Happy, happy Christmas! I’m so excited to present to you the first ever Old Salt Farm Christmas Home Tour! I’ve been looking forward to showing you our home for awhile, and this is the perfect excuse. So, pull up a chair, grab a cup of hot chocolate and get cozy…
Welcome to Old Salt Farm!
When it comes to decorating, I’m a “less is more” kind of girl, and I tend to lean toward simple farmhouse decor featuring fresh wreaths and greenery, with pops of red.
I was originally going to add ribbons to the wreaths, but after seeing their simple beauty, I decided to leave them plain. They add so much fragrance to the foyer, and I adore them.
I used jute to tie on fresh pine garland along the banister of the stairs, and I’m hoping it makes it through the month of December. My kids love playing with it when they go up and down the stairs!
I love this little bench to the left of the stairs! Our stairs are right in the middle of our home, and you can go to the right or the left, and this is the way we have our guests go into the family room.
This is one of my favorite spots in the house. The dining room and kitchen are one big open space, and I love seeing the stairway and into the family room. The Dutch door was one of my must-haves, and I adore it. You can find the tutorial for the Christmas Trees sign HERE. It’s a new addition this year, and I seriously LOVE it!
The giant chalkboard is always on the wall, and for Christmas I took down the wreath that’s normally there and turned it into a large advent calendar, with paper sacks and red striped clothespins.
My kids have so much fun with the chalkboard wall in the kitchen, and it’s one of my favorite things as well. See those adorable drawings of Christmas trees and snowmen? I think it’s the best Christmas decor around!
I made a simple centerpiece using a stacked tray, adding pinecones and mason jars with cranberries and bits of Christmas tree branch trimmings. It adds the perfect amount of red and pop of color, and the fresh greenery is my favorite. Super easy, but makes a statement!
I love how the red and green pop against the white of the kitchen!
I wish I could put wreaths on these doors, but they slide in front of each other. I’m thinking maybe a banner? That will be on next year’s list!
Through that door on the left is the mudroom…
And last but not least, the family room, which next to the kitchen, is where we spend the most time.
I made a hook board just like this one to hang our stockings on. I didn’t want to put hooks directly on my mantel, and I love how this adds a little more farmhouse charm to the room.
One of the best traditions of the year is our Christmas Book Advent (our favorite book list), every single member of our family loves snuggling up together each night and reading a Christmas story by the fireplace. It’s one of the most simple things, but our favorite. The cute free printable numbers come in my new book about holiday traditions, Simply Tradition! (affiliate link)
I’ve been using these Peppermint Striped Candlesticks for years…they’re still my favorite!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into our home! Merry Christmas!
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