You guys, I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to reveal my Christmas Tree Farm Home Tour today!
Of course, we start with our front porch. I had purchased these two trees in a pack the year before on a sale.
The things I added new from this year was the red truck sign (which was really a very simple DIY that I’ll share more of later), the antler doormat and the rustic bells.
The small lantern is from a few years back from Dollorama, and the taller standing lantern from a garage sale.
When I think back, the “Tree Farm” theme started as far back as Boxing Week last year – I often purchase seasonal decor during that time for the following year since it’s much cheaper.
I was at a store when I spotted a red truck with a tree on its roof. It was a “larger” truck, something you could display on your front porch or the hearth of a fireplace.
I didn’t think anything of it then, I just purchased it and figured I would use it the next Christmas (this Christmas).
Then I started seeing red trucks everywhere. Like, every store I would walk into, they would have something, whether it was a throw pillow, a mug, or a sign.
Maybe it happens every year, but this is the first time it really stood out to me. Like it wanted my attention.
Like this sign here on my entrance table.
Granted, it’s not a “truck,” but the idea is the same.
I had this deer (it was as a 2-pack) from Costco the year beforehand and I loved it here against the sign.
This “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” sign is from a local Christmas market the year before. I thought it would be perfect for this space.
Of course, I wanted to have a tree here as well to continue the theme of the tree farm from outside.
Initially I wasn’t sure whether I would use my “red truck” on the porch or the hearth, but I decided to go with the hearth.
The funny thing is, I had never been to a Christmas tree farm before. And watching all these Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, combined with all the red trucks, made for this unexpected yet fun theme of my Christmas Tree Farm Home Tour.
This is where the theme truly gets to shine!
It just makes me sooo happy!
It’s my favorite area all decorated for Christmas in our house. A virtual Christmas tree farm. I’m such a dork sometimes, but hey, it’s my creative outlet and I’m so thankful I get to do this.
Believe it or not, all the trees on the top mantel are from Dollorama (similar to dollar tree etc).
I used books to give some of them height and create a layered look from one end of the mantel to the other.
The cute little “Tree Lot” sign was a purchase from Michael’s – I knew the instant I saw it that it would be the PERFECT addition to this space.
What makes this whole thing work though is that “O Holy Night” sign.
That song has always been one of my absolute favorites for this time of year, it’s so ethereal and just gives me goosebumps, especially the chorus.
I knew I wanted to incorporate it somewhere, preferably on the mantel.
I started searching Pinterest for printables of the song, and one day I stumbled on this one with trees on it!
It couldn’t have been more perfect and creating the DIY O Holy Night Sign was so much fun, you should definitely check out the easy tutorial.
One other thing that I knew would make this “tree farm” come to life was a larger Christmas tree, at least four feet tall.
I’d been browsing for some in store but they were quite pricey.
One day I was at a thrift store and saw a few the perfect size.
They were $15 or $20 instead of the standard $100 for a new one, so I brought it home and created my own DIY Flocked Christmas tree to match the two others I bought from Winners (on the bottom right).
Like I said, I love the way this space came together. It was both planned an unplanned, the perfect culmination of a visual creation.
I think it’s a great “metaphor” for life too – we can plan as much as we like, but often the best things come unexpectedly, familiar and yet surprising at the same time.
Our dining room doesn’t get a lot of natural light so I don’t do too much in there in terms of decorating for the blog.
But I really wanted to do a tablescape and when I saw these “truck salad plates” I couldn’t help but smile at how perfect it was.
How fitting that it would be these plates for my first tablescape.
I only purchased two (for the end settings) since I had some plates I’d gotten at a garage sale in the summer that had silver trees on them.
I also bought white napkins at Home Sense – you might think it’s crazy to get white napkins, but they can always be washed.
Plus, I wanted something neutral that I could reuse for any season.
I debated about using a table runner, but our dining table isn’t big enough to use both a runner and placemats.
Which meant I had to pick one. I opted for buffalo check placemats and I love how the red compliments the plate settings with all the white.
I used our regular flatware and the water (or wine) glasses were also from a thrift store. I purchased those before we got married to use at our wedding head table.
I’m so glad I kept them because they’re good quality and they give the tablescape a really elegant vibe.
For the place settings fillers I used DIY music sheet scrolls and spruce tree clippings.
For a more detailed look at the tablescape with full sourcing, click here.
This is mine and my husband’s favorite room in the house and I had so much fun decorating the space for Christmas!
As you can see, I used several “truck” throw pillows along with other pops of red.
Of course, what’s a coffee table without a Rae Dunn Christmas mug on it right?!
I love the way this centerpiece on the coffee table came together. It was a fluke really, but I love the way it looks together.
I’d love for you to check out the full Sunroom Christmas Home Tour – this post was getting too lengthy with all the photos so I have more details in a separate post found in the link.
Finally, we come to our bedroom.
I kept it more simple in here, adding some throw pillows, a garland and a wreath above our bed.
This tray doesn’t stay here on the daily, but I love styling them and using them like this.
Isn’t this little bird so adorable?!
I got two of them at a local store also during Boxing Week sales and love using them on trays and smaller areas.
This “Baby It’s Cold Outside” throw pillow is one of my favorite pieces for this season – the perfect neutral touch to this Christmas space.
I styled this tray two different ways – the added trees once again reminding me of a Christmas tree farm.
It was so much fun decorating my home for Christmas this year and I hope you found some inspiration and ideas for your own Christmas decorating.
My goal is to make it as simple as possible and enjoy the process.
Like Steve Jobs said once, “the only way to do great work is to do what you love.”
Thanks for checking out my Christmas Tree Farm Home Tour today!