How to Create a Cozy Christmas Coffee Bar

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It’s that time of year again! Time to deck the halls for Christmas! I love this time of year and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I couldn’t decorate for Christmas without creating a cozy Christmas coffee bar!

You only need a to do a few things to transform a regular coffee bar into a festive space all decked out for Christmas. Below are some ideas on how to create your very own cozy Christmas coffee bar!

1. Christmas Mugs

I love to display my Christmas Rae Dunn mugs on my coffee bar! Having Christmas mugs rather than regular mugs set out instantly creates a Christmas look. Below are a few adorable Christmas mugs I love.

15oz Stoneware Santa Mug- Threshold
16oz Stoneware Merry Christmas Mug White- Threshold

16oz Stoneware All Mama Wants Is A Silent Night Christmas Mug White – Threshold™

2. Christmas Sign

I used this Merry Christmas sign from the Target dollar spot this year in my Christmas coffee bar. I used a Merry Christmas wood cutout from Hobby Lobby last year. Displaying Christmas signs are a great way to make the space look festive and there are so many adorable signs to choose from!

Holiday Time Merry Christmas Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Sign Decoration, 35″ x 16″
36″ x 12″ Merry Christmas Framed Wall Print – Threshold™

3. Winter Greenery or Miniature Trees

Using winter greens or mini Christmas trees on a coffee bar make the space look cozy and natural. Mini bottle brush trees are great too! This year, I untied two $3 mini cedar wreaths from the Target dollar spot and stretched them flat to make a small garland. But there are a lot of different greenery options to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites:

Holiday Time Unlit Cedar Garland, 6′
Bottle Brush Tree Figurine – Threshold™
Faux Pine Tree in Metal Planter – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

You really don’t need much to create a cute and cozy Christmas coffee bar! I hope I’ve given you some inspiration today. Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

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5 Affordable Christmas Decor Finds

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Hello all! I’ve been planning out my Christmas decor and sharing a few of my finds with you in my Instagram stories. So today I wanted to share a few of my Christmas decor finds with links so you can grab them too! Just click on the image and it’ll direct you to the item online!

1. This Gorgeous $30 Flocked Tree

Holiday Time Un-Lit Snow-Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, 6′, White

This tree is beautiful and 6ft tall! I didn’t own a fake tree and wanted one for our living room, so I picked up one of these. These sell out quickly, so get it now if you want it! If it’s not available online, RUN to your nearest Walmart!

2. This 6ft Faux Cedar Garland

Holiday Time Unlit Cedar Garland, 6′

It is hard to find a faux cedar garland and this one is adorable and affordable!

3. This Homemade Hot Cocoa Tea Towel

Hot Cocoa Recipe Flour Sack Towel – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia

I can’t wait to use this cute Hearth & Hand tea towel on my hot cocoa bar! The best part is it is only $3.99!

4. This Vintage Look-a-like Santa Mug

15oz Stoneware Santa Mug – Threshold™

I have always liked the vintage Santa mugs but haven’t ever found one! This one gives the vintage look for only $5!

And finally…

5. This Beautiful Wicker Tree Collar

Holiday Time Natural Seagrass Woven Christmas Tree Collar, 27″

I didn’t buy this one because I found one very similar at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $5 last year. But if I didn’t have one already, I would want this one! I have a feeling these will sell out quickly!


Christmas is right around the corner, so if you’re thinking about grabbing any new decor items, these few things are budget-friendly and adorable. Grab them before they’re gone!

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God Bless!

Krista

Halloween Home Tour 2020

This is only the second year I’ve decorated for Halloween, and I’m so glad I did!

Decorating my home brings me joy. It is a creative outlet for me and helps me reduce stress and anxiety. I’m more excited to decorate nowadays since it’s been such a crazy, stressful year. Being stuck at home with a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old can be hard. Taking the time to get creative and decorate a space is a form of self-care for me.

Below are photos of my home decorated for Halloween this year. I hope it can give you some inspiration!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you! I hope you enjoyed my Halloween decor this year. Happy Halloween! 🎃

Krista

3 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home for Halloween

I don’t like creepy Halloween decor. Skulls, blood, and other scary things I will never decorate my home with. That’s just not me. But I do think Halloween is what you make it and can be just another fun time of year. I’m fine with cute and slightly spooky decorations like bats and spiders. Hocus Pocus is the only “scary” movie I watch this time of year.

Last year was the first year that I’ve ever decorated for Halloween. This year, I knew I wanted to decorate for Halloween again, but I wanted to keep it simple.

I thought I’d share a few easy ways to add some cute (but not scary) Halloween decor to your home.

1. Bring in Some Bats

Bats are a nocturnal animal that can be a bit spooky. While I’m not very scared of bats, I did have one fly at my face and almost hit me once on an evening walk. That was pretty frightening so I understand why some people are scared of them. I think they’re the perfect choice to decorate with to add some spooky around the house and creating a bat wall is simple!

I have used felt bats from the Target dollar spot and clearance adhesive paper bats from Michaels in these photos, but they can easily be found on Amazon. Paper bats are also fun to make with kids!

