A Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR: A Rustic Farmhouse Christmas & GIVEAWAY

 

Home for the Holidays 2015 - SondraLyn at Home
 

I am absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with an ahhhmazing group of bloggers to bring you all sorts of holiday home inspiration with the {Very Merry Christmas Home Tour} blog hop hosted by Lovey Etc.! And did I mention, we’ll also be giving away $500?! Merry Christmas indeed!

A Rustic Farmhouse Syle Christmas Home Tour
 
 

If you’re new here, welcome, and thank you SO much for popping by!

I’d love to give you a bit of background about our home really quick. After spending the last five years in the mountains of southern BC, we moved back to our hometown in northern AB in early 2015. We were SO lucky to find an amazing house in a booming housing market – though it wasn’t exactly everything we’d dreamed it would be, we saw nothing but potential for what it could be. Since then, we’ve been hard at work renovating it all – one little room at a time. So far we’ve tackled our son’s bedroom, creating a {rustic cabin retreat}. We also JUST finished up our own {farmhouse style master bedroom} and I couldn’t possibly love it any more than I do!

This will be our first Christmas in our new (to us) home and, though I couldn’t be happier to spend it surrounded by our family, I found decorating for the holidays a bit difficult this year. Because our home is still so far from what we’ve been picturing in our heads (wouldn’t it be nice if we could all have our dream home with the snap of our fingers?), I found myself feeling challenged by the space we’ve got – challenged to work within it (we’ve got the most choppy floor plan), challenged to see past it (wishing I could have a Christmas tree in our front window instead of tucked into our back family room), and challenged to love it all decked out for Christmas (ba humbug!). Here’s hoping that by this time next year, we’re decorating a fully renovated main floor!!! (*wishful thinking)

Despite feeling a tad discouraged, I gave it my all and I have to say, I’m loving it just a little bit more now that my eyes are distracted by all that glitters!

I mean honestly, how can you hate a space filled with Christmas cheer?!

It may not be our dream home YET, but it’s sure feeling cozy this holiday season!

Welcome to our home…

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

This bench in our entryway has been the perfect spot to put on our snow gear each time we head out in the cold – it is Canada after all! I’ve tucked some vintage skis in the corner and draped them with some pretty little lights for a bit of holiday fun.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Our entryway passes right through to our back door and mudroom (I use that term loosely), which is home to this lovely old desk that belonged to my Mother-in-law. That friendly snowman was a gift from my first year of teaching and has sat in our entryway (all 5 of them now) every Christmas since! With a few extra ornaments tucked into a dish for good measure, I think this entryway gives guests a warm welcome to our home.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Just off of our entry is our front living room (otherwise known as the playroom for now). Though I couldn’t go too crazy with decor in this space – Carson would have had the tree redecorated twenty times over by now – I did spruce up our old wood burning fireplace.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Because most of our evenings are spent in the family room, I’ve tucked most of the decor into this space. It’s such an awkward layout and has been a very difficult room to decorate, so much so that I’ve pretty much ignored it until I pulled out our Christmas boxes, but it’s looking so cozy and inviting all decked out for the holidays!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Our tree is filled with all sorts of gold with a few natural, rustic touches thrown in.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

I absolutely adore these DIY Farmhouse Style Stockings that sewed up a few weeks ago. I couldn’t believe each one took me less than 30 minutes to make!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Our gas fireplace looks so pretty topped with this DIY Rustic Christmas Card Tree and a couple of lanterns! And I love the snowy pine garland all lit up with little lights!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

I couldn’t resist these gorgeous tartan pillows when I saw them on sale a few weeks ago. They’re backed with blue velvet and just feel so lux!

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

Lastly, I decked out this gorgeous shelf with a few extra odds and ends…

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour
 

And, because it’s always so much cozier at night, I couldn’t resist snapping a few more pics for y’all…

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

 

It really is feeling more homey and cozy than ever and knowing that it will be filled with the people we love most in the world all season long makes me love it even more!

A Rustic Farmhouse Syle Christmas Home Tour
 

Thank you SO much for popping by!

And now my friends, we’re so happy to be offering up the chance to win $500 in Paypal CASH!
 
 

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the homes on the tour – there are some amazing homes here! Catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone’s homes.

Monday

Monday

Lovely Etc.

Thrifty and Chic

Bigger than the Three of Us

 
 

Tuesday

Tuesday

One Krieger Chick

All Things With Purpose

The Happy Housie

Blue I Style

Little Red Brick House

 
 

Wednesday

Wednesday

Southern State of Mind

Seeking Lavender Lane

Designing Vibes

The Tale of an Ugly House

Domicile 37

 
 

thursday

Thursday

Like a Saturday

It All Started With Paint

The Tale of an Ugly House

Boxy Colonial

The Turquoise Home

 
 

Friday

Friday

A House Full of Sunshine

Making it in the Mountains

View from the Fridge

Casa Watkins

Shabby Grace Blog

 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
 
 

PS. Find me sharing at these fabulous parties.
 

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51 thoughts on “A Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

  1. I love love love the rustic woodland feel- the bay blanket and adorable tartan pillows are perfect. And all the natural greenery?! Gorgeous Kristi!! So cozy and welcoming!

    1. Thank you SO much Karen! I absolutely adore our tree this year and I think there’s nothing cozier than snuggling up beside a glowing Christmas Tree! Happy Holidays!

  2. Gorgeous, Kristi! It’s so cozy, I want to come over and drink hot cocoa with you!! I hope you have a wonderful first Christmas in your new home! p.s. love those striped mittens and those skis with lights!

    1. Thank you SO, SO much Katie! It’ll be our first Christmas with our families in years – I’m so excited that Carson will have the chance to spend it with his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousin! And thank you, I absolutely adore those HBC mittens too!

  3. Love it all Kristi. Such beautiful taste and your house just seems so warm and inviting! I love the deer head with the wreath around it and those gorgeous stockings. I also love the palette Christmas tree and lights on your mantel. Simple beautiful. Thank you for letting us into your home and allowing us to take a sneak peek 🙂 xx

    1. You are much too sweet! Thank you so very much for your kind words Ariean! It’s so hard to talk myself out of wanting our whole home renovated right this minute, but all that Christmas has certainly helped 😉

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