Here are a few festive photos from around the Small Earth Vintage homestead, where, of course, it isn't Christmas until you've decorated the dog in garland.
One of my favorite acquisitions this year: stackable cookie racks! Very convenient while doing my holiday baking (one of the few domestic arts I enjoy).
And today I made this delicious apple spice cake with cream cheese frosting and apples from our friend Terry's orchard.
Look at this gorgeous handpainted ornament on our tree from Sarah John Afana's schemata shop on Etsy! My photo does not do this beauty justice. Thank you, dear Sarah! xo
We scattered the branches trimmed off the bottom of the tree around the house. The rest will make nice fuel for our New Year's Eve bonfire. That wonderful white vase below is made by my talented friend Jason O'Malley, a.k.a. The Rural Modernist. I need more of his pottery! And the wacky little duck-boy came from Grand Rapid's UICA.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light