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Friday, December 15, 2017

You Can Call It a Fairy Tale. At the Old Goat Farm

You might remember last year's Visit to the Old Goat Farm Winter Garden and Christmas Tea.
Let's check what is new at the Farm this December!
Gary Waller and Greg Graves did it again!
The Christmas decor collection has been gathered during the past 40 years. There are about 20 decorated Christmas trees in the house, and their themes change every year!
The guests of the Farm are treated to scrumptious homemade desserts - pies, cakes, puddings, brownies and of course, goat-shaped sugar cookies (675 this year!).

Greg and Gary moved to this place in 2005, leaving behind their previous house 
and award-winning garden in Seattle.

Gary starts bringing holiday decorations in the house 6 weeks in advance, and it takes about two weeks to take them down.

Gardeners live here...

Beautiful trees are tucked everywhere, even in bathrooms.

Love this couple!

Outstanding  - for a tea lover like me.

Napkin rings for this tea room with lovely tea-themed tree caught my attention

Last year, it was the Wizard of Oz tree here.

And look at this tree!!!
King Kong! So many small details...

Looks very contemporary!

Garden books...

Old World charm

There is no doubt - it's a gardeners' house!

Views of the winter garden are charming

Casper, you are beautiful!

The Old Goat himself!

Don't miss this small antique shop. There are lots of treasures here, including old garden magazines.

OMG.... garden books...

Thank you, Greg and Gary! Merry Christmas to you!
Happy Holidays to everyone!

***Copyright 2017 TatyanaS


  1. WOWEEE! What a Christmas treat! I loved it. Amazing, all of the time and work, patience and creativity.

    All of those garden books and right off I spied one titled 'Roses'. :-)

    Happy Christmas holidays to you and yours ~ FlowerLady

  2. Oh, great post! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Next year I really have to do their Christmas tea, it looks like such fun. Love the cookie decorated with a poinsettia.

  3. Yes, I do remember you posting about this before. They are sooo ready for Christmas! I was fascinated by all the unique ornaments on the trees, so I'm going to go back and scroll through your post to see them again...some look like heirlooms?

  4. I loved this! thanks for posting.

  5. So much attention to detail inside and out, it makes for a magical feeling. A beautiful way to start the holidays. Merry Christmas to you too.

  6. Betty from OregonDecember 19, 2017

    Wonderful, just wonderful! Thanks!

  7. A very merry Christmas, dear Tatyana! You've started a special Goat Farm tradition. So many beautiful touches. I admire all the work Greg and Gary do to make this holiday event so unforgettable. Thank you for this lovely post!


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