Christmas time is here again! As the seasons roll by year after year, I am always so excited to decorate for each one. Christmas however, has to be my favourite. The house just seems to transform effortlessly into a winter wonderland and the sunrises this time of year are always so spectacular! As each year goes by I am finding myself getting away from the traditional manufactured decor during the holiday season and focusing more and more on simple, handmade and natural decor. I wanted a more vintage and farmhouse christmas feel. I love how the house turned out this years ‘Simple Christmas’ theme keeps the house festive but calming. So grab a cup of joe and scroll through to see lots of beautiful christmas inspiration.
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Tis the season
This year I made simple fresh garland out of cedar to frame the front door. For the link to all the details on how I made it and for tips on how to get your fresh greens to last longer click here.
I added a simple blue spruce tree that I cut down at our family farm in the front entrance. I love the green beside the staircase and how the red of my plaid scarf adds a bit of colour.
I use a vintage zinc florist bucket from early 20th century France as my tree stand which can be purchased from my store Lilac and Linen Interiors. I simply added a plastic ice cream bucket with some large broken bricks and rocks to hold the tree up as a liner inside and then filled it with water.
I made this pretty vintage ornament wreath out of antique christmas balls I found at different flea markets and second hand stores.
This year the kids, our neighbour Jen and I made a gingerbread village for the mantle and I LOVED it!! We just baked our own and cut them into different shaped buildings. Decorating was fun and so creative! The room smells so amazing every time you walk into it as well!! Cloves and ginger…the smells of Christmas!
The kids think is so fun that we have cookies on our mantle.
Our sweet little bunny was loving the tree as well! Sweet P carried her around in this antique grape pickers trug from early 20th century France for the whole morning. Similar trugs can be purchased from Lilac & Linen Interiors
My festive red blanket is actually an authentic Eatons Company trappers blanket from my grandmother. One of my favourite additions to the house this Christmas. Similar ones can be found here
Or this similar one at Nordstrom’s
I kept the dining room very simple this year by displaying my collection of antique mason jars on the hutch and having a simple french table runner with a French baguette basket full of antique christmas balls on it. Both the table runner and basket can be purchased from Lilac and Linen Interiors. The chairs are Restoration Hardware.
I cut down a few extra small spruce trees and have them through out the house. They last for a long time and add such a festive feel through out. What is your favourite holiday decor element! Leave me a comment below and have a very merry Christmas season!
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