Sunday, December 7, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- Junk Chic Cottage

How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours

Hi Everyone.  I was asked by sweet Pamela to come by and share some of my Christmas Decorating with all of you.

I have had the great pleasure to be featured on her "How I found my Style Sundays" Home Edition a while ago and it was super fun.
So when Pamela asked if I would like to do the Christmas Edition of "How I found my Style Sunday" I was excited to be asked and said yes!

I would also like to thank my friend Stacey from Cottage Industry for coming by and taking the pretty pictures of my Christmas decor.  She has a very fancy camera, great lens and beautiful eye to catch the decor at it's prettiest. Thank you Stacey for helping me out with some of the pictures. It was fun to get together and catch up.

So here it goes. I will show you some of my Christmas decor for this season and mix pictures and answers to Pamela's questions.

My Christmas Decorating Style is.....


My home is a mix of chippy cottage french farmhouse that is normally a pretty neutral palette of whites and tans.

This year for my decor I decided to add in some red to brighten and give it a Nordic Farmhouse feel.

Every year I try to do a different decor theme with what I already have and just add some touches or change things up to get a new look from previous years. It keeps it fun and new for me each year.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours

Starting with my tree, I added the red to all my white and crystal ornaments with just tying off red and white checked fabric bows and adding red and white candy canes to them. The drapes I made out of summer tablecloths that I found on the clearance rack and just sewed a header to make them work for curtains.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I wanted to let the reds do the popping in the decor this year.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is a picture of the tree lit. It is so hard to get a great picture with all the lights I have on this tree.
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Tree- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Red and White Buffalo Check Christmas Dining Room- Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
My dining room is the main entertainment area we use during the holidays. This is the room we gather to eat, laugh, love and be all together.
 Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I like natural and simple. Just adding a check ribbon to this flocked wreath gives a statement on the chippy wall door divider without over doing.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I like keeping my cherished pieces in place and just add things to bring in Christmas.  This way I do not have to put anything away and can just embellish what I have.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Keeping the chippy in the decor with my candle sticks. Adding some greens along with a simple white ribbon help to bring Christmas to my candle sticks.


How did you find your Christmas Decorating Style?



I really try to just go with what I love in my decor each year. I start with the basics that I have and then just embellish. The simpler the better for me. I think it is better to marry Christmas items with things you already love in your decor.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Adding simple red Christmas plates bring in some pops of red.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
 Farmhouse Christmas Mantel-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
For my mantel this year I used old frames I had from around the house and just added Greens and touches of the checked ribbon to bring in a winter garden feel. I then hung some red and white stockings and added the birch logs and greens to the chippy fire place log holder. The greens in the log holder have lights and give the soft glow at night like a real fire would give.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Red and White Christmas Stockings-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Added red and white fun finds to each stocking hung on the fireplace.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours

I love using my old frames to hang the greens on. Just gives some depth and character to the mantel.
vNordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Natural greens and ribbon make a statement hanging on the frame.

What is your Most Cherish Christmas Decoration(s)?


I think my most cherish pieces in my Christmas decor would be my collection of angels. Angels give me the feeling of serenity and love so having them throughout my decor is important.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
What decorating tips do you have for creating a beautiful stress free holiday season?


I think keeping things light hearted and simple. I entertain and love that we recently made this coffee and dessert bar in my dining room. It is a great area to have for my guests to relax and enjoy.
Christmas Coffee Bar-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Coffee Bar
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
I have the tree up where this reading chair was so I moved the chair over to this corner of the room. I love to sit and read being surrounded by my Christmas decor. It is a bright warm spot to sit and relax.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Keeping my neutral palette and just adding simple touches of red gave me a sweet farmhouse look to my Christmas dining room.
Nordic Farmhouse Christmas-Junk Chic Cottage-How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Thank you Pamela for inviting me over to share some of my Christmas decorating style for this holiday season.
I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and the joy of family and friends.
Kris
www.junkchiccottage.blogspot.com
How I Found My Style Sundays Christmas Edition- From My Front Porch To Yours
Kris it was an honor to have you stop by and kick off the Christmas Edition of "How I Found My Style Sundays". Your home looks so beautiful and truly full of Christmas magic.


