I brought home some lovely Christmas decorations from Urban Farmgirl (in Rockford, IL) this week, where all sorts of farmhouse style, rustic, country, vintage style, simple holiday decorating ideas and vignettes will happily greet you. Let’s get inspired by the cozy comfort of Urban Farmgirl Christmas Decor!
Urban Farmgirl Christmas Decor Inspiration
I’m sure you are going to love what you see, and do pay Urban Farmgirl a visit in person (2202 Rural St., Rockford, Il) or online to purchase what you see.
You may not be familiar with this Christmas song ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY (cowritten by Bryan Adams) by Celine from 20 years ago that I never tire of! It still makes me cry because it captures gratitude for a loving relationship. Give it a listen and share the joy with a lover.
Front Door Decorating Idea
I love this simple lovely look and have had tall black planter boxes like the one below flanking my front door for years. I deck them with fresh evergreen branches from the yard, berries, twinkly lights, and twigs, similar to what you see here. But I love the birch added, and I’m crazy about how it works with the white brick.
I didn’t do any editing to this shot below – it was a gorgeous sunny day with a beautiful blue sky over Urban Farmgirl. Climbing vines on the white exterior, black painted trim and door, and barn style lights combine for farmhouse-in-the-city loveliness.
Modern farmhouse is often a celebration of black and white, but what I love about Urban Farmgirl is all the warm vintage colors waiting inside!
Not that I get out all that much, but I had not seen these mercury glass lights before…aren’t they fabulous!?!
More birch branches charming me – these against corrugated metal siding and a vintage fireplace.
I love scoring styling ideas from pretty shops, and here’s one that’s semi-hidden. For a nonworking fireplace (or if you drag home a vintage surround and mantel to use it for decor purposes only), fill in the fire box area with a sheet of corrugated metal. I love the contrast with the white.
A Scandinavian moment with felted wool trees, gnomes, and tone on tone Christmas white splendor.
Simple farmhouse style signs proclaiming peace and noel are just the right scale to make an impact.
I love the pinecone garland which looks so sweetly handmade with twine. The pinecones glisten with a subtle sparkle suggestive of snow.
Buffalo checks, gingham, and plaid patterns are everywhere in country Christmas decor, and they are well represented in the shop! I’m also partial to the bells on grapevine wreath!
The sign says ‘There is nothing like staying home for real comfort,” and for me, it resonates as truth. Even a posh hotel with spa cannot approach the relaxed feeling that comes from my home.
I loved the vintage red color of these dishtowels below with whimsical messages.
Vivid red and white checks are so happy lovely, and the Joyeux Noel towel will look perfect in my kitchen!
How charming are these merry plaid little loaf pans with spreaders? What a perfect hostess gift for a baker.
I’m still thinking about these mercury string lights!
This incredibly quaint old pickup occasionally makes an appearance in front of the shop – don’t all of us farmhouse style lovers need one for styling?
DID YOU LISTEN TO THAT CELINE SONG EMBEDDED ABOVE YET? WHAT DID YOU THINK!?!
Hoping you are enjoying your December and the holiday traditions you and yours turn to this time of year. I am simmering fruity-spice mulled concoctions on the stove, nibbling on way too many cookies and cakes made here, and cooking up comfort food for my men who make me feel like a million bucks when I get it right.
When I spied a few of the slashed prices on a few beautiful Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture pieces online, they were too enticing not to share. I have gathered a collection of awesomely priced furniture finds I thought you design savvy bargain shoppers might particularly whistle at. The furniture and decor pieces fall under the category of traditional design style while they also reflect a casual, unfussy, neutral mood.
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Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture
Should you not be in the market for any of these traditional pieces, join me at the finish line for something special…a different flavor of CLASSIC… very special musical artist whom I idolized as a young girl talks about no longer performing.
One of My Favorite White Slipcovered Sofas of All Time!
For starters, I noticed one of my favorite sofas (a white slipcovered beauty) went on sale. FYI, this particular sofa goes out of stock regularly.
This Fairchild sofa is the very same one designer Sarah Richardson chose for her rustic media room in her family’s own home in Ontario.
The sofa easily works with rustic decor as well as with more elegant pieces in a French country style space:
Is This the Wood Side Table You’ve Been Searching For?
I love the traditional coastal vibe of this sculptural pedestal side table made of solid teak which at only 24″ in diameter will work in small spaces and blend with any number of traditional styles! Teak is so pricey, and if you’re lucky enough to snag this baby when it’s on sale…VICTORY BARGAIN DANCE TIME!
The table comes in additional finishes as well like grey.
Entry, Mud Room, or Anywhere Storage That Only Looks Custom
If you have ever sought a bid for custom built-ins from a carpenter, then you know how expensive any sort of storage unit for books, backpacks, or display can be. Here’s a ready-made option that adds architectural interest and character even as it helps to stow everyday essentials.
A Smart Wall Sconce for Under $40
It’s so interesting to me that frequently I am searching for a fixture which has simple clean lines and a straightforward design, and it’s nowhere to be found in a sea of overly ornate or complicated designs. Here’s an exception.
Here you can see the sconce inverted for a different look:
The sconce’s style is versatile enough to go in any number of spaces like an entry:
Bedroom Furniture Ideas to Inspire
I thought the lines on this upholstered panel bed were graceful and pretty enough to work in a number of bedrooms whether its French country, Belgian, or French Nordic style that rocks your world.
A timeless quilt like this won’t ever fall from favor!
Distressed Washed Oak Finish!
Thank goodness we are beginning to see more of the more natural, scrubbed raw wood look that works so well with more rustically inclined designs and spaces. Here’s an unfussy console table with an attractive metal base that could work in any number of spaces since it is airy and less than 14″ deep.
Spring Color for a Bedroom, Anyone?
I love aqua, and I this bedding with its muted tones, struck me as feeling very French farmhouse and cottage lovely.
Casual Cottage Style Stripes
This chair brought back memories for me! We owned a French country settee for years which was upholstered in what appears to be this exact fabric! And those little cottage style feet! The very same ones on my old settee.
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: For the Bedroom
A few more pretty bedroom furniture and bedding finds with friendly prices.
Great Coastal and Traditional Lighting Fixture Finds Too!
There are too many plain and ugly dome type flush mount ceiling lights across this country, and a little update may do wonders!
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Nightstand Ideas
This particular nightstand comes in some interesting painted finishes should you be feeling saucy.
Here’s the champagne option…
And this shade of grey is rather neutral and versatile.
A happy blue could be a cheery pop of color and it need not match the color of existing pieces!
Would you, could you, consider a pretty in pink option?
Cottage, Farmhouse & Coastal Style Furniture: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables & Sideboard
Here’s a dining table with dimensions which are destined to work in a variety of homes. The extension feature is lovely for holidays.
Classic & Traditional Light Fixture Options
Armchairs in Neutral Hues
Traditional Sofa: Chic, Tufted, and Velvet
Now Here’s a Sectional I Can Live With!
An Interview With Linda Rondstadt, an artist living with Parkinson’s Disease…
I just love her honesty and the thoughts shared about why she never married! Ha! I’m holding Linda in my heart right now and whispering a prayer. Should you also have a moment, let’s lift her up.
If you’re a fan of her music, join me in listening/watching this powerful performance:
That song takes me back!
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Peace to you right where you are.
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