A Vintage Christmas Candlelight Tour of the Farmhouse

I’m so excited to share a vintage Christmas candlelight tour of the farmhouse!

I’ve really enjoyed coming up with some new ideas for decorating my home this year for the holiday season.

When some blogger friends asked me to join in a candlelight holiday home tour, I was happy to join.

If you’re coming over from Jen at Midwest Life & Style, welcome! I’m so glad you’re joining us.

Jen’s home is beautifully decorated for the holidays and you don’t want to miss the adorable gingerbread theme centerpiece she did for her dining table.

candlelight tour of my farmhouse

I’ve been looking forward to sharing my holiday home with you, so let’s get started!


candlelight photo entry table lamp pinecone garland around vintage mirror small vintage tree and large candle in urn

I have a vintage mirror that stays on this entryway chest all the time, and also a favorite lamp.

To those pieces, I added a stack of vintage books with my favorite urn filled with a large pillar candle.

A piece of an old white vintage Christmas tree standing inside an antique porch post base with chippy metal “25” numbers is the center of my table.

And of course, I have a candle right at the front door to welcome guests with a wonderful scent of Christmas as they enter my home.

Lastly, I used two 3-ft strands of pine cones draped over the top and down one side of the mirror and added a bow.

dining room

For several years, I have been collecting white nativity scenes from thrift stores and estate sales. I also inherited one from my mother in law. Hers has a pearly white finish and is beautiful.

I also have some of my mother in laws and my grandmothers vintage Christmas ornaments. I really love to incorporate family heirlooms into my home decor.

I’ve never displayed my nativity collection and decided this year I wanted to place them all under glass cloches on my dining table that is right inside my front door.

collection of several white nativity scenes under glass cloches on vintage riser and hymnal beside

I also added a vintage hymnal and a part of my white bottle brush tree collection.

vintage christmas tree with vintage ornaments gray shutter beside it with wreath hanging on it

My white vintage Christmas tree stands underneath my staircase and in front of a window right beside the dining table.

The tree isn’t very tall, so I use an old planter box with legs to elevate my tree.

I use lots of white ornaments, and one of kind and vintage ornaments on the tree as well as some old flash cards with Christmas words on them.

The tree topper is a mixture of cotton stems, tallow berry stems and dried hydrangeas.

A large french basket holds a lot of the gifts, right beside the tree.

collection of white santas and large silver bowl filled with silver vintage ornaments

A dropleaf table I found at an estate sale and gave a makeover stands beside the tree.

And this year, for the first time, it holds part of my Santa collection and a large silver punch bowl filled with vintage Christmas balls.

living room candlelight tour

christmas village inside bookcase shelf with white houses vintage carolers and fake snow candlelight home tour

My Christmas village and vintage carolers found a new home in the bookshelves in the living room.

I’ve been adding white houses and churches to my collection for many years, and was fortunate to find a bag of small carolers at a thrift store a few years ago to add to the village.

A strand of battery operated tiny white light strung through the village and topped with a layer of faux snow makes it a look like a magical little village.

candlelight photo of fireplace mantel garland wreath

The mantle has a white pine garland and strand of gold Christmas lights.

I wanted the large old fashioned light bulbs, but didn’t like the green cord, so I removed the bulbs and spray painted the cord and sockets with gold spray paint.

It was a super easy DIY and made a huge difference.

White chunky knit stockings hang on one end of the mantle and I finished it off with a strand of gold bells.

A wreath that I made in the fall with oak leaf branches I picked up in my moms yard and stuck in a grapevine wreath got a quick coat of gold spray paint. I topped it with bow and it was the perfect simple wreath to compliment my mantle garland.

candlelight photo of fireplace mantel garland wreath

And lastly, the fabulous neutral and sparkly 4′ feet nutcrackers I found in California at a CVS store and hauled home on an airplane, flanked each side of the fireplace.

large grapevine wreath with fresh greenery and taupe velvet bow hanging on vintage barn door

And for the barn doors in my living room, I used 2 large thrifted grapevine wreaths. I removed the piece of grapevine that winds around and holds the wreath tightly together, then I pulled on the wreath to loosen it up a bit.

This made them a little larger and also more of a free form and natural shape. I added some fresh greenery cut from my moms land and also some cedar trees in my neighborhood to the bottom edge of the wreath.

I attached the greenery with floral wire and added a taupe silk ribbon.

master bedroom candlelight tour

noble fir christmas tree at candlelight home tour with only white lights on tree

I kept the Christmas decor fairly simple in my bedroom.

The 7′ foot Noble Fir tree I received this year from King of Christmas was so beautiful. I placed it in the corner and added a tree skirt and only a few simple handmade ornaments and velvet ribbons.

It looks magical at night, and I highly recommend this tree!!

I added a faux cedar wreath and a large brass horn I found a thrift store to the center of a vintage tobacco basket that hangs on the wall.

vintage tobacco basket on wall with faux greenery wreath and brass horn

vintage Christmas farmhouse kitchen

large kitchen open shelving hutch filled with white dishes and white santa mugs white chrismas trees on top of hutch and white pine garland along top

One of my favorite furniture pieces in my home is the large open front hutch in my kitchen and also one of my favorite places to decorate for each season as well as special events and parties.

It is a very old piece I purchased at Round Top Antiques Festival when we were building the farmhouse.

I love to display my favorite dishes and collectibles, and dress it up especially this time of year.

This year, my white Christmas tree collection filled the top. And a white garland I made with pics of faux white pine and another white faux pic I found at a local boutique.

