Monday, December 16, 2013

Farmhouse Christmas Part 2

So I finally had a bit more time to do some Christmas decorating today. We have two feet of snow outside and it just keeps coming so today seemed like a good day to stay inside and make things festive. For all of you bloggers that have whole house Christmas tours I give you major credit because I can barely find the time to do a single blog post of one room. My days have been spent packaging and painting but my head is full ideas that I just can't seem to find the time for!

This is the corner of the living room that we had the round table in it, we moved one of the tables that I bought at the flea market this past summer (for $15!) into the space.

We used to put our big Christmas tree in here but we put it in the kitchen this year so this space felt empty to me. I decided to go with a table top tree, yes it is fake but it is the tree that I have had since I was a little girl and I always find a place for it every year. I placed it in a bushel basket with some scrap burlap around it and then decorated it with little tin ornaments.

I did have time to start wrapping some presents and placed them in my big ironstone bowl. 

I got it in my head that I wanted to use blue stripe ribbon on my packages this year and knew I would be able to find some on Etsy. I bought this ribbon from, Mary the shop owner hand stamps the ribbon and it is absolutely beautiful. 

Some pine boughs and my larger ironstone pitchers line the mantel this year. 

On our coffee table I placed an over sized crate I bought at the flea market and put some pine boughs and candles in it.

And are you wondering about the new rocking chair? I bought it at the flea market for $7 and I am so glad I did. I just recently brought it inside from the garage and painted it "Sisal" by Martha Stewart and I couldn't be happier with the way it looks in this room.

I am fascinated with the history of things and whenever I bring a new "old" chair home I am always curious about it's history and what period it came from. Then I get out my big stack of early american furniture books and try to find something similar to what I have. Well that is no longer necessary thanks to the online shop One Kings Lane. They wanted me to help spread the word about their Home Decor Resource Guide, It is full of all kinds of great information on different types and styles of furniture, it can also help you find the right piece depending on what statement you are trying to make.

For me the statement I am always trying to make is simple and unfussy, I think my old rocker here fits right in with that.

We have the great room almost completely finished but I don't want to show it until we make some finishing touches. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out and can't wait to share it with you guys, hopefully it will be before Christmas!


  1. I love your farmhouse decor! White Pitchers, plates, a touch of burlap with some evergreen boughs are right up my alley! Love it all!

  2. Luvly.... so sweet and calming. Harks back to a simpler more relaxing time.

  3. I just found your blog by accident a few days ago, but now leave it up on the computer so that when I need a break from all I'm doing I can read a little and look at your beautiful, serene rooms and relax. I hope to accomplish the same effect with a house I will start renovation on in the new year, and even though my color scheme is the exact opposite of yours, I use black, browns, kakhis and grays, I hope it will have the same effect on people that your cheerful and clean whites and putties have on me! I am now excited about the renovation and not dreading it! Merry Christmas and keep posting!

    1. Hi Maria! I do the same thing with other blogs and magazine pictures, they line my counter during the day and keep me inspired. To hear that someone does that with my blog and pictures is more than wonderful to hear! How exciting that you are about to renovate, nothing gets me more psyched! Merry Christmas to you too and thanks for the kind words!

  4. I love everything about your decorating and look forward to when you are featured in a decorating magazine. Thank you for sharing where you pick up some of your things through etsy. Would you be willing to share a list of your favorite sellers? I rarely shop through etsy and would do more if I knew what was out there; thanks.

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

    1. Merry Christmas to you too Mary! Thank you for all of your kind words! I hope to do a blog post about some of my favorite Etsy shops but I wanted to share a couple of them with you in case it is awhile before I can get to it.

      Junk From My Trunk
      North South Salvage

      Happy Shopping!

  5. Megan,
    Everything is simply beautiful. It's a pleasure to look at your pictures and just relax. Thank you for your wonderful blog.
    May you have a very Merry Christmas.

  6. Very nice Megan. Can't wait for the great room reveal.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holly~Days :) d

  7. Beautiful. Love every single gorgeous detail.