December 16, 2013

Christmas 2013 Farmhouse Tour

Merry Christmas!
 Come on in!

 Welcome to our living room.  This room is focused on the true Gift of Christmas.
Our advent trees bring us
 a verse for each day.  
Go here to get your own list of advent verses.  Merry Christmas from me!
Our nativity.  
I leave it up for most of the month of January.
It's worth celebrating!
Across the room is the door from our family's barn.
I found the burlap bow in the dollar section at Target.  It was the perfect necklace for my lamp.  


Moving to our dining area of the kitchen...
My favorite Christmas decoration this year is my husband's grandfather's tool box filled with red balls.  Sentimental. Fun. Festive.  


Adding some bling to our cabinet-door-turned-chalkboard and spreading joy

My practical kitchen table centerpiece

Mom's tree by the kitchen sink hold some of my favorite things, like coffee mugs and ornaments from my travels around the world.



Moving to the keeping room...

We went old-school with large globe lights.  


Wishing you a season filled with PEACE and JOY
I'm linking up to these fabulous friends:
Nesting Place
Between Naps on the Porch
The Dedicated House
Coastal Charm
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Cozy Little House

11 comments:

Richella Parham said...

Gretchen, your farmhouse looks beautiful in every season. Dressed for Christmas? It's magical! I LOVE that toolbox filled with red balls--how cute is that? What a wonderful, God-honoring, family-friendly place you've created. Bless you!

Laura Robinson said...

Beautiful! I have been anxiously awaiting this post from you, I knew it would be wonderful.

Where did you get your boxwood star? Or if you made it would you PLEASE give me a tutorial. I have plenty of boxwood but no idea how to form it. (and not enough cash to shell out for some of the wreaths I see online)

Sandy said...

Glad I got to see it all last night IRL! It is beautiful!
Mom

Kati said...

I like your chalkboard. I got a chalkboard last summer and I'm always looking for new ideas. I'm going to pin this post.

efulk said...

Everything looks beautiful! You have a true gift!
~ Erin

Bugs and Sunshine said...

You have outdone yourself Gretchen! Your Christmas tree is stunning, I'm torn up over your door with the wreath-the entire vignette is perfect, and your Advent idea is very sweet.

It has taken us 3 years to settle into an Advent groove and it is for sure our new favorite tradition.

Even though it's a week before Christmas and I have not wrapped one single gift, I'm not even worried because our focus is so much more on Jesus this year. What a blessing!

Hugs,
Anna

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Just beautiful! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and check out your feature. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-81.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your holiday home focused on the true meaning of Christmas, especially the verse a day tree.
I love it. Great blog!
Happy holidays,
Patti

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your holiday home focused on the true meaning of Christmas, especially the verse a day tree.
I love it. Great blog!
Happy holidays,
Patti

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you-all had a very Merry Christmas!