Thursday, November 26, 2009

Announcing The Winner and A Trip To a Tree Farm

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did here at The Comforts of Home. One of our 4 sons is visiting and on Wednesday afternoon, we took a drive out into the countryside to visit a "cut your own" tree farm to get our Christmas tree. The weather was wonderful. About 50 degrees and sunny.

Here are some pictures of the Christmas tree farm. It is called Sandy Hollar Farms and has been in business for 30 years.

The gift shop was deck out in wonderful fresh cut Cypress and Frasier fir garlands and wreaths. I bought a couple of the garlands and a wreath and will show you soon, how I am using them.

Isn't this just beautiful?

Without further adieu, the winner of the burlap/ french postcard print pillow cover giveaway was drawn by There were 83 comments and the winner was number 15.

The winner is Stacey of Poofing the Pillows (how appropriate is that?). Congrats Stacey! Please email me your mailing address and I will send your pillow out to you right away! And thank you all for your sweet comments on this post.
Welcome Home,


  1. That tree farm is beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Happy birthday Penny!

  2. OK now, Stacey is going to have to meet me at the casinos or something...she is on a lucky roll! Congrats friend!
    Penny your house is really coming is gorgeous!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Congratulations Stacey! It is appropriate:>) We usually cut our own tree and it is one of the highlights of the season and one of ourr favorite traditions. What fun you will have deciding how to decorate your new home this year Penny! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. Congratulations to Stacey. Oh yes, how very appropriate!!! I guess I can uncross my fingers now - they were getting kind of stiff anyway. Ha!

    Penny you must be so excited about your first Christmas in your new home. I know you will decorate it beautifully.

  5. I would love to have a live tree again. It has been a very long time since we have. Unfortunately, my son-in-law would not be able to come into our house if we did have one...he is highly allergic! So for now, we will stick to the one in the box! Could you can some of that fragrance of fresh cut tree and send it to me?

  6. Hello Penny, I,m up to 2 pieces of pie already. I started at 5:00am. Yes, the puppy had to go outside. That was after the 2:00am potty trip. I feel like a new mommy. HA!

    Love the greens and I know you will do something wonderful with them. I love fresh greens for Christmas. I am ready to go to our mountain property called Holly Hill. There are so many holly trees to pick from.

    Congrats to the winner of the delightful pillow. I laughed when you said it was 'Poofing the Pillows.' I know she will be thrilled.

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  7. Congrats to Stacey! Now she has another pillow to poof! LOL

  8. You're kidding me! I really am lucky lately...I'm halfway embarassed but extremely excited! Woo hoo!!

    Thank you thank you, Miss Penny!

  9. Oh Penny, I just scrolled back up to the top of your blog. Your banner is so pretty!

  10. Congrats. to Stacey!!

    Love a real tree, nothing like the smell of fresh pine. Can't wait to see your decorating Penny - you have lots of space to fill so know it will be beautiful.

    Nice bright and cheerful banner - you did good!

  11. Penny, everything is coming together nicely!! Love the new lighting!! and, oh my, how beautiful stairs look. the vintage skates brings back fond memories!!
    and Thanksgiving was wonderful and was the birthday, right??
    Love you more!!