We love our modern farmhouse, but we wanted to bring it some old world charm this Christmas with some simple antique decor. I am becoming more and more involved in sewing our own projects, making things myself as opposed to buying them, and just keeping things simple and traditional. So join me for an old world farmhouse Christmas home tour![Read more…] about Join me for an Old World Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
Get inspired to create a rustic farmhouse Christmas dining table setting with your own two hands to enjoy all season long. If there is any time of year to go all-out on the dining table decor, Christmas is the perfect fit. With a few handmade items and a teeny tiny surprise for your guests, you might just create a magical dinner that will be remembered well into the new year.[Read more…] about How to Make a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Dining Table
I wanted to create a cozy handmade Christmas mantle this year, so join me as I show you how to make a Christmas mantle garland with fresh greenery and real dried oranges. Nothing says holiday decorating like the smell of pine and orange with some old taper candles on a mantle.[Read more…] about How to Make a Festive Christmas Mantle Garland with Real Greenery
Come see how I made our old world farmhouse Christmas kitchen on a budget this year. The other day I was looking around our home and thinking, I love our home so much. And I always have! We bought our house because it was almost totally perfect. But more and more I feel the urge to make things look more our own, and less like the house when we bought it. I also want to bring some old world traditional farmhouse touches in, because I have just been loving that style lately. And with the holidays around the corner I figured it was the perfect time to decorate for Christmas, in the kitchen at least. We’ll get to the rest of the house later LOL 🙂[Read more…] about Old World Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen on a Budget
A few weeks ago John and I decided we wanted open shelving in the kitchen. Well, basically I decided, but John agreed. It’s becoming popular now and I wanted a more traditional farmhouse look, and to be able to see in my cabinets. So instead of finding some new shelves, taking down our old ones, and installing new ones, we found an easy DIY open shelving hack to achieve this. So if you are reading this, let me know what you think. Did we pull off open shelving?[Read more…] about My Husband’s DIY Open Shelving Hack & Easy Kitchen Organization
There is nothing better than a simple, natural homemade Christmas wreath! Stop by your local nursery, grocery store, or maybe even your backyard to pick up a variety of winter greens so you can make your own wreath for Christmas this year. For this wreath, you’ll need a wreath frame, cable ties, and greens of your choice. That’s it!
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We decided to make homemade Christmas wreaths this year because they are easy, fragrant, and much less expensive than buying pre-made wreaths every season. If you buy a wreath frame and some cable ties, you can create beautiful wreaths every season by taking off the old greenery or decor and replacing it with new decor.[Read more…] about Homemade Natural Christmas Wreath Tutorial
Time to pull out the Christmas greenery! Every year we take to our own backyard or the local nursery to find some fragrant, beautiful Christmas greenery to decorate our Homestead for Christmas. This year I found 5 different Christmas greeneries to get in the Christmas spirit and decorate our home. To us, bringing in natural elements from the outside into our home is the best way to get ready for the Christmas season. Christmas greeneries smell good, they are beautiful, and I think they are one of the easiest ways to decorate the Homestead for Christmas.
Why Christmas Greenery?
For Christmas every year we like to bring the outside in and pull in as much Christmas greenery as we can to decorate for Christmas. We live in the Pacific Northwest where we have a lot of greenery, forest, lakes, rivers, and mountains near us. John and I are definitely nature junkies! We love being out on hikes and taking the kayak out in the summertime. So, it is only fitting that one of our favorite ways to decorate around the holidays is with Christmas greenery.
Christmas greenery looks beautiful with the dark green, white, and red colors. It also smells great! Pine is one of the main scents from Christmas greenery and it is as natural way to smell your house like Christmas.
We went a few local nurseries in the area and found 5 Christmas Greenery Ideas to decorate the inside/outside of our Homestead. You can also pull some pine branches from your yard if you have them. Get creative and use whatever you have available to you – that is part of the fun![Read more…] about 5 Christmas Greenery Ideas