Sunday, November 25, 2012

Country Business Has Open House

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas"..... was recorded in 1951 by Bing Crosby.

So, follow my story, and I will tell you why the lyrics ring true today.

Saturday begins with another country back road.


Just as the sign reads, it is always held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.

It appears to be a simple country event....with no frills or fanfare. It is a third generation family farm.

I am greeted by one of the farm's family members, offering "free" homemade cookies, coffee and punch.
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Although I have been here on previous open houses, it is simply breathtaking when you first walk into the greenhouse....

Thousands of beautiful poinsettias, just waiting to be taken home for Christmas.

I decided to buy two of the smaller red ones....

And one larger, creamy-white, plant for my dining room table.

To make this Saturday event complete, at the exit door was a sale table of fresh vegetables, grown on the farm.

Fresh picked and sold the same day.

Adding a basket, fruit, and a few pine cones, and it's beginning to look like Christmas.....

Meggie Mac


  1. You brought me back to our time in California, when I'd go to a poinsettia open house in San Diego. The colors are breathtaking and I'm amazed at the cultivars they've come up with. Not only reds, cream, and pink, but "peppermint" and yellow.
    Poinsettia really do make it look a lot like Christmas! Happy Holidays, dear friend, XOXO

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  3. What a gorgeous display! I love Poinsettia's but don't bring them home since they are poisonous to my cats. Hugs, Linda

  4. The large creamy white poinsettia is gorgeous. I'm sure it will looks lovely through the Christmas season! Jx

  5. So many beautiful poinsettias, unbelievable.


  6. We don't have poinsettias in our home for the same reason as Linda.I saw poinsettias growing wild in Kenya, the bushes were huge!
    Jane x

  7. Nothing says christmas more to me than poinsettias but I have to confess I usually manage to kill them pretty quickly and they rarely survive much beyond christmas.

  8. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday.

  9. What a wonderful place - a real visual delight. Did it smell as good as it looks? Were you tempted by the vegetables too?

  10. Such a lovely sea of red plants and oh how I wish, just for once, I could keep one without killing it! Suzy x

  11. It surely is breathtaking! I do love poinsettias, they give such a christmassy feeling. And the fresh vegetables sure look good. Groetjes, Gerda

  12. That would put anyone in a Christmas mood......have a good week , Heidi


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