Friday, December 4, 2020

Long Johns


Hello friends.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes.

Much appreciated!

Wednesday started my first holiday post,
which I will continue every other day from 
now until Christmas.
Hope you enjoy our store displays as
well as my home ones.

Today is my hall this Christmastime.
Now the glare on the picture is not a
it is from my window in our front door.

I wanted to add these red longjohns this year.

Both of my grandparents wore them.
How do I know you might ask.
Well they always wore bib jeans on the farm.
When they came inside from doing chores.
they would take down those straps and 
underneath always were their long johns
in the Winter.

If you notice I added a red stocking to the right.

A wide view of our hall from the living room.
The red long johns pop in here now.

The fabric in my drysink is a piece 
of a linsey woolsey blanket..

The gentleman in the picture is not a relative,
however he is the spitting image of my brother.
The similarity is uncanny.

I so love my faux poinsettias.

Mixed some faux lady apples with 
some green artichokes and red leaves.

Makes for a festive little corner,
which leads into our kitchen.

Finally this candy cane was made in the 1980's.
I sold many of these in the day.
when I first started making primitive crafts.
It currently hangs on my red cabinet in the hall.

Well that does it for my hall this Christmas.
Hope you enjoy my little home tour for today.

Long John Blessings To All!



  1. I too have several pairs of long johns I've hung during the winter. One has a wool scarf around the neck. Oh, and for the hanger have used a sturdy branch and the hanger part is a piece of jute which adds to the olden look.

  2. What a great idea for a hanger Saundra. I have lots of branches here if I can get them before Tundra does and I know that I have some jute laying around. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day! Janice

  3. My dad used to have similar long johns when I was young but they were white. I remember once, waking up in the wee hours of the wintery morning and saw dad standing beside a belly stove as he was trying to warm up the house before we got up and in the dark, I thought I had seen a ghost and was so frightened, lol.

    Your display is lovely. The red sock kind of add balance tote display.
    Stay well and safe.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Thanks for sharing your memory of your dad in his long johns. I probably would have thought I was seeing a ghost too! You stay safe and well my friend as well. Janice

  5. Janice, Happy Belated Birthday. You and I have birthdays pretty close together, although not in age. haha! (Jokes on Me!) Love your hall Christmas and the story of the longjohns. I have had so many antique frames with old photos, but I disposed of all the photos and now wish I hadn't..Stay well..xxoJudy

  6. Happy birthday 🎈 Judy! I actually bought my gentlemen picture for him and not the frame. I was drawn to him the first time I saw him and after many times looking at it in the antique store I purchased him. Short story is we believe he saved our home from a fire one year. I will have to retell that story again for my new blog friends. Janice

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    1. Thank you Jennie! Hope your day is going good for you. Janice

  8. How cute are those! I have some vintage nightgowns I should send you to go with those! My sister made a lot of those candy canes in the 80s. Some have an elf face on them. They are so cute. I'll look forward to your posts this season!

    1. Funny you should say that but I do have a vintage nightgown that I keep in my bath hanging along with some woman’s pantaloons. A candy cane with and elf would be cute! Janice

  9. very cute I just hooked a bear that was wearing long johns.

    1. I did see your sweet bear rug and you did an awesome job on it! Janice

  10. The longjohns are a perfect touch! I love them!

  11. Thank you Jeanie. They do make me smile. Enjoy your evening.

  12. I love your holiday displays....the pops of red of the long johns and stocking are perfect. I have a pair of red longjohns that I have, for years, hung from an antique hanger on the door to the loft bedroom. I told my nieces and nephews when they were younger that they must be Santa's and I was afraid to open the door in case he had fallen asleep. Their eyes would get as big as saucers. How I miss those days! ~Robin~

  13. Enjoyed reading your story of your long johns Robin. I can just see the faces of your nieces and nephews now. What a thrill for them to think Santa had fallen asleep in your home. Thanks for sharing your memory with me! Janice

  14. I love your decor. Will you come to Canada and decorate my home?!

    1. Funny you should say this, because I have been asked many times to come decorate others homes. We cannot even visit our Canadian friends right ow. :-(

  15. My dad and his brothers had those long johns but in white. I see the Walton's father wears them to bed on the old TV show. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  16. Oh yes I do remember pa Walton wearing those to bed. Thanks for sharing! Janice


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