William Beekman was one of the biggest merchants in upstate New York and knew the importance of decking the halls for the holidays, and we try to live up to his standards even today.

We hope these images of The Beekman at Christmas inspires joy and celebration for your own holiday


To see more images of the holidays at Beekman 1802, pick up the December 2010 issue of Country Living Magazine

Share your holiday decorating ideas in the comments section below!

And check out how we decked the halls of The Beekman 1802 Mercantile this year.  Click here

by Josh and Brent

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Linda purnell

How do I work the timer for the lights on 30 inch Holiday wreath on and I can’t turn off help

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Kate

I very much enjoyed the Country Living feature. Already one of my favorite publications and now even more so since they are recognizing some of the great features of our area. Thanks for all your support and promotion of Sharon Springs!

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Sally

Thank you very much, Dr. Brent. The video is the one that is a promo for the haunted episode here from Planet Green's website
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/videos/the-fabul
It's very kind of you, and much appreciated!

I am working on my family tree, and there are a lot of Beekmans. It's hard to find pictures of many though, so…thank you!

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Sally

You are living in an ancestor of mine's home. I am interested in seeing the pictures of what may be my ancestors I saw briefly in a video clip-is it possible for them to be scanned or photographed? It was a set of antique photos in one video clip online… My grandmother's maiden name was Beekman. She also had some goats I milked when I was a preteen(just two). I am glad to see the old place in such beautiful condition.

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Michael O

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from the left coast. When I look back at what I'm thankful for in 2010; stumbling upon your show is near the top. There is little better in life then making people smile. And, oh how you make me smile. Best wishes for the New Year!

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Rose

Wishing you Brent and Josh and wonderful holiday season. Thanks for all the holiday tips. I also decored the barn for our two goats and the "girls" love it! I enjoyed your holiday special last evening and am looking forward to the new season. Sending many blessings your way for the new year!

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Barbara Persyn

I am so excited to try your products. I can hardly stand the time it will take to get here. Especially for the cheese. I can almost taste it. I love the show and the carefree way you both handle things. I love Farmer John and his love for his animals. You actually show that we can all enjoy lifestyles that are different and beautiful. I am in love with the show. THankyou for sharing you lives with us. You are sent by God to teach us a wonderful lesson. I have learned. Peace and Enjoy the Holy Days ahead.

I remain your friend Barb Persyn.

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Lisa

Josh and Brent,

Your home is beautiful! So simple but classy! You two are an inspiration to me. My dream is to live on a farm someday. I love your show and can't wait for your Christmas special and season 2!

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TLM

Pretty but the photos aren't displaying right on my computer– they are super blown up — and a column from your webpage is going down the middle of them. Other websites display fine, so I am wondering if there is a technical problem? Would love to see the photos without having to scroll around them.

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Susie

Wow! So Beautiful! My mom called me all excited and said "wait till you see this new issue of Country Living, those guys your always talking about out in Sharon Springs have a whole layout in it for Christmas"…then she went on to discribe each picture..she was tickeled…and so was I. Went down for a visit the next day and was totally engrossed in the magazine…now all I have to do is snitch it when she's not looking! Think she'll notice? Have a Merry Christmas!

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Leigh

Oh, it just makes me sigh. It's so sophisticated, but so "real" at the same time. The wabi sabi packing boxes in the arched doorway made me giggle, the wet bootprints were just right paired with the fabulous Adirondack chairs and fleeces. My breath, however, was taken by the absolute genius of the golden walnuts.

Happy Christmas!!

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Renee

this is a beautiful picture of Josh's table. If i listen carefully, i can already hear the stories and memories the table holds.

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Pat Fielding

Loved the magazine article and all the above pictures of your home. Years ago we used to have many many trees (all themed) throughout the house. Since my husband passed away it has taken me awhile to get back to putting up just one tree which is decorated with homemade ornaments that I have made or friends have given us over the years. I have made an annual ornament for the last 40 plus years for family and fiends. Thanks for bringing back joy into my life by sharing your world.

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GWEN

NOT ONLY DO I LUV YOUR SHOW – BUT YOUR STYLE IS SO UNIQUE. WITHOUT A LOT OF GLITTER, GLAM YOU HAVE CREATED THE HOLIDAY LOOK BY SHARP, CRISP LINES ACCENTED BY NATURAL ELEMENTS BRING OUT COLOR BUT NOT OVERWHELING IT. WORDS CANNOT REALLY CONVEY THE OVERALL LOOK YOU HAVE CREATED BUT IT DEFINITELY IS NOT ONLY CLASSY, BUT ALSO VICTORIAN AS WELL. I LOVE WHAT YOU DID TO THE MERCHANTILE WINDOWS & INTERIOR DECORATING THEME IT DEFINITELY IS A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON THE COLOR SCHEME AGAIN CLASSY LOOK. PRETTY MUCH I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO. THE MERCHANTILE IS A PERFECT IDEA.

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Kathleen

Love the pictures, my favorite is the beautiful red door flanked with the poinsettia garland…..

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Susan Graham

I adore the show. Josh and Brent, and even Farmer John, are so honest about their feelings and thoughts.

Your Christmas decorating ideas have really inspired me. Happy Holidays and Peace & Joy to you all.

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Lauren Starkey

Love these pictures…thank you! The voyeur in me is always interested to see how other people live. I like to mix it up at Christmas, but one thing that remains relatively the same is my dining room. I use garland on my chandelier and place a fresh wreath between the two windows. Then, I embellish both with my and my kids' silver christening cups, baby spoons and forks, etc. Tied on with wired silver ribbon, they look great, mean so much, and work with the room. Add a few chandelier crystals and the elegance factor goes way up.

Can't wait for the 8th! Found your show while recovering from surgery and it made what could have been a lousy time lots of fun…

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becky h

Love the Christmas decorations. Cannot wait for my December Country Living issue and your December 8th show so I can see more!!!

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margaret thall

Simple, Clean, Natural beautiful way to go we've been doing it for years using nature to decorate /

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Ellen C

You inspire me in so many ways. I love your decorating style. Thanks to you I clean more and just get more excited about my own home. Love your show and your website! Can't wait for the Holiday Special as well as the New Season. Thanks for sharing so much 🙂

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Eve

Cannot wait for Dec. 8th and more views of the Beekman during the holidays. Lovely photos – I recognize the bare-branch tree from last year's (?) photo and am so happy to see it back. And to see that there doesn't seem to be a plastic wreath, poinsetta, or bauble in sight! Your style and attitudes are proof that the local, handmade, homemade, and "re-purposed" can be beautiful. Thank you for inspiring me in so many ways!

— Eve

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teri tighe

absolutely gorgeous. I love the Country Christmas theme and you two pulled it off beautifully.

Do you change themes every year or keep this one?

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