I am thrilled to be participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk Linky Party. I started this blog five months ago and I am so excited to share my first tour of our farmhouse Christmas living room with you today.
I live in a small village in rural Vermont. It is one of those special places where people still heat their houses with wood, cut their own Christmas trees and don’t feel the need to lock their front doors. Abundance in simplicity. This is the gift I have been blessed with since we moved to our home 10 years ago.
The view from our house.It is snowing this morning, our wood stove is stoked up, the house is warm and cozy, and the hot cocoa is steaming. I am ready to take you on a little tour of our farmhouse Christmas living room. Shall we?I decorated our antique sideboard with pine cones, fresh evergreen clippings from our land, and two garlands. The first garland is made out of cedar clippings and the second one is made out of felt balls that I purchased online.I made a pom pom garland to hang on our ‘Bélanger’ metal grate and added some fresh evergreen clippings on top of the grate and around the neck of Edouard, our vintage rocking horse.I finally got to painting our corner hutch. I used my favorite white paint, Miss Mustard Seed ‘Farmhouse White’. I filled the hutch with my antique ironstone collection. I have been caught a few times this week opening the door and staring at all the ironstone beauty.
I like that the glass door reflects the snow outside and the lights of our Christmas tree.One of the holiday projects I did this year was turning two sap buckets into wall planters. You can read about it here.I dressed up our sofa for the holidays with a white quilt and some cozy throw pillows. I also put a vintage sled, a red lantern, and an antique jug bottle in a wood crate next to our sofa.We use an antique trunk as our coffee table and I added paperwhite bulbs in an ironstone tureen. The flowers take about six weeks to bloom and the smell is nothing short of intoxicating!I found these two green vintage chairs on Craigslist last year. The chairs are low enough that we can enjoy the view of the great outdoors from our sofa and watch the birds feasting from our bird feeder.Our Christmas tree is a balsam fir that my husband cut at a local tree farm a few days ago. I made two garlands for our tree: a fresh cranberry one and another one made out of felt balls.My son and I had fun making two batches of cinnamon applesauce ornaments (tutorial coming on Monday).I also used some pine cones, holiday cookie cutters, pieces of elves’ clothing and real candles that we will lit on December 24th.
I will have more pictures of our Christmas tree for you next week.
I use fresh greenery from our land throughout our home during the holidays. It is free, eco-friendly and I love the smell and the look of it. There is some shedding from the fresh greenery but my husband always reminds me that the needles help clean the floors. Yes, you read that correctly! Apparently, the dust and the dirt stick to the evergreen needles on the floor because of the resin that is found on the needles.
Our secretary got some Christmas cheer with a painted cast iron Santa, some vintage bottles and a pine cone garland that I made a few days ago. I hung the garland over our cow painting.
Some photos of our living room from our kitchen. A tour of our farmhouse Christmas kitchen is coming soon, so stay tuned!I hope you enjoyed a tour of our farmhouse Christmas living room. I had so much fun decorating it for the holidays and I can’t wait to tackle some exciting projects in this room in 2017.
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Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!
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