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Penny @ The Comforts of Home

That says Christmas to perfection!

elyse major

oh my! how very sweet and very beautiful! i can just feel the fresh, cold outside air as well as the cozy warmth inside.

a beautiful share!

warmest wishes always!


Roxie Feldpausch

What wonderful pictures and beautiful children. Have a great holiday.


I have been a long term follower of Angela's blog and it's been a privilege to follow their story and the transformation of her farmhouse. These photos are breathtakingly beautiful. Wish that Romantic Prairie magazine was in bookstores here .. I have your book, it sits alongside my favourite cookbooks on my kitchen dresser and I browse it often! It was Ang who inspired us to search for an old wood stove for our home. It's summer here in Australia so I can't light it but each Christmas I adorn it with greenery (we are blessed to live in a forest!) and candles. This year I have added oil lamps and after seeing these photos I am wrapping my gifts in brown paper and most definitely going to be using all of my vintage china for our table right down to the little glass dishes for the jellies. Thank you so much for sharing this shoot and thank you Angela for inspiring us to use nature's gifts and what we have at hand to decorate our homes.

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

These photos would give Scrooge Christmas spirit!! Thanks for sharing!!

Pam Capone

Those photos give off a feeling of calm. They are beautiful.

Julie Marie

Oh Fifi, I love this too!... no wonder it is your favorite Christmas shoot... the little children are adorable and I love the orange kitty on the table eating... Hello kitty!... this is what Christmas is all about... so cozy and welcoming... can you tell me which magazine that was in?... I buy all of yours, and I do not remember seeing this?... happy holidays to you sweet lady... and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!... xoxo Julie Marie


Wow...that was magical!

Gail Peterson

What a magical seems like a story board for a movie to me! All the elements of a dreamy family Christmas... snow, children a farm house, a sleigh and horses oh my goodness I just loved it!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images at Christmas time!

Hope your savoring the season, I wish you a beautiful & peaceful Christmas Fifi!


It would have been mine too..beautiful family..home..surroundings..animals:-)


It truly doesn't get any better than that, Fifi. That is absolute Christmas perfection! Angela and her family are truly the "whole package", aren't they? ♥!!!

xoxo laurie

Colleen of Vintage Home

B E A U T I F U L !


Now this IS Christmas!!! Breathtaking.

Doré ...BurlapLuxe

It would be m'y favorite holiday if I were on this shoot as well. Fifi you have the best job ever, I often would reflect o. All the great homes I have had the joy of adding something to it in the way of designs.
This family holiday farm feels like Christmas, in the true sense of the feeling of Christmas.
Thank you for sharing the beauty you create.
Joyeux Noël.



je craque pour ces photos de noel !! fifi vous etes la fee de noel vous m'enchantez toute l'annee !!! oui la reine de la deco je vous souhaite un merveilleux noel !! rempli de joies d'amour d'amitie et une sante de fer!!!! pour reliser tous vos projets !! amities christine de paris


je suis un peu inquiete quand a la traduction!!!!! que je viens de voir christine


Absolutely what Christmas is all about! Beautiful photos Fifi!


le charme de l'hiver dans toute sa
toutes ces photos sont magnifique
edith ( iris)

Amber at the French Pressed home

What a beautiful depiction of family and what Christmas is. Your photos make me want to go and visit and stay a while.


Dear Fifi, thank you so much for bringing a truly fabulous 'country Christmas' to those of us in the city! Such a delightful farm, the interiors, the pastures and woodland shots are awesome, and the sweet faces of the children are perfection.

Have a beautiful Christmas, and best wishes for the coming year where I just know you find more beauty to share with us.
Thank you.

Mary X


boy, if I were not already in the Christmas spirit Fifi, that would have kicked it into overdrive. Hold your breath beautiful! the children, the house the horses!


Cindy Roberts

Loved this post, Fifi!

janet Magina formerly Housepeepers


Tracy Martinez

Oh My Gosh!! That is my absolute dream house!!
No wonder it is your favorite.

La Contessa

I remember the article………….the MOTHER IS STUNNING!!!!Did someone mention she has a BLOG?I must investigate!
Love the sleigh and the horses and those children!!!


I love all the pictures & decorating. I live in a Victorian & can use some of the ideas. But, not having electricity with all those children is odd & no bathroom for 3.5 yrs is just ridiculous to me, but it's their life. Oh, funny she thinks streaking her hair isn't modern. Funny! But again, love the pictures & the story.
Happy Holidays!

Curtains in My Tree

Those pictures are beautiful and to think a real family has all that Christmas charm at their house
I love the horse and sleigh
Also I guess I missed that issue? darn

Merry Christmas

Fishtail Cottage

amazing! I can se why you loved photographing this home and family! xoxo, tracie


What magazine is this in? I have been there and I love her farmhouse!! My dream!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs

I can see why this is our favorite Christmas shoot!…Amazing farmhouse filled with the joys of Christmas!

Marlene Sullivan

I know the magazine isn't in publication any more but I would like to purchase back issue's, especially the one of Maple Valley Farm. Would I be able to do that. Anyhelpwouldbe appreciated. Thank you, Marlene.


Thank you SO much Fifi for sharing these images and in large too! So gorgeous and really brightened this warm and humid "winter" Florida morning! ;-) I'm so with you... bring on the cooler temps! I love the horses too! Going back now to drool, drool, drool.



Dear Fifi

What a beautiful family, home and children! I really enjoy your blog and book that I have here on my table...your work is wonderful!Thank you,

Martine Alison

Bonsoir ma chère Fifi,

Quel régal pour le plaisir des yeux que cette dernière publication avec ces généreuses photos toutes aussi merveilleuses les unes que les autres !

Je rentre tout juste de Prague où j'ai pu admirer inlassablement les décorations de Noël. L'atmosphère y est tout particulièrement festive en cette période de l'année... Je me suis promenée longuement dans les ruelles illuminées... sirotant de temps à autre (pas trop tout de même !) du vin chaud épicé pour nous réchauffer!...

Je vous envoie de gros bisous et vous remercie encore pour votre gentil mail...


Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... so sweet and charming. Just look at the rosy cheeked child sleeping, oh my gosh. I think i want to live there, it has an ambiance about it that's hard to put into words, but shows in the photos. So cool that you shared that moment with them and can hold it in your heart for the holidays forever...



Fifi does it again! ... such a charming and beautiful Christmas "story". (And who doesn't love those apple-cheeked children and gorgeous horses in the snowy field?!) Joyeux Noel!

Shannon Valentine

Wow Fifi!!!! so inspiring! I love the vintage charm your photog transfers to my heart!!xox Happy Holidays..Shannon

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