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Craftsman Holiday Home Tour with Rustic Simple Decor

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Front window box -winter

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Go on my 2020 Holiday Home Tour. There are many wood/rustic/simple themes. I am SO excited to finally have the pictures to show everyone!!!

Can you believe it is the middle of December already? I cannot. I feel so far behind. Well, everything in my day to day life is proceeding but adding the extra layer of blogging makes me feel behind the ball. I am ‘done’ decorating BUT I do have a list of items to purchase on sale after Christmas for next year. Don’t you just love all the wintery garland other people have been displaying around their mirrors?

Front Porch

I am going to start off by displaying my front porch. The general theme is the same every year but items may be added. This year I added the Nativity Scene and the side walkway planters.

Here is what I started with:

Front Porch WInter Decorations

It turned into this:

I have decided that I need to purchase more items for fuller planters for 2021 along with a wreath. It ‘is’ possible I will still do for a winter theme. At this point, it has been decorated for a little over a week and having no wreath is driving me nuts. And a cute door mat will be good too…

These gift boxes were fun to make. You can read all about how to do your own here. OR watch a video.

Main Living Area

Here’s my open floor plan for decorating a traditional Christmas theme with rustic wood pieces.

White Blue Living Room

I like to keep things simple. I am not loving the black pillows. They work better when the ‘Christmas’ pillows are flipped to reflect black winter sayings. However, I am not sure how to add a different color to the pillows that still blends with the blues in the room. Just having a cream throw pillow on a cream couch does not add much dimension. Free feel to comment below on your thoughts! Do you spy the ‘snowmen’ the twins made for us last year? B was SO excited when she found them in the bin and came up where to put them for the winter season. One lost it’s nose before we even had a chance to showcase it. I do smile when I see them sitting on the console table.

Dining Room Christmas

I made the tray on the table. Am proud of myself! You can read how to make your own here. There is a quilt in the corner of the room. My aunt made it for me a few years ago! It is actually on an easel that my dad found in the barn!

Close Ups:

Rustic Shelf decorated for winter
Tree with Rustic Presents

As you can tell I love the rustic pieces. I feel that it adds so much character. My dad built the manger when I was a child. They upgraded their manger and asked if I wanted it. YES!!! At the same time I got another vintage one that I display in my kitchen. The nativity scene behind my couch came from my paternal grandma and the one in my kitchen from my maternal grandma. I LOVE pieces with history. Plus, I loving bits that remind me and my kids the real meaning of Christmas and not just getting overwhelmed with the present aspect. If you like this look for your gifts, you can get the links to Amazon here.


My kitchen is a simple cream kitchen. I do not do much clutter or fuss. However, next year I will probably drape greenery around the window to add a little pop.

Cream Kitchen HOliday
Window Sill Christmas

Other Rooms

Bathroom WInter Display


Tree Top SHelf Middle

I built this wooden tree as part of a Christmas re-imagine blog hop. You can read all about my errors here. Spoiler alert it took THREE tries. This shelf was made last year with leftover barn wood. You can read my post on all about various ways you can use barn wood. My favorite tradition is a new frame every Christmas! This year’s frame is the JOY one. I did use my Cricut and put 2020 on it, today.

I hope you enjoyed taking the tour!!

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Some items are similar to my style and others are actual links to the items I have. My key pieces are worth the extra money and sit out year round. I just love my Crate and Barrel vases and the Pottery Barn baskets. They still look brand new.

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One thought on “Craftsman Holiday Home Tour with Rustic Simple Decor

  1. I love a craftsman style home and you’ve made yours so warm, and Christmas cozy for the holidays. Your natural gift wrap is lovely … I’m going to copy that! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! xo

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