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Vintage Farmhouse Christmas 2022 Home Tour

It’s been almost a year since we moved in! Can you believe it? I just finished decorating my vintage farmhouse for Christmas 2022 and can’t wait to show you how pretty it all looks! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy my holiday home tour.


Decorating for Christmas this year has been a lot of work so far.

Cause I’m not even done!

As I’m decorating, I’m learning what I want to do and still making some tweaks. We want to add lights and fresh greenery outside that I’ve barely started on, so you’ll have to check back on the progress!

This year’s Christmas aesthetic is leaning towards cozy natural neutrals.

Our home has lots of wood floors with painted inlays and travertine tile that has a warm vibe and the neutrals really compliment the bones of our house.

Wait until you see how pretty it looks all decked out for Christmas 2022!

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Blogger’s Best Christmas 2022 Home Tour

Thanks to my good friend Kelly from the Tattered Pew for pulling together such a beautiful group of talented bloggers with the most incredible holiday inspiration. If you are hopping over from my good friend Leen’s from Sand Dollar Lane, welcome!

If you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures, and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

close up of red poinsettia -How to Care for Poinsettias

Welcome to My Vintage Farmhouse!

It’s been so fun getting to know our new-to-us home and gardens. The property here is pretty spectacular and it felt like Christmas morning for the gardener every day throughout the different seasons.

While I planted two of the gardens myself, the former homeowners did an amazing job creating all of these incredible garden rooms and outdoor living spaces.

In case you want to see how gorgeous the plants and flowers are here, you can see them in these posts.

But I also share weekly pics of the gardens in my Sunday updates here too. (Subscribe here so you don’t miss out on the gardening inspo!)

Fall garden in front of vintage farmhouse with rudbeckia, hostas, sedum autumn joy and hardy hibiscus on a sunny day
Fall Garden

Front Porch Christmas 2022

It just started getting colder here, so I held off cutting fresh greenery from the gardens to make my winter front porch planters like I’ve done in the past. I will be doing them, but waiting until December to get started so they last through February.

For now, I tucked some faux greenery in my vintage copper boiling pot that I found thrifting and some boho planters until I get started.

To jazz up the porch swing, I add a faux cedar garland with lights to cozy up the chains on the swing with these red and black buffalo check and Christmas pillows.

I also added a new outdoor area rug that looks SO PRETTY with the greenery and that abelia in the back of the garden.

Doesn’t it look so festive?

front porch swing decorated for Christmas with festive greener, red cascade area rug from Well Woven and thrift store flips that are now planters

Front Entry Hall

The front entry hall went through some major changes over the last year. It used to be cranberry red and while beautiful, it was a little dark and closed in the space. To see the front entry hall makeover, click here.

I painted the trim and walls with Linen White by Benjamin Moore and it’s like a whole new living space!

The wood floors have a painted inlay, so it’s tough not to compete with them when looking for the right area rug. I’m still learning but so far I’m loving my latest area rug find. I may ultimately move this one to the library, but for now, it’s staying here.

I love it, but it pulls a little more peach for me than I’d like.

christmas decorating ideas in front entry hall with wreaths on french doors and neutral decor in christmas 2022 home tour

In addition to the area rug, we’ve been decorating this room with thrifted storage pieces and decor we found both locally and in Vermont.

My painted piano is also in this space and I enjoy decorating the top with seasonal decor.

For Christmas, I decided to go with a natural neutral vibe using gold leaf branches, glittery whirls, and these incredible real-touch poinsettias that I found at a local nursery.

close up of painted piano with vintage mirror found at the thrift store decorated for christmas

I added a garland with white Christmas lights, pinecones, white berries, gold berry sprays, and the same gold leaf branches and glittery whirls to move the look around the room so it all flows.

My new King of Christmas King Flock Tree is in this space and is decorated with the same vibe. I LOVE how it turned out, don’t you?

One of the reasons I wanted to keep this room pretty neutral is it flows into the dining room that is also decorated with a neutral vibe.

christmas in the front entry hall with thrift store cabinet, sansevieria snake plant, christmas trees, stair garland with neutral christmas decor

Speaking of my flocked tree, do you see the tree skirt beneath the gold tree collar?

My niece crocheted that for me.

