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COUNTRY PORCH

Holiday 2006 Newsletter


Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Greetings from The Porch!

Oh, they're coming . . . two of our most beloved holidays dressed in amber fires and downy snowflakes, of laughing children, punkin' pie and cedar boughs. The season of thankfulness and the essence of Christmas are almost upon us with precious gifts of the Spirit wrapped in miracles of love, forgiveness, thankfulness, selflessness, generosity, compassion, charity, peace and tidings of comfort and joy.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a
Present and not giving it

~ William Arthur Ward


Here at The Country Porch we're all busy filling shelves with presents to complement the season. Our NEW Christmas patterns are a delight and long awaited curtain tab tops keep out the cold. Stocking hangers express the joy of the season and NEW fishtail swags, lined point valances, ceramic pottery, cookie cutters, country quilts and rustic bedding give the heart a lift.

Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents
~ Jo March (Louisa May Alcott)


All wrapped up in ribbons and bows is our NEW Pine Lodge Home Accessories just waiting to adorn your 'cabin sweet cabin' or home.

Each day has 24 golden hours . . . we invite you to disconnect for awhile and begin to dream. We have many, many NEW patterns to browse. Look for our New Favorites, Quilt of the Month, Candle Club and Seasonal Recipes. Oh, and don't forget to bookmark so you can find your way back home!

PS - The shop is humming with the season and we can't wait to share. Take a peek inside our NEW Christmas Decorating online catalog that's chocked full of enough ideas to keep you up all night!

Then their most precious gifts they unfold;
Myrrh and frankincense, Purest of gold

~ Michael J Urbonas

Feather Tree

Welcome your guests to a country Christmas with this adorable homespun plaid of country red and green accented with embroidered Christmas trees bordered in running stitches.

Set an enchanting table with Feather Tree ceramic pottery and put out the welcome mat with our NEW matching floor mat. One more thing, for your next get-together keep it simple with Feather Tree paper napkins and Pine Lodge napkin holder. We love this collection! Visit Santa's Workshop for all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Shop early!

Feather Tree Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme
 

Jolly Santa Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme

Jolly Santa
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.

Capture those darling napkins in napkin rings from our Christmas collection and be a memory maker with Jolly Santa ceramic pottery with fun stuff like our Jolly Santa cookie jar!

Visit Santa's Workshop for all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Shop early!

 

Tartan Plaid
Set a gorgeous table in jewel tone colors of ruby red and dark hunter with accents of slate. Add a little shimmer with a square lantern lamp to reflect the light off pretty Christmas napkin rings. If you're sleepless in your hometown visit all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Remember to shop early!

Tartan Plaid Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Merry Christmas To All Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme

Merry Christmas To All
Artist Teresa Kogut created for Park Designs the Christmas scene of our childhood with Santa and his reindeer flying high through a midnight sky right over our town, with his sleigh full of treasures and twinkling stars to light his way.

Make memories with your little ones this season with adorable Merry Christmas To All ceramics complete with houses, Santa and Christmas tree.

Visit Santa's Workshop for all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Shop early!

 

Peppermint
This cheery pattern by artist Jan Shade Beach of peppermint candy and stripes in bright red and white with a sprig of traditional green make for a very merry table.

The merry making doesn't stop here. Take a peek at the entire collection of Peppermint ceramic pottery, tablecloth and dishtowels.

Visit Santa's Workshop for all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Shop early!

Peppermint Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme
 
Holiday Quilt Christmas Kitchen Decorating Theme

Holiday Quilt
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. Enjoy!

Visit Santa's Workshop for all things Christmas or browse Kitchen Decorating Themes for more country ideas. Shop early!

 

And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .
 
Christmas Stocking Hanger Holder

Christmas Stocking Hangers
The Country Porch features iron, antiqued brass, and pewter Christmas stocking hangers from Park Designs. Available in Fir Tree, Moose, Snowman, Snowflake, Pine Cone, Christmas Tree AND our newest designs, Joy, Peace, Noel and picture frame hangers.

 
 

Ann Clark Christmas Cookie Cutters
Outrageously fun! These large cookie cutters are just the ticket for little ones with an attention span of 60 seconds. If they can wait for you to roll out the dough, a couple of cuts are all it takes to fill a cookie sheet!

Each cutter comes packaged in a clear gift box and includes one of Ann Clark's original watercolor prints. Use the recipes printed on the back then frame it for a quick and easy gift. Box size: 5 ¾" W x 8 ¼" H

Browse Ann Clark Ltd Cookie Cutters for more Christmas merry making.

Christmas Cookie Cutter
 
Holiday Quilts
 
Holiday Greens Christmas Quilt

Holiday Greens Quilt
Oh, the weather outside is frightful . . . but the bed inside is inviting and warm with its quilt of ribbon art florals bordered with moss velvet. Patches of traditional holiday plaids and prints keep the cold from nipping your nose.

Warm your pinkies on our adorable Holiday Greens wool hooked rug and capture the spirit of the holiday with mounds of quilted pillows, needlepoint pillows and pieced shams.

Browse our Christmas Quilts or Christmas Kitchen Decorating Themes catalogs chocked full of enough ideas to keep you sleepless in your hometown.

 
 

Provincial Star Quilt
Make a bold statement with this stunning quilt of blazing stars of moss, Provence red and hunter green on a background of soft white. Compliment your Provincial Star quilt with pillow shams, and quilted pillows. Provincial Star quilt is featured with Red Floral bedding accessories.

Browse our Christmas Quilts or Christmas Kitchen Decorating Themes catalogs chocked full of enough ideas to keep you sleepless in your hometown.

Provincial Star Christmas Quilt
 

In our town High School football and hunting season is in high gear. Autumn leaves are raining down and soon it will turn to snow and ice and frigid temperatures. This recipe for fall's tummy warming food nudges us gently into a winter frame of mind.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Gooseberry Patch - Fall, Family & Friends Cookbook

Put it on before going out for a fall hayride or an afternoon of apple picking…the aroma will fill the whole house!
1/2 gal. apple cider
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 t. cider vinegar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 4-inch cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
Optional: 1/2 c. apple jack liquor
Garnish: 1/3 c. caramel ice cream topping
Bon Appetite!

Make Spirits Bright!

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.

~ Eva K. 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.

 

It was so good to visit with you and we thank you for your business! Our creative energy is in overdrive and we're all on a mission . . . to bring you the very BEST of everything that we and the shop have to offer.

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!


From our house to yours,

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

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