Appalachia Christmas

Christmas at the Blind Pig House

Blind Pig and The Acorn Christmas Time

Everyone at the Blind Pig House had a wonderful Christmas this year. I thought I’d share some of the highlights with you.

Good food at Christmas Time in Appalachia

From a deer roast to Arsh Potato Cake there was lots of good eating!

There was green shoes.

There was one of a kind design work from Stamey Creek Creations.

Blind Pig and The Acorn Shirt

There was a shirt.

There was fire starting things going on.

books for Christmas

Since all the Blind Pig crew loves to read there was lots of books.

Precious gift at Christmas of Pap

There was a precious gift of a drawing of Pap (Thank you Allison and Miss Cindy!).

Acorns for Christmas

There was felted acorns that made me think of all of you!

silliness at Christmas at the Blind Pig house

As always there was lots of silliness.

old letters in Appalachia

There was much laughter over a letter the previous vest owner left in one of the pockets of Chatter’s new to her vest. Think middle school crushes.

crotcheted snowman

There was a new crocheted snowman.

visiting in Appalachia

There was much visiting one with another.

Christmas at the Blind Pig and the Acorn 2017

Most of all there was lots of love and thankfulness for the reason behind my favorite time of the year Christmas.



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    December 28, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I love seeing you all…sending much love to you…I loved those acorns..and the girls get more beautiful every time I see them…stay warm..and have a blessed and happy healthy new years..
    much love and ladybug hugs

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    December 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    That “fire starting things” picture is mysterious and a little bit alarming!
    Looks like you all shared a perfect family Christmas. Thank you for sharing it with your readers, too 🙂

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    Jim Casada
    December 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Miss Cindy wins the thoughtfulness award, because there’s enough verbiage to make it clear the inspiration behind the delightful drawing of Jerry came from her. I know that’s a gift you’ll cherish every time you look at it.
    As for that deer roast adorned in bacon (just the ticket to avoid any tendency the naturally lean meat has towards being dry), it looks mighty toothsome indeed.

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    December 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing, so neat to see such a loving and close-knit family celebrating Christmas together! Everything looks great and that Snowman is awesome! Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy New Year.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Brother Paul is missing, too?
    Love the winder picture! A lot of people have picture winders but very few have winder pictures.

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    Ed Ammons
    December 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    StameyCreekCreations jewelry were a big hit at Christmas here too.

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    December 27, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Haven’t had our big family Christmas celebration yet. People going in several directions and not enough hours in the day or too many miles to travel in one day for all to get together. Will have everyone here on the 30th, with much excitement, fun and food.
    I see several writers mention “deer meat”…..which is a foreign expression to Wisconsinites. It is called venison all the way around here. We have a “venison roast”, “venison chops”, venison loin, venison sausage, etc. “Deer meat” must be a Southern expression. My mother-in-law always put a small pork roast in with her venison roast. It was the best…….and exceptional gravy with the blended meats.
    You did have some unique and wonderful gifts. Hand made with much thought and love put into the gift makes it the best. You are all blessed to have each other. Sending my wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and all the Blind Pig Family.

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    Sue Crane
    December 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    OK, Granny wins the fashion award — all dressed up for the occasion. The picture of Pap was a wonderful gift. That Arsh Potato Cake looks delicious. Happy New Year to all of your family and your Blind Pig followers as well.

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    December 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing part of your Christmas with us. You have a wonderful Family and it shows including your cousins, and mother-in-law. And especially Louzine who does so much.
    I remember when the Deer Hunter brought me a bunch of Deer Meat. I had never seen it double wrapped like that. It was So good!
    Happy New Year to everyone. …Ken

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    wanda Devers
    December 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    So glad yall had a wonderful Christmas! Wish I had some of those tater cakes this morning! Mama was a tater lover as all my family is. I remember her saying, “We’ve got to go to the store–there ain’t a tater in the house”.
    I love the vest pocket story–we’re all thrifters around here & love previously owned stuff. I found a gorgeous washable suede leather jacket (pink with snaps on the front) but alas it was too small for me. took it over to my mother-in-laws Christmas afternoon hoping she could wear it. She couldn’t but my sister-in-law could so she got an extra Christmas treat.
    We’ve been blessed this year with pretty good health and enough financially to be able to breathe. I have a wonderful life long friend who is so precious to me and a sweet family. Of course there is sadness too–so many have gone on and we miss them terribly. We’re getting to be the “old ones”–what a shock that is–where did all those years go?
    Hope yall have the best New Year!

