Monday, December 15, 2014

Farmhouse Christmas Decor



Welcome! It's Christmas at the B Farm. This year again I'm using my woodland/rustic theme with my Nutcracker collection thrown in for fun!

On the front porch, the bench got a simple wreath and I put large ornaments nestled among greenery in the urns:




There is always joy to greet you when you walk in the front door:


My metal basket is filled with a wintery, woodsy look complete with burlap, of course:



The entry table also has on its Winter finery:


Place card chickens

And the funky chickens are ready to p-a-r-t-y in their Santa hats:




Here's the tree with its woodland/rustic theme:




The angel Gail from Purple Hues and Me sent me

Sweet ornament I made to remind us of "The Reason For The Season"


My ornament last year from Vicky's Annual Ornament Exchange

One of my tin can lid ornaments
This year we used a bucket as part of the tree skirt then swirled some red burlap around that:


The fireplace has a snowy pine garland, burlap snowflakes, and several nutcrackers flanking my Christmas chalkboard:



And my small round chalkboard sits on the hearth with a bottle brush mouse:


The Uncle Sam Nutcracker is in the dining room:


In the kitchen, my Baker Nutcracker stands in the window:


Along with the egg basket filled with ornaments, and a cheery "ho ho ho":


For the kitchen door going out into the garage, I made a raggy wreath in reds and neutrals. I tied on some of my cookie cutters and a couple of metal mittens I found at Michaels:




The wreath was easy to make - I tore and cut strips from three different red materials and unbleached muslin, then tied them to a metal wreath frame until it was full. Love it!

heh, you can see the trash cans and barbecue pit out the window

The nice thing about this wreath is I can remove the mittens after Winter and it can then
stay up all year.

Even the bathroom has some Christmas cheer:




I really enjoy decorating my sweet little farmhouse. Now if it would just get cold enough for a fire in the fireplace...


22 comments:

  1. I love your tour of the B Farm Christmas décor! It's so cozy and inviting and I love that you are able to use most items for more than one season. Thanks for the shout out on the angel. It looks great on your tree! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I like to reuse those things that are special. You're welcome...I love my angel! My snowflakes are from your instructions too. I get a lot of compliments on them.
      I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas as well!

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  2. Your home looks cozy and beautiful! Thanks so much for the tour!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks, Tania! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
      :o)

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  3. Everything looks wonderful Cecilia! The wreath with the cookie cutters is so cute! I love it! ANd that Baker Nutcracker is too cute! Love your nutcracker collection. If I had room, I would collect them too, but with my snowman and gingerbread collection, I have run out of room. Hopefully you can build a fire soon and take advantage of that fireplace. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! I love the way my wreath turned out. I didn't want a curtain on that window but didn't like the garage view out it so this works to block it and look cute. :) My whole nutcracker collection started when my MIL brought us one from her trip to Germany. The baker one I got from one of those Christmas exchange games. Lucky me to end up with him. :)
      Hopefully the weather will cooperate the next time we are there...I love sitting in front of a fire!

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  4. Oh I could only dream about having a little farmhouse to decorate!...I love your farmhouse Christmas decor...from the "Joy" to welcome your guests to those funky chickens!!!....Hope it gets cold soon so you can light that fire!!

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    1. The fun thing about the farmhouse is I get to do fun things that I'd never get away with in my city home. And I have to get all the mileage I can out of decorating two places...we'll be down to one in a couple of years.

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  5. Oh Cecilia, your chickens are adorable! In fact, you entire house is adorable :) I loved seeing your pretty decor - you have made it very warm and inviting for all who enter.

    I also enjoyed seeing your Nutcrakers. My precious Grandma Betty liked Nutcrackers so when I see them I always think of her. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! Love my little farmhouse. Can't wait to move there permantly!
      What a wonderful memory of your grandma!

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  6. Cecilia- What a sweet, homey feeling Christmas here. I love it! Those tin can lid ornaments are just darling. Don't laugh--but how did you put the hole in them? Is it punched through with an awl?

    It's funny what jumps out at a person but I LOVE those little tin mittens on your wreath. xo Diana

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    1. Now why would I laugh? To be honest, I don't really remember...think I just hammered a large nail through it.

      I jumped up and down when I saw those mittens (well, inside anyway lol). I knew they'd be perfect!

      :o)

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  7. It's all looking so beautifully festive Cecilia. Those funky chickens made me laugh and I adore them. Your wreath is fabulous and I love that it can be changed up through the year. Gail's angel looks great on the tree. Oh I almost forgot... I love your nutcrackers too.

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    1. They make me laugh too! They are just so much fun. Gail is a sweetie...she just sent it to me out of the blue last year and it's perfect for my tree. The wreath was fun to create...messy but fun. I had thread everywhere, lol. Definitely have had fun collecting the nutcrackers...now I'm getting picky- only want really different ones. :) thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Those chickens, those nutcrackers...so cute! And I'm totally in love with that wreath! Me wanty :)

    Isn't it nice to be able to decorate two places, and to do them differently? Nothing like a fireplace in a rustic setting for warmth and coziness, especially around the holidays. Bring on the hot chocolate, or even better, hot toddies!

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! The wreath would look good in your cabin. ;-)
      Hm, yes...hot toddies...want to come over for one? I'll have some biscotti and Cowboy bark too. (Baking today) yum, yum

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  9. Love everything Cecilia! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  10. Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The chickens make me smile! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Ann. So glad you dropped in. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Cecilia, everything looks so warm & festive! Love the funky chickens, rag wreath & "Come Let Us Adore Him" best! Merry, Merry, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I appreciate you dropping by. A very blessed Christmas to you!

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