welcome to the blog

abigail albers

The Latest

Holiday Amish Greenhouse

I have not necessarily been a scrooge this year when it comes to decorating our farmhouse for the holidays, but more exhausted Santa. We went all out for Christmas this year at The Found Cottage and between that and pending renovations in the home, I just didn’t feel like hauling out all the bins of […]

Christmas Amish Greenhouse

Favorites

It’s crazy to think that last year at this time we were all gathering with friends and families blissfully unaware of what was about to come our way in 2020. If you would have told me then what was going to go down in March, I would have thought you were crazy. But here we […]

Merry Christmas 2020

Lifestyle

Hannah Anderson Matching Pajamas in Christmas Tree Print

The final stop on our virtual holiday tour takes us to the Christmas living room for 2020. This room seems to decorate itself. When joe requested that at least one room in our home have carpet I knew the living room needed plaid. The set up of our house is very seasonal. In the winters […]

Christmas Living Room 2020

Favorites

Vintage Antiques on the Holiday Mantles

The weekend before Joe went hunting we bundled up and went Christmas tree hunting our neighbors tree farm. It sounds a bit like a hallmark movie scenario doesn’t it? living next to a tree farm? Except I didn’t leave a big bustling career in NYC to return to rural Allegan to fall in love with […]

Christmas Tree Hunting

Lifestyle

Otto looking up at the biggest tree

It started with hauling out a faux Christmas tree back in November that was way too big for this room. Otto was begging to put up a Christmas tree but it was too early to get the real one that we put in our living room. We went to the pole barn and I tossed […]

Pink Poinsettias For Christmas in the Farmhouse Bedroom

Favorites

Vintage brick farmhouse fireplace

We are slowly making our way through the virtual holiday tour of my home this year. I’ve had so much fun getting out all of my collections with Otto this year. So far we’ve had only two ornament casualties and one was because he bolted into the living room and cuffed the aluminum tree with […]

Christmas in the Cocktail Lounge

Favorites

Santas in the Parlor Farmhouse Christmas Decorating

This year in lieu of parties and guests and gatherings I thought I would focus on getting out all of my vintage Christmas collections. They needed a good cleaning, organizing and inventory as year after year I hurriedly tossed them in bins after the holidays. This year I got everything out and grouped my collections […]

Deck the Dining Room with Vintage Christmas

Favorites

Vintage Dancing Santa Collection

The gifts are wrapped and ready to be opened, Santa has came and filled the stockings, Christmas is officially here. We are going to savor the morning and watch Otto open his stocking and gifts while watching The Christmas Story and then reading the story of the Birth of Jesus before heading to Joe’s parents […]

An Albers Christmas Story

Lifestyle

A christmas Story Pink Bunny Suit with toddler

I think one of the best things we’ve ever bought for our family was buy a membership to meijer gardens in grand rapids. It has so many activities in the summer and in the winter provides a nice warm place to soak up some green plant life amongst the snow. It even has an awesome […]

Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

Mommin'

Meijer Gardens Christmas Reindeer

I have been waiting for this moment since Otto was born. When he would be old enough to help us decorate the christmas tree. It has been hilarious to watch him try to process why we would bring a full, huge tree from the outside into our living room. He does stare at it quite […]

Decorating the Christmas Tree with a Toddler

Lifestyle

Decorating with Vintage Christmas Ornaments

this is the second batch of cookies that I whipped up from all your recipes. I’m hoping to get one more in before the holiday season comes to a close to take to some friends. guys i’m having so much fun with this project and I can’t wait to share with you a project my […]

christmas cookie grandma Ethels recipe

Food & Beverage

preserving the pint – marisa wrote the first recipe i ever preserved. the tomato jam on her blog is insanely delicious. i went a few years using this book not realizing they were the same author! if you can’t get enough of her blog recipes then check this book out. she is super thorough and […]

my favorite cookbooks for christmas gifts

Food & Beverage

Explore the must reads

Explore all the resources so you too can start gardening, even if you live in the city.

The farmhouse garden club

start where you are

FROM THE FARMHOUSE

ABBY's FAVORITE FINDS

I'm abigail albers

Wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe. 

I am collector of collections and hobbies and I’m so excited to share them all with you here on my little slice of the internet. 

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in while I share a bit about who I am. 

Abby