It’s nice to meet you.
We are all about a Christmas decorating dilemma here today.
If you’ve been following along with Christmas here at Thistlewood, you might have seen this post.
Extra bright with red and blue and white and gold sprinkles on top.
Today is different.
Today is all about the back of the house.
It’s neutral and light and airy and vintage and farmhouse and white.
You might think I’m confused.
You might think I can’t make up my mind about my Christmas decor.
You might think my Christmas house is all party in the front and business in the back.
And guess what?
You would be right.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Can we discuss?
Would it help if I started with an explanation?
See, I used to live in this farmhouse.
If this is your first time visiting or you’ve been away from the blog or if you googled farmhouse decor and are just finding me today…
….this is the rest of my story.
It’s about a girl named KariAnne who loved a farmhouse.
It’s a tale that started at the end of a country road with hay and cows and barns and it has ups and downs and joy and sorrow.
She followed her husband her heart and moved back to Texas to take care of family.
But the best part of the story?
She didn’t move back into any old home.
She packed her bags and her farmhouse decor and those white Christmas trees on the kitchen counter.
And moved back to the home that she grew up in.
Living in my new (old) home with boxes and boxes and boxes of farmhouse Christmas decor.
It’s what I have.
It’s what I know.
I wanted to use what I had.
I didn’t want to start over with new decor.
I love the farmhouse look and the vintage feel and the history of all that has gone before.
The story of all that before.
And so I sorted through all the bins.
It was a little overwhelming.
I got rid of six bins of stuff and divided the rest into farmhouse and bright.
Then I decorated the front of the house like this.
And the back of the house?
It looks like this.
I know it’s random.
I get it.
You are probably thinking…KARIANNE MAKE UP YOUR CHRISTMAS DECORATING MIND.
A little random.
A little scattered.
A little following bright lights and wooden reindeer.
A little bright and merry.
And a little farmhouse.
I think I have Christmas decorating ADD.
I go in the front rooms and I love it.
I go into the back of the house and I love it, too.
And the funniest part?
It’s all so me.
Sometimes I’m serious and thoughtful and calm and sometimes?
I’m a party waiting to happen.
People ask me my style all the time.
The best way I can describe my Christmas decorating?
It’s like a reverse mullet.
Business in the back.
And a party in the front. 🙂
Merry Christmas friends.
You can start the tour with Sheila’s blog, Maison De Cinq here.