All posts filed under: Holidays

Christmas Patio: Farmhouse Style

During past holiday seasons, I purchased a lot of burlap and rustic Christmas decor to use along with my collections of pinecones, acorns, cotton stems, galvanized buckets, and magnolia stems. Since I am no longer decorating in that style inside, I decided to use the the rustic Christmas trees and burlap on the back patio. I found Christmas pillow covers similar to the fall covers I recently purchased and a cute doormat to layer over the tan woven rug. All the burlap string trees came from Target’s dollar section. The darker brown trees came from Hobby Lobby. I am sure they have something similar now. Unlike the fall decor, the Christmas decor does not match Colter’s sofa cushions but the mix doesn’t bother me. I hung the magnolia wreath on the back door and placed a mini Christmas tree wrapped in burlap material inside a decorative bucket next to my potted mint plant. I really hate that strange blue door and I am hoping to replace it and the door frame soon. We are eventually …

Christmas Foyer

The foyer houses a few antique-store-finds and hand-me-downs. I found the old potato basket and wood folding chair at antique stores in North Dakota. The table belonged to my grandmother and my mom bought the rug for me almost ten years ago from Lowe’s, which I think I am eventually going to replace with this cream/dark grey rug. The jute twine Christmas trees came from the bargain section at Target and could easily be made with styrofoam or paper mache cones, a glue gun, and some twine. West Elm Table Runner //  Weathered Seaboard Table Lamps // Glitter Twine Trees On Stands // Faux Leather Ottoman // Ottoman // Red and Cream Framed Floral 5 x 7 Rug // 2″ Burlap Ribbon // 2.5″ Burlap Ribbon Artificial Unlit Christmas Tree // Burlap // Basket // Wood Folding Chair Save

Christmas Season Begins

Christmas is in full swing here and rather than just posting pictures of decorations, I thought it would be helpful to provide links to the items (or similar items) I used. I purchased the faux fur throw blanket, toss pillows, cement Buddha head, and Fitz and Floyd three-wick candle at TJ Maxx. The taper candles and votive candles came from Homegoods. However, TJ Maxx and Homegoods is always hit or miss and the pewter taper candle holders came from an antique store in Georgia so here are links to the same or similar items sold at other stores. Also, if you have a West Elm near you, check their clearance section. This table runner is sold online for $14.99 but I found two in the clearance section for $2.99 each. West Elm Mercury Glass Hexagon Candleholders / West Elm Table Runner / Artificial White Poinsettias / Six Inch Silver Plated Pedestal Bowl / Pewter Taper Candleholder / Faux Fur Throw Blanket / Cream Textured Square Pillows / Embroidered Lumbar Toss Pillow, Off-White Lumbar Pillow With Decorative …