Be sure to stop back by tomorrow morning at 7 am central. 10 wonderful gals and I will be sharing our 2014 Christmas Mantels! You do not want to miss this line up.

32 comments:

  1. Thank you Pamela for featuring my Christmas Decor today. It was fun to kick off the Christmas Style on your fabulous blog. Thank you sweet friend. I was so honored to be here today. Happy decorating.
    Kris

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  2. Kris, everything looks just gorgeous! LOVE the pops of red! My favorite is your mantel-the frames, greenery, and stocking equals perfection :)
    Susan

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  3. Love all the red gingham checks ... my favorite is the fireplace area :)

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  4. Oh my gosh! I am in love with all of Kris' beautiful Christmas decor and I am crushing over that vintage Garden sign! Love that coffee bar that she created, too! Thanks for featuring her because I'm so inspired to use even more red in my decor!

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  5. WOW!! Luv all the addition or red to your already beautiful décor Kris. I luv what you did to the mantel!!!

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  6. I adore the red with all the white! What a beautiful job you did Kris!

    Great feature Pamela! Nice twist on the usual Christmas house tours that are everywhere online!

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  7. Very pretty and fresh and I love the red checked fabric throughout the decorating! Gorgeous!

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  8. OMG, Kris, I LOVE the added red! It just pops in your white home. Cute, cute, cute!!

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  9. Beautiful! The touch of color made the home extra festive! xoox

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  10. Gorgeous!! I've been waiting for this day. You've been quite the busy little elf. Your home is totally transformed for the holidays. I need to look at the photos many times now to drink it all in!!

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  11. I have been waiting all morning for this. Love it-Love Kris's style. Diana

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  12. It seems so strange to see all the red in Kris's house - it looks like mine. I will have to go back and tease her!

    I love the entire look.

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  13. love the added red in the neutral backgrounds. all the greenery is my favorite. beautiful style! MJ

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  14. Wow, I just love all the pops of red in Kris' holiday home! The mantel looks gorgeous. I love the coffee station and the reading corner to relax in. It looks like such a welcoming place to gather. Great job, Kris...and great feature, Pamela. Have a great Sunday.

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  15. It was a pleasure to help photograph your home Kris! I love the added red to your decor, I think you perfectly captured the essence of a Nordic holiday farmhouse.

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  16. Kris's decorating is always top notch and oh, so, pretty, but when she added the red into the scheme, it is outstanding and simply beautiful..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  17. I love Kris and her blog. So glad you featured her and her charming Nordic Christmas touches. ~ Nancy

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  18. Kris,
    The pops of red look so festive in your beautiful home (LOVE your tree).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. Oh my goodness, I just love this. I'm a big fan of Kris and I love how she's added pops of red. It would be hard for me to take it all down. She knows how to place everything in just the right place. All my chippy looks chippy and not pretty like hers. I found my style from a lady who had a little cottage called The White Rabbit. She was open on Saturdays but didn't really care about selling anything. Many times I would go just to look around and see what she had added. I thought then I want I cottage like this and if it ever happens, I'll call it White Lace and Promises. I still dream. My blog is my cottage in the making. Love this and love your blog too Pamela. I'm adding your blog to my list. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love the red and white! Such a wonderful Christmas home.

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  21. So utterly charming... all words escape me.

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  22. Kris,
    I adore your home and your delightful whimsical way of styling. I must say your addition of reds for Christmas has a happiness and merriment to it that I am loving. I adore your creative home.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  23. Love how Kris decorates...and I love that she added red with the white for Christmas time. Everything is so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  24. Congrats Kris and great choice Pamela. I'm a big fan of Kris and her style and home. LOVE the mantle, how fun are the frames with the wreaths. Like the pop of reds. Kris you rock!!!

    Cindy

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  25. Everything is so beautiful!! Stunning pictures. I love your style of Christmas decorating. You gave some great ideas for my home. :) Thanks for sharing.
    Domestic cleaning Wembley

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  26. kris, you've outdone yourself--it all looks cheerful and festive! just beautiful! wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

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  27. