Here are the promised pictures of my Aunt and Uncle's Christmas Tree Farm...okay here are the pictures of the inside of the barn. I forgot to take a picture of the outside!? And my grandfather wasn't there, he had a cold, so I didn't take a picture of the train either. Still, the inside of the barn is mighty cute!
These first pictures are what you see when you come in. This display case is to the left of the door. It's actually the second of two cases. I took the picture of this display case from opposite the door because there was someone paying at the register nearest the door. As you can see, it is chock full of glass ornaments, as is the other one.
heater (I think?) and behind it a huge, old (horse-drawn) wagon. As you can see, there are more ornaments. It's a Christmas lover's paradise, I tell you.
As you turn the corner, next to the wagon is this old coin operated horse. I skipped a few displays, but took a picture of this Santa poster and an antique newspaper article with pictures of the barn in its original condition.
Next to the giant (4+ feet in diameter) wreath that you can see the edge of in that picture is a doorway with a step down to the back rooms. One room has this old wagon, mystery iron thing (well, it's a mystery to me), old iron bell, and giant painting that used to be on a wall in some old restaurant. You can get an idea of the height of the room when you realize that people could stand up inside that wagon. Just the wheel is nearly 4 feet tall. Look how much more wall is above the wagon and we still can't see the ceiling in this picture!
Across from that room is the flocking room. Rexy was sooooooo excited. She loves snow this year and to see a bunch of Christmas trees - with snow! - was way more than exciting. She was laughing with delight. And her excitement really never abated. We had to drag her out of there to go outside - more Christmas tree excitement - but when we went back in she was just as delighted as she had been at first.
In that same room is this old sleigh with a fairly realistic looking Santa sitting in it and a bunch of wreaths and garland.
To the left of the front counter/display case is this looooong line of display cases including this painted one that is just full of angel ornaments of all types. Across the aisele from that is this old gas station pump and metal tree.
At the far end of the room is this old apothecary chest with gold ornaments handing from the drawers. There are dozens of oversize ornaments hanging from the ceiling, too, but I didn't get a picture of them. Across from this chest is a table with Christmas village-type stuff on it.
This is Rexy in her room with her tree. After all her excitement, my aunt decided that Rexy needed a flocked tree in her room. We hid in the trunk of the car and surprised her with it the next evening. She was so thrilled she jumped up and down! Then she immediately walked over, picked up this bucket, and put it on top of the tree! So sweet! Since then she has decorated it with crayons, farm animals, plastic leis, Mardi Gras beads, and a dinosaur.
Lastly, here's a picture of our girl enjoying the snow.
In the next couple days I'll post pictures of our tree and some of the art projects I'm working on. Hope you are enjoying your holidays!