Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rancher Christmas lights....in town

One of my favorite Christmas light displays is at an implement dealership in town.  Every year the owners light up one of the tractors in their lot.  It looks even more impressive when night falls.  The display isn't fancy, a professional light tech didn't create it and it doesn't blink to music, but it makes me smile because it remind me that these are my people; this is where I'm from.  Where I come from we decorate tractors with lights at Christmastime, and many of us have a lit creche in the yard.  We're ordinary people with big hearts. 

 (creche that my parents made for each of their children and grandchildren)

18 comments:

  1. I love small towns. The creche is wonderful. That will be a family heirloom to be fought over in years to come.

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    1. The funny thing is that all my married kids already have their own creche....built by my parents. How about that?

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  2. Beautiful Jody! And as it should be!!!

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  3. I have been reading your blog for a very long time. I want to thank you for sharing Bountiful Baskets. I am enjoying my baskets so much.No Boundaries Bra really is the best bra ever and your Lemon Cloud Pie recipe has become my favorite .
    Dottie
    Dottie

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    1. Dottie, your comments make me laugh. Glad you're liking the BBaskets AND the NB Bra (this is what made me laugh most). The lemon cloud pie is just The Best, I think. The other day I made just the filling and poured it into dessert cups and topped with whipped cream and served it as "lemon mousse." Sounds fancy, but not really. Yum!

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  4. I grew up in a town like this and miss it. I love the creche. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I love it! There are a few homes around these Texas parts that think the best front yard decor are implements from various years. Not sure if they light them though. On the way to our local grocery store last night we saw a horse and rider going along the side of the road. It was a little past sunset and the horse's mane was lit up with Christmas lights. Here in the Dallas 'burbs you just never know what you will see. :)

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  6. Love it all, especially the creche. Beautiful!

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  7. The decorations really reflect your community, Jody and it's heartwarming to see them especially the nativity creche all lit up.

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  8. YOU are so dear, Jody-friend. You are real and you spread "real" in such a happy way.

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  9. Love the tractor and the nativity scene is beautiful! I've seen very few nativity themes when out about, which makes me sad.

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  10. I love the nativity and I showed it to my husband who thinks we could make this for our children if we had a pattern for it. Do you know where your parents got the pattern? I love your homey blog - been reading for quite some time.

    Laura

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    1. Laura, Yes, I know where you can find the pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/11091049/christmas-silent-night-nativity-wood?ref=sr_gallery_18&ga_search_query=nativity&ga_search_type=supplies&ga_facet=supplies%2Fpattern&ga_view_type=gallery
      You might also find it on Amazon or get it directly from the Winfield website. Ours is the 49" nativity and Dad says it takes just one piece of plywood to make it. He says to get the better quality plywood because it tends to splinter a little as you cut it out. He also mentioned you could probably make this in a day or two (depending on the drying time of your paint).

      ~Jody

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    2. thank you Jody. I think we are going to try our hand at this. We aren't super talented but it looks like something we could handle. What a lovely keepsake it would make. Our grandchildren would love it too.
      Laura

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  11. Jody, you're mind kind of people...Merry Christmas!

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  12. Well I like your kind of people. Rather take heart felt decorated tractor to a designer display anytime!! xox Clarice

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