Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas on the farm

This year I had the distinct pleasure of decorating a stunning farmhouse for the holidays as part of the Exeter Area Holiday House tour to benefit Womenade of Greater Squamscott. Thankfully, I had lots of talented helpers alongside to help me create a magical holiday setting. The tour was a HUGE success to say the least and my heart is filled, knowing that we raised a significant amount of money for people in need.

The original farm sign
The home itself is a beauty, sitting up on a hill, overlooking the Exeter river. It's wrapped in history, from once serving as an Angus farm, then as a Montessori school. Now it's been restored back it's original purpose, a warm and friendly family home.

A chalkboard coffee table is perfect for storytelling
I decided to treat the home to a little bit of what I call "rustic glamour". Using lots of natural elements and recycled products and then adding a touch of bling! 
A touch of sparkle!



Photo credit: Jaye Carr
We decked the halls using lots of greens and loads of twinkle lights. It smelled and looked delicious!



Photo credit: Jaye Carr



 
 
For a little out of the ordinary, recycled and rustic charm, we built a Christmas tree out of books. The stunning wall décor you see behind the book tree are paper mandala's and are handmade by Victoria of Open Book Studio. She repurposes broken books into works of art....very, cool! Click here to find her on Facebook.

Photo credit: Jaye Carr
To embellished a lonely corner under the stairs we created this one-of-a-kind piece, and filled it with holiday sparkle.
 
And of course, nothing brings the warmth of the holiday season to your home like a beautifully decorated tree!
 
 
 
For more photos from our festive farmhouse, and holiday décor inspiration, hop on over to my Pinterest page!
 
Warmly,
 
Renee