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Embrace the Charm of a Vintage Christmas: A Curated Home Tour

Welcome to our Curated Home Tour, filled with Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Charm. You are in the right place if you strive for a unique, curated home decorating style. Although our farmhouse is a new build, we have tirelessly aimed to create a warm, time-worn feel with antiques and vintage items collected over our lifetime. Today’s tour will inspire you to look beyond the decorating trends and create a home that is uniquely you and clarifies the meaning of curated.

Many of the Christmas decorations you will see on today’s tour are either vintage, thrifted finds, or handcrafted for affordable decorating.

Since last year’s Christmas Tour, we have added many new DIY and repurposed projects to the farmhouse, and I hope you enjoy all the changes.

Curated Home Vintage Christmas Tree with Vintage Christmas Glass Ornaments and Antqiue Copper Cauldron.

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Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

Today’s tour is part of the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2023. 30 talented decorators share their homes and Christmas decorating tips with you this week. Be sure to check back each day for more inspiration.

I know you enjoyed Wendy’s creative home tour. You’ll see all the links listed at the end of my tour.

What Does Curated Mean?

Are you unsure of the meaning of curated? The word “curated” is an adjective that means “carefully chosen and thoughtfully organized or presented.” It is often used to describe collections of items that have been selected with a specific purpose or theme in mind.

When referring to a curated home, it is carefully chosen furniture and accessories that are free of trends and reflect the true personality of the owner.

A curated home contains family heirlooms and collected items purchased because you love them, without regard to current trends.

Although many curated homes may be filled with vintage and antiques, it’s truly a combination of mixing handcrafted, unique, and found objects. It’s creating an eclectic mix of old and new that blends seamlessly with modern essentials.

Curated Home Farmhouse Kitchen filled with Vintage Christmas Charm.  DIY Kitchen Island.

Our Curated New Farmhouse

We planned our home with an old farmhouse in mind. Although it wasn’t possible to renovate an old house for our forever home, we were able to infuse the new build with antique farmhouse doors, light fixtures, and architectural elements. Additionally, the decor has been curated over many years, focusing on authenticity.

As you tour our curated modern farmhouse, I’ll share the curated antique and vintage additions, the repurposed projects, and the DIY Christmas decorations we added this year. I certainly hope you are inspired to use our budget-friendly approach to create the home of your dreams.

Industrial Staircase with greenery and DIY projects in a curated home for Christmas.

How To Mix Old and New For A Vintage Christmas

What’s old is new again in 2023. If you are concerned about mixing new Christmas decorations with your vintage finds, don’t be. You will notice that many reproduction vintage Christmas decorations are sold in high-end stores, and vintage is very on-trend.

Shelf with brass reindeer, bottle brush trees and dried orange garland.  Vintage Milk Glass Lamp and forced paperwhites.

Here are a few timeless, old-fashioned Christmas decorations that will give your home a warm vintage charm.

  • Bottle Brush Trees
  • Pinecones
  • Dried Fruit (orange slices, dried apples, etc.)
  • Natural evergreens and other foraged materials
  • Handcrafted ornaments and pillows
  • Vintage Christmas glass ornaments
Curated Home filled with Vintage Christmas Charm.  Mixing old and new decor with handcrafted DIY projects.

Determine A Christmas Theme

Determining your Christmas theme is one of the best ways to mix old and new Christmas decor. This could be a combination of colors, a winter wonderland, snowmen, etc.

A reindeer theme can be seen throughout our farmhouse this Christmas—Deer Antlers, repurposed reindeer decorations, and natural greenery deck the halls this year.

The theme was born when I found a deer skull with antlers in an antique mall. I envisioned it above the dining table for a rustic Christmas theme.

Therefore, the Christmas dining area includes a DIY Deer Antler, magnolia and pinecone wreath, and a natural evergreen centerpiece with faux deer antlers.

The tablescape combines old and new tableware for a seamless Christmas Cabin Supper Club theme.

Cabin Christmas themed table with reindeer and deer antlers, magnolia &  pinecone wreath and centerpiece.

Reindeer Theme

The reindeer theme continues throughout the farmhouse. The industrial staircase is enhanced with faux cedar garland, and DIY large dollar tree ornaments are transformed for a high-end look. The reindeer theme continues with deer busts added to star wooden ornaments and mixed with the other Dollar Tree cutouts.

Additional repurposed Dollar Tree reindeer adorn the steps and serve as stocking holder decorations.

