Modern Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

We truly wait until after Thanksgiving to pull out our decorations for Christmas (and we are still pulling them out).

We will be adding to our home over the next week but today is a great start!

We are all so excited to celebrate the birth of Christ, to get ready for a new year, to intentionally choose how to spend the season and to gather for our favorite traditions.

This is our first Christmas in our new home and we love seeing our Christmas decorations in this new space.

I believe it takes years to pull your home together and we are only 9 months in. We are having the best time making this house our home and can’t wait to see how it evolves.

I am honored to once again to be a part of Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk.

This year Wayfair is sponsoring the housewalk and we are excited to have them joining us!

This whole week is such a gorgeous gathering of so many incredible bloggers as they share their homes dressed up for the holidays.

Welcome to the first day and if you are coming over from Fox Hollow Cottage I am so glad you are here.

I love to decorate simply for the holidays, shop the house, use what we have and only add a few new elements.

I have also learned over the years that perfect is never as important as the people coming through your doors and those that live under your roof.

My heart is that our home is comfortable and cozy.  I also want to be surrounded by things we enjoy and use.

Welcome to our home.

(This is our acts of service tree that we bring out and use each Christmas)

The Library and Music Room

This is the space where we listen to music but also where the children practice and play the piano.

The light in here is amazing and one of the many reason we fell in love with this home.

If you look over that railing you will down into the kid’s study area and that photo is coming up.

Our School Study Nook

This area is over the railing behind our library and we have converted it into a study area for the kids to use their laptops, do homework etc.

Our Living Room

We went to the tree farm the day after Thanksgiving and picked our three trees (our art studio art tour will be coming later this week).

We got as far as the lights and the kids said they loved it just like that. We are giving it a few days to see if they change their minds. IF they do we will be sure to share here on the blog.

I kind of agree with them.

Our Kitchen

I am just realizing that I never took wide angle images of our kitchen. You can see more image HERE and  HERE and HERE.

Our Family Room

You can see more photos of our Master Bedroom dressed up for Christmas HERE.

Thank you so much for taking a peek at our home.

Come back later this week when we share our studio dressed up for Christmas!

You have more homes to see and the next stop is Beneath My Heart!

I am excited to make the new house our home and to share it with you along the way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

My family wishes you a Merry Christmas!

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Coming January 4, 2017 is our new FREE series Salt + Light.

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Holiday Housewalk 2015

How do you say goodbye to a home and bring in the holidays for the last time at an address?

The past few weeks have brought such a storm of mixed emotions and now the reality that we are moving from the only home our children have known.

We love it pretty simple around here for the holidays and this year will be the biggest exhale of all.

The sweetest way to honor a home that we have loved so much (and that has loved us right back) is to just slow down and love each other even more.

I hope you will give us some grace this year for the house walk as we unexpectedly found a property, placed our home on the market on Thanksgiving day and have had showings ever since until today.

I made the very conscious decision to choose peace, family and simplicity instead of stress.

I highly recommend it:-)

We have simply decorated our home for Christmas in preparation for packing and moving.  I hope you will indulge me as I share some of my favorite holiday decorating from years past with some of the new photos from this year.

Merry Christmas!  I hope you are able to take an exhale too and just take the time to be with the ones you love the most.

Thank you Jen for inviting us back again and for bringing together so many gorgeous homes for inspiration.

To see the housewalk from the beginning start HERE.

If you are coming from Lily Pad Cottage I am so glad you are here and welcome!

Kelly is incredible and her decor is so inspiring.

Welcome to our home…

I am loving my deer and branch antlers from Joss and Main! The kids love it and it goes perfectly with the simple decor and natural elements that we love to decorate with.

We all decorated the tree last night and shared some of our favorite Christmas memories from this house.

Don’t you just love home? It is truly one of the most beautiful words.

At least we rewarded the kids with s’mores for the long days of painting, cleaning and pretty much not allowing them to live in our home for the past few days.

The tray is from Joss and Main and is the perfect size!

Some of my favorite images from previous holiday housewalks!

I am excited to make the new house our home and to share it with you along the way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

My family wishes you a Merry Christmas!

The next stop on the housewalk is Bre from Rooms for Rent! Bre is truly one of my favorite ladies in the world! This girl is crazy talented and is authentic through and through.

Come on over to see Bre’s home all dressed up for Christmas…

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Coming January 1, 2016 is our new FREE series Listening | Finding the Quiet

How do you want to start 2016? I know that the world can be really loud and I have to take intentional steps to quiet it and to slow down.

If you feel the same I would love to have you join 20+ men and women as we share our own finding the quiet journey!

Some of your favorite creatives and bloggers will be joining me for this FREE series!

Come on over and read all about it. We would love to have you join us!

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Some of my Favorites {Come and Join Us}

I was inspired all last week with the 2013 Holiday Housewalk!

32 creative bloggers all coming together and opening their home was so much fun to be a part of.

I loved so much about each home but I put together a little collage of some of my favorites.