2. Use Black and White

Another easy way to decorate for Halloween is to use black and white in your decor. While black and orange is a popular color combination for Halloween, black and white is a bit more simple and you may have more pieces on hand to use.

For instance, I use black and white buffalo check print at Halloween as it is something that I can use all year long. These buffalo check pillows paired with a Halloween pillow cover give off a Halloween look that is cute yet simple. It’s also not as harsh as black and orange can be.

I used mostly black and white in my Hocus Pocus themed coffee bar this year, with just a few pops of orange here and there.

3. Add Some Halloween Words and Phrases

Another easy way to decorate for Halloween is to bring in items with Halloween words or sayings on them. I like to use my Rae Dunn Halloween pieces that I’ve collected on my coffee bar and hutch.

I wrote “Hocus Pocus, I Need Coffee to Focus” on a chalkboard next to my Halloween coffee bar last year.

Decorating for Halloween can be so simple and fun! I like to put up my Halloween decor on or right around October 1st and keep it up until Halloween. I hope I’ve given you some ideas on how to add some cute Halloween decor to your home!

Happy Halloween and thank you for reading!

For more home decor inspiration, follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse.

God Bless!

Krista

Creating a Cute and Functional Coffee Bar

How do you like your coffee? Black? With cream and sugar? Hot? Iced?

I am a fan of cold brew with cream and some vanilla syrup. And caramel macchiatos. And hot French vanilla cappuccinos. And don’t get me started on Starbucks’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew…

My husband likes it black. Or an iced Americano. Nothing fancy.

While I’d love to be able to go out and buy a delicious coffee every day, that’s just not possible. So instead I created a spot dedicated to making our own coffee at home.

My husband uses our Keurig to brew some coffee almost daily, so I wanted a space that was cute but functional. It has turned into one of my favorite places in my house to decorate!

To create a cute and functional coffee bar in your home, you simply need a few basics listed below.

– Coffee Maker (We have a Keurig)

-Canisters to store coffee and/or k-cups

-Mugs (mine is filled with Rae Dunn, of course)

-A place to store sugar and creamer

-Straws or Spoons

Then, you can have fun decorating the space through the holidays and seasons. I chose to put our coffee bar in a corner in our dining room. I used a $1 garage sale shelf that I painted white and a hand-me-down bar height table. I added all of the basics and it was ready to go!

My coffee bar is one of my favorite spots to switch up decor for various seasons and holidays. It’s so much fun!

Below you can see some of the ways I’ve decorated my coffee bar in the past through the year.

January/February
March/April
May
June/July
August
September
October
November
December

I hope I’ve given you some ideas and inspired you to create a coffee bar in your own home! It doesn’t take many items and it’s useful to have a spot dedicated to brewing coffee!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration. Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

My Rae Dunn Collection

I may have over Dunn it…

My name is Krista and I’m a recovering Rae Dunn collector.

While for many, it can become an addiction, thankfully I never got “that” obsessed with this sought after pottery. Unfortunately, I’ve heard stories of people grabbing mugs out of other peoples’ hands and other craziness and drama that is absolutely crazy! For me, I just like the look of it and it can be a fun thing to look for on occasion. When you find a piece you’ve been hoping to find to use to decorate, it can be so exciting! But be warned, collecting could become an addiction if you let it and that is just not what God wants for your life. Material things should be just that, things.

I first started eyeing this simplistic, cream-colored pottery in 2018, right after we moved into our first home and I had repurposed a $35 goodwill hutch. I wanted to find a few pieces of cute pottery to display on the shelves, so I started looking for my first piece of Rae Dunn clay.

After finding a few basic mugs and scoring an awesome deal on a bundle of secondhand pieces from a lady that lived nearby, I found that it was hard to find the sought after items that I hoped to find.

I was so happy to finally have the basic canister set!

For me, I love the thought of having a coffee bar and a hutch of simple, white dishes. The simplistic look of Rae Dunn fits goes so well with the farmhouse-style.

I met a few other women in my town that also collected it and we were able to keep an eye out for pieces that each other wanted. With the help of others, I found some of the pieces I was looking for and also began finding pieces to trade with others.

A Rae Dunn birdhouse found for me by a sweet friend.

I eventually found the seasonal/holiday pieces, which are usually the hardest pieces to come across. I use them to decorate my coffee bar through the seasons.

There are a few different styles of Rae Dunn clay, but I only collected pieces that are the large-letter style. I am now done collecting because I have most of the basics, and mugs for each season and holiday.

Rae Dunn comes out with new pieces every so often, so if there’s a mug with a new saying that I like I may buy it if I come across it. While I still have too many pieces and I am trying to downsize my collection, sometimes I’m gifted a piece or two that I keep, which adds to my collection.

While it most likely won’t be worth anything in the future, I still love to use Rae Dunn to decorate with and I’m thankful to have met a few new people in the process. Some women choose to get their nails done, or love new shoes, etc. I like big mugs and I cannot lie. 😉

For more decorating inspiration, be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse!