Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour … coordinated by the “All Things Home” group! I’m so excited and honored to have you visiting my humble abode during the holiday season. This past week I’ve felt like one of Santa’s Elves scurrying about in a flurry preparing for Christmas! I hope you’ll take time this week to visit all the houses on this week’s virtual Christmas Home Tour … there are 30 in all, filled with Christmas eye candy galore just for you! And at the end of this post is a chance to win a $200 gift card from One King’s Lane.
Also … I’m participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Deck the Halls Party!
Now onto the tour of my circa 1875 farmhouse. Let’s get started in the dining room …
Normally, I don’t decorate with a lot of red …
… but something got into me and I chose this festive color for my 2013 Christmas tablescape.
It all started with the red snowflake place mats I found at Home Goods.
Silver chargers add a bit of glitter to the table.
I couldn’t find the napkin rings I wanted, so I made some by snipping strands of berries from floral sprays.
Bend them into a circle and twist the ends together to form your napkin ring.
Vintage silver plate and milk glasses complete the red and white Christmas table setting.
My Christmas centerpiece is simply a big glass jar with a white pillar candle tucked inside.
Greens and berries add color and texture while a red and white ribbon adds a bit of whimsy.
I’m really lovin’ the red and white theme in my Christmas dining room.
Touches of red join my white ironstone collection.
Shall we move on into the kitchen?
Our farmhouse kitchen is located on the north side of the house, so I’ve kept the colors light and neutral.
We installed the open shelving earlier this year and I quickly loaded it with white ironstone.
The kitchen has this fabulous trio of windows over the sink.
Each one is adorned with a white ironstone dish and a blue mason jar stuffed with tulle and red berries.
More open shelving and an old bead board cabinet flank the opposite wall.
Simple greens and blue and silver baubles add Christmas cheer.
Christmas greenery adds farmhouse freshness to my humble white kitchen.
I made the bottle brush trees and will soon share how to make them.
On December 12th I’ll share the other half of my kitchen during the Farmhouse Christmas Tour with 8 other bloggers. Yes, that’s right … even more Christmas inspiration for you, but this time with a farmhouse theme!
Let’s head on into the living room for more of my Christmas Home Tour.
I must confess, I still want to add more Christmas inspiration in this room.
Don’t ask me what, though. I haven’t decided yet … it just feels like it needs something more!
My Christmas motto is … you can never have too many vintage ornaments!
My favorite part of decorating the tree is hanging the ornaments.
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