Thursday, December 10, 2020

Christmas Decorations At The House In The Woods

Hi, Friends, 
How are you? 
I hope you are well. 

We love how the new house is coming along. It was far enough along to add some Christmas decor.
If it were up to Bill, we wouldn't have Christmas decor out there but I love Christmas too much for that. 

We had green Christmas decor a couple of years ago. 
I got a few things from the new Magnolia line at Target. If it were green and black plaid, it was coming home with. me. 
It wasn't being used so I brought it out to the house. 
Our color scheme is green, white with pops of black so that decor is perfect for out there. 
I painted the barn painting that is hanging above the mantel.

The Merry and Bright tree is from Walmart. Walmart has stepped up their decor in the past few years. 
The base was unfinished. I painted a green and black buffalo check. 
The pine cones were collected the first evening we owned the property. 
They are huge! We have tiny ones too though. 

The garland was sponsored by Nearly Natural. Read the post here

The camper ornament was a gift from my brother and his wife. We went camping together last January. 
It seems like a lifetime ago. I miss my family so much.   

If an ornament is cute but not my color scheme. I'll give it a paint job so that it coordinates. 

The raccoon in the sleeping bag is from a teacher friend. She saw it and thought it was perfect for our new house. It reminded her of all the fun we had teaching together. 
This post is going to make me cry if I'm not careful. 

Bill found the floor lamp in someone's trash. It got a coat of black paint and a new shade. It's so fun. 
Bill finished the log table. It was from a pine tree at my brother's lake house. 

The fireplace is one of the biggest transformations in the house.
Bill wanted to tear it out but I asked him to let me paint it first. 
It only needed paint and caulk to give it new life. 

The secretary desk was slated for giveaway but I decided to hang on to it  just a little longer in case we found a house. 
I'm so glad I did because it is so cute out there. 

The washstand next to the sofa was an estate sale find. 

I really love how the dining room came out. 

Instead of a china hutch or buffet we are using a cute wall shelf. I've had this for years. 

My favorite gingerbread decorations are sprinkled about the kitchen. 

I made an arrangement in an old sifter from Bill's Granny Vi. I raided my stash of picks which saved a trip to Hobby Lobby. 

I will probably be painting the cabinets. I'm just not sure when I'll get to it. 

Here are a few snaps of the back screened in porch. 

It's one of my favorite spaces. 

That is all for now. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our new little house. 
It's weird that this feels so much like home already but home feels like home too. 

I'm so glad that you stopped by. 
Stay safe and rest in the knowledge that the Lord cares deeply about our trials during these uncertain days. 


  1. I love, love, love it !! Your home is adorable. I like the fireplace re-do. The little china shelf...sweet. I want a porch like that. Can't wait to see summertime pictures of your porch. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. I am so happy you are bringing Christmas out to the farmhouse. How pretty it looks. You guys are moving along to make that place so special. Have a great rest of the week. xoxo Kris

  3. I just love how you are decorating you new home! It looks so comfortable. You have found some of the cutest things and know right where they should go. The outside is so pretty with the lights. Merry Christmas. Hugs,

  4. Hi Katie. I love your new house. Is it a second house to use for vacations and holidays or are you going to move there full time eventually? I lost your blog for awhile so I'm not sure. It's cute and you're making it very cozy already.

  5. You have made this how you abd Bill. Your Christmas black and green is perfect for this house.



  6. You look so settled, Katie, like you've been there for ages! And all your Christmas decor is just darling! What a treat, having a new house to make festive! You have rocked the challenge and in short time!

  7. Your new place is so wonderful. LOVE the dark green/black/white color scheme, especially on the front porch. It's amazing that you guys have been able to get so much accomplished, but I know you've really been working hard. It's all so festive for a real country Christmas!!

  8. Looks so cute! Merry Christmas!