We kept it simple and classic this year at the farm. Fresh greenery with a touch of sparkle were my main staples, but my goal was to keep the focus on the reason for the season. Join us in our celebration of the birth of the Savior and enjoy this Christmas tour of Bryarton Farm.
This year even the chickens got in on the celebration. I made this little wreath for their coop door for $1! Yes, you heard me one dollar! By adding a vintage galvanized feeder from the barn, feathers from the hen house, and my hand-painted “eggs” sign, I was able to give farm charm to a dollar store wreath.
The farmhouse porch received a touch of Christmas cheer with garland and a rustic wreath on the door. Without snow this year, however, the farmhouse just didn’t look complete. Here are a few of the Christmas-card-like pics were took last year at this time.
I’m sure the snow will be flying soon. I am thankful, though, that we will have clear weather for the little trip to Grandma’s for our Christmas there.
Inside the farmhouse, our entry is devoted to the birthday Boy! I love creating new chalkboard messages for each season and enjoy using my love of calligraphy and design to do so. We have had this sweet Willow Tree nativity set for about six years now. It is my favorite piece of Christmas decor that we bring out each year. When Michael recently built this farmhouse style stable backdrop it has given our nativity a whole new level of cuteness! You can build your own using our easy 5 step tutorial.
The mantle-scape is very different from last year. Two vintage mirrors coupled with a metal clock and mini chalkboard give the traditional mantle a fresh look rich in texture. Tucking dried flowers into our otherwise empty stockings added playful interest too. You can also learn to make these rustic Christmas stockings with our budget friendly tutorial.
Both of our little girls loved decorating the farmhouse. It was adorable watching their eyes light up the first time we plugged in the tree lights! They are both obsessed with the “sparkle balls” as Camdyn calls them. Thankfully, most of them are plastic ones from the dollar store so they stand up to baby abuse. Cami Grace is a professional at hanging the balls on the tree. She defies gravity with the number of “balls” she can hang from the tip of one branch.
As a fashionista, Cami Grace was very happy about all of the pretty new clothes her Grandma Floyd and Great Grandma Phillips sent. Mommy and Daddy gave her a handmade apron and play food. She immediately started cooking for us after she opened them.
Avonlee admired her beautiful new clothes too, but the wrapping paper they came in was more her taste! This is Avonlee Rose’s first Christmas on the outside of my belly, so we wanted to make it special for her too. Honestly, I think her favorite part has been tasting all the new things that this Christmas season brings to the farm.
Our little Christmas at the farm was so wonderful and I don’t think we have ever laughed so hard seeing the girls enjoy their gifts. We are so thankful to the Lord for sending His only son to earth for us. He gave the ultimate gift!
Merry Christmas from the Floyd family at Bryarton Farm, We hope you enjoyed our tour!1