December 19, 2012

Farmhouse Christmas Tour

Welcome to our first Christmas at the farm!  We're still figuring out where everything will settle, but for now, here's a peek into our new home.

I asked the guy at the Christmas tree lot if he had any extra greenery.  He said, "take as much as you want!"  I scooped up enough to fill this giant bucket on my front porch and made a 12' garland with the leftovers.  One man's trash is another girl's treasure!
My first craft of the season was this wreath.  Something a little fun and festive to welcome you in!

 A winter snow collection greets you in the foyer

 One of my favorite Christmas displays of the house:
 The door from my husband's family farm decked out with a live wreath and my collection of acorns.  I just love the natural elements.

I'm drawn to all that is wintery, natural, and white, but part of me still loves the traditional red and green.

Our tree sits in the middle of the room this year (a first for me).  The space between the kitchen and the keeping room was the kids' choice and I think I like it!  I chose bright, happy colors this year.  Turquoise, lime green, orange, and hot pink.  It makes us all a little more joyful!

All of the paper came from Target and Hobby Lobby.

The fun flows into the kitchen too!

 This is the garland a mentioned above.  I garnished it with some fun ornaments a dear friend gifted to me.

I keep a little tree next to my kitchen sink.  It's "Mom's Tree."  All of the things I love are on this tree.  Most of the ornaments are breakable, so they stay a little safer on the countertop.
We'll finish the tour out the back door...
 The view from my back porch

Our beloved well house.  She looks so sweet at night with twinkle lights.
Merry Christmas, friends, from my house to yours!!!

I'm linking up with:
 The Inspired Room's Christmas House Tours
Kelly's Korner Christmas Tour of Homes
Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes
Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday
Imparting Grace's Grace at Home
Shabby Creek Cottage
Classy Clutter
Coastal Charm


Karen said...

love your new house & Christmas decorations ~ especially your home-made garland. Merry Christmas!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW!!!! your home is stunning!!! i love the home as is, and your christmas decor is beautiful, too. i love the exterior and the colors- the door is perfect!

Kelly said...

I love your beautiful!!!!
I'm also a new follower:)

Bugs and Sunshine said...

So warm and cozy! Love, love, love!

(p.s. we did red and white polka dot wrapping paper from hobby lobby this year too, great minds think alike, eh?) haha

My favorites are your door with the acorn and wreath, and the garland above your sink...well, and your whimsical tree! You did good girl!

Karen Hilburn said...

Love it!! Your kitchen is fabulous and I wanted to see more. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

Julia Konya said...

Hi Gretchen, I found you home on The Nesting Place.
I love your home. You kitchen is amazing!
Merry Christmas!

Tee said...

Wow, your house is adorable! You may want to turn off word verification for the party. You'll get lots more comments!

Jodee said...

Your house looks amazing all decked out for the holidays!

pinkcaropatra said...

Gretchen, you are crazy, freaky talented! Everything is so lovely!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is beautifully decorated. I especially like the wreath on the family door and the snowy entrance vignette. Love the aqua mason jar with ornaments too. I'm stopping by from the Nesters Home Tour. Merry Christmas!

~Carrie said...

Love those color choices! Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Oh so lovely Christmas home! I love the old door as well, your whole house so pretty. Glad to be following you my friend. Diane

Kellie said...

Just beautiful!

Emily said...

any story behind the white sewing table? I just inherited a nearly identical one from my grandmother (which needs some TLC/refinishing). I love your display of it here; where do you keep it regularly? I was thinking of putting mine on the landing at the top of my stairs...