Christmas in the Kitchen

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

Get ready for another group of home tours today on the blog!!

Today I have the privilege to be part of the

Farmhouse Christmas Tour

hosted by my dear friend, Deb, at Seeking Lavender Lane!

I want to take you through our little kitchen and share some of the decorations that mean a lot to me. If you have been around She Holds Dearly for awhile, you know that vintage decorations and pieces that have a story are my very favorite.

First off, I have a set of real sleigh bells that I found at my husband’s parents’ cabin. I seem to have borrowed them indefinitely, oops, sorry, Mom!

Haha, she loves me.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

They are super heavy, so heavy that hanging them on a door knob will damage the door when the door opens and closes, which is a shame because they sound heavenly.

 We put them around the dog’s neck, but she just glared at us.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

For now, they are displayed in a place of honor, I should ask more about the history of those bells, I would love to know.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

This year, I have really loved wreaths in my windows. I have been adding to my collection, but with thirty-seven windows in the house, I have my work cut out for me.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

For more information on the dust ruffle curtains, visit here.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

(I always think my floors are clean enough until I blow up a huge picture of them and send them all over the internet! Good grief. #bloggerproblems)

Next to the back door is my sewing cabinet and one of my favorite Christmas decorations of all. My son built this doll house (from a very elaborate kit) when he was eight. It is supposed to be our farmhouse– be still my heart.

He entered it in the state fair and the judge came back and said it had some hot glue stringy things on it.

That was all she said.

Are you kidding me, lady, he’s EIGHT?!  I’m still mad at that judge. Anyway, I digress.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

There are two porches off the old kitchen, one overlooks the chicken yard and the other leads out to the garden, doesn’t that just sound perfect for life in the early 1900’s?

The door that leads out to the garden has a new-to-me vintage sled this year.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

I just bought it off Craigslist, she said it was from the 1950’s. I love the faded holly on it. When I told her it was destined to be part of a farmhouse Christmas home tour, she clapped her hands and jumped up and down.

Tonight, snow is in the forecast and I’m telling you right now, if this sled goes missing because of starry eyed little kids, I’m going to pretend I didn’t notice.

Decorations that aren’t kid friendly should be kept to a minimum, in my book.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

In my last post, I talked a little about my love for greenery along the tops of the kitchen cabinets. Having a variety adds to the richness, here I used holly and cedar from our yard.

 Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

I feel like I live in a story book each year when the greenery is up in the kitchen.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

My final “story piece” of decoration is this crazy macaroni tree that my mom always put out every year when I was growing up. It’s just a newspaper cone, glued to a vase, covered in pasta, painted white.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

The noodles are breaking off and my mom was getting rid of it a few years ago. I started laughing at it’s quirkiness and just had to have it,

it still makes me smile.

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Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

And don’t forget to snag your Mrs. Meyer’s Pine scented soap for Christmas, I wait all year for this stuff and then I put some in my stocking!

Ha, doesn’t everyone put things in their own stocking? I was never one for surprises.

Holiday Home Decor. Home Tour, Blog Hop, White Kitchen, Farmhouse Christmas

I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas season, I have compiled a list of some of things that help our home stay peaceful and put them in printable form for anyone who is needing to simplify things a little.

Click on the image below to have them sent to your inbox.

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And now for the rest of the Christmas tours.

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The Tale of an Ugly House

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The Honeycomb Home

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18 Comments

  1. December 8, 2016 / 11:27 AM

    Simply stunning. Those sleigh bells are amazing! and the sled. Now about the house…where we live fair winners get auctioned off, so maybe it’s a good thing he wasn’t a big winner!? I’m with you though, cut an 8 year old so slack lady! Merry Christmas sweet friend, hope it is wonderful.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 8, 2016 / 12:11 PM

      That is a good point, Kim. Look on the bright side, ride?

  2. December 8, 2016 / 12:09 PM

    Love the simplicity! <3

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 8, 2016 / 12:10 PM

      Thank you, I find I am needing that more and more.

  3. December 8, 2016 / 12:24 PM

    SO, so pretty! !!! Those bells are amazing! I wish we had more windows in our home!!! Thanks for inviting us into your kitchen!
    Merry Christmas!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 9, 2016 / 2:43 PM

      Thank you for your kind words, yes, windows are wonderful, but I have very little wall space to decorate. Pick your battles, right?

  4. December 8, 2016 / 12:34 PM

    Hi Sarah, your house is so lovely…….farmhouses are just made for Christmas decorating!! I also have a set of authentic sleigh bells i bought at an antique market a long time ago, I couldn’t resist; they actually went on the horses bridle and hang down and are pretty heavy duty, but they sound so beautiful. The real deal is always so appreciated in my opinion just because of it’s former life 🙂 i think your son did an amazing job on the house and love that it has signs of being homemade, glue and all……….what is she thinking??!!
    Love your blog and all your pictures, look forward to every post you do……
    Merry Christmas!!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 9, 2016 / 2:58 PM

      I will tell him you said so! And I totally agree with you about the sleigh bells.

  5. December 8, 2016 / 1:15 PM

    Oh I just love your home so much Sarah. It really has the perfect amount of charm that I need in my life. That back door and that sled is so so incredible! Love it all! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 9, 2016 / 3:00 PM

      I appreciate you so much, Deb. Thank you for your sweet comments!

  6. December 8, 2016 / 4:56 PM

    I love your beautiful home tour! Especially those vintage bells and that sled!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 9, 2016 / 6:12 PM

      Oh, thank you, Roxanne. My son tried out the sled today in the snow and, apparently, it still works great after all these years! Haha

  7. December 9, 2016 / 7:22 AM

    Wow, everything looks so beautiful! I love the dollhouse and the macaroni tree!

    Tania

  8. Sarah | She Holds Dearly
    December 9, 2016 / 6:16 PM

    Tania, you are the sweetest! I will pass on your compliment to my son.

  9. December 11, 2016 / 3:08 PM

    So pretty! My kitchen is so plain in comparison. Next year!! Love the macaroni tree topiary. May have to remember to do that with the kiddos. Visiting from Dishing It and Digging It party.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 13, 2016 / 11:21 AM

      I didn’t even think of that, you are right! That would be such a good craft for kids.:)

  10. Pamela LePage
    December 13, 2016 / 3:35 PM

    Your Kitchen is so warm and cozy, I so love all the details. That sled is too cute, I love them and I have been looking for one for ever also, I will find one. 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 14, 2016 / 7:12 AM

      Thank you, Pamela! Craigslist is a great place for vintage sleds.

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