Good Morning and welcome to our little spot of simplified living in the country where we are celebrating an Old Fashioned Christmas! I am combining vintage and treasured ornaments from the past with red and gold baubles to create a timeless and traditional Christmas for our family. Our little 2 acre lot is a perfect spot to create the magic of days gone by.
When my husband and I discovered our 2 acre lot three years ago on the edge of the DFW metroplex we were ecstatic! My husband said it reminded him of Mississippi and I told him he felt like we were in Idaho! We chatted up a storm on how we were going to build our dream home, have space for a craft room, plant a garden, watch the wildlife and grow a mini flower farm. My husband and I felt as though we were returning to the way of living that we had both grown up with, a little country, a little simpler and a little Old Fashioned.
Well once I had decided the theme of an Old Fashioned Christmas I began to choose what items I would need to use to decorate for an Old Fashioned Christmas. I began first by making a traditional woodland wreath and then adding some greenery to my vintage Scandinavian sled.
Many years ago it was customary to decorate for Christmas using traditional red and green hues. I suppose there weren’t a lot of choices then, but it is a warm and classic look.
I have the best memories of glowing lights in shades of red, green, blue and even orange on our Christmas Tree! So I have taken this perfectly basic tried and true theme and spun it with just a whisper of white and a dusting of fluff to soften it a bit.
I purchased this fabulous and affordable pre-lit garland from Walmart and I used two strands for our mantle. It is very full and is just what I needed for the depth and size of this rustic cedar mantle.
(Sometimes I just don’t like this rustic mantle, don’t tell my husband…shhh)
Before we go any further with this post I’d like to share with you my delight in being able to celebrate the Holiday season with this group of 22 creative bloggers, for the Cozy at Christmas Home Tour.
All of the links to their pretty Holiday homes can be found at the end of this post.
I have included so many things from the past in my Christmas decorating this year, including this adorable handmade BE GOOD FOR GOODNESS SAKES sign made by my daughter, she blogs at Crafty Texas Girls
Of course all Old Fashioned Christmas décor must have a few vintage Christmas ornaments. These red glass ornaments are the real deal. I picked them up at a resale shop when my husband and I were visiting his family in Mississippi a few years ago. This precious 1978 Hallmark ornament was given to my son, by my Mom, it is still one of my favorite ornaments of all time. Don’t you think surrounding yourself with these sweet tokens just makes the season so much merrier and meaningful.
In the dining room I have incorporated Owls, real and faux topiaries and white. Did I mention that I love owls!
If you like owls too check out my online shop!
We have a cute flocked Tree in the dining room, it reminds me of the snow in Idaho, where I grew up. I love snow and just maybe next Christmas I will be spending it in the snow! (A girl can dream, right…)
Of course this blog post wouldn’t be complete without my pompoms (my obsession) or my daughter’s angel Christmas ornament which Grandma gave her, or the very special red and white quilt that my Mother made me. So much of my Christmas décor has a story associated with it and as I vacuum and dust I hold those stories close to my heart.
I have enjoyed sharing some snippets of the Season with you today, thank you so very much for sharing your day with me. I’d love to hear how you are styling your home this season too.
Merry Christmas from Jemma’s Family with love!
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