Banister with DIY Large Ornaments and DIY Reindeer from Dollar Tree Transformed into High-end Christmas Decor.

Coffee Table Vintage Christmas Curated Centerpiece

The coffee table is located in the center of the living room, and a challenge to make it look good from all directions.

This year, a trio of rustic metal reindeer, Vintage Christmas glass ornaments, and natural greenery fill a vintage red enamelware bowl for a unique centerpiece.

Antique Red enamelware bowl as coffee table centerpiece with metal reindeers, evergreen and vintage ornaments.

The coffee table is large enough to accommodate this oversized bowl and dramatic arrangement.

A curated home with Antique European Red and blue enamelware bowl as coffee table centerpiece with metal reindeers.

Curated Farmhouse Vintage Christmas Tree

The farmhouse vintage-inspired Christmas tree is filled with authentic vintage Christmas glass ornaments I’ve collected for several years. Most years, I’ll select a few different color combinations for the tree decorations. However, I decided to throw caution to the wind and mix all the colors this year. In addition, I’ve added some handcrafted ornaments for an old-fashioned Christmas feel.

Vintage Christmas Glass Ornaments Shiny Brites fill the tree inside a vintage copper cauldron.  Rudy is helping.

For another update this year, the tree sits in a huge vintage brass cauldron that we found while thrifting in Wilmington, NC. It was one of those “I have to have it” moments, and I knew I’d use it for my Christmas tree. It’s so large that I can fill it with gift packages, vintage shiny brite boxes, and the tree itself.

Mini-golden doodle Rudy, in front of Vintage Copper Cauldron holding a Christmas Tree with Vintage Christms Glass Ornaments.

I added three smaller trees and some vintage children’s Christmas books to a low stool beside the entry table to complete the Christmas tree vignette.

Industrial Staircase with Christmas Stockings

Decorated Shabby Chic Faux Fireplace Mantel

I am so excited to decorate the new DIY Shabby Chic Faux Fireplace Mantel I shared with you on Monday.

The mantel creates a new focal point in the living room, and the repurposed architectural savaged posts add to the curated home feel. I quickly added some festive garlands and twinkle lights. I didn’t want to cover the mantel since it’s so new, and we are so excited about how it turned out.

The TV is above the mantel, and we quickly found a Christmas-themed screen saver on YouTube to look like art instead of a black box.

DIY Shabby Chic Faux Fireplace Decorated in vintage Christmas Style for a curated home and cottage core style.

In addition to the greenery garlands, we added mini-trees, foraged pinecones, flicker candles, and more reindeer, which were included to continue this year’s holiday theme.

The brass deers were a cheap thrift store find and added to the rustic style of the mantel decorations.

DIY mantel decorated with thrifted brass reindeer and mini-Christmas Trees.

Another curated architectural element frames the TV for added vintage authenticity. Sophie, Silent Night painting is peeking around the corner from the hallway this year.

DIY Shabby Chic Faux Fireplace Decorated in vintage Christmas Style for a farmhouse curated home.

Curated Home Vintage Inspired Christmas Kitchen

As you can see, the kitchen, living room, and dining room are all open to each other. The kitchen is the heart of the farmhouse and a favorite spot for Christmas decorating.

 Curated Copper Collection on brick wall in kitchen with DIY Vintage Island and industrial bar stools for a curated home.

A curated collection of vintage copper creates a warm, cozy feel to the open space.

Mini-tree with dried orange slices for a curated cottage core style of Christmas Decorating. Curated Copper Collection on brick wall.

Vintage enamelware lighting, shiplap walls, concrete countertops, a salvaged pantry door, and a brick backsplash combine for a cozy vintage kitchen feel in the modern farmhouse.

Vintage DIY Kitchen Island filled with Mini-trees decorated with dried orange slices for a curated cottage core style of Christmas Decorating.

Vintage Christmas Kitchen Decorating

Simple vintage Christmas touches were added to the kitchen this year.

Mini-trees fill antique copper containers and vintage bowls. A dried orange garland and mini-cookie cutters in holiday designs fill the island’s center tree for a vintage cottage core feel.

Mini-trees decorated with dried orange slices for a curated cottage core style of Christmas Decorating.

More thrifted and vintage copper, wooden trays, and dough bowls enhance the cozy, curated home feel.

The kitchen island is built from two sideboards, industrial pipes, and an aged wood top. It was the first repurposing project for the new farmhouse and is still a favorite.

The curated home feel continues with collections of breadboards, cutting boards, tarnished brass candlesticks, and vintage rolling pins.

