P. Allen Smith’s Christmas at Moss Mountain Farm and a great giveaway!

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I had the pleasure of attending one of 3 open houses at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm on Friday.  This was my second visit to Moss Mountain and I have to say it is one of my favorite places on earth.

The views are amazing, the gardens are gorgeous, and the house is exquisite. And with the addition of Allen and his team’s holiday decor, Moss Mountain Farm was looking extra special for this time of year.

Since I ironically used citrus fruits and colors in my own decor this year, I was of course, fond of Allen’s citrus-inspired decor for the Farm.

The Christmas tree, hand selected by Allen from a farm in Oregon was brought to Moss Mountain in it’s natural state with no pruning or shaping. And I have to say, it is one of the prettiest live Christmas trees that I have ever seen. With lot’s of room between the branches to hang ornaments, it’s Allen’s version of the “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” full of charm and character.

Allen’s new line of Holiday product could be seen all around the farm including the dining table.  I will definitely be ordering some of Allen’s designs for my home.

Festive and colorful decor, mostly straight from nature, could be found at every turn at Moss Mountain.

And even this classic bust from the Master Bath got in on the Holiday action.

The famous swans from the Lenox Hill Gala made an appearance in the library this Christmas.

I’d say no detail went unattended to this Holiday season on Moss Mountain. So, Whether Christmas or anytime of year, if you get the chance to visit Allen’s farm. It’s a must-see!

And stay tuned for more great things from Allen coming soon, including his new cookbook that hits the market next week!  And in honor of the release, I am excited to say I am giving away an autographed copy right here on the blog.  So to enter to win Allen’s hot off the presses cookbook full of delicious farm to table recipes, leave a comment here before midnight on Monday telling me what you love best about Moss Mountain’s holiday decor. I will choose a winner next Tuesday, December 28th.

A special thanks to Allen and his team including Ward, Mimi, Laura, Chip, Suzanne and the rest of the crew for inviting me out to be a part of their Holiday Celebration!! The lunch (straight out the new cookbook) was delicious and your hospitality as warm and welcoming as ever.

Cheers to you all and I look forward to seeing you on the farm again in the New Year!

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49 Responses to P. Allen Smith’s Christmas at Moss Mountain Farm and a great giveaway!

  1. Melanie says:

    I LOVE how everything is so natural, citrus, greenery…..it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  2. Terri Graham says:

    I adore your blog! In fact, I featured you on my post today…pop over and take a peek when you have a moment…
    Terri Graham

  3. So beautiful! I love all how natural all the decor is–and especially love all the oranges. A nice dash of color–and not the typical red–is so lovely.

  4. michelle b. says:

    I love the way he used orange all around the house and gardens. Makes the greenery pop!

  5. stanna rysdam says:

    I so love the natural look he used. Love to go out and round up anything you need from the great outdoors. Thanks for the great giveaway. Stanna

  6. quintessence says:

    What an absolutely beautiful home – so gracious and inviting. Not sure I can pick just one thing but I do love the citrus adorned wreaths on the fencing. What a wonderful place that would be to spend the holidays!

  7. Margo K says:

    Everything is beautiful but my favorite is the unpruned Christmas tree. So pretty!

  8. Jess Youde says:

    I love the attention to detail of putting holiday greens on the bust in the Master Bath. So beautiful!

  9. Orange is such a beautiful and unexpected Christmas Color!! Edible and eco-friendly!

  10. The wreaths on the fence were great as are the tangerines on the mantle in the glass vases. Loved how they went so well with the paint on the walls and fireplace. The ornaments were very Tobi, too in that fabulous color! So great to see. Thanks for sharing it with us. Colleen

  11. Brillante says:

    Beautiful images Tobi. In the old days in Northern Italy poor families gave tangerines and oranges as a gift to their children for Christmas. They came from Sicily (transportation was very difficult back then) and were quite expensive. It was a real treat. Tell this story to today’s children, they won’t believe it. In any case citrus scent is very evocative of winter festivities.

  12. Leah L says:

    Impossible to pick just one thing. I have seen pictures of Moss Mountain Farm before, but never all decked out in it’s Christmas finery. I am in love with the way natural materials have been used to create a warm and welcoming holiday home.
    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos with us.

  13. Sandy says:

    I love all the fresh greenery, etc.

  14. Nan says:

    I think the wreaths on the garden gate and the front porch decor are exquisite! I think it’s the magnolia branches…

  15. jessie says:

    I love all the citrus! We have 4 citrus trees and I love seeing new ways to use them in my decorating.

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  17. Rose Mary says:

    I love the incorporation of the green, orange and the unexpected use of white. How interesting and fresh.