I hung a chain from an old light fixture along the top and down one side and clipped sheets of vintage Christmas music to it.

The shelves of the hutch are filled with my vintage white Santa mug collection along with a few new white Santa mugs.

A bowl filled with vintage silver Christmas balls, a white Santa cookie jar and a few white bottle brush trees fill in other spaces.

breakfast area

kitchen hutch with green trees on top and Christmas tree farm sign

Green Christmas trees, both faux and real stand inside pieces of my vintage silver collection on top of the china cabinet in the breakfast area.

Pitchers, sugar bowls, creamers and even the base to an old oil lantern are used for this display.

And the finishing touch to my tree display is the personalized Christmas Tree Farm sign I received from Tailored Canvas this year.

The wall where my ironstone plate Christmas tree was last year, was replaced with a pair of ironstone plates and a vintage frame and topped with a spray of fresh greens.

And I used some of my ironstone soup tureens to force paperwhite bulbs in. They are the centerpiece for my breakfast table this year.

guest bedroom dressed in vintage Christmas decor

I love to dress up my downstairs guest bedroom for Christmas!

It’s fun to walk by and see the “rag” tree I made years ago, lit up at night. And I think it’s welcoming for any guests we might host during the holidays.

Many years ago, I found a 6′ foot white wire Christmas tree wrapped with tiny white lights at a Big Lots store. It is actually meant for lawn ornament.

I cut pieces of lace and ribbon and tore strips of neutral color fabric and tied each piece on to cover the entire tree.

The lights still show through and although it took many hours of work, it was totally worth it!

It’s still one of my favorite Christmas decor items.

vintage white ironstone plates hung on gray will in the shape of a christmas tree with a fresh greenery sprig at the top

Last year I created a Christmas tree shape out of ironstone plates and hung them on the wall in my breakfast area.

I loved it so much, but wanted to create something just a bit different this year, so I used some of my vintage silver trays. I created the same look in the guest room with the trays this year.

wrapping up a vintage christmas candlelight tour of the farmhouse

vintage bathroom mirro with fresh greenery garland over top

guest bathroom mirror dressed up with greenery and a velvet bow for the Christmas season

shutters in bathroom window with gold bell garland

guest bathroom shutters with gold bells

fresh greenery wreath with white poinsettia in front of it on hall tree

vintage hall tree with cedar wreath and white poinsettia

If you haven’t seen what I like to do with my poinsettias after the holidays, you can read that here.

white poinsettia made into topiary sitting in white cast iron urn on top of vintage book in front of vintage mirror beside vintage wooden clock

I hope you’ve enjoyed a vintage Christmas candlelight tour of the farmhouse and find inspiration for your own home.

Next up, is Linda from Life on Summer Hill. She has a beautiful home and you’ll enjoy seeing all of the vintage touches she adds to her holiday decor.

More Christmas Candlelight Home Tours

A home that’s decorated for Christmas always feels so special. When the sun has gone down and the lights are all twinkling it becomes so magical. Sit back and enjoy touring these beautiful homes by the glow of candlelight. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.


Simply2Moms: Anne // Cottage On Bunker Hill // Bricks’n Blooms

The Ponds Farmhouse // Southern Crush at Home


photos of candlelight home tours

Simply2Moms: AnnMarie // The Tattered Pew // Pasha is Home

Midwest Life and Style // Vintage Home Designs // Life on Summerhill

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  1. Michele your Christmas decor is so pretty and even more so all lit up! Your neutral decor has inspired me. I am particularly fond of your pinecone garland above your mirror! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Kelly! I’m so glad you liked the tour and I appreciate the kind words. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

  2. Your home looks so lovely, Michele. I adore how you have such a soft and cohesive feel to your decor. I love those nutcrackers too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Thank you Wendy! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and I really appreciate your kind words. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

  3. What a STUNNING Christmas home you have created, Michele!! Everything is so gorgeous and cohesive. I ADORE that Ironstone Christmas tree you made on the wall and the tobacco basket with the wreath. SO CLEVER!! Pinned. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments Rachel! I really appreciate that and so glad you found some inspiration here. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

  4. Everything is so gorgeous! I love it. The Christmas tree with the silver trays is stunning. Merry Christmas, my friend.

    1. Thank you so much sweet friend! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

  5. Michele,
    Wow! I’m in love with it all! I especially love the wall decor Christmas trees and of course I have a soft spot for those white Santa mugs! You’re so talented and inspiring! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Melanie! I really appreciate it. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Michele, your home looks so beautiful all decorated for the holidays. I love your pretty nativity and the tree you made with the plates and the trays on your wall is so creative. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and please and blessings in the new year!

    1. Thanks so much Jen! I appreciate the kind words, and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Beautiful Michele. I love the scraps you tied to the Big Lots white Christmas tree. It looks lovely. Also, I love your entryway! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Inspiration abounds.

    1. Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and I appreciate the kind words.

    1. Thank you sweet friend! I really appreciate that!

  8. Love every little detail and your manger scenes are awesome! I have the hardest time finding ones I like. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Cindy! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

  9. Absolutely beautiful Michelle. So serene and yet festive. Especially love your nativity display. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank You so much Debbee! I really appreciate your kind words.

  10. Gorgeous Michele! I hope you had a wonderful christmas! Happy New Year

    1. Thank you Stacy! I really appreciate that. Happy New Year to you!

  11. Your Nativity display was the most beautiful decoration in your home. Jesus IS the reason for this season! May you have a blessed New Year.

    1. Thank you so much! So glad you liked it and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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