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Country Living The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays Hardcover – September 7, 2010
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Her family lived frugally and early on, inspired by my parent's thriftiness and style, she gained a knack for thrifty creativity and turning ordinary objects into something useful. And Serena dreamed of the home she would create for her own family someday. Serena is now married to her husband, Colin, and they have four sweet boys. And her dreams have come true.
Along the way, she founded The Farm Chicks Antiques Show, created thefarmchicks.com, and authored The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen with her best friend, who has since retired from the business. Serena now runs The Farm Chicks on her own and writes about her life as an entrepreneur, wife, mom, author, and Contributing Editor for Country Living Magazine on her blog, www.thefarmchicks.typepad.com. She thinks of herself as the luckiest girl in the world, doing what she loves day after day.
Serena's second book, The Farm Chicks Christmas, was released in the fall of 2010.
Top Customer Reviews
A few recipe highlights for me include - Marble Bread and the Mini Orange Bundt Cakes. No way to choose, so I'll be making both.
And, if all that doesn't seal the deal for you --- included is adorable color recipe cards (perfect to make copies and expand your collection or for gifts) and sticker gift tags. Love a free gift with purchase! This is a beautiful holiday book - full of lovely stories and collections. As a fan of the brand, The Farm Chicks know how to throw one heck of a holiday extravaganza!
"Farm Chicks Christmas," on the other hand, is written only by Serena, a contributing editor for Country Living magazine and antiques show hostess (her best friend Teri has retired from their business). The book still includes numerous country-inspired craft ideas; you'll find decorative, retro-inspired self-adhesive gift tags and notecards at the back, along with various decorating ideas for "the most wonderful time of the year." However, the ratio of crafts to recipes is reversed from the first book; there are only 17 recipes included at the back with gift-giving suggestions on how to package them.
"Farm Chicks Christmas" captures the magic of childhood Christmases, from family visits to the tree farm (complete with recipe ideas for hot drinks to tote along), holiday decorating ideas (holiday scalloped bunting, vintage-inspired snowball pompom ornaments, cone trees and vintage funnel trees, banners and more), and photos of Serena's friends' and family's homes decorated for Christmas.
Much of the book is more like a scrapbooked photo essay, with crafts sprinkled in every few pages.Read more ›
You're sure to find either a new idea, or a twist on something you already do, making this a fun, pleasureable read. If you have vintage decor in particular, this will give you loads of great ideas.
Picking this up each year will surely put you in the Christmas spirit. I'm looking forward to getting it out with my other books next year and revisiting...but I'm hoping for another one next year!
It is filled with memories of Ms Thompson's past Christmases; yummy recipes for warming drinks and munchies, cookies,
mini bundt cakes and soooo much more! There are crafts to help decorate your cottage...Wrapping Paper Village; ways to use your collectibles to add to the holiday spirit:get out those vintage ice skates; tuck a small-size pair of red cowboy boots stuffed with winter greens into the corner of a book shelf; display your colorful baking supplies in glass jars on a kitchen shelf or counter....the reds, greens, and multi-color cookie decorations are pretty as well as functional!!
Just when you think you have seen it all, you turn the page and there are color recipe cards (make copies or use the originals to attach to those homemade goodies) plus 2 pages of sticker gift tags! Fun little extras!!
This is a wonderfully written book chock full of entertaining stories, and all the recipes and decorating ideas you need to make yours a merry holiday!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a cute book or reminiscing and sharing family fun with such simple decorating that looks beautiful. The included recipes are
fun to make.
Love this book. I ordered another one for my niece. Great ideas and looking at all of the vintage items just makes me feel good!Published 11 months ago by Regina J. Culver
Great book to read and have on the coffee table around the holidaysPublished 13 months ago by Cheryl young
Nice "folksy" crafts, just a few recipes, cute gift labels are included. Love it!Published 15 months ago by Sandra L. Mathews
the wife likes this book for the ideas related to the christmas holiday. it is geared more towards the yester-year and old fashion style.Published 23 months ago by Fred Stephen
I'm new to the Farm Chicks books. I just bought this one and the cookbook and I love them both. They look adorable in a farmhouse style kitchen. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Thirty Three Days