A Christmas Farmhouse Tour

I’m excited to share my very first Christmas Farmhouse tour with you!  I’ve joined together with other Blogger friends to bring you lots of inspiration in a Christmas Tour of Homes and since this post has a lot of pictures, I’ll stop all the blah blah blah and get right to – a Christmas Farmhouse Tour.

Farmhouse Front Porch

Christmas Farmhouse front porch by CountyRoad407.com

The porch is where I try and spend the majority of my time while visiting so I want it to be cozy.  We double up on blankets for the night time chilly air and try and have a surface within reach for everyone’s hot chocolate.  I also want to surround myself with Christmas cheer and lights so both cranberry trees are lit up as are the trees in the yard.

Farmhouse front porch Christmas by CountyrRoad407.com

Yes, I tend to go a bit crazy with the fresh greenery cut from the surrounding pastures. I’ve added it to the embossed metal stocking and the iron tree.  Can’t forget about the dogs.  They hang with us too so they enjoy the cowhide rug under their bellies.

Rock away on this cozy Christmas porch by Countyroad407.com

One of my favorite things is the DIY light fixture.  It hangs there all year round so it had to have a few Christmas embellishments too.  Look at those ginormous pine cones.  Actually they’re sugar cones found at Hobby Lobby.  I’ve never seen such but they got a little fresh greenery as well.

Fabulous light fixture done by CountyRoad407.com for Christmas

If you can stop yourself from sitting down on the porch, you’ll walk through the front door right into the one and only living area.  I find it calming to sit there now.  Before, not so much.  If you want to see the oh-my-lanta before pics, check them out here.

Farmhouse Living Room

Christmas banner greeting you as you enter the farmhouse living room in Navasota. Countyroad407.com

You’re greeted with a banner, touches of red decor and fresh greenery all around the room.

Farmhouse Christmas decor by Countyroad407.com

Christmas decor at the farmhouse by Countyroad407.com

 

Farmhouse Dining Room

The last room I’ll show you on the Christmas farmhouse tour is the dining room.  Gratefully it’s in the middle of the house now.  When it was the Mister’s great-grandmothers home it was located on the back of the house.  You can tell that from the windows.  Then when it was his grandmothers house they added indoor plumbing and a bathroom off the back porch.  Thank heavens for that!  If you’d like to see the no-one-could-have-had-an-appetite-in-that-dining room, you can see those before pictures here.

Cozy farmhouse Christmas Dining room with farmhouse tour by CountyRoad407.com

The back porch is now an enclosed mudroom which makes it so much nicer when you come inside through the back of the house.  Now you aren’t immediately walking into the kitchen.  I love old houses but sometimes it boggles the brain.

Dining light fixture with fresh greenery by CountyRoad407.com

I told you I go crazy with the fresh greenery!  Look at that light fixture.  I LOVE IT!  It makes you feel as though you’re dining in a romantic restaurant.  Minus not having a cook, a waiter, and having to do the dishes but I still LOVE IT!

Simple Christmas centerpiece by CountyRoad407.com

To keep the centerpiece simple, I used an old ironstone serving bowl and added candles, plastic ornaments, antlers and greenery.  The woodland plates came from Hobby Lobby.  They were actually the inspiration for the entire table decor.  The plaid table cloth isn’t a table cloth.  I couldn’t find one I liked so I bought 2-1/2 yards of flannel fabric to use instead.

Woodland table setting by CountyRoad407.com

Last but not least, when we have visitors, there’s a fun “snack” table.  Don’t you want one?  All you need is a separate table decorated nicely with whatever your little heart desires.  Hint: We use cups instead of plates for easier handling.



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Snack table in the diningroom in a farmhouse tour from CountyRoad407.com

Fun Christmas Snack Table in a farmhouse tour by Countyroad407.com

That’s what has kept me busy the past couple of weeks and I truly enjoyed every minute.  I thought of my hubbies family and how they would have decorated.  I’m sure they would have enjoyed how bright and cozy and fun and colorful it is.  Also thought maybe I should string cranberries and popcorn for the Christmas tree.  Then I came to my senses and said how about a trip to Hobby Lobby instead.

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas Farmhouse Tour and like I mentioned before, I’ve joined in with several Blogging Friends to give you lots of inspiration every day of the week!  You won’t want to miss visiting their pages below in the Christmas Tour of Homes!

Merry Christmas

 

Christmas Tour of Homes 2017

Monday

Deeply Southern Home | Poofing The Pillows | Noting Grace

The Red Painted Cottage |  Love Create Celebrate

Tuesday

 Simple Nature Decor | Houseologie | At Home With Jemma | Paint Yourself A Smile

County Road 407 | Art and Sand

Wednesday

Celebrate Creativity| Celebrate and Decorate | All Things Renee

Nourish and Nestle

Thursday

Savvy Apron Hey FitzyCamelot Art Creations

Weekend Crafts  |A Home To Grow Old In

Friday

The Summery UmbrellaLove Your Abode | Twelve on Main | Bluesky at Home

Sweet Parrish Place | The Aspiring Home

 

60 Comments

  1. December 5, 2017 / 6:55 am

    Cindy!!! This is the farmhouse of my dreams! That porch just beckons people to come on in and I love the way you’ve decorated everything. It’s perfect.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:58 am

      Awww – thanks Stacey. I’ve always thought I wasn’t lazy but guess I need to change that now since I tend to sit on that porch a lot and do nothing. 😉

  2. Patricia Simms
    December 5, 2017 / 9:23 am

    It’s perfect!!

