Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas



A Very Merry Christmas


The holly and the ivy, now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.

The holly bears a blossom as white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to be our sweet saviour.

The holly bears a berry as red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ to do poor sinners good.

The holly bears a prickle as sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ on Christmas Day in the morn.

The holly bears a bark as bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ for to redeem us all.


The Merriest of Christmas wishes from
us at Linderhof.
Jim and Martha

8 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
A very Merriest of Christmases to you and Jim, dear friend...and of course, Oliver!
Fondly,
Pat

Mary said...

Merry Christmas, Martha. Have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Priscilla said...

Merry Christmas to you and everyone at Linderhof

eileeninmd said...

Martha, Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

eileeninmd said...

Martha, Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Taste the Rainbow said...

Merry Christmas, Martha.

I hope your day is filled with love.

Mary

megan said...

Merry Christmas Martha. Wishing you and your family a happy gathering and a Healthy, Happy, New Year.

Kerin said...

Hope that you had a very Merry and blessed Christmas.

Have a wonderful week!