Today, I am opening up our Farmhouse for you guys to see how we decorated it for Christmas this year! This year’s Christmas home tour is a bit simpler, more handmade & hopefully more Christ focused than in year’s past. Staying true to our 1800’s farmhouse, I kept the style cozy & warm with lots of greenery mixed in & I hope you will enjoy all the Christmas decorating ideas I am sharing today.
Christmas Home Tour of our Farmhouse
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I have always lived within 11 miles (I googled it) of this very spot which was long ago a turkey farm.
We have been blessed to call this our home & for the last 5 years have been slowly & sometimes not so slowly renovating, landscaping & decorating our farmhouse. It has already been the heart of so many Christmas dinners, Christmas craft nights & the most exuberant caroling sessions you ever could hear, ha!
If you want to see all the transformations our home has had over the years, you can find them on our home page here. But for now, come on inside…
Before I started my decorating this year, the first thing I did was take a large box of Christmas donations to our local thrift store. Over the years some of my Christmas decor held little or no meaning to me & I decided that if it wasn’t something I loved or had memories attached to it than it was time to let it go….
In place of missing decor went lots of evergreens found right in our backyard.
However, we did break down & get a faux tree this year on sale at Lowes.
With our new wood stove there was no way a live tree would have survived all the watering it would have needed in our family room.
Unfortunately, the kids had the same reaction to our tree that they did to last year’s attempt at a faux tree (you can read about that here).
But… for Jason with his bad back & me & my desire to start decorating for Christmas in June, it works!!! And we can always get more Christmas trees live or otherwise in the future.
Our family room has been everyone’s favorite spot to hang out now with our new wood stove! (you can read about our stove here) Yay for a warm room in our farmhouse!
Watching movies & sports together along with board games on a cold winter night is just the best.
Our fireplace mantel is kept simple with our cedar houses that Jason made to resemble all the houses we lived in (diy found here), greenery & of course our stockings!
In our living room, I kept our fireplace mantel simple with live greenery & battery powered candles.
This is definitely the prettiest & simplest mantel I have ever done & I absolutely love it!
Nothing could be simpler than candles & evergreens!
I recently added a free printable to our fireplace mantel. (you can find out more about that here)
I hope to make a few ornaments to hang from our mantel in the future. But for now, I am enjoying the simplicity of it.
Even Moose is pretty happy with all the Christmas decorations in here, ha!
I will be sharing more about our DIY pallet nativity with you guys next week.
The kids are always excited to get out our nativity.
If you missed our Christmas kitchen & dining room here is a few of my favorite pics from the tour. (you can see the whole tour here)
It won’t be long before our dining table is set for our family’s Christmas Eve dinner! I loved last year’s table so much I have a feeling I will do something very similar this year…. I just have to borrow all those candles from our living room mantel… (you can see the whole post here)
I want to wish you & your family a wonderful of Christmas. It is my hope that you will discover not only the truth of the baby born in Bethlehem so many years ago but also the hope & knowledge that He will come to earth again!