Oh, how I adore Christmastime. It’s my favorite for so many reasons, but I especially love a cozy and festive home to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends. I always keep it simple—plenty of fresh greenery and pops of red. My decor is usually quite neutral during the year, but when it comes to Christmas I simply must have red! I’m also completely obsessed with red buffalo check, red gingham, and red grain stripe, and they’re my favorite Christmas pillows. I’m excited to show you all my favorites, and give you a peek into our farmhouse for a Christmas home tour…welcome to Old Salt Farm!
We cut down our tree every year–it’s one of our most favorite traditions. While we’re there, I also get all of my fresh wreaths and garland. This year I bought enough wreaths for not only the inside, but also for all the front windows of our house. I’ve never hung windows on my windows before, although I’ve always wanted to. I absolutely love it! The garland goes on the banisters, and it makes the whole house smell amazing.
On the dining table I placed trees inside the cutest galvanized buckets, then placed them all in a huge black tray that I adore. A red grain stripe table runner goes down the middle and adds the perfect touch. Mini boxwood hang on the back of our dining chairs tied with red gingham ribbon. I also hung them in each of our family room windows this year, and I’m in love!
I have a simple paper sack countdown hung on the chalkboard. I slip a piece of paper in each one with a Christmas activity on it. Just a little something simple for every day–things like making homemade hot chocolate, reading a special book, making paper snowflakes, etc.
I found a new favorite ribbon this year, in addition to my traditional red gingham, and I used it on all my greenery. It’s red and cream stripe–just so simple and classic, and it looks so wonderful with the greenery.
The stairway will always have my heart. I just adore how the greenery makes it look just like Christmas.
The barn doors in the kitchen also got the fresh wreath treatment. I added a new Christmas sign above the sink, plus a wreath and greenery on the island. As always, our hot chocolate station on the counter next to the stove, along with a cute red kettle ready to go is one of our favorite things!
The family room is the coziest–it has the Christmas tree and fireplace. The best part of the day is when we turn all the lights off except the tree lights, and then we snuggle up together to read Christmas books and watch Christmas movies.
I love to decorate our guest room…just a few small touches take it from every day to Christmas guest ready!
I can’t forget the exterior of the house…it’s the first year we hung wreaths on the windows! It was definitely a learning experience. It took us a few tries to figure out the best way to hang them so they’d be secure. We finally figured it out, and it made it all worth it.
And this is the view from my front porch…
Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO
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- North Pole Pillow
- Red Grain Stripe Pillow
- Galvanized Bucket (more options in the store, I found at least 4)
- Red Gingham Pillow (similar—mine are no longer available)
- Christmas Tree (I use these all over my house!)
- Red & Cream Ribbon ( I LOVE LOVE this ribbon! I use it all year, but perfect for the holidays!)
- Red Cable Knit Throw
- Red Grain Stripe Stockings
- O Night Divine Sign
- North Pole Sign
- Farm Fresh Christmas Trees sign
- Red Buffalo Check Apron
- Red Gingham Apron
- Mini Boxwood Wreaths
- Large Distressed Black Tray
I wish you the merriest of Christmases…from our family to yours!