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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information on the dust ruffle curtains, visit here.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
I feel like I live in a story book each year when the greenery is up in the kitchen.
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.
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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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.
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.
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And now for the rest of the Christmas tours.
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