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It’s a Farmhouse Christmas!

Christmas is just two weeks away and I haven’t bought a single present yet. Not a one! But my country farmhouse is pretty much ready to go for the holidays! I’ve been busy decorating and today I’m honored to be on a Farmhouse Christmas tour with 8 other lovely bloggers. You can see all 9 homes today! The links to their blogs are at the bottom of this post. But since you’re here … let me share my Farmhouse Christmas tour with you before you mosey on over to visit their beautiful homes.

{ Farmhouse Christmas Family Room }

Farmhouse Christmas at Town and Country LivingWelcome to my Christmas family room! My home was built circa 1875 and is located in the heart of a small town. To the east lies the suburbs of Chicago (we’re the last stop on the commuter train to the city) and to the west you’ll see stretches of prairie and farm fields. Our street literally dead ends into a forest preserve. I feel we have the best of 2 worlds … town and country!


Farmhouse family room decorated for the holidaysThe swags on the windows are made with landscape burlap from Lowes, with branches for curtain rods.


Country style family room at Town and Country LivingThe blanket chest is painted Pure White and Louis blue, both by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


Dough bowl filled with vintage glass ornamentsVintage ornaments fill a dough bowl and take center stage atop the blanket chest.


Farmhouse family room cabinet at Town and Country LivingI moved my little Ho Ho Ho banner in here from the kitchen. A woven basket of greens rests atop my Ikea computer cabinet turned crafting cabinet, which also wears Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.


Farmhouse Christmas decorating at Town and Country LivingLittle Felix rests peacefully on the club chair with our new fluffy throw. Vintage mirrors wear sprigs of green.


Country style Christmas decoratingDoesn’t Felix look so peaceful and comfortable?


Country style farmhouse decorating at Town and Country LivingWe do a lot of living in this room so I kept my Christmas decor simple. Christmas stars adorn the windows.


 Farmhouse Christmas decorating at Town and Country LivingKeeping in mind, of course, that you can never have too many vintage ornaments!


{ Farmhouse Christmas Stairway }

Farmhouse Christmas Staircase at Town and Country LivingOur simple staircase is dotted with mason jars filled with faux snow and LED-light votive candles.


Mason Jar Farmhouse Christmas CandlesA ribbon of vintage garland is tied around each one with a small sprig of berries.


First Noel Christmas BagThis sweet First Noel bag was made by the lovely Rosemary at Villabarnes. Love her creations!


Christmas Holly Wreath at Town and Country LivingI made this little wreath from floral sprays. Simply bend their stems into curves and wrap the ends around each other to form a wreath. So if you can’t find the right wreath, consider using floral sprays of leaves and berries to get the look you want.


Farmhouse Christmas Decorating at Town and Country LivingTaffy snoozes on the top of the chair. Seems my kitties were in a sleepy mood during the photo shoot!


Vintage mirror with a boxwood wreath and peppermint stripe ribbonMy latest vintage mirror, which I love to death, reflects the glow of the snowy mason jars.

Shall we move on into the breakfast nook in the kitchen?


{ Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen Nook }

Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen NookI love my farmhouse kitchen, but I realize it’s not for everyone.

It’s not modern, and lacks some conveniences like a dishwasher.


Farmhouse Christmas KitchenBut it has this fabulous built-in hutch that wears a Merry Christmas banner!


Built-in hutch with bead board trim


Waechtersbach Christmas Place SettingsThe Christmas tree plates are by Waechtersbach and were handed down to me by my mother.


Waechtersbach Christmas Table SettingMy sparkly wooden Christmas trees were the perfect centerpiece to compliment the place settings.


Vintage bottles decorated for ChristmasI had so much fun decorating my vintage bottles for Christmas!


Vintage bottles decorated for Christmas


Vintage bottles decorated for Christmas


Vintage bottles decorated for Christmas


Vintage bottles decorated for Christmas


Vintage bottles decorated for ChristmasFarmhouse Christmas decorating isn’t fussy or elaborate.

Rather, it’s simple and practical, using items you already have on hand … like crusty old bottles.


Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen at Town and Country LivingOr simply filling an enamelware pitcher with greens and red berries.


Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen at Town and Country LivingOpen shelving in the kitchen receives delicate greens and red vintage beading.


Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen at Town and Country Living


Farmhouse Christmas Decorating at Town and Country Living


Farmhouse Christmas Decorating at Town and Country Living


Farmhouse Christmas Decorating at Town and Country Living


Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen at Town and Country LivingI look forward to enjoying breakfast here in our farmhouse kitchen nook on Christmas morning.


Farmhouse Christmas KitchenSee the rest of my Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen at the first half of my holiday home tour!


