Farmhouse Christmas ~ Get the Look!

Farmhouse style is all about practicality and simple decor. Early farmers in America didn’t have extra money to spend on home accessories so their interiors utilized functional things to add beauty to the home. Walls were often painted white due to lack of a paint budget. The early farmhouse was cozy and organic and easy to recreate.

How to Create Farmhouse Christmas StyleSimple touches of green and gold adorn my farmhouse kitchen this Christmas. Clip greens from your yard to dress up your home, if you have them. I left my white ironstone pitchers out on display because they look great with Christmas decor.

I’m sharing my holiday home tour this coming Wednesday, December 2nd. Be sure to stop back and see more details for creating Farmhouse Christmas style.

Farmhouse ChristmasAnother shelf in the kitchen is draped with red bead garland. Less expensive than garlands made from fresh greens, they add the same visual impact for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, red always looks great against white.

Farmhouse Sideboard decorated for ChristmasAdd Christmas color by filling bowls or platters with pretty red pomegranates. Pears are another great option!

Vintage Christmas Table SettingHand-me-down dinnerware is a staple for any farmhouse table. I pull out my mother’s Waechtersbach Christmas plates and mugs each year.  Wooden painted Christmas trees create a simple centerpiece on a grain sack table runner. In lieu of fancy napkin rings, red ribbon ties the silverware and napkins together.

Farmhouse Christmas Dry SinkIn the dining room, the old dry sink keeps its ironstone pitchers for the holiday. Vintage ornaments are added to a serving bowl to add a little Christmas bling.

Vintage Ornaments in Enamelware TinMore vintage ornaments fill an enamelware tin on a shelf in the living room. Keeping with a frugal Farmhouse Christmas approach, an inexpensive penmanship poster is taped over the existing artwork. I frequently swap out posters according to the season.

Vintage Style Farmhouse ChristmasPaper clay figurines pair with hand-me-down ornaments for a festive vignette. In keeping with an economical Farmhouse Christmas, you can craft your own snowmen using paper clay.

Bottle Brush Christmas TreesBottle brush Christmas trees are a staple when decorating the farmhouse for the holidays. You can make your own bottle brush trees … I’ve made almost half of the ones I own.  In the background, mixing bowls cradle more ornaments. I find grouping ornaments together is one of the most impactful ways to add Christmas cheer in any room of the house!

Mason Jars with Votives to Create a Farmhouse ChristmasAnd finally, perhaps my favorite Farmhouse Christmas decoration of all is the line-up of mason jar votives marching up my stairs. Fill the jar with flour, sugar, epsom salt, or faux snow from the craft store. Tuck a battery-operated votive candle inside (safer than using a real candle) and wrap with a pretty ribbon.  Adding a kitty to the Christmas decor is always a bonus!

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  1. Oh Jennifer! What beautiful Christmas decorations!!!! I love the quaint and charming vintage feel of your home… especially at Christmas! I love those sweet red beads embellishing your shelf. What a great idea! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  2. The Farmhouse Christmas look is so appealing. I like the idea of enhancing what you have with the decorations. And of course your model in the staircase picture is the best. Your house looks so festive.

  3. Oh my! I can’t wait to see your tour because these snippets are fabulous! I especially love that penmanship poster. I went absolutely ga-ga for that. And that tinware container of vintage ornaments is my fave. (that’s the colors I am using in my breakfast room this year) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and you’re looking forward to a great Christmas. xxoo

  4. I had no idea you could make your own bottle brush trees!!! I have to check that out! Your home is absolutely beautiful for Christmas.

  5. My theme this year is “A Homespun Christmas”. I have wooden strings of beads I have used for years on my tree, but after seeing your beads hanging, I decided they will be hanging across the kitchen window this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I had to smile at the waechtersbach. I started collecting this in 1978 and have a whole set with serving pieces as well as a tea set and mugs. I always set the kitchen table with it using white place matts, green vietre chargers and green vietre silverware, green goblets and an evergreen and ornament display down the middle of the table, red plaid napkins lined with lace edged white napkins and green beaded napkin rings. It is so pretty and christmasy We have never grown tired of it.