Welcome to the Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour series, hosted by Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane, where some amazingly talented bloggers and I are sharing our 2015 Christmas decor!Every year I seem to get more and more stressed out about our Christmas decor because I’m always trying to top what I did the year before. So this year I decided to put a stop to the madness and keep it simple, which is why I will just be giving you a mini-tour of our Christmas decor this year. I really want to focus on enjoying the season and not worrying about having our house perfectly decorated to show the world. I want my family to experience the joy and relish in the miracle of Jesus’ birth this Christmas and not have to deal with a cranky, stressed out Mom. Do ya feel me?
If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you’ll notice everything is pretty similar to last year’s Christmas decor. It’s not super exciting, but I’m perfectly happy with it.
Anyways, welcome! Come on in. The only new things I added to the mantel this year were the garland and the vintage snow shoes. The snow shoes belonged to my grandmother and my dad just recently sent them to me. I think they are my most favorite decoration in the whole house!Growing up, my husband’s family tradition was to not put any gifts under the tree until Christmas morning so that everything was a big surprise. Our family continues that tradition, which is why there’s nothing under our tree. I thought about staging the tree with the gifts underneath for the photo shoot, but I’m all about keeping it real here on the blog.When I am decorating our living room, I use our coffee table as the staging area. These candles and books got randomly grouped together on the table as I was fussing with the mantel decor. I kinda liked how they looked together so I just left them as is.The buffalo check pillow was a find from Target this year and the wreath pillow was one I made last year (read about it HERE).I absolutely love the red “O Holy Night” print from Lindsay Letters. It is a beautiful print of my favorite Christmas song lyrics and I love having it in our entry as a reminder of what Christmas is all about.Our dining table decor is very similar to what we had out for Thanksgiving. I changed out the centerpiece for a cedar garland with candles and pine cones and swapped out the vintage salad plates for plain white ones. Everything else is the same. How easy is that?!We typically put a train and our Christmas village under the tree, but it’s so much work to get it all set up and wired that we decided to skip the train this year and put the Christmas village on top of our dining room buffet instead.One of our family traditions is to add a new building to our North Pole Christmas village every year and our kids absolutely love this. We only have six buildings but it’s growing every year!And that concludes my mini Christmas home tour. I told you I was keeping it simple!If you’d like more Christmas decor inspiration, be sure to visit my amazingly talented blogging friends’ Christmas home tours:
Seeking Lavender Lane
The Tale of an Ugly House
Little Red Brick House
The Fat Hydrangea
Home By Ally
Little Glass Jar