{ Farmhouse Christmas Tree }

Farmhouse Christmas Tree via Town and Country LivingI’ve already shown my Christmas tree when I shared the first half of my Farmhouse Christmas tour.


Farmhouse Christmas Tree via Town and Country LivingBut you can’t end a Christmas tour without a Christmas tree!


Farmhouse Cat via Town and Country LivingStella says thank you for visiting our humble farmhouse!

She hopes you’ll visit the other homes on the tour (below).


Farmhouse Christmas Tour via Town and Country Living

The Everyday Home


Confessions of a Plate Addict

Town and Country Living

City Farmhouse

Keeping it Cozy

Craftberry Bush

Back Porch Musings

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

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  1. I adore your home and your style. I love how simple andpure everything is. Fresh pops of greenery and red on everyday items and not “commercialized” Christmas. Love it.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

  2. Jennifer, your home is the sweetest I’ve seen. I love your decorating style all year around and at Christmas it really has that farmhouse feel with simple touches. Your kitchen’s eating nook is sweet. Beautiful post!! Blessings, Pamela

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE your kitchen, that big built in with the bead board doors is amazing! You have so many wonderful Christmas ideas, I especially love the jars on the stairs! I look forward to following your blog and am so glad that you found mine! ~ Meg

  4. Jennifer,
    It is all just so gorgeous. I love your farmhouse Christmas. Love the mason jar candles going up your steps and the little bottles are dressed up along your built ins just all so pretty. Your tree is beautiful. The sweet bag from Rosemary is great. Everything looks wonderful.

  5. Jennifer you have done an amazing job adding Christmas to your Charming home. Love all of your special touches, especially the blue and green ornaments grouped on your coffee table. I used those colors this year and I love them,
    Merry Christmas,

  6. I love your style. I love this picture my friend. GET to shopping YOU only have ten days left LOL Just kidding I have not started either . WELL I think I have two bought LOL

  7. Your farmhouse is always a treat to visit and it looks so beautiful decorated for the holidays! Every room looks charming and just perfect. I love all your decorated vintage bottles – so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  8. You have an amazing eye for creating a simple, charming environment…year round! I look forward to your posts in blogland & I hope you have a blessed Merry Christmas.

  9. Jennifer, you know how I love love love your farmhouse kitchen! I’d be a happy camper in your kitchen…. especially at Christmas. Oh, how perfect! Your collection of bottles, cups, pitchers and tureens make me swoon. Your whole house is a study in Farmhouse! LOVE love love it! So fun touring with you!

  10. The way you’ve decorated your home is my “ideal” way of decorating 🙂 I just love your simplistic kitchen and your sitting room too. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your Christmas breakfast in your beautifully decorated kitchen and nook 🙂

  11. Your house is beautiful! I love the mason jars on the stairs and how you decorated all your vintage bottles. Of course, I love your kitties, too – I have three of my own. Thank you for sharing everything with us. Please come over to my blog and see my Christmas house tour, too! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. Hi Jennifer, Oh everything is so lovely! That new mirror is perfect … if you get tired of it, let me know! Your home is always a delight to see.

  13. Oh Jennifer, your farm house is gorgeous, I feel like moving there for C’mas, lol! Love the pretty new mirror and all your decorating details and vignettes. Lovely, warm and inviting.
    Merry C’mas.

  14. Hi Jennifer! I just spent a most enjoyable morning catching up on your gorgeous blog. (I think I almost wore out my pinning button, pinning all the wonderful inspiration!) Your home is decorated exquisitely for the holidays. My very favorite decorations are your bottles. You inspired me awhile back to start collecting them, too, and I have three so far. I’ll be adding some Christmas cheer to them now that you’ve shown me how it’s done! I hope you enjoy the rest of the season. Happy Holidays!

  15. Everything looks simply lovely, Jennifer. The pops of red are just perfect. Oh, and your pretty kitties add something to all the decor as well. So sweet. I am pinning some of your pictures to my Christmas board so my PIN pals can enjoy!

  16. Saw your feature from Thoughts from Alice and had to check out your blog! I love your simple farmhouse decor style! You have such a lovely home:)

  17. I’m not sure about the flour used as snow in the mason jars. I was always told that flour was combustible and not to use it on stove fires as an agent to put them out. Just a warning.

  18. Everything is very lovely but I wanted to warn you about your votives. Flours and sugars are flammable and can explode from the smallest speck that decides to go airborne with the smallest spark. Entire buildings have caught on fire and warehouses have actually exploded. I would hate for that to happen to you. Maybe baking soda will work for your pretty displays or another non-starchy