Saturday, December 12, 2015

Country Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my country Christmas home.  
Extending the country hospitality, come on in and relax with some eggnog or a warm cup of tea.

Now that I am well into my second year here on my little farm,
for Christmas I wanted to capture as close as I could to the country atmosphere here on this 2 acre haven.

The only thing missing is snow.
We are experiencing unusual warm temperatures this month of December.
Making shopping a whole lot easier yes, but missing, just a tad, a snowy background to the season.
Outside lights and spotlights makes the house look very festive.

 Inside is cozy and welcoming.
Christmas in a warm homestead, something right out of a book!

Staying with my country theme, I added bits of nature to the season's red and greens.
 The Living room

Ornaments collected through the years.

This year I was torn between getting a fresh cut tree or an artificial one.
Artificial trees being much easier for me to setup on my own.
Wanting a large 8-9 footer, I just could not justify spending big bucks on it, not at this time of year anyway.
So I am setting a goal for myself in the year 2016 to get one.
So real tree it was.  But getting a large heavy tree on my own prove to be a bit of a dilemma, read about it here.
I am very happy with my little tree and it looks sweet as a button all dressed.
One thing I will admit about my country home, it is made for a real Christmas tree!

A cabin in the woods vignette on the coffee table.

Filled a galvanized bucket with some sugar pine cones and pine cones, with touches of cinnamon sticks and burlap.

The Dining Room
 From the living room we move into the dining room.
Staying with traditional colours of red and green in this room as well.

I displayed my vintage Royal Albert Poinsettia collection in the china cabinet.
Adding to the red and greens.

My mother started me on this collection when I was 17, still in love with them to this day.

New pillow that I bought at HomeSense this year, went with the poinsettia china.

My dining room table centre piece.
I painted the caddy white, added sugar pine cones, faux boxwood as a filler and for height and real fir branches.  
Then added a few candles and scattered smaller pine cones

Another look at the evergreen and candle table arrangement. 
Sitting on the vintage cabinet, poinsettias in a white galvanized bucket and a wire basket filled with small pine cones. 
Both the caddy and the white bucket are from HomeSense.

The Kitchen
Had some fun in this room displaying my collection of Nutcackers and Christmas cookie jars.
Keeping it simple, but merry and bright just the same.

My Tim Hortons mini tree.  Have a few A&W ornaments as well.

 Santa in a jar.  Along with some vintage mason jars.

Hope you enjoyed your visit, my little country Christmas.
May you have a  blessed holiday season.

And from my family to yours.....have a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Diane

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I will be linking up with the Christmas Home tours at A Stroll Thru Life
And the annual Christmas Tour of Homes starting Dec 15 at The Nester


  1. HI Diane! Your country farmhouse looks beautiful decorated for Christmas. I really like what you've used for your displays in the house. Merry Christmas to you and your children. I hope you have a beautifully blessed holiday.

  2. I love your cute country home. It is so inviting and fun. Thanks!

  3. looking very cozy and lovely-have a wonderful Christmas yourself!

  4. Morning, oh your home is so warm and welcoming decorated for Christmas!!!!! I love those pretty dishes, sweet you have been collecting since 17, love that. Make it Merry,Francine.

  5. Didn't you post snow pictures last Christmas? I sort of remember that...
    At any rate, even with the warm weather, the house looks fabulous!

  6. Your home is so lovely and welcoming. Love those checked drapes too! Sheila

  7. peaceful, serene, warm, and welcoming. just love those santas upside down in the jar!

    merry Christmas from your next-door-neighbor at Nester's!

  8. I've never had the privilege of reading your blog before today. I found you through the Nester's home tour link up. I love your home and your style! And I've always wished I had a set of Christmas china. Absolutely beautiful!

  9. such a cozy and beautiful home- i LOVE those buffalo check curtains!

  10. Absolutely love your beautiful cozy house! Its amazing, so warm and festive! Found you through Nesting Place link up and I'm so glad, subscribed to your blog, hope you'll subscribe to mine too! Merry Christmas :)

  11. Everything is beautiful. I loved all the Santas in the jar.

  12. My favorite has to be the Santas in the jar. Original. Fun.

  13. What a beautiful home! I adore the black and white curtains!


  14. Feliz ano novo!
    Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
    Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
    Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
    UM ABENÇOADO 2016!!!!