I love how the dainty ruffles add a feminine touch to the tree. If you crochet and want to learn how to make one of these vintage beauties, she shared an easy tutorial here on her YouTube channel here.

For the first time, I decided to add some ribbon too. I used two different kinds that I found at the local nursery. One is really thick and large with a lot of gold detail and the other is simply gold.

I considered going horizontally around the tree but chose to waterfall them down instead and love the result.

To decorate the tree, I chose a bunch of gold, bronze and glitter ornaments to add more texture to the tree. Plus I used those same gold branches, glitter whirls and gold berry sprays.

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sneak peak of my new king of christmas king flock tree with neutral garden theme and bling ornaments
King of Chrismtas tree decorated with neutral decor in front entry hall

The Dining Room for Christmas 2022

The most dramatic change that we made to our home since moving in is the dining room. And the only way to appreciate just how much we did is to check out what it looked like before!

We spent a weekend removing dark upholstered walls. And then spent another almost two weeks repairing and painting the walls, trim, and textured faux finish ceiling.

It was a lot of work, but well worth the effort because look at it now!

While it’s still a work in progress, it’s come a long way and I love where it’s going.

The table and chairs are the last to get a makeover in here for a while. I’m hoping to recover the fabric and strip the orange tone from the wood this winter.

christmas table ready for family breakfast or brunch decorated with chirstmas greenery and gold with centerpiece gold bucket filled with poinsettias and a crystal chandelier

The shining star of the room is my glamorous crystal chandelier. I mean, it stops me in my tracks every time I walk by!

I also have my oversized black china cabinet and hutch in this space on one wall. It soaks up the entire wall for the most part, but I added a few slim flocked trees with lights on the sides for Christmas to spruce things up.

The opposite wall was pretty blank and I’d been searching for the right piece to fit there. We need the circulation around the dining table so a larger storage piece would overwhelm the spot.

five minute mantel decor for christmas ideas

While out thrifting, I found this old mantel, refinished it a few times until I got it right, and decorated it for the holidays.

It adds some texture to the room with a little sparkle from the vintage mirror above it and the Christmas mantel decor.

The table is set for a pretty Christmas party with a poinsettia centerpiece in a brass ice bucket.

To keep things looking neutral, I focused on greens and gold for the table decor and love how it turned out. It’s cozy, pretty, and welcoming for guests.

We are hosting a few for Christmas weekend, so I’m preparing ahead with these festive family breakfast and brunch ideas.

christmas table centerpiece ideas and decor for the dining room for the holidays with a crystal chandelier, poinsettias, taper candles, votives and christmas greenery

Living Room Christmas Decorating Ideas

Last year, I decorated the living room with more reds and whites, but this year I pulled back a little and focused more on neutrals with pops of red on the tree and the mantel.

I started decorating this room with a lot more reds and didn’t love it, so I focused more on cozy natural and neutral textures in a majority of the space.

It will be that much easier to transition to winter after Christmas is over.

cozy textured neutral decor in the living room decorating for Christmas 2022 in modern farmhouse with dark leather sofas and christmas greenery
close up of wood reindeer and christmas tree on coffee table in modern farmhouse decorated for christmas 2022

This is one of the only rooms left on the main floor that we did not update. And I imagine we will at some point, but for now, we’re going to leave it as is.

The ceiling has these beautiful hand painted faux designs and Venetian plaster on the walls. It’s a little dark for my taste, but I want to live with it for a while to see what I want to do in here.

While we didn’t do a major update to this room like the others, I purchased a few decorative pieces to bring it more to scale with the room and overall vibe of the home.

close up of leather love seat covered in neutral textured throw pillows with antique farmhouse vintage floral prints on the wall and french country coffee table with charcoal and olive area rug from loloi
modern farmhouse living room with textured neutrals and King of Christmas 7.5 foot royal fir tree with pops of red and rustic natural neutral christmas decor

It started with this area rug that I LOVE SO MUCH. It’s the perfect blend of earthy neutrals and looks amazing with my leather sofas.

The french country coffee table and side tables are both new to the space. I love the lines on them and they are really elegant for a modern farmhouse.

To spruce up the walls behind my dark leather sofas, I found these gorgeous vintage floral prints. I love the moody color palette in them, don’t you?