Curated Home Vintage Christmas Tour with curated copper collections, vintage rolling pins, and breadboards.

The cedar garland above the kitchen window is draped with hand-knotted red beads and old book-page DIY Christmas ornaments using budget-friendly Dollar Tree supplies.

DIY Old Book Page Ornaments made with oversized Dollar Tree Ornaments for a Cottage core Christmas Style.

Curated Dining Area

A favorite curated antique piece is the honey pine cabinet, an anniversary gift many years ago. It’s one piece I’d never part with, although I get attached to many of my curated finds.

I love filling it with vintage ironstone and other thrifted finds curated over many years.

Vintage crocks hold simple, bare Christmas trees for a vintage feel.

The pine hutch is filled with the meaning of curated style.  Old ironstone, crocks, and breadboards for a curated home.

Finally, the antique farm table is a new purchase this year. After searching for several years, I found the perfect table at an Antique Picker’s Festival.

I have seen many beautiful reproductions but was waiting for an authentic antique table. So many looked fantastic but impractical due to height or poor condition.

The table is solid walnut and very sturdy. I am enjoying the rustic feel of the Christmas tablescape on the new-to-me table. For more details, you can see the Rustic Cabin Christmas Centerpiece and Budget Table Ideas.

In addition, the card catalog serves as a wine bar in the dining area. I added the DIY Wine Cork Christmas trees to decorate the area this year.

Curated Home Tour Dining Room with Antique Farmhouse Dining table and card catalog wine bar.

A Curated Home Vintage Christmas Tour

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Curated Home Vintage Christmas Tour. I love creating an old-fashioned Christmas feel in the farmhouse and sharing my budget-friendly curated ideas with you. I hope you are inspired to create the home of your dreams by developing your own personal style with a better interpretation of the curated meaning. You can’t go wrong when you create a home with items that speak to your heart. As the saying goes, if you love it, it’s in style.


If you’d like to shop my farmhouse style, click on the links below.

Have the best Christmas this year, and I look forward to sharing more DIY projects and decorating ideas with you.

Don’t forget to follow along on the tour. You will love Kim at Shiplap and Shell’s beautiful coastal home tour.

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week, I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will open their homes up for you to tour all week. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // Worthing Court Blog

Southern Home and Hospitality // Our Crafty Mom // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour Tuesday

A Life Unfolding // Living Large In a Small House // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Bricks ‘n Blooms // Cottage In the Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Wednesday

WM Design House // The Ponds Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells

Simply 2 Moms // Robyn’s French Nest // Amy Sadler Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Thursday

Midwest Life and Style // White Arrows Home // White Lilac Farmhouse

DIY Beautify // A Stroll Thru Life // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Pasha Is Home // This Is Simplicite

Decor to Adore // Le Cultivateur // Peacock Ridge Farm

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Vintage Christmas Curated Home Tour

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

I can't tell you how much I loved your holiday tour, Rachel. I always wait in anticipation to see how you will style your Christmas tree each year. And this year's looks amazing. Happy holidays my friend.


Monday 4th of December 2023

Kim, I really appreciate your sweet comments.


Sunday 3rd of December 2023

Everything is so amazing and homey. To me that is the ultimate compliment. The tree in the large cauldron is spectacular. The large picture over the fireplace is that a thrifting find? I love it, perfect. Thank you so much for the inspiration.


Sunday 3rd of December 2023

Diana, I appreciate your sweet compliments. The picture above the fireplace is actually our TV and we are using a YouTube screen saver. I'm glad it looks like a real painting.


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Rachel, one of the things I always admire about your decorating are the unique ideas you come up with for your coffee table centerpiece. This one with the reindeer, wow! It's is amazing. I really enjoyed your post and talking about the items in your home that have been curated over many years. Such a beautiful home tour!


Friday 1st of December 2023

Tammy, I am so glad you like the coffee table centerpiece. I appreciate you kind comments and words of encouragement.


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Rachel, I always love seeing your home. It is so warm and cozy with so many beautiful touches. Merry Christmas, my friend.


Friday 1st of December 2023

Renae, I appreciate your kind comments.

Michelle |Thistle Key Lane

Thursday 30th of November 2023

Rachel your home looks fantastic with all the pops of Christmas red! I love it and all your amazing vintage finds just warms my heart. You have curated a beautiful home!


Friday 1st of December 2023

Michelle, I'm so glad you liked the tour and I appreciate you for stopping by.