmas Decorating Themes.


Fir Tree
Oh, Christmas tree . . . one of the endearing traditions of the holiday season is the Christmas tree. Set a homespun table in traditional checks of country red and cream with little embroidered trees of hunter. Add a little twinkle to your festivities with antiqued napkin rings.

Whether you've been naughty or nice you'll enjoy browsing our Christmas Decorating Themes online catalog for more holiday magic.

Fir Tree Kitchen Decorating Theme
Holiday March Kitchen Decorating Theme

Holiday March
Santa Claus is coming to town! An enchanted Santa is on his Holiday March with whimsical friends in tow. Country colors of federal blue, moss, mustard and brick with cranberry accents make this pattern from Park Designs absolutely endearing!

It's in the details! Decorate napkins in delightful napkin rings of antique Christmas tree, antique Stars, Wreath or matching wooden rings then light the way to your table with twinkling lanterns of old.

For more holiday magic visit Christmas Decorating Themes.


Imagine your get-away cabin wrapped in this rich woodsy plaid in hues of hunter and cranberry on a background of antique tan.

Have fun by choosing accessories from our Pinecone collection, such as Pinecone napkin rings, Pinecone lamp, and Jacquard Hunter Moose dishtowels or what about adding some pewter from our NEW Pewter Collection. For more creative holiday ideas, visit our Christmas Decorating Themes online catalog.

Balsam Kitchen Decorating Theme
Snowman Check Kitchen Decorating Theme

Snowman Check
Darling country snowmen by Park Designs are dressed in soft white with country red on a backdrop of denim and bordered in candy stripe fashion. The whole thing just makes you want to smile!

Guess what just came in? Adorable matching Snowman Check ceramic pottery from Park Designs! Mix it up with Christmas napkin rings, or better yet, add a stocking hanger to compliment your country holiday d├ęcor. For more creative holiday ideas, visit our Christmas Decorating Themes online catalog.


Make Spirits Bright!

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away.

~ Eva Logue

Create your own festival of lights with lamps, lanterns, jar candles and candle holders from Park Designs. We love the look of bubble glass hurricane lamps, seeded glass candle accessories and twinkling colonial pewter candle holders.

Candle Home Accessory Collection

Christmas Stocking Hangers

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . . ORDER EARLY!

Our stocking holders from Park Designs are hefty, weighing in at 3 lbs. and are made of either solid brass or hand cast metal in your choice of antiqued brass, pewter or iron finish and come with a felted bottom to protect surfaces.

8 3/4" tall
4 3/4" L x 2 3/8" W (pinecone 3" W) base
3" drop in the hook
3 lbs.

Christmas Stocking Holders

Quilt of the Month
Bourdeaux Country Quilt

Cocoon yourself in this exquisite quilt on a cold winter's night! The color of precious rubies, Bourdeaux is luxuriously machine quilted in a panoply of florals and diamonds and flaunts a deeply scalloped border.

From Victorian Heart, Bourdeaux is made from a luxurious polyester and taffeta blend with a polyester fill.


And to all a good night! The lush color of emeralds sparkle in this luxurious quilt lavishly machine quilted with florals and diamonds and framed with a deeply scalloped border.

From Victorian Heart, Emerald is made from a luxurious polyester and taffeta blend with a polyester fill.

Emerald Amethyst Quilt

Ann Clark, Ltd. Baking Kits

No need to rummage around looking for long lost cookie cutters or checking the cupboard for cookie ingredients. Ann Clark has packaged them very prettily in four different themes. Perfect for gift giving . . . or pamper yourself!


Try one of our Country Porch easy dip mixes for quick holiday finger lickin' favorites. Each 1.5 oz packet makes 8-10 cups of the most delicious dip mixes you'll ever taste. So keep them handy in your cupboard and mix up a batch big or small. You'll have them asking you where you got it from. 7 delicious flavors to choose from.

Bon Appetite!

New and exciting patterns are arriving daily, so visit often, anytime. We're always OPEN on-line. Or call us at our toll free number @ 1-866-664-9182 and chat 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday, PST; we'd love to hear how you transformed your home with decorating themes from The Country Porch!

It was so good to visit with you. All of us here at The Country Porch thank you for your business and wish you a merry Christmas and a safe new year.

From our house to yours,

And so, as Tiny Tim observed, "God Bless Us, Every One!"
~ Charles Dickens

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