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    betty stephenson
    December 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    looks like a great time was had by all glad yyou shared it thanks

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    Mike McLain
    December 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Happy New Year to the whole Blind Pig and the Acorn gang! We had a great Christmas with my 94-year-old Dad in East Tennessee and got back home to Brevard, NC yesterday. The last few days have not been good for the diet, however! Back to watching what I eat now.

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    December 27, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you all have a fantastic 2018!
    I think the blind pig and the T shirts should be made available ?!”
    Miss you guys.

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    Ann Applegarth
    December 27, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Oh, Ms. Tipper, these beautiful pictures of your beautiful family and home are a gracious and delightful gift! Thank you, and God bless the Blind Pig family!

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    Darlene Longmire
    December 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Thank you for sharing yourChristmas with us. Always enjoy your blog and have shared info with others. We had a good Christmas this year as well. In fact, whenever all the family are present, it’s a good Christmas. Thank you again for posting so many good, funny, and inciteful things without being “preachy”. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    Ed Karshner
    December 27, 2017 at 8:49 am

    That looks like a great Christmas! We just arrived in SE Ohio for our Big Christmas…so our eating just started.
    On the Twitters I made a comment about my so eating fried oysters on Christmas Eve. After I posted that, I talked to my wife, Kim, about it. She said it was a tradition her family had. We read the links you provided and were surprised to see it was Irish. Kim’s family is Irish from the Appalachian area of New York State. We are so German in my family I forget she’s half Irish. And, to be fair, she didn’t know the tradition was Irish.
    We learn a lot from your blog. Merry Christmas to you (we still have until January 12 if you consider all of Christmastide). And, I need a blind pig t-shirt!

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    Bob Jones
    December 27, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Greetings to all at the Blind Pig and Acorn! Thanks for this very homey blog today. It makes it seem as though we could or all ready have dropped in for a ‘cup of tea and tattle’. Thanks for opening up your home in this manner. It would appear that you had a lovely Christmas. We also here in New Brunswick did also except many people could not travel that day. We had a blizzard. It started at 11:00 am and raged (snow-wise) until about 7:pm. In that time 18-20 inches of snow fell. So with the wind,not a travel day. I guess we are very aware of winter weather here and adjust accordingly. Like you folk, lots of new books and 2 Country Sampler mags for me so what if I can’t go anywhere! Anyway, belated Christmas Blessings to all there and all the very best in the coming year.P>S> I love the drawing of Pap. From a faithful viewer- Bob & Inez Jones ( I hear banjo music coming up my stairway!) Mr. Jones it at it again! Love that music!!!

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    Barb Wright
    December 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Nice photos!! Where’d you get the tshirt? I’d love to have one! Happy New Year from northern Pa!!

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    Cynthia Morris
    December 27, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Are those tee shirts for sale?

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    Ron Stephens
    December 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    So glad you all had a blessed Christmas at home with family. Sounds like the Beatrice Foods motto, “A world of good things.” Each such Christmas is a treasure seeing as how times are always a ‘changing.
    By the way, the first of two supermoons in January 2018 will be on the night of Jan. 1-2.

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    Gayle Larson
    December 27, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Loved the drawing of Pap. It is so him. Gifts like that mean so much.
    It is snow flurrying here right now. Don’t think it will amount to anything but it sure is pretty.
    Happy and healthy New Year to all.

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    Miss Cindy
    December 27, 2017 at 8:13 am

    It was a wonderful Christmas with much celebration and LOTS of good food, we all love to cook! Tip, there is one thing that is a mystery to me….how in the world did you get that many photos and not one shot of Ruby Sue?

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