When I added pops of red to this section of the living room, it clashed with the overall look of the space, so I pulled them out. I’m on the hunt for different throw pillows, but love the look so far.

cozy gas fireplace dressed up with natural neutral christmas decor, christmas greenery, oversized vintage lanterns in modern farmhouse
rustic farmhouse christmas tree ornaments on king of christmas royal fir tree
close up of king of christmas 7.5' royal fir christmas tree with oversized lanterns from decor steals in vintage farmhouse - LIving room Christmas 2022
modern farmhouse Christmas decor 2022 in traditional living room with natural neutrals and pops of red with king of christmas royal fir tree

Christmas Decorating Ideas in the Family Room

The family room came a long way, do you remember what it looked like before? If not, you can see the family room makeover here.

But it had dark brown Venetian plaster walls that we painted over with Benjamin Moore Linen White to brighten it up.

I don’t have photos of them, but the windows used to have beautiful plantation shutters on them that we took down shortly after moving in.

modern farmhouse family room with large floor to ceiling windows decorated with cozy ski lodge look for Christmas. Boho inspired coffee table made from mango wood, throw blankets, sweater pillows and red poinsettias with cozy battery operated candles and houseplants
cozy ski lodge look for christmas in modern farmhouse with sweater snowflake pillows, monstera plant, sectional sofa and poinsettias

Because I enjoy bringing the outdoors in, they blocked the view of the incredible backyard zen garden so those were the first things to go.

I’m slowly decorating this space as well and it’s coming together nicely. We hang out in here a lot as it gets a ton of natural light and it’s just off the kitchen.

My favorite piece in the room is my round mango wood coffee table. I love the tones in the wood and texture of the piece. It’s the perfect coffee table for a large sectional sofa too.

To decorate for Christmas, I was inspired by some cozy ski lodge looks from Pottery Barn.

I grabbed a dough bowl and filled them with neutral textured potpourri and winter greens, tucked in some red poinsettias and amaryllis aroumd the room.

vintage dough bowl decorated with textured neutral potpourri on a round mango wood table from birch lane
modern farmhouse christmas decor in the family room with cozy ski lodge style with round mango wood birch lane coffee table, monstera plant and poinsettias

Plus I added some battery-operated taper in these vintage candlestick holders and pillar candles in these rustic cloches for cozy lighting.

I found these fun ski lodge pillows at Homegoods so I snagged a few and swapped out what I had here for fall.

We added another King of Christmas tree to this room too that is decorated with vintage ornaments from my grandmother. I think they date back to World War I which is kind of cool too right?

These ornaments were in storage for so long as I didn’t have enough room for them. But here, they get their own tree in the family room and we love it!

King of Christmas tree decorated with vintage christmas ornaments near sunny window with red poinsettias in modern farmhouse decorated for Christmas
vintage Christmas ornaments close up
close up of vintage Christmas ornaments that date back to world war I

That’s it!

I’m so glad you were able to drop by today. Do you have a favorite look from my home? If so, I’d love to hear which look you gravitate to more.

Next up on the Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tour is my good friend Pasha from Pasha is Home.

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Watch the Video!

Come tour my Christmas 2022 home in my latest YouTube video where you can see all of my holiday decorations and hear more about them

You can watch it here.

close up of christmas decor 2022 at my vintage farmhouse with neutral christmas tree and foyer

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Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

I love looking through festive holiday inspiration to get ideas for this year’s decorating aesthetic, don’t you?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

home and garden blogger stacy ling with her black lab on front porch swing decorated for Christmas

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Monday

The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday

Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday

Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday

County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistlekey Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours

Friday

Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living

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modern farmhouse christmas decor ideas with porch swing and festive christmas decor with well woven red cascade area rug and christmas greenery

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59 Comments

  1. Staci, I love seeing all the amazing things you’re doing with your new home and gardens!
    Your Christmas decorations are beautiful, especially your trees and your living room looks so cozy and festive.

  2. I just love everything!! My favorite shot is the picture at the staircase. Love the tree with your Grandma’s ornaments!! I put my Nana’s nativity out for the first time in a zillion years because there are no little hands to smash it to bits!!

