December 3, 2022


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Brownstown family goes all out with Xmas decorations

One Brownstown household has absent all out with Christmas decorations this year.

Just about each and every inch of readily available space in Nathan and Angie Patman’s house has vacation accents on it with decorations in 11 of the 15 rooms in their dwelling.

“We have eight complete-size trees and 17 smaller sized types on exhibit. I have far more trees but wasn’t able to get them all up this year,” Angie mentioned. “We also have 46 Santas, 4 of which are existence sizing, and 15 nutcrackers, two of which are everyday living measurement.”


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The Patmans’ household was built in 1871, and they just moved in about 7 months back.

“One of the motives that we wanted this residence was to be able to embellish it for Xmas,” Angie said. “I had a large amount of my individual decorations, but I used a great deal of my mom’s decorations, as well.”

Angie’s father is Kenny Guthrie, and her mom, Linda Guthrie, died Aug. 6, which has designed 2020 an specifically rough 12 months for her.

“Decorating for Xmas was just one thing we often looked ahead to executing alongside one another every calendar year,” she reported. “I set up her angel tree in our home this 12 months, but I can never make it glance as superior as she did.”

Angie and her family are extremely delighted to see every thing cheery and vibrant with all of the decorations and colorful Xmas lights at their residence.

“It will make me delighted to see men and women commenting about our decorations brightening their day when they push by the house or see the photos on Facebook,” she reported.

Angie grew up in Medora and graduated from Medora High School. She is the recent proprietor of Principal Street Manor Apartments in Brownstown.

Nathan grew up in Freetown till age 15, and then his spouse and children moved to Starve Hollow. He is an engineering affiliate at Cummins Inc.

The pair have been married for 22 many years and have a 20-yr-aged son, Brendan, who also gets into the Xmas spirit.

“Christmas is his favored time of year, far too,” Nathan mentioned. “Brendan lives with us. He likes the decorations and thinks they assist to make the home truly feel cozy.”

Nathan explained he has always beloved Christmastime.

“I truly like the magic that the decorations provide to the dwelling,” he claimed. “My most fond reminiscences of Xmas are when we would all go to my grandma’s residence for fantastic meals and playing with my cousins.”

He stated when he was more youthful, his loved ones ordinarily embellished extra with multicolored lights and leaned more towards selfmade ornaments.

“I was also normally fond of my grandma’s Christmas village on the bar concerning the kitchen and the dining space in her house,” Nathan claimed.

As for this yr, he said they place up a ton of decorations mainly because they just take pleasure in it, but it is also pleasant when people today comment on their Facebook web page or tell them in human being that they really like it or it brightens their day.

Putting up Christmas decorations previously this 12 months appeared to be common for lots of Jackson County inhabitants.

Angie started out decorating their residence in October with some enable from her spouse.

“Nathan did all of the lifting and carrying as very well as the outdoors lights,” she claimed. “But I have finished all of the within decorating myself.”

The reason they commenced so early is due to the fact this is the initial Xmas in their new dwelling, and they have more decorations this year than they at any time have right before.

“We have a assortment of decorations and hope to be able to increase a lot more and extra each individual calendar year. My intention is to have the total property coated in lights,” Angie stated.

“I am extra into tasteful décor on the trees, but we also do some themed rooms with Santas and nutcrackers,” she stated. “I’m not positive yet how very long we’ll go away the decorations. We joked about just leaving them up yr-spherical.”

Besides their immediate family, the Patmans have two dogs, Hank, a 3-calendar year-old Goldendoodle, and Bentley, a 6-calendar year-outdated Mini Schnoodle.

“We never have any difficulties with them finding into the decorations, but they have knocked down a several Santas running down the stairs becoming rowdy,” Angie claimed.

Christmas has generally been the most exclusive time of the year for Angie.

“Since I was a tiny lady, we usually received up really early on Christmas early morning to open up provides,” she explained. “My mom generally did a whole lot of Xmas decorating. Her decorations have been generally so quite that they could have gone into a magazine.”

Angie recalled always paying out the evening at her parents’ house on Christmas Eve and getting up early on Christmas early morning to open presents and pancakes created by her papaw.

“We also however generally leave milk and cookies for Santa,” she said.