A Cozy Vintage Christmas

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This year, I wanted to keep my Christmas decor simple. After the year we’ve had, I just wanted a cozy Christmas at home and I wanted my decor to reflect that. I wasn’t feeling some of my bright red decor pieces that I’ve used in years past and I actually sold some of it on Facebook Marketplace. While I did keep some pops of red in certain areas around the house, I incorporated more neutrals than I usually do. I wanted it to feel cozy and inviting this Christmas, with a vintage farmhouse feel.

In our entryway, I hung a jute star garland that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby a few years ago and this adorable book page banner that my friend Amy @theboundandprint made me. I used my favorite chunky knit pillow covers and a couple of thrifted tan pillows on the church pew. I love the look of wood and white paired with neutrals.

In the front sitting room, one of my favorite rooms in the house, I decorated my shelf with a DIY book page banner, thrifted brass candlesticks, faux cedar garland, and an antique gold mirror. I used a vintage sled that I found at Goodwill as coffee table decor.

One of our Christmas traditions is to go out and cut a real tree every year as a family. We found a local tree farm last year that sells Canaan and Frazier firs and all of their trees are $35. I love searching through the field with our little ones to find the perfect tree and cutting it down ourselves. I only bought one pack of ribbon ornaments and some white cording (1.29/yd) from Hobby Lobby this year. All of the other ornaments I already had.

I used some cedar stems in my antique galvanized vase as a centerpiece on my dining table. I paired it with a brass trumpet candlestick that I found at Goodwill for $1 and a candle placed in a $3 mini wreath from the Target dollar spot.

I used other vintage-style pieces around the dining room, like a thrifted brass horn and an old-fashioned hot cocoa sign.

I wanted to keep at least one room in the house completely neutral. I was so excited to decorate our living room for Christmas since we just recently gave it a refresh. I replaced the jute rug in here with this neutral rug I found on Facebook Marketplace for only $20!

I kept our master bedroom decor neutral too. I strung a bell garland that I made using bells I found at Goodwill and added a pillow from the Target dollar spot on our bed.

I decided to use my red Rae Dunn Christmas pieces on my mug rack and on my coffee bar for some pops of red. I also added just a few pops of red here and there. I’m glad I didn’t completely ditch the red everywhere!

I really am happy with our Christmas decor this year and plan to do a similar look next year. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas! 🎄

Krista

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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

The Homebody Holiday Gift Guide

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Hello all! It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! 2020 has been a year and many of us have been staying at home more than usual. So today I thought I’d give you some gift ideas for the homebodies you know.

Click on the photos below to purchase the gift for the special person in your life that loves all things home. Or for yourself, I won’t judge! 😉

Crockpot 6qt Cook and Carry Programmable Slow Cooker- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Chunky Knit Bed Blanket- Casaluna
Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan (Hardcover)
300ml Color Changing Oil Diffuser White/Gold – Opalhouse
Woolzies Essential Oil – Set of Six therapeutic blends
Magnolia Table Volume 2- Joanna Gaines (Hardcover)
Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Minnetonka Classic Moccasin Slippers
Rae Dunn 4pk Elongated Coffee Mugs
KitchenAid Classic 4.5qt Stand Mixer
24″ Faux Seeded Eucalyptus Wreath – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle
The Pioneer Woman Farmhouse Lace 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, Linen
Smeg Drip Coffee Maker

Hopefully I’ve given you some ideas today to help with your holiday shopping. There are some ideas for bigger, more expensive gifts and some less expensive gifts. Don’t think that just because I’ve included things that are out of your price range that you’re not giving enough. Quite a few of these items are a lot more than I could afford to spend on a gift for someone, I know they’re sought after items that many people who enjoy creating a home would love.

I know it’s only the beginning of November, but I’ve learned it is best not to wait and get your Christmas shopping done early, as some things can go out of stock if you wait too long.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!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

Fall Farmhouse Decor

It’s finally time for fall decor! Today I’d like to share with you how I decorated my home this year for fall.

While it may not feel like fall yet in Indiana, many Instagram influencers decorate early in order to provide others with decor inspiration. Hopefully I can give you some ideas for your own fall decor!

Entryway

For my entryway, I used neutral pillows and a throw blanket on my church pew. I also used a pumpkin pillow from Homegoods and a hand-me-down fall wreath. Although it’s so simple, it gives off a cozy, fall vibe as soon as you walk in the door.

Living Room

On the shelf above the sofa, I added my new Pumpkin Patch sign from Hobby Lobby that my little sister got me as a gift. It makes such a great focal point in the room that is unmistakably fall. I added a few Hearth and Hand clearance eucalyptus stems to create the look of a garland and added white pumpkins from Hobby Lobby.

A few black Goodwill candlesticks and a white pitcher filled with more eucalyptus balances out and fills each side of the shelf. I added my new Hey There Pumpkin pillow cover from Three Little Mommas on the couch. Isn’t this pillow cover adorable?!

Dining Room

In the dining room, I created a fall tablescape using a jute runner, thrifted brass candlesticks, more Hobby Lobby white pumpkins, and these orange eucalyptus stems from Joann Fabrics.

I also added this DIY book page banner that I made to my Goodwill-find accordion coat rack.

Coffee Bar

On the coffee bar, I added a black and white buffalo check banner from Target Dollar Spot last year along with other black and white accents.

