Having a very merry farmhouse Christmas means keeping it worry-free and peaceful. Don’t overhaul your home with seasonal décor if the idea of that stresses you out. Maintain your happy space with some smaller items for an eclectic, vintage-y vibe. Simple can still be magical.
As I write this, we’re experiencing one of those dark and dreary New England fall days, which sometimes seep into the winter months. The cure: candles! Candles add some needed brilliance and add some heavenly scents into the air.
Last year, we sold out quickly of the Marbled Glass Into the Woods Poured Candle, a Purple Rose Home exclusive, designed by me and Vic! Don’t wait on these candles, which were hand-poured off the coast of Maine. They’ll be gone faster than Santa up the chimney. The scent is pine with a hint of patchouli for a woodsy feel. There are three sizes (1-3 wicks) and the marbled glass holder has an old-world charm.
One great thing about candles is you can mix and match styles all through your space. If the scent of the Into the Woods candle is enticing but you want a simpler aesthetic, go for the Into The Woods Candle in Clear Glass. You can also let the scent carry through different rooms but shake up the look by getting the marbled glass and clear glass varieties.
But wait, Rose Buds, you have more options! Here’s that exclusive candle and scent in the Into The Woods Seasonal Tree Pot. I can see this version in a kitchen or dining space. Don’t be scared of introducing a little bit of black into your holiday color palette. Black works wonders year round.
Stars are a great shape to transform your space for the holidays, so here’s a lovely, little Glimmer Start Tea Light that is perfect for any room in the house - from powder to guest room.
Mango wood is another material that looks great during any season. This Carved Mango Wood House Set is at home in a classic farmhouse Christmas setting, but imagine using this set as we get into the spring and beyond. The natural wood, with hints of whitewash, goes well next to your traditional holiday colors and non-traditional holiday colors.
We get lots of requests for items for the wall for the holiday season, as there’s a lot of emphasis on trees and décor items for different ‘scapes. Here’s a subtle Christmas Metal Wall Plaque that doesn’t take over the space but puts us in the festive mood.
Remember, you don’t have to completely makeover every shelf, bookcase and mantel so they “scream” Christmas. We’re keeping it simple. So, these Decorative Pine Wood Skis definitely say winter and work well in a variety of spots.
Imagine them placed on the mantel, and hanging below is a strand of Tiny Golden Bell Garland - maybe my favorite item in this year’s collection, definitely my favorite “tiny” item.
Use some Wool Rope and get creative! Make your own soft snowballs with wool in the classic Christmas colors. Add them to shelves, counters or into bowls or baskets. Here's a post on how to turn the roving into lovely garland.
Because you’re keeping it simple and lovely, there’s going to be time for some deserved relaxation. Get all “shnuggly” with Christmas pillow and throws, such as our Forest Green & Tan Diamond Wool Blend Pillow and Forest Green & Tan Diamond Wool Blend Throw. The green is very outdoorsy and another simple way to bring that nature vibe indoors. I’m also loving this Lotta Linen Like Cotton Lumbar Green Pillow. It’s so soft and will help you quickly drift off for a winter nap.
And if you want some Christmas-y feels on the couch or a chair, here’s a darling Linen Noel Pillow. Consider this one for the guest room, too.
Once you’ve relaxed, you can keep dinner simple, and assemble a nice charcuterie board, using this handsome Marble Tree Cutting Board with Knife.
Say it with me, “We’re keeping it simple and fun this year.” Enjoy decorating and enjoy that “you time” for a very merry farmhouse Christmas.