Once I put them together I thought it was obvious how much I love a touch of black in my decor and typography!

If you want to see the whole tour from the beginning click HERE.

You can find tons of inspiration by checking out the Deck The Halls Holiday Housewalk Pinterest page.

Now you can be a part of the walk too!

Jen is having a linky party where YOU can link up and share your home all dressed up for Christmas.

I can’t wait to see your home.

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 Handmade is my favorite gift to give!

Kelly is having a HUGE Kelly’s Favorite Handmade Things giveaway!

Come and celebrate the beauty of handmade.

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Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain

Stamped Silver Keychain eclecticallyvintage.com

Lucy – Craftberry Bush – stag watercolor art pillow (Shop Craftberry Bush)

Stag pillow

Angie – Knick of Time Interiors – hand painted Milk & Cream on glass sign (Shop Knick of Time)

Milk and Cream Co. Sign available from Knick of Time

Jeanne – JuNxtaposition – vintage typewriter key necklace (your choice) (Shop JuNxtaposition)

typewriter key necklace

Jen – Jennifer Rizzo – set of 3 original art silkscreened dish towels

Handmade Santa dishtowel

Melaine – My Sweet Savannah – salvaged wood Christmas tree (Shop My Sweet Savannah)

Salvaged wood Christmas tree

Jen – City Farmhouse – hand painted Ski Lodge sign

Handmade ski lodge sign

Jeanne – Jeanne Oliver Designs – Sadie Handbag or $89 shop credit (Shop Jeanne Oliver Designs)

Jeanne Oliver Sadie handbag

Lucy – Bel Monili – vintage buttons and baubles bracelet (your choice) (Shop Bel Monili)

Vintage bauble bracelet

Denise – The Painted Home – music sheet flowers in new blue mason jar

vintage music sheet flowers

Jade – Jaderbomb – gold glittered PEACE letters (Shop Jaderbomb)

Glittered Peace letters

Laura – Top This Top That – burlap wreath

burlap wreath

 

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2013 Holiday Housewalk {Welcome To Our Home}

Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

It is hard to believe that we are into the Christmas season.

I am so honored to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s 2013 Holiday Housewalk.

If you are coming from KariAnne’s blog I want to welcome you.

KariAnne’s home is always so beautiful and full of lovely touches.

I hope you enjoy a peek into our home.

My children are thrilled that the house smells good, the tree is up and that presents are beginning to appear under the tree.

This next month is so special to our family as we celebrate the birth of Christ, love on others around us and slow down to enjoy the season.

Welcome to our home…

{Our Advent wreath this year. Each star has an act of kindness inside to do throughout our community}

{My studio}

{Come back later this week to see this beautiful tree by Balsam Hill all dressed up}

{The Living Room}

{ A peek into our library/piano room}

{The kitchen}

{This runner was created from the beautiful print made by Word Art by Karen. You can find the print HERE.}

{Butler’s pantry and coffee station}

{Our window seat at the top of the stairs}

{Madolyn’s room}

{Jack’s Room}

{Benjamin’s room.  I left it exactly as he set it up for you:-)}

{Our bedroom}

In the midst of your shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking we hope you have a big ol’ pillow fight.

It really helps especially when your kids are tired of cleaning:-)

We hope you have a beautiful Christmas.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  What a joy it is to share a bit of our life and home.

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I know you will love the next house.

Head on over to The Yellow Cape.

You are going to leave so inspired!

To take the tour from the beginning click the button below…

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To see our house in the 2012 Holiday Housewalk click HERE.

You can connect in our online creative community HERE.  There are over 8,000 members taking creative and lifestyle online courses!

If you want to be inspired this Christmas to create your own decor and gifts I know you will love these two online courses …

If you have always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors or want to paint your own Christmas cards this year you will love this online course…

You can see our bags HERE.

If you love vintage …

FAQ about our home and where we have purchased some of our items.

*Woven basket, vintage grain sack tree skirt, vintage linen bags on each plate, vintage French bells, lavender sachets are all from Dreamy Whites.

*Many of our furniture pieces, the boxwood wreaths, architectural pieces, milking bench, Patience/Strength mugs are from Old Glory Antiques.

*The vintage ironstone, vintage caddies, French cutting boards are from Dwell.

*If my vintage French linen is not from a trip I have taken I often find them at French Larkspur.

*The “Fall on Your Knees” painting in my studio is from The House of Belonging.

*The wool pom pom wreath, chunky throw in the window seat photos, Merry Christmas banner on our mantel and many of our mugs are from Anthropologie.

*The star idea out of twigs came from the online class The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas.

*The garland on the tree made from finger knitting is from the online course Creatively Made Home.

*The advent wreath was inspired from a twig tree project from Home for the Holidays.

*The “Sweet Melissa” cow print on wrapped canvas is from Paige Knudsen.

*Red Cross pillow made from vintage fabrics on Jack’s bed is from Komedal Road.

I will try to answer more of your questions in the comments section.

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