Welcome to our simple and cozy home. I am excited to share some Christmas inspiration by showcasing the best time of the year! I am pretty amateur, but I love creating a charming space. Gail did such a fantastic job photographing our cozy home, that I have decided to split this up into 2 tours. This week I will feature our simple front porch, the kitchen and a step into the living room.
Our front porch is small. Really small, so I don’t have much room to display a lot of decor. One project still left undone is to paint our front door. I am over the green. I was really into “hunter green” 17 years ago. On the bright side, it’s a Christmas color 😉 .
A few ornamental fillers and some greenery – very simple and yet adds something to an otherwise cold and empty flower box.
We used to have a storm door. I asked Glenn to remove it this past summer so I could fit an urn on either side of our front door. This makes me happier than having a storm door 🙂 .
You may notice my front door wreath is still showing sugared fruit. I know I said I was doing away with my sugared fruit, but my best friend, Marcie, made this for me so many years ago. I love that she crafted it together for me, I can’t get rid of it. When the elements of Winter are too hard on it, I will replace it, but until then, it stays <3
Fresh greenery purchased from the savvycityfarmer Booth at Hobnob this year.
Dressing up a table is a favorite of mine. I have seen so much inspiration by scanning other blogs. It’s fun to use their ideas while incorporating your personal style at the same time. Even though I chose a more neutral color theme overall, I love Christmas red. I left my beloved Fiestaware out of my creation – for the most part.
I have a few tree slices, and I love using them for different purposes. I used 2 as place mats. The simple white dinner plates were purchased from Homegoods. My Christmas dishes are several years old, but I still love them. I think they are quite jolly 🙂 .
I think these glitzy trees are the perfect accessory for my whimsical dishes.
I just used some mini ornaments and some red ribbon to make some quick wine glass charms.
Napkins are from one of my favorite new Etsy shops Kitchstudios
Battery candles are a must in our house. Normally they come with a timer setting and create the same ambiance as real candles without the mess of wax and soot.
Inside my hutch, purchased from borninthebarn, sits my Christmas Chef along with some Christmas dishes and coordinating Fiestaware.
This cake plate belonged to my Oma. I love that it’s white and serves many purposes.
This fall, we gathered together some ship lap my dad has stacked up at the farm. It cleaned up really well and shows years of character. The infamous Target skis are sitting here for the moment.
Just a fun way to display cookie cutters
If you haven’t purchased a 3 tier stand yet, you are missing out on the fun of decorating one! When you aren’t hosting a party and serving appetizers, it’s fun to display all sorts of goodies.
For those of you who saw an earlier post last week displaying this charming birdcage. I found some red Cardinals. LOVE!
I went with neutral colors in my living room decor. I tried to bring more of the outside – in, and left the tree more simple.
I know many of you have seen my new truck. I can’t get enough of it honestly. I purchased this from Robb Restyle this year at Hobnob. Kristy and her husband collect these treasures all year round and then restyle them.
My boss found this hand painted sign to accompany it, how cute is that?!
I love mercury glass so much and have several pieces. I love the reflection it adds and the over-all shine and sparkle.
Pillow covers from bowsandburlap – love her craftsmanship!
Thank you so much visiting. I hope I have left you with a little inspiration. Come back and visit next week while I feature the rest of our living room, bedroom, and office. Big thanks and shout out goes to Gail Lober for photographing our cozy space perfectly.
Author – Martha Knake
Photography – Gail Lober
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke