Monday, November 28, 2011

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

The weekend at Kris Kringle's tree farm was just plain great...great people, great smells of cookies and pine, great holiday cheer...not such great weather (on Sunday anyway).  It's always such a jolt to the system that first cold, cold windy day. 

As promised, I have taken some more pictures. Somehow, Danny & Andrea (the tree farm owners) eluded the camera...but aha, I plan to be back!  I will post more pics as the weeks go by.  The tree farm is open until Dec 18
so I have plenty of time.

The warming shed

Nile - Andrea's dad - loaded up with saws

Cutting up wood for the fire pit outside and wood stoves for s'mores!

Kris Kringle's Tree Farm Workers...busy bees...
sorry I didn't get their names.  :(

Warm fire...a must

Kyle, now that's a pose...

Tree Bailers

Kris Kringle's Mascot - Zeus

And now for indoors...

More Kris Kringle's Tree Farm Workers...more busy bees...Tara

 Julie - Andrea's mom...busy making the workers lunch...actually I think she's making brownies here.  :) 

Heidi - helping with the brownie frosting!

Come on out! Hope to see you!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kris Kringle's Tree Farm

5520 West Bennington Rd, Cedar Falls, Iowa

As promised here a few pics we took of the inside of the warming shed the night before they opened for the season.  These pics were taken with my mom's Ipad...not the new camera.   

  A spot suited for Santa!

French-inspired burlap Christmas pillows 

 Upcycled vintage farm windows

Gorgeous vintage sleigh

This is the only shot we got outside...(before all the greenery was put up)...looks much different now.

More pics tomorrow!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Goodness

Today has been a pretty great day, I must say! 

Kris Kringle's tree farm has had many eager customers today ready to begin another year of holiday memories. The warming shed smells of fresh pine, candy canes, cider, and Christmas cookies. Trees, wreaths, and roping have been flying out of there all day today...and yes...some of our repurposed vintage farm windows have made it off the wall and into warm holiday homes across the Cedar Valley. If you get a chance, go out and visit the farm.  It's located on Highway 218 just a couple miles north of Cedar Falls (intersection of Hwy 218 and Bennington Rd). They have a fire for making s'mores,
Christmas music, and Santa! 
It truly is a special place run by special people.

Speaking of pictures...junk.revised. braved the Black Friday madness and purchased a NEW CAMERA today! Now if I can just figure out how to use it!  Here's my first beloved pig named Kevin....(long story on how he got named). 
Pretty good, huh?  
Hopefully the Canon T3 will bring lots of goodness to our blog.  

Well...I'm off to Farrell's to get a workout in...time to start working off the Thanksgiving poundage!  I plan to take the new camera to the tree farm this weekend.  I will post pics then. 
We'll talk soon - Jen 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

'Tis the Season

Hi! It's the season for warm coffee drinks, slipping into little cafes for a quick recluse, making lists, and thinking about how special you want to make this Christmas season for your family. Yep, that's exactly what I'm doing this morning, and loving every second.

My sister wrote me this morning and suggested we let you know what junk.revised is working on now. Jenny has friends that own a tree farm and we're designing farm windows to sell. Possibly pillows, too, if I can get myself in that moment. Here's a few pics:

You all should come to the tree farm this season. 
It's gotten rave reviews and is an awesome family experience. 

Kris Kringle's Tree Farm
5220 West Bennington Rd. 
Cedar Falls, Iowa

November 25-December 18