I added this mini sign from Hobby Lobby and my Rae Dunn pumpkin spice mug to my tiered tray.

Kitchen

I didn’t decorate much for fall in my kitchen but I did switch out my greenery for a few fall stems on this little hook.

All Things Fall

Overall, I decorated pretty simply for fall this year. I decorated earlier than I ever have because 2020 has been a crazy year and I was ready for a change. I’ll be decorating my porch soon and I’ll share that when it’s finished!

Check out my Instagram page @faithandfarmhouse for more fall decor inspiration. I would love for you to give me a follow! Thank you for reading and God bless!

Krista

A Farmhouse Fall Tablescape

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Fall is almost here! While it’s still hot in Indiana, I’m excited for sweater weather and a trip the pumpkin patch! Today I’d like to share with you how I created a budget-friendly, farmhouse fall tablescape.

I wanted to create a simple fall look with a vintage farmhouse feel. I gained ideas off of Pinterest and Instagram and knew I wanted to use antique candlesticks, white pumpkins, and eucalyptus. I planned on using green eucalyptus stems laid flat as a garland, but I changed my mind in the process.

When styling a space, I typically have an idea in mind and then adapt and change as I progress. I think it turns out better when you don’t have a clear picture of the end result. Going into decorating a space without perfection in mind always makes you happier when things are finished.

For my tablescape, I used a clearance jute table runner from Hobby Lobby that my mom gave to me. I was using a black and white buffalo check runner before but I knew that wouldn’t give that vintage look I was hoping for. I was thankful that my mom gave me this one. She’s the best!

I have also been slowly gathering brass candlesticks whenever I find them at my local Goodwill. I came across this set of six antique brass candlesticks for only $2.99! A complete set like this one can cost about $30-$50 at an antique shop, so these were a lucky find!

I placed some fake white pumpkins from Hobby Lobby along the centerpiece. These ones are only $1.80 each (40% off fall decor), so very affordable.

I also found these beautiful rust-colored eucalyptus stems from Joann Fabrics. They were on sale for $1.99 each and I used a 20% off coupon for entering my email online. I used 4 stems placed in an old galvanized container in the center of the table.

For the place settings, I didn’t change what I already had there. I used Rae Dunn plates, buffalo check napkins and white dinner plates from the Dollar Tree. The galvanized chargers are also from Hobby Lobby.

Overall, I’m happy with how my fall tablescape turned out. It was simple and inexpensive and gives off that vintage farmhouse look I was going for. It will be a perfect place to gather with family for dinner on chilly, fall evenings.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and I’ve inspired you in some way today. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive to be beautiful! For more home decor inspiration, be sure to 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!

Farmhouse Halloween Home Decor

Adding Some Spooky Style

I’ll start by saying that this is my first year decorating my home for Halloween, so I’m not an expert by any means. However, I had so much fun decorating for Halloween this year and I want to share just how easy it is to give your home some spooky farmhouse style!

Insta-Inspiration

I was inspired by so many Instagram accounts that decorated for Halloween in a simple, fun way that I wanted to try it myself. I was most inspired by how Ashli at @ourcozycottage decorated her house for Halloween. She uses black and white to keep it simple and not overbearing, and it screams farmhouse style! Be sure to check out how she decorates her house for all of the seasons/holidays. Her style is gorgeous!

Bullseye Spot Bats!

I decided to use black and white buffalo check and some adorable little black bats that I found in the Target Bullseye Spot around the houses. These bats are felt, which means they can be used year after year, and the best part is that they came in packs of 6 for only $1.00! I only spent $4.oo to get all of the bats that you see in all of the photos here!

My Halloween Hutch

I found a few other items at the Target Bullseye Spot that were inexpensive and perfect for Halloween! I got a black wreath and a fake spooky tree, along with a set of two tea towels for $3.oo that I made into this October 31st pillow cover (I just used a hot glue gun!).

This pillow was so simple to make and only cost $3.oo!

Hocus Pocus, I Need Coffee to Focus

I also found this Hocus Pocus sign and a Witches’ Brew light-up jar in the Target Bullseye Spot. I HATE scary movies, so Hocus Pocus is about the only movie that I watch for Halloween. I’ve watched it every Halloween since I was young, so I knew I wanted to make a Hocus Pocus themed coffee bar. You can check out a video of my entire Hocus Pocus coffee bar here.

My Hocus Pocus Coffee Bar

I also found quite a few Rae Dunn Halloween mugs this fall that I couldn’t wait to display and use for my Halloween coffee bar. So many sweet friends helped my find the pieces that I was looking for this year! I wrote the quote “Hocus Pocus, I Need Coffee to Focus” on my chalkboard and added my DIY bead garland, as well as some pumpkins and a “Trick or Treat” banner from Hobby Lobby for some final spooky touches.

Halloween Table Setting

I added a buffalo check runner to my dining room table and some buffalo check napkins to keep with the black and white theme. I plan to use buffalo check through the holidays as well. It’s so versatile! I also found a creepy tree in the Target Bullseye Spot and used it with some lanterns and white pumpkins in my tablescape.

Halloween Tablescape

Happy Halloween!

Overall, I didn’t spend very much at all to add some simple Halloween touches to my home. Sticking with a black and white theme really gives Halloween decor a farmhouse feel that isn’t over the top. Let me know your thoughts/questions below! Be sure to follow me @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration! Have a blessed day!