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Country Christmas Decorating Ideas

How to create a Country Christmas
 
     Recently the CATO interior design students and I, took on the challenge of decorating a 1909 craftsman style heritage house for the HOt HOliday HOmes Christmas tour.
We'd like to share a few of the hand made touches that helped add to the nostalgic traditional Christmas feeling. Perhaps you can borrow some of these ideas for your own interiors
 
 : Nothing speaks to comfort like the smell of a home made apple pie.
Nothing speaks to comfort like the smell of a home made apple pie.
Pickle jars painted white on the inside and hung from the ceiling with battery operated tealights
 : Pickle jars painted white on the inside and hung from the ceiling with battery operated tealights
Christmas Card display
Christmas Card display
Hang Christmas cards or photos of Christmas past from this hand made display made of an old kilt and a bed sheet ripped into strips
A stack of vintage suitcases are re-purposed into a bed side table.
 : A stack of vintage suitcases are re-purposed into a bed side table.
Christmas phrases hand painted on scraps of weathered wood
Christmas phrases hand painted on scraps of weathered wood
Paper cone trees, a charlie brown tree and a photo printed from Google Images and framed in a flea market frame
Paper cone trees, a charlie brown tree and a photo printed from Google Images and framed in a flea market frame
Potted trees on either side of the bed to hang wooden stars from
 : Potted trees on either side of the bed to hang wooden stars from
 : Burlap sacks become pillows
Burlap sacks become pillows
Fill the bathtub with pinecones, top with weathered wood and candles
 : Fill the bathtub with pinecones, top with weathered wood and candles
Use a ladder in the bathroom for towel rack
Use a ladder in the bathroom for towel rack
 : Decorate a tree in the kitchen with dried cranberry and popcorn strings, utencils, hand painted cookies and top with a cheese grader
Decorate a tree in the kitchen with dried cranberry and popcorn strings, utencils, hand painted cookies and top with a cheese grader
Fill a large jar with battery operated lights, pinecones, nuts, and cinnamon sticks
Fill a large jar with battery operated lights, pinecones, nuts, and cinnamon sticks
Paint eggcorns gold and use in place settings, turn a wine glass upside down and place a small tree under it
 : Paint eggcorns gold and use in place settings, turn a wine glass upside down and place a small tree under it
 : Wrap gifts in unusual coverings.  A flour bag, sugar bag, brown paper, burlap, music paper, children's books, internet images, news paper etc.
Wrap gifts in unusual coverings. A flour bag, sugar bag, brown paper, burlap, music paper, children's books, internet images, news paper etc.
 : The gifts become more interesting when placed in unique containers under the tree.
The gifts become more interesting when placed in unique containers under the tree.
Common garden branches become a photo display
Common garden branches become a photo display
Hand painted signs on rustic wood and drawn on chalk boards framed in barn wood
Hand painted signs on rustic wood and drawn on chalk boards framed in barn wood
 : An old bike basket carries a Christmas tree
An old bike basket carries a Christmas tree
Tin buckets with assorted apples and wire baskets filled with nuts on the porch staircase
 : Tin buckets with assorted apples and wire baskets filled with nuts on the porch staircase
Hand made ornaments
 : Hand made ornaments
 : A wodden ladder gets clear and blue glass jars hung from the rungs and  stuffed with greens and aeromatics and a few battery tealights.
A wodden ladder gets clear and blue glass jars hung from the rungs and stuffed with greens and aeromatics and a few battery tealights.

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Garth Nevers on February-11-13 9:22 PM
What a fastidious Country Christmas Decorating Ideas!! I am very pleased to get your Christmas Decorating Ideas which will help me to decorate our rooms. Thanks for your good ideas.
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Mikayla Dickson on June-05-13 6:07 AM
Hey, you did a fantastic job. Well done! I personally like the modern style a bit more though. If you ever have to design using modern furniture, Switch Modern is great. Escpecially their Fritz Hansen collection of chairs. https://www.switchmodern.com/searchResults.aspx?tSearch=series+7
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