  3. December 5, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I am dying over this – dead – gone – passed out – got the vapors! Swooning like crazy! All the details from this front porch – takes my breath away! And how you continue this into your home is so welcoming and cozy! I love it all – honored to be in the Christmas tour of Homes with you!

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Whaaaat?! That is high praises coming from you who’ve admired for a long time! Thank you Jen. You made my month!

  4. December 5, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Love your old home. it has so much charm and detail. I actually have large pinecones here in the Coastal south Carolina in the plenty some. I can mail you some lol.
    Hugs Maria

    • December 5, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      YES – Mail me some! They are so cool. Ours here are the size of our palms so… Thanks or visiting and for the nice compliment.

  5. December 5, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Wow! My jaw literally dropped when I saw your front porch. It is soooo gorgeous! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Christmas Tour Of Homes!

    • December 5, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Jaw dropping huh?! That is a fabulous compliment! Thanks so much and am very excited to be part of the tour. So much inspiration. Merry Christmas

  6. December 5, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Beautiful home tour! I wish I had a lovely porch like that to decorate! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday!

    • December 5, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you Lindi. I wish builders would add porches to houses like in the good ol’ days. We’d all be much better neighbors I think. Merry Christmas!

  7. December 5, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    It’s all so full of farmhouse goodness! It makes me happy just to look at it! You don’t mention your berry trees that you have on your porch and in your dining room…were those a DIY or did you buy them like that? I LOVE them!

    • December 5, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much! The berry trees were actually a steal of a deal. I noticed them one year at Bath and Body Works in their displays. I asked what they were going to do with them and they sold them to me for $5.00 each!!!!!!! I got 3 total. Love them too. Thanks again for visiting today. Merry Christmas!

  8. December 5, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Everything is ooozing with charm! It was a treat to meet you today in real life.😊

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      Thank you Lisa! I loved meeting you today as well! I hope we get to do that again soon. Merry Christmas!

  9. December 5, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Your front porch wins for the prettiest Christmas porch that I have seen this year. The pine cones and that light fixture is fabulous. Your entire home is just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us on this Christmas Tour of Homes.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Thank you Sherry! That means a lot. Hope you’ve seen more than one Christmas porch! 😜. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

  10. December 5, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home as part of our blog hop! Your front porch is simply amazing! I think I would curl up there and never leave. It is everything a home should be!!!

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you Tammy. Feel free to visit and curl up right next to me. Thanks for the sweet compliments. Merry Christmas

  11. December 5, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Beautiful! The pinecones and your light fixture are just so festive! Also the greenery over your interior light is soo romantic. I would love to sit under it for a meal, then go to your porch and get cozy!

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Well Renee I’ll save you a seat! Thanks for the sweet compliment.

  12. December 5, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Cindy, yup…I would have a hard time leaving that front porch of yours. It is so welcoming and festive…I love everything about it. And that light fixture you made is pure magic! Your chandelier with all its greenery is delightful…you have to be happy sitting underneath that beauty.

    Thanks so much for joining our tour this year. It is made all the more wonderful with you in it.

    Merry Christmas.

    Hugs, Lynn

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      Wow Lynn, thank you. That was very kind of you to say. I just started blogging in March and am thrilled to have a Christmas tour with all of you wonderfully talented ladies! Merry Christmas

  13. December 5, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    I love the idea of a separate snack table. Will have to figure out a way to have room for it. Your home is beautiful and the black chairs create a lovely backdrop for your Christmas decor.

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:15 pm

      Haha – my family likes it too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the compliments and for visiting my blog today!

  14. December 5, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    If I didn’t make it any further than the porch, I’d be be happy to sit there for hours on end! Every detail in your home is beautiful!

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      Amy, you made me smile from ear to ear. I do sit there for hours but start to feel guilty and have to get up and do something. 😉 Thanks for visiting my blog and the kinds words. Merry Christmas!

  15. December 5, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    It was so great to meet you at lunch today! Your front porch is amazing for Christmas. I also love your flannel tablescape and snack table – too much fun.

    • December 5, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Oh I loved meeting y’all and putting a voice and personality to a face. I hope we can do it again soon. Thanks for the compliments and for visiting my blog. Merry Christmas!

  16. April
    December 6, 2017 / 8:48 am

    New follower! I love your home and I wish I had a cozy front porch to decorate! I was wondering if your floors are refinished hardwoods or some other flooring material. Would you mind sharing? I live in a 1960s home and we are hoping to update flooring in 2018.

