A Christmas Card from Ednovean Farm

Christmas card wishing a very merry christmas set in Ednovean FarmWe wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and thank you for visiting us and following my blog and we hope to see you again next year!

There’s a traditional Christmas tree resting gently on the flagstones of our hall now decked with my favourite decorations like an old Christmas friend who has come back to visit us dressed in the same familiar clothes.

We walked up across the farm in a bitterly cold wind one day to cut two thorn trees from a thicket that was invading the field ready for Christmas decorations.

Our old familiar friend – the traditional  Christmas tree


Traditional live christmas tree set in farmhouse flagstone Hall - Ednovean Farm

The 2017 Christmas Tree – familiar as an old friend, resplendent in Christmas decorations gathered over the years

Collecting Christmas “Tat” – all  part of the traditional Christmas Decorations!

Christmas trinkets on a pine sideboardEach year I can never resist adding a few new ones though or as Charles puts it “collecting Christmas Tat!” and I prowl the temporary Christmas aisle, with the same eager eye that I had as a child discovering shiny shell ornaments on Cornish harbourside shops for the first time. Opalescent glass bauble - Christmas decoration

This year my eye was caught by a tiny tradition rocking horse and a Scandic looking Santa proclaiming “Joy”  – not to mention some beautiful opalescent glass baubles to add to the decorations of the Guests sitting room

A Cornish  Christmas

The Christmas lights are gleaming around the Cornish Harbours now, tinting the waters with their rosy glow and the local towns are proudly displaying their party wear over their sober granite clothes. Mousehole harbour just across Mounts bay from Ednovean Farm is wonderful around Christmas time as the joyful lights shimmer across the sea to us each year.

This year we visited the town of Helston too,  twinkling with the traditional fairy lights garlanded across the streets, with the beautiful old granite buildings flamboyant and lavishly decorated and it is really worth a visit.

The famous Christmas lights of MouseholeAnd of course last year we finally did go to see the famous lights of Mousehole harbour just before the twelfth night. but at the moment that seems a very long time ago!

December days grew unusually chilly this year, with bitter winds as we approached the Winter Solstice and Christmas leaving the trees starkly beautiful now divest of their leaves across the countryside. The birds are working harder now in the search for food on the short winter days and even the Blackbirds come into the stables to forage around the horses buckets on colder days along with our own resident Robin (s)! Thankfully just as suddenly as the cold winds arrived they left and we once again woke up to our own familiar balmy Cornwall!

St Michael's Mount on a balmy winter's day in Cornwall

comfy slippers to enjoy a restful Christmas


So it is time for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope you find time to don a cosy pair of slippers in time to enjoy your own Christmas tree with friends and family this year and that we will see you all agian very soon.



About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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