  18. Allison says:

    Everything is gorgeous! I especially love the Christmas tree in it’s natural state…no pruning or shaping. It is really stunning. It’s quite elegant with all of the fun pops of orange carried throughout the decor.

  19. shelley says:

    The entry is just spectacular. Love it!

  20. Laura says:

    I love all the fresh greenery and how clean it all looks. So pretty!

  21. Monique says:

    Just beautiful. Thanks for providing the Internet tour!

  22. Jeanne says:

    I love the use of non-traditional vegetables in the decor. The squash on the porch are lovely shade.

  23. Love the topiary trees!! Count me in…

  24. Denise Bertoncino says:

    Orange is my favorite color, so I was naturally attracted to the design. The colors are so happy and festive. I can just imagine the wonderful smell that is happening within his spaces with all of the citrus and pine.

  25. Roberta says:

    Just love all the natural greenery and the orange colors of the bulbs and fruits…my favorite holiday decorations. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and I can’t wait to see his new cookbook…fantastic. Have a wonderful holiday and remember if you can’t be good…be safe 😉
    Fondly, Roberta

  26. Cindy says:

    I am new to the blog world, but love it!! I love the natural home/farm feel of Moss Mtn farm!! and also love your colorful style of decorating as well. Good work!

  27. Rory says:

    It’s all so lovely…I bet it smelled heavenly!

  28. Shanna C says:

    My favorite is the silver candlestick-style compote with the evergreens, pinecones and mini-silver balls [the silver just pops right out of the greenery!]. Thanks for offering the book…and for the gorgeous photos of Allen’s house! Would love to have a tour of it someday…

  29. Anne says:

    My favorite element was the color scheme! Absolutely beautiful!!! The combination of the rich greens, orange citrus and metallic is my very favorite and so inspiring!!!!! I would love to win the new book.

  30. MeLeah says:

    I love the fact that he is so willing to share his home with us. Everything in his house is doable, and I love that! The staff there make you feel so at home, and I can hardly wait to go back!

  31. marianne dowms says:

    I love the fresh greens and the fresh orange fruit so beautiful

  32. Martha says:

    The TREE!!! Amazing.

  33. For this house, the orange fruit (tangerines? mandarins?) really worked as a successful accent against the holiday greenery. In rooms that already have red as the usual scheme, I like to add decorations with kumquats. And it brings a lot of appreciation from the fans of the Big Orange, the University of Tennessee.

  34. Jeanne says:

    I’ve loved allen’s work for years. What a treat to see his finished project all decked out in its Christmas finery. Love the simple but beautiful fresh take on his decor. Simply stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Amber Kathryn Collins says:

    Traditional classic beauty eminates from this peaceful retreat.

  36. I am in love with the front porch. Those metal urn containers are amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  37. Mystica says:

    What I particularly liked was the use of the oranges – apart from the color I am thinking of the scent permeating a room! Nice.

  38. Felicia Snow says:

    I love the use of greenery, fruit and exquisite taste used to decorate this beautiful holiday home!

  39. Kimberly says:

    I love that the tree is not “shaped” but is in its natural form. The orange is brilliant, IMO!

  40. I love it because it’s exactly how I picture what Christmas should look like in my mind…very beautiful! I’m an Arkansan & love anything created by P. Allen Smith. 🙂 Just discovered your blog and it’s beautiful!!

  41. Darla Baerg says:

    I loved the use of fruit!

  42. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and this glimpse into Moss Mountain Farm. I like the use of baskets for ornaments as he decorates the fresh, green tree.

  43. Briana says:

    I love the use of oranges. It really breaks the whole red and green cliche.

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  45. Liz says:

    Orange anyone?
    Wonderful decorating Ideas, lovely place.
    Greeting from Orange County CA.

  46. Patty Mauney says:

    A dream is to visit P. Allen’s place – it is awesome. So glad to get a glimsp of his home for the holidays. This is the first Christmas without my mother. Just yesterday I was remembering how she said she was thrilled just to receive an orange for Christmas – So thanks for reminding me to have oranges in my home in honor of her this Christmas. Mom spray painted magnolia leaves gold – I believe I’ll mix the gold and the dark green with oranges this year. Great Blog – it sparked a good memory. Merry Christmas all.

  47. Lisa Mintz says:

    The use of greenery and orange really float my boat! Beautiful!

  48. Andrea Elliott says:

    Having had the opportunity to visit Moss Mountain last Christmas. It was a beautiful sunny day at Moss Mountain. We had the pleasure of Allen taking us on a tour of his beautiful home with it decorated in all the glory of the season. I loved the entire home!

  49. Anne says:

    Hello ! I so want a tour of your farm ! I’ve been following you for so long now, I feel like we’re old friends .. Moss mountain farm looks gorgeous .. Yours in ink Anne