    1. It’s so fun to finally graduate right? I never decorated with these ornaments for fear of them getting knocked off by my kids or dogs. With a little more space, I’m able to use them now and really appreciate them! The tear drop ornaments are my fave! And thank you! xoxo

  3. Stacey! I love your entryway all decorated for Christmas. It is a scroll stopper for sure. When you shared it on social this past weekend I was instantly in love!!! The staircase is perfect!! Your new home is so pretty and it’s been so fun watching you turn it and the gardens into your own!! Merry Christmas!

  4. Stacy,
    I love how you’ve decorated your home for Christmas. It’s so cozy and stunning. All the vintage pieces you’ve added really enhance the farmhouse style. So fun doing these together.

  5. Stacy,
    Oh my goodness friend, your home looks GORGEOUS! I am in love with the vintage feel of it all, and your porch is especially my favorite.
    Thank you for sharing such lovely inspiration friend, pinned!
    xoxo,
    Brendt

  6. Stacy, there are so many things that I love about your home. You have a way of making it cozy, where you just want to stay awhile. I love your urns with the fresh greens. Love the collection of vintage ornaments on the tree. I collect them too each year. I want to swipe that Hot Cocoa pillow on your front porch. LOL. A beautiful home tour!

  7. Stacy, your new home looks so pretty all dressed for a Christmas! Your dining room is always my favorite and I love the ski lodge pillows! So nice hopping with you! Happy Holidays!

  8. Stacy thank you for the beautiful tour of your home! It has been fun to watch you make it your own. I loved ALL of your trees and how sweet of your niece to crochet you that tree skirt. Beautiful! Merry Christmas my friend!

  9. Stacy, your Christmas table setting is stunning and I adore your festive front porch–pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  10. I love your tour! There are many favorites of mine. The staircase and the new tables but my favorite is your dining room table. Your chandelier gets me every time! Pinned!

  11. Everything looks so beautiful, Stacy. I love the update you’ve made to your farmhouse and the natural colors you used to decorate this holiday. Everything blends so seamlessly. My favorite is the garland on your stairs and your stunning tablescape! So happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  12. Stacy – I love your front porch swing! And the garland you draped around it looks perfect! Your whole house looks so festive and pretty ;)!

  13. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, Stacy. You’ve totally transformed those rooms. My favorite is your wonderful twin prints above your settee. so lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  14. Stacy your home is so full of character with so many details to admire. Your hard work is really showing and I love the entry table and gorgeous garland. Too many items to list, but when I say I love it all I really do!

  15. Love your home decorated for the holidays! Your front porch has to be my favorite!! Hope you have a lovely holiday season!

  16. Wow, Stacy… Your home looks lovely! And the Christmas trees are just gorgeous! Love the lanterns you set beside the one in the living room! Always inspiring to see your home and all the fun things you are doing to it!

  17. Everything looks so beautiful, Stacy. You have worked so hard to make your new house a home and it really has been transformed into something very beautiful. I can’t get enough of your dining room with the gorgeous chandelier and holiday table. And the garland going up your stairs is a wonderful touch. Happy holidays my friend.

    1. I appreciate that so much Robyn. Thank you and I hope you and the family enjoy a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!

  18. I love seeing how you have decorated for the holidays this year and the changes you have made. Everything is looking beautiful! Love the tree with the vintage ornaments!

    Merry Christmas!

  19. Stacy ~ I’m so excited to be on this Christmas tour with you! Your space is gorgeous! I especially love the way you styled your trees ~ the little furry owl is my favorite! Merry Christmas my friend!

  20. Stacy,

    This is all soooo beautiful! I keep going back to your dining space and that gorgeous chandelier which certainly shines during the holidays!

    Libbie

  21. I knew I was going to LOVE this tour! Your colors are so warm, inviting and peaceful. I would have never thought to use them but wowza – so beautiful! Merry Christmas Stacy! Enjoyed hopping with you this week.

  22. Loved seeing how you’ve decorated your new home for Christmas, Stacy! I love the happy front porch; there’s just something welcoming about a swinging bench. Can’t wait to see what Christmas festivity you add to that gorgeous acreage! Have fun!

  23. Your dogs always crack me up, so funny. And that new rug is beautiful on your porch. Now if we could just get some snow to make it all. Happy Holidays!

  24. Such a charming, beautiful tour Stacy! I love what you’ve done so far with the house and also can’t wait to see the upcoming changes. And the color palette of your tree is gorgeous!