Christmas Decorating Trend for 2018: Vintage Farmhouse

If you’re all about comfy and cozy Christmas decor, you’ll love this decorating trend: vintage farmhouse! This holiday decor puts an old-fashioned twist on the beloved farmhouse style. Expect to see retro pickup trucks, weathered details, country table linens, and plaid accessories. These home accents intermingle to create a holiday style rich with nostalgia and charm.

Here are just a few decorating ideas that will lead you to this holiday look. To see all the items we used for this farmhouse dining room, simply click here.

Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Set a no-fuss tablescape with a braided table runner and placemats in festive colors. Yarn-braided accessories are an inviting alternative to traditional table linens.

Top the table with vintage-style mugs and plates that have a sweet antique appearance. Designs of trucks, wagons, and tractors play up the rural aesthetic.

Get as creative as you like with tabletop centerpieces. Since this holiday style is more relaxed, it naturally lends itself to all kinds of displays: a truck-shaped cookie jar, Mason jars with LED tealights, an old pitcher with faux berries and sprigs, or even a crate with pomegranates and greenery. If you prefer a traditional centerpiece, you can’t go wrong with frosted greenery and red ribbon in a vase.

Warm up wooden benches and chairs with plump cushions, throws, and decorative pillows. Stitched details and fringed edges will help your homespun holiday vision come to life.

Remember to give some farmhouse flavor to the mantel too! Repurpose a plaid table runner as a mantel scarf, and dangle applique Christmas stockings from your favorite decorative hooks.

Recapture the Past with Circa Vintage-Style Kitchen Decor

When it comes to vintage decorating, reclaimed objects are the name of the game, and the kitchen is no exception! However, most designers will agree that a delicate balance should be struck between flea market finds and brand new pieces. Case in point: canisters or other “airtight” containers. You want your tea, flour, and sugar to stay fresh as long as possible, so a secondhand set might not always be the best choice.

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your carefully-curated look in the name of something modern (and woefully out-of-place). A white canister set like the one below is redolent of jars from an old-fashioned dime candy shop. Featuring a milk-glazed finish and embossed scrolls, this ceramic canister set would look perfect lined up on a pine-plank countertop.

Circa Vintage Style Kitchen Canister Set

In the kitchen, you might evoke the stirrings of nostalgia through the roughhewn feel of a distressed table or the sight of sunlight streaming through lace curtains—but how about through smell? Imagine the fragrance of coffee rushing up to greet you as you lift the lid off of this old-time coffee canister. With its glass doorknob handle, this vintage kitchen decor only looks like a figment of the past.

Circa Vintage Style Coffee Canister

Finally, if you’re partial to populating your home with vintage finds, it can be a bit of a struggle bringing a cohesive look to the room overall. After all, when you’ve got a light fixture from the ‘20s and an icebox from the ‘50s, finding some semblance of unity is sometimes a challenge. So, easily match your white tea, coffee, and sugar canisters to this charming utensil crock. Depicting the charming designs that detail the other items in the Circa Collection, this utensil organizer is the cherry on top of a stunning antique-inspired kitchen!

Circa Vintage Style Utensil Holder
Circa Vintage Kitchen Collection

Lovely in Lavender: Home Decor for Spring

When the sunshine winks at you, letting you know that spring is on the way, you might be inspired to freshen up your decor. Lavender is a beautiful, soft alternative to Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Let the pastel prettiness of lavender drift into your home like a gentle spring breeze.

Here are a few ways to let the color lavender bloom in your home decor.

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Place a vintage-style lavender hobnail lamp on your nightstand for a subtle flush of purple.

Hang lavender grommet curtain panels in any room that needs a little spring-like lift.

Give your bedroom a quaint ambience with a lavender chenille bedspread and accessories.

Brighten an entryway or kitchen table with a wisteria-colored vase brimming with flowers.

Mindy Lavender Hobnail Lamp Jana Lavender Grommet Curtain Panel
Cottage Garden Lavender Chenille Bedspread Ramona Table Vase in Wisteria

Ten Simple Ways to Decorate in the Farmhouse Charm Style

Stroll along the weathered wooden fence, letting your fingers graze the jubilant wildflowers, until your quaint farmhouse comes into view. Then sit a spell on the front porch in your favorite rocking chair or while away a relaxing afternoon indoors among the charm of country decor. Sound like a dream? If you’ve long-admired the rustic farmhouse style, here are ten simple ways to imbue your home with the same laid-back, down-home ambience.

Click here to view a variety of home decor in the farmhouse charm style, including the items below.

1. Antique-inspired serveware and crockery
Your off-white plates and platters will be at home in the farmhouse style. Mix and match dinnerware from different sets, and gather a few pieces just for display. For your table or island, place utensils or artificial flowers in a vintage-looking crock.

2. Open shelving
To give your kitchen an airy, casual feel, select furnishings with open storage or glass-front doors. For a touch of yesteryear, display glass milk bottles, Mason jars, wooden crates, or metal canisters.

Antique Rooster Kitchen Utensil Crock West Albany Wine Cabinet

3. Cutout wall decor
Wall items spelling out “kitchen” or “eat” will look darling in your farmhouse kitchen. A wall hook rack like this one is both decorative and functional, keeping your oven mitt, potholder, and towel at hand.

4. Table linens with simple patterns
Simple patterns and primary colors keep your table from looking too fussy and formal. Buffalo checks, gingham squares, and stripes work well.

Kitchen Wall Hook Rack Red Buffalo Check Table Linens

5. Burlap-look fabrics
To capture the bucolic appeal of prairie life, choose window treatments and throw pillows with the look of burlap. The neutral color and texture will call to mind burlap feed sacks.

