Between crazy work deadlines and gearing up for Christmas, getting a blog post written and published has proven to be a challenging feat. However, I’m now officially off (minus two days) until the New Year and plan on doing a lot of whatever the heck I want, including writing new blog posts < and learning how to schedule them. But before I inundate you with details of new projects and stories about the farm, I want inundate you with pictures of how I decked the halls for our first Christmas in our new home. My goal was to not break the bank and to use greenery that I foraged from our property to give our space a traditional, cozy feel. I am super happy with how it all turned out and can’t wait to start some new holiday traditions with family and friends this week. So without further adieu, c’mon in…
This is the third time I’ve used that grapevine. I got it for $4 at Walmart! I was inspired by one of Celsia Florist’s Instagram posts and used greenery that I collected from our yard and the trails behind our house.
I added a little holiday spirit to my office with the few decorations that I bought when I lived in the condo. It was next to impossible to get my hands on that banner from Oh Joy. My sister-from-another-mister’s mom tracked it down for me in New York! Thanks again Mrs. C!
A look back at last New Year’s Eve at Sparkling Hill Resort’s Cinderella Ball (and the only time you’ll ever see Joel in a suit).
The Woodlot candle may be gone, but the jar is just too pretty to get rid of. I salvaged that old window frame from our barn. It was hidden up in the rafters!
This is the view from our kitchen into the dining/living room. I snagged the holly from behind the house. The vase and table are from Country Lane Decor.
Dolly is super excited for Santa to come!
Joel is a super good sport for going along with my “creative vision” and cut me these log candle holders from a tree that fell on one of the trails behind our house. He even took them to work and sanded them for me. Have I mentioned how much I love him?
These are a few of my favourite glass ornaments from the collection that my mom bought me several years ago. I think the hedgehog is my # 1 pick.
I have fallen madly in love with all things vintage this year and am especially taken by old glass Christmas ornaments. There’s just something special about the stories and history behind them. Not to mention, they’re just so beautiful! I had hoped to track down some from my grandmothers, but sadly they haven’t survived over the years. After buying a few at The Market by Spruce Collective, it was such an awesome surprise when Joel’s dad showed up at our house with a box full of them! Not only are they absolutely stunning, but they’re part of his family! It makes me so happy that we can put them on our tree and pass them down to future generations.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!