Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yuletide Cottage Folk Art Painting

This weekend I did a little Christmas decorating outside and finished this little painting.  I loved the wreaths in the windows of this cottage so much that I adapted the same idea at our house this year.  I'll share a photo comparison soon.  In the meantime if you are interested in this little painting it's up for bid here.

As evening settles in and the snow gently falls the McNeel family gather round the old baby grand piano arm in arm raising their voices in unison singing "O come all ye faithful". As Allyson's hands run back and forth over the piano keys playing this song from memory, she says a silent prayer thanking God for her lovely family. What a blessing to have their family home for Christmas. The grandchildren couldn't wait to get their little bodies into their snow gear as they headed out the door ready to play in the snow this morning. As Frosty was coming to life outside, Allyson and her two daughters, Libby and Crystal, worked magic in the kitchen making cookies, cakes, and pies. The men will hurry the children to bed as the women folk prepare the turkey and dressing for tomorrow's dinner. As their beautiful voices finish the final chorus, a big smile comes over Allyson's face as she thanks God once again for this beautiful blessing!


  1. another masterpiece Cathie!! so pretty, I wish my house looked like that ;-)

  2. Another beautiful painting! Cathie I ordered the last Tea Room print from your etsy site!! I can't wait for it to arrive! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love the cute little snowman.
    A wonderful painting again.

  4. So pretty Cathie! I would love to see the actual wreaths on your home!

  5. It's beautiful, Cathie!

    I'm in Christmas mode. Looking foward to seeing what I can come up with this year.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Love your Yuletide Cottage. My painting pal and I were just talking about our tree skirt (one of your designs) that we've been painting for a million years. It goes under the tree in whatever state we end. It's been a tradition. Come the first week of Advent we start, and then on Christmas Eve it goes under the tree. It's such a pleasure.

  7. Cathie, this is so beautiful and I love the story that goes with it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


  8. I want to go this house and sing too! Another great painting Cathie!


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