Thursday, December 22, 2016

Our Farmhouse This Christmas ~ 2016

Here is our farmhouse all decorated for Christmas...come on in!!!

I have greens tucked just about everywhere I can get them.

This time of year I basically always have a batch of cookies in the oven...the kids love helping me and I love teaching them how to bake.

Our dining room is finally finished and I was soooo excited to be able to decorate it!  I just love being able to look out all of our new windows in here and see the snow falling and the deer walking through our orchard eating the apples. Living in the snow belt has its disadvantages but when it comes to this time of year it is wonderful for getting you in that Christmas spirit!

I will do a true tour of this room after Christmas but I am so happy with the way the floors came out and I just love the new front door that Neal built us.

I covered the table with a long white table cloth and then covered that with an antique French sheet.

I used Ikea $1 clearance plates, Target "placemats" and antique silverware for a simple place setting.

I made the kids a goodie bag advent calendar and there are only three bags left to know what that means...Christmas Day is almost here!!!  The kids are super excited and Neal and I are excited to have a couple of days that are work free and relaxing with our family.

I hope all of you have an absolutely wonderful holiday season with those you love! I am sooooo thankful to have you guys and love being able to share our home with you, your sweet comments that you leave year round mean the world to me!


  1. Oh, Megan...The sweetest, coziest rooms! I would just want to curl up all winter and watch the now fall outside. When I think of some of the earliest photos that you posted on your blog of your renovations......Well, you have come so far with true grit, vision, creativity and much hard work. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thank you for always sharing!

  2. It's all really lovely, Megan. Merry Christmas!

  3. JuSt LoVe the HoLIDay House Tour!*!*!
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  4. megan how wonderful love the clean white look. you do so great with your decorating merry Christmas and a happy new year

  5. Hi Megan! Merry Christmas. Your farmhouse looks so beautiful and your photography is great. My favorite picture is the chair in the snow. I can almost hear the deer crunching your fallen apples. Enjoy that lovely new dining room. Come on by for a visit. Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

  6. what a beautiful Christmas house ! I wish you a Merry Christmas en A Happy 2017


  7. Love all the white on white, my favorite! The beams and floors are gorgeous. thank you for sharing your beautiful hom. Merry Christmas and look forward to more blog posts in 2017

  8. Megan your home is beautiful. I love the look of white and look forward to your blog posts. Merry Christmas

  9. Everything is so lovely Megan! You have done such a wonderful job. It has been such a joy to watch your home evolve. You and your husband are such hard workers and your home proves it. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas. Enjoy!

  10. Very beautiful Christmas decorations..
    Hope you have lovely Christmas..

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  11. Your home, without a doubt, is one of my favorite farmhouses ever. I have been following you for years and your creativity and natural decorating abilities, along with Neal's know how, never ceases to amaze me. Love the whites, creams, ironstone, linens, wood, natural greens-everything. "All is calm, All is bright" is what I think of when I view your home at Christmastime. Thank you (and Neal) for giving us a tour of your lovely farmhouse. Blessings in the New Year.


  12. Replies
    1. Megan,

      This is the first time I've left a comment on your blog so please bear with me! Thank you so much for sharing your very lovely and very beautiful farmhouse with us! I just recently began following you. I am a city girl who dreams about living in the country. I've lived in So Cal all of my life and I can hear the Disneyland fireworks every night at 9:35p, but I'd much rather look out my window and see deer in my orchard!

      Like you, I'm blessed with a husband who is a gifted woodworker. Oddly enough he is an accountant by trade. On Saturdays he spends his time turning the inside of our 1958 stucco-sided tract home into a Craftsman-style home and I'm decorating it with a farmhouse flare. My husband's current project is remodeling our kitchen. He is building new cabinets with wood counters out of white oak and we'll be purchasing IKEA's double bowl farmhouse sink. What has made me smile is some of the Lowe's lighting we have put in our home is identical to yours and we purchased it before I began following you.

      You've inspired me to start collecting ironstone, but unfortunately it's quite pricey in our local antique stores and there are no $2 finds at my local Goodwill!

      I'm looking forward to your posts in 2017 for more inspiration! Happy New Year!

      The City Girl (who would much rather be living on a farm :)

  13. Your house is just so pretty! I love looking at all your images. Just makes me want to curl up on that comfy looking sofa of yours with a good book, a cuddly throw blanket and some coffee. Keep up all the inspiration!

  14. Found this incredible blog today...where have I been?? Love the simple, homey, filled with love home of yours. How lucky you are and what a great job of doing it right!! Less is more, a lesson we could all learn from!