6. Woven items
Woven storage baskets have a rustic quality that suits the farmhouse style. Look for woven floor baskets and wall pockets to store throws, magazines, beauty essentials, towels, or toilet paper rolls.

Burlap Tier Window Treatment Woven Storage Baskets

7. Rustic accent lighting
Lantern-style candleholders with LED candles are a safe alternative to lanterns with wax candles. Accent your rustic farmhouse decor with copper-finished metal and distressed wood holders.

8. Galvanized metal decor
Home accents with the look of galvanized metal will remind you of old wash buckets and pails. This topiary-style wall art has rustic and galvanized finishes as well as plenty of floral charm.

Copper Metal LED Candleholder Floral Topiary Metal Wall Art

9. Cozy patchwork quilts
A pretty patchwork quilt will set the foundation for a rustic farmhouse bedroom. Warm earth tones and subdued floral palettes keep bedrooms from looking too stark or modern.

10. Slatted and wood-pallet wall art
Wooden wall art with a vintage appearance will adorn your home with a sweet message and antique charm. These decorative plaques also make great gifts for those who love the farmhouse style.

Irish Chain Quilt Happily Ever After Wall Art

Vintage Inspiration: Old-Fashioned Home Decor

Are you a vintage soul at heart? If your decorating aesthetic leans fondly back toward yesteryear, you’ll love this treasure trove of vintage-inspired home decor. Click here to view a wide selection of old-fashioned lamps, window treatments, bedding, and more.

Satisfy your craving for vintage-inspired bedding with the Kingston Chenille Bedspread. This pure cotton bedspread has beautiful tufted chenille designs and fringe on three sides. Place a hurricane lamp on your bedside table, curl up with a classic book, and let your thoughts drift to the past!

Do you have fond memories of Priscilla curtains hanging in your bedroom? You can still enjoy the same dreamy, frilly appearance with the Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains. These sheer window treatments are light and airy, with ruffled trim and tiebacks.

Kingston Chenille Bedspread Jessica Ninon Wide Priscilla Curtain Pair White 250 x 84

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp has a characteristic hobnail texture on the shade and font, coupled with intricate metal trim and a glass hurricane. Pair this sweet lamp with a lace table runner or a lady figurine for the utmost in old-fashioned elegance.

As a vintage decor enthusiast, you probably spend your time in the kitchen poring over dog-eared cookbooks and whipping up tried-and-true recipes from decades ago. If so, the Circa Collection will be to your taste! This canister set appears to be whisked out of the past with a milk-glazed ceramic surface, embossed designs, and knob-style glass handles.

Paige Hobnail Table Lamp Circa Kitchen Canisters White Set of Three

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding already this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss. Find them a beautiful wedding gift, whether they gravitate toward traditional, sentimental, or modern decor.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress, while the Just Married Sculpture has an abstract, modern aesthetic.

Love That Lasts Figurine Off White Just Married Table Sculpture

The We Decided on Forever Plaque has a rustic, minimalist quality. Lovers of vintage-inspired cottage decor will adore the Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque.

We Decided on Forever Wall Plaque Multi Earth Enjoy the Little Things Wall Plaque Charcoal

Provide them with words to live by with the soft and cozy Live, Laugh, Love Throw Blanket. The Mavita Wall Photo Frame is a darling way for the couple to remember their special day.

Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket Chocolate 60 x 80 Mavita Bow Double Photo Frame Gold

The You & Me Word Wall Art has a bold, graphic design that celebrates the bond between two people in love. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts and will be a beautiful representation of the happy couple’s relationship.

You and Me Word Wall Art Black Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Beautiful and Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is flying ever-closer, on cherubic wings, of course. Are you searching for something sweet for your significant other? Whether you like to plan ahead or you just want to find a unique present this year, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas will put hearts in your eyes.

Give that special someone a reminder of your relationship that will last long past February 14th.
Click here to view over 50 unique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, including the romantic sculptures, photo frames, and wall art described below.

Your beloved will be amazed at your thoughtfulness when he or she sees one of these meaningful table sculptures. The Everlasting Love Sculpture, 20”H, is an abstract representation of the bond you share; while the I Love You Sculpture, 16”H, shows that you need no words to express your deepest feelings. If you and your sweetie know sign language, this will be an especially touching gift. The Our Hearts as One Table Sculpture, 13”H, symbolizes the loved shared between the two of you, with textured, interconnected hearts.

Everlasting Love Sculpture I Love You Table Sculpture Our Hearts As One Sculpture Bronze

Are you constantly taking pictures of the two of you together? Place your favorite shot in one of these puzzle piece photo frames for a stylish yet personal gift. The I Love Us Photo Frame is cream with decorative designs and will hold one 6”x4” photograph. The Love Is Photo Frame is red with the quote “Love is what binds us together” and will also hold a 6”x4” photograph.

I Love Us Quote Photo Frame Cream Love Is Quote Photo Frame Red

Spell out just how much you care with word wall art or bookends. These fun accents have plenty of modern appeal, yet are versatile enough for almost any decor. Reflect feelings of togetherness with the Love Letters Word Wall Art Set, finished in silver and gold leaf; or the You and Me Wall Art, finished in black. If your lovebird likes to read, the Love Bookend Pair will be an oh-so-apt Valentine’s gift.

LOVE Letters Wall Word Art Set Silver Gold Set of Four You and Me Word Wall Art Black Love Bookend Pair Multi Earth

If quaint and charming is more the recipient’s style, set that vintage-loving heart aflutter with a floral figurine. The Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay will look lovely on her vanity; this dimensional, porcelain accent is sculpted and painted by hand. No need to preserve the pretty petals of the Angelica Long-Stemmed Rose; this porcelain creation is a lasting alternative with the classic appeal of the red rose.

Mary Ellen Petite Nosegay Mauve Angelica Long Stemmed Rose Red