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Let Us Take you Home for the Holidays!

Country Sampler seasonal gear

It’s December 9th and all of our thoughts are on going or coming home for the holidays, trimming the tree and decking the halls.  Each year we girls all have visions of creating the most memorable family gathering ever.  I hope you will let the Country Sampler in Spring Green help you get there, rather it’s Vintage, Farmhouse, or a Traditional style we are here to help you create the most amazing Christmas for your family and friends to remember.

Holiday handwork for our stitchers

   Our holiday Home decor, seasonal stitchery and quilts can truly make the difference. 

 If you have some gifting dilemmas I think a gift certificate works.  I know I love getting them because I get to choose and remember we love to make ours look really special.

A few of the winter quilt collection quilts to ponder. Jolly Tartan, Faux Fur Winter Cover-up, Winter Haven, Forever Yours and Bears in the Woods

We have the most wonderful fluff to enhance your decor

I spent sometime rotating merchandise in the shop this week so I will be giving you a few new views that could create the inspiration you are looking for.  Sometimes it’s just one thing in a picture that sparks your imagination and unleashes your creativity.   I love this peaceful setting, it shows off several great signature pieces of country sampler gear.

The Holidays so Much to be Done!

Welcome visitors at Riverbanks!

I had only three days this week to begin getting Riverbanks in shape for the family Christmas Gathering.  A few ideas had been dancing around in my head so I set to work to get some of the those ideas accomplished.  I needed to move the dining room around so serving the roast beast and being able to sit the family comfortably could be accomplished.  It worked, even Reed who hates moving anything thought it worked better.

I changed up the quilt I had on the wall now it’s my favorite tree quilt and since that seems to be my theme this year it was working out.   Next on the list I really  wanted a real tree not for inside but one we could all appreciate as we dined and just relaxed through the day and it would be just outside of the bank of windows.   An inside tree was going to be too hard with 15 people, a cat and a dog so we went tree shopping, found the perfect one, then I had to then go to Menards because I wanted to find the larger clear old fashioned bulbs to adorn it.  Found them, got a tree stand, picked up roping and wreaths and time to head home and make it happen.  By that time Reed was more than ready to go home.  Unfortunately we had to grocery shop too.  Men just don’t get what we girls have to do on a daily basis.  The tree is up looking pretty swell, the garland is on the railing, the wreath is on the door, things are looking up. 

Now I have to get into the serious business mode of shopping.  Then comes the wrapping I used to love it, something changed. 

 All the time we were there the wild turkeys were visiting us off an on all day.  They really are beautifulul birds and fun to watch.  Looking forward to getting back soon to get things finished and planned.  The set is getting put together but more tables and space will have to be placed, I have more moving to do to make it all happen.  I’m off to the fireworks tonight and then have to watch the Badger Football game, so I will catch you up with more ideas and chatter next week.