I’m decking the halls and kitchen… farmhouse style this Christmas. I love love love the beauty of fresh greens and pinecones and berries with a little bling! This year I am embracing citrus hues of greens. And like last year, I’m still enthralled with black and white… especially check! Maybe the colors are not quite traditional, but the pine boughs are! Because I have a busy, working farmhouse kitchen I go easy on Christmas decor. A touch here and some greens there! I like easing Christmas into my existing decor!
I am thrilled to be a part of HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOG TOUR.
A big thank you to Sondra Lyn from SONDRA LYN AT HOME for putting this Christmas tour together! Make sure you see the line up at the end of this post!
This year I love love love white pine. Its long needles are casual and have hints of beautiful citron hues. And the color looks rich with black and white check… like the bows in the pine wreaths that hang on the back of our kitchen chairs!
A hand carved dough bowl is filled with white pine, pinecones, deer sheds and berries and sits on my kitchen table. A rustic lantern rests in the middle of the arrangement. I’m using a battery operated candle on a timer so my candle glows all evening! This is such an easy arrangement to put together!
I was inspired to use a galvanized bucket filled with pines and pinecones on the kitchen island. Just like the dough bowl on the kitchen table, I put a lantern in the center of this arrangement too!
My soapstone island is my primary workspace. So keeping decor to a minimum is crucial. I can throw back the burlap runner and have a great work surface without moving decor!
Pine wreaths on black and white checked ribbons are also hung on some of my glass front cabinets. Simple and oh, so farmhouse!
The stovetop hood is decorated too. Earl, the pig, never looked so handsome!
And every kitchen needs a little sparkle!
I’ll be sharing more in my kitchen next week! Make sure you check out all the HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS posts this week!
Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour
brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home!
This year’s co-host is Michele from Our Rosey Life. Thanks, Michele!
We are so excited to bring the selection of blogs that have been assembled for this inaugural kick-off. Be sure to check back for each day’s inspirational links!
Here is the line-up for the week:
Monday – Gifts and Wrapping
Tuesday – Trees and Decor- Part I
Wednesday – Crafts
365 Days of Crafts ~ Houseologie ~ Redhead Can Decorate
Thursday – Recipes and Tablescapes
Creative Southern Home ~ Domestically Speaking ~ Dukes and Duchesses
Friday – Trees and Decor- Part II
Each day you will see new links added for that day’s featured topic. So let’s get started! Enjoy!!
Home for the Holidays
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