Spring Tablescape

In partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond // Even though the weather outside still doesn’t look much like spring yet, I’m definitely ready to bring some spring into our home, and Easter coming up this weekend is the perfect excuse to do a little bit of decorating in the dining room. This spring has been pretty hectic, and I’ll admit that Easter kind of snuck up on me this year. It’s not like I go over the top with decorating or do huge Easter gifts for the kids, but I still haven’t quite had my mind in Easter mode yet. I decided to focus part of my week on getting groceries and the table ready for our Easter meal, and I love the way this simple spring tablescape turned out in our new (ish) dining room. It’s cute and a little bit whimsical for the holiday, but still very elegant with just a touch of spring color to make the table pop. Let me tell you about all the pretty, little details…

A simple spring tablescape in a beautiful Indiana farmhouse [Read more…]

A New Look and Lighting in the Dining Room

About a month ago I shared some pretty big changes I made in the living room with a beautiful new sectional sofa and a new, improved layout of the space. As you know, our living and dining room are one, big open space, and you probably noticed that our big dining room table was no longer where it used to be! I’ve been waiting a few weeks to finish up some projects in the new dining room, and this week the sun finally came out and I was able to get it all photographed for you guys! Welcome to our new (okay… not really new, but on the other side of the room and much prettier!) dining room!

This dining room shares space with a living room, but maximizes style and looks stunningly fresh. [Read more…]

Christmas Lights at Night

Here we are just days away from Christmas, and I find myself wanting to savor every moment of families gathering and evenings around the Christmas tree and holiday traditions and the joy on my boys’ sweet faces. The holidays can be hectic and at times stressful, but I think there is nothing more peaceful and serene than our little farmhouse all lit up on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to arrive. The glow of the tree and candles burning all around as we set out sugar cookies and milk and read The Polar Express and snuggle into bed… Christmas music softly playing in the background… I wish we could bottle up the feeling of those moments to remember all year round.

Each year I join a group of friends to share a little tour of our homes at nighttime and try to capture the magic of Christmas Eve for you to enjoy. If you are here from Thistlewood Farms, welcome! I hope you feel the warmth of our home, the smiles on our faces, and the peace and beauty of this wonderful season. Step inside our farmhouse, sweet friends.

The magic and serenity of Christmas lights at night in this beautiful farmhouse [Read more…]

Christmas Dessert Table in the Dining Room

I’ve always said that since becoming a mom, Christmas is even more special as I watch my little ones experience the joys of the holiday for the first time. We bake cookies together and listen to Christmas music and wrap gifts and hang ornaments on the tree and write letters to Santa and drive around at night looking at Christmas lights… so many traditions and memories we make during this wonderful time of year. I think as parents we want to make these moments as special as possible for our kids, and as I started decorating our dining room for Christmas this week, I decided to skip the fancy table setting and surprise the boys with something totally magical and very memorable!

This adorable dessert table is perfect for the holidays and kids! Celebrate Christmas with gingerbread houses, a donut tree, festive cakes, cookies and more!

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Cozy Neutral Thanksgiving Tablescape

Now that Thanksgiving is just a couple short weeks away, my mind is set on turkey and pumpkin pie and spending time with family and making our home feel extra cozy for this special time of year. I love coming up with new ways to decorate our table for the big Thanksgiving feast, and this year I wanted to go with something that would be easy to put together and look special for the holiday without feeling overly fussy. I came up with this cozy, neutral fall-inspired tablescape that I absolutely love, and I wanted to share a few table decorating tips with you since Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I mixed some of my staples like simple round white plates and silverware with a few elements to give the table that wow factor, and I found the most beautiful ivory soup bowls and decorative glasses at Stein Mart while I was out shopping the other day. These were the perfect addition to add some elegance to the table and make my friends and family feel extra special! Let’s dive into the details so I can show you how simple this table was to create…

Create a cozy, yet festive Thanksgiving table using these quick and simple ideas [Read more…]

Fall into Home Tour | Our Entryway

Welcome to my little farmhouse, sweet friends. As you step through the door, this entryway is the first thing you see, so I always try to make this space feel cozy and inviting. The changing seasons give me an excuse to have a little fun with the decor in our entryway, and I love relaxed, casual look I created this year with candles, textured pillows, soft blankets, pretty flowers, and of course plenty of pumpkins.

Simple touches of fall in this beautiful farmhouse entryway

Simple touches of fall in this beautiful farmhouse entryway [Read more…]