Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour (2015)

Along with it being the most wonderful time of the year, I know it can also be the most busy time of the year. I'm so happy you're here and hope that this little tour will give you a five minute reprieve from your holiday "to do" list. 

Feel free to linger, I'll get the coffee (tea? hot chocolate?) started. 

Please come in!

Welcome to the living room, where we've added 
just a couple pops of green in this mostly white room...

Our front porch wraps around the living room... 

The rest of our Christmas porch can be seen here.

Back inside, a wreath has been placed around the antlers in the entryway and angel wings have been hung from the old farmhouse door in the hallway. 

We're going simpler this year.

If you'd like to see more pictures of the entryway, please click here.

This is the first year we've hung stockings from the stairway. I added a touch of eucalyptus to the fresh garland and couldn't resist a light dusting of spray snow. (Sometimes we can do more than just sit around "dreaming of a white Christmas!" :)

We recently created a family gallery wall along the stairway. 

You can see more pictures of the gallery wall here.

Just a few Christmas decorations in the dining room for now. 

I don't know about you, but our house tends to turn into a workshop of sorts leading up to Christmas...wrapping gifts, baking and finishing school projects. 

And then there are the daily tasks like cooking and laundry. 

(Is it just me or does it feel like some days, leading up to Christmas, dinner should be optional? I mean, every night?! Thank goodness for Costco pizza.)

Given the December "workshop" effect, I wanted to keep this room light and airy, without too much clutter.

The dining room will become more festive once the table 
is set for our family Christmas Eve dinner.

More pictures of the dining room can be found here.

The family room and kitchen are where we spend most of our time together...

Small tin advent buckets are hung from the chicken nesting boxes. Each morning (except the first because I forgot ;), our three sons check for a little surprise as we count down the days till Christmas.

See more family room pictures here.

A couple weeks ago, I shared these DIY boxwood wreaths in our kitchen.

It was also fun adding some "merry" to the coop...

Find more of Christmas at the coop here.

Our kids had a snow day power outage day (wind storms), which made for a good time to put together a hot chocolate station...

More pictures of the cookie garland and hot chocolate station can be seen here.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn...
(O Holy Night)

Hope you have a wonderful day!


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  1. Ok, I will be right over! Lol! Just kidding : ) Your house looks beautiful as always! So light on a gray NW day!

  2. It all looks perfect to me, Julie. Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday cheer and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas, Ardith.

  3. Your home looks wonderful, Julie! Love, Love, Love your Christmas tree and the other touches of greens throughout. Overflowing with charm, for sure!!
    Mary Alice

    1. You're so sweet Mary Alice. Thank you. Heading over to your cottage Christmas tour!!

  4. Julie,
    Love your simple and serene Christmas decor with the touches of green. Where did you find your Christmas tree. I have been looking for one like that for 3 years and cannot find one. Everything looks so pretty.

    1. Thank you Kris! Looks like you need to head up to the mountains! :) We actually cut down a tree for free... since we have a fourth-grader (and they study state history in fourth), we got a free tree permit. It was such a fun time! Hope you have a great Christmas! ~julie

  5. I love all your simple rustic festive touches. Your home looks peaceful. Christmas blessings to you!

  6. I just luv all the beautiful Christmas touches around your farmhouse.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Hugs, Gee

  7. So many cute pieces! Such a beautiful home!

    1. Thank you KariAnne! And your home... I have never... it's gorgeous! :)

  8. Merry Christmas to your family from ours.

    1. Merriest Christmas! I always love it when you stop by. :)

  9. Your home is so pretty and festive for the Holidays. Merry Christmas

  10. This is my first time at your blog, and I am so impressed! So many people are trying to create the "farm-style," but you are living the farm-style and doing it so well. I think your farmstead is beautiful dressed in Christmas simplicity. What a wonderful place to raise children and chickens :).

    1. So kind of you! Thank you and Merry Christmas! ~julie

  11. Hi Julie,
    Also a first-time visitor to your "home" and am loving your sweet touches. What shines most brightly is your love for your family. I, too, use old doors as props, and just love yours so much! The wreath boxwoods are so traditional Williamsburg, VA, close to where I live. Merry Christmas, and keep on creating, because you're good at it, and a happy home is a blessed home!


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