As I was finishing up the One Room Challenge Living & Dining Room, my mind was already busy with the upcoming Christmas season. I wanted to carry the same Modern Industrial Farmhouse feel into my Christmas decor, too.
In fact, I even contemplated going out and buying all new decor. The good thing about contemplating is that it doesn’t cost a dime!;) I marched myself on a dark, rainy night to a local Christmas event with decor gallore. I loved so much! ~ And left with nothing.
Rather than starting all over and investing a lot of money on full price items, I decided to go home and work as creatively as I could with things I already had. The Dining Room was the starting place.
These dark rainy days and nights on the
Wet West Coast have made me crave a little twinkle light. So, up on the curtain rod went a garland with white snowflakes, ribbon, and gold and silver Christmas ornaments.
The white and twinkle lights stand out so nice against the Iron Mountain wall color.
After the sticker shock of artificial Christmas trees, we were thrilled to eventually find one for the bargain price of $39.95. (Our townhouse strata requires us to have fake Christmas trees ~ a first for us!)
We loved how easy it was to set up and nestled it beside the buffet. The flour sack and burlap tree topper star perches on the top, and we added gold & bronzey ornaments with a few diy paper star ornaments and pinecones tucked in.
I alsostuck in a few snowcovered greenery picks here and there to give it a little more interest and fullness.
Free printables are my favorite, economical seasonal decor trick. (I even did a Facebook live video on how I switch them out.)
The table centerpiece is an antique pitcher and sugar bowl that is ready & waiting for fresh flowers when it’s time to host a Christmas event. An old sewing machine drawer sits on the buffet top holding some sparkly silver ornaments.
We’re enjoying hosting a weekly group into our home from our church (there’s 12 of us), and we’re also looking forward to hosting a few Christmas events here, too. So, these simple decorations add a little holiday feel to the space without taking up valuable space for the guests we’re looking forward to having.
That’s my sweet and simple Christmasy Farmhouse decor for the Dining Room this year.
And, as it is Thanksgiving day in the States, I want to take this time to THANK YOU for stopping in and reading this little blog of mine. Thank you for your encouraging words, and for joining me on this journey of finding beauty in the every day things of life.