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  • July 14, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Back to Work!

    Here at Pence Christmas Tree Farm, our work surroundings are modest. Our merchandise is housed in cartons on shelves in numerical order. During our peak season we process over 150 orders per day and ship around 5,000 packages a year.We...

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  • July 14, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    A Different Kind of Day

    Still new to the blogging scene here......and torn between trying to keep all the blog posts "professional" and not too personal. Our goal here is to give you tips and ideas for your holiday decorating and to talk about Christmas!...

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  • July 13, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Halloween Party Ideas - Pumpkin Painting

    Every year we have a backyard Halloween party and one of the most fun activities for the children is the pumpkin painting. Here's some tips! Painting Area: Pick an area in your backyard away from the adult traffic and assign...

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  • July 10, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    The Ruby Slipper

    Great Wizard of Oz keepsake ornament. Who doesn't remember Dorothy clicking the heels of her ruby slippers together and saying "there's no place like home....there's no place like home." (From Wikipedia) The ruby slippers are the shoes worn by Dorothy...

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  • July 3, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    The Hungry Squirrel

    The Hungry Squirrel Christmas ornament from Old World Christmas was purchased this week by a very nice customer named Linda. She seemed very excited that she had been able to find this ornament. It's a new ornament that just came...

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  • July 1, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Making Cookie Dough Ornaments

    A great project to do with kids is to create cookie dough Christmas ornaments from a salt dough recipe. Kids love rolling out the cookie dough, cutting shapes with assorted cookie cutters and then adding the final touch of decorating!...

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  • June 26, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    New Arrivals!

    The Beagle, Walleye, and Foal just arrived from Old World Christmas along with several more collegiate football ornaments! Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Old English Sheepdogs are gentle, friendly smart and protecting making them great family...

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  • June 25, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Decorating for Halloween - Lighting Project

    Halloween is such a great time for decorating with autumn colors and abundance of natural items that can be gathered practically in your own backyard. We'll be doing a series of Halloween decorating tips and today we'll start with a...

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  • June 24, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    More from the Old World Christmas Showrooms!

    Great decorating ideas for your dining room! Christmas ornaments used a table favors or place card holder. Wire edge ribbon tied simply around dining chairs add a bold touch of color. Greenery or evergreen garland is entwined around the light...

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  • June 20, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Take a Peek into the Old World Christmas Showroom!

    These are images from the Merck Family's Old World Christmas Showroom. Literally thousands of Christmas ornaments on display! Great opportunities for ideas on displaying your treasured collection. Assorted Ribbon Candy, Peppermints, Cupcake Cottage, box of Assorted Chocolates. Note the use...

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  • June 18, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Caring for Collectible Glass Christmas Ornaments

    A collection of mouth blown, hand painted glass Christmas ornaments is a prized possession. Ornaments may have been collected through the years, or passed down from other family member. Or perhaps you're just starting your collection. Here are a few...

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  • Christmas Tree Decorating in the 1930's, 40's and 50's
    June 18, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Christmas Tree Decorating in the 1930's, 40's and 50's

    Decorating a Christmas tree in the 1930’s was a vastly different task than today’s decorating where many dollars can be spent on a single decoration. Now a days, trees have themes…colors, old fashioned items, naturals, contemporary, whimsical – the list...

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