    • December 6, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Welcome April! Some of the floors in the farmhouse are painted wood but what I think you’re talking about (because it’s in the pictures) is actually vinyl. In Navasota, TX where we are it is very sandy soil; dry gritty get-in-everything-sandy soil so it’s the easiest to keep clean. It’s been there for years and even in a super old house that shifted because of the sand, still looks brand new. I’m not sure though of the manufacturer. I’ll try and find out and let you know. Merry Christmas!

  17. December 6, 2017 / 10:43 am

    WOW!! That’s incredible!!! And that porch!!!!

  18. Barb
    December 6, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Wow Cindy you out did yourself. I love every single thing. This is the cutest farmhouse ever.

    • December 6, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Aww, thanks Barbara! It was fun to decorate. I just hope I can get down there even more so I can enjoy it! Merry Christmas

  19. December 6, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I don’t think I would EVER leave your front porch! Seriously- I would camp out there and be happy as a lark. The interior of your home is beautiful too, love the pop of red and all the cozy warmth!

    • December 6, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      Sometimes I️ realize I’ve been sitting there for way to like no and the guilt creeps in and I have to hop up and get something done! Thanks for visiting and the sweet compliments. Merry Christmas

  20. December 6, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Cindy, I love your Christmas snack bar! So cute. The holly and garland on your lighting fixture is a great idea. Such a festive feel all over with the plaids and reds. Happy to be on this blog hop with you!

    • December 6, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Awww, Carol that makes my whole week! Thank you. Glad you liked it and thanks for visiting. Happy to be on the tour with you as well.

  21. December 7, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Good Morning!
    I am moving right this minute to your Farmhouse! You have the porch of my dreams, where have you been all of my life!
    Love it all, seriously its gorgeous, it’s beyond gorgeous! I’ll just sit here and drool a little bit longer!
    Jemma

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Drooling? Jemma you crack me up! You can surely visit any time and we can sit and chat for hours and hours. Thanks for the sweet compliments. Now clean up the drool. 😉

  22. December 7, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Oh how I want to sit on your porch! And then there’s your pretty living room and dining room! I love how you used greenery throughout your decor…when we move to the farm full-time, I am going to cut greenery to use too. It looks wonderful and I bet it smells divine! I love your snack station…what a great idea! Thank you for all the inspiration!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thanks Cecilia. So glad you enjoyed it and got some inspiration. That’s what it’s all about! Merry Christmas.

  23. December 7, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Cindy, I’m finally coming over for a visit. It’s been one of those weeks where I feel like a chicken running around with it’s head cut off! Your porch is the porch that all the rest of us want and swoon over! I can see you and I sitting there,with your dog, and talking and drinking and more talking. Your farmhouse is decorated so nicely for Christmas, and I want to thank you for joining us for the Christmas Tour of Homes. Merry Christmas, friend!

    • December 7, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Carol! I’m so glad you popped over. I wish we could sit and chat and chat some more – that would be nice. Thank you for the sweet compliments. And I’m sooo excited that I was included in the tour! It has been so inspirational and I’ve already learned so much more about blogging from this process! Merry Christmas

  24. December 8, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I adore the way you’ve saturated your home with Christmas cheer!
    Snazzy and pretty my dear!
    Christmas blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

    • December 8, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks Laura! I do love me some cheer. 😊

  25. Pamela S Williams
    December 8, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Wow so many nice comments and all of them well deserved! The farm house is adorable!!!

    • December 8, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Awww, thanks Laura! That means a lot. Have a great weekend!

  26. December 9, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    All that greenery adds such a rustic warm festive touch Cindy. Your home looks fabulous.

    • December 9, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you Mary. I just changed it out to freshen it up. Should last until a Christmas. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the sweet compliment and for the visit! Merry Christmas Mary.

  27. Mary Beth
    December 11, 2017 / 5:40 am

    I am so glad to find your blog! I love your fun decor and comments. I too am a dish collector……partially from my mom’s stuff and partially ( well, mostly) from buying them myself. Red is my color of choice.
    We have a “country home” (aka a hunting cabin) that we’ve just expanded and I’m just getting into decorating.
    I look forward to your ideas post/Christmas!

    • December 11, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Yay Mary Beth! I’m so glad too that you found my blog. I hope to see pictures one day of your cabin/country home. Keep reading and I’ll try and keep sending ideas and inspiration. Merry Christmas!

  28. December 11, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Your home is beautiful, Cindy! I love how you’ve decorated it with thinking of your husband’s grand and great-grandparents in mind. I’m sure they would have loved seeing how you’ve decorated and loved their former home. <3 Pinned a ton of your photos via Tailwind to go out this week and next. It was fun getting to meet you last week at lunch.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family,
    xoxo Barb 🙂

    • December 12, 2017 / 2:51 am

      Oh Barbara, thank you and I so appreciate the kind words and pinning! Really enjoyed meeting y’all as well and hope we can do it again sometime. I didn’t have enough time to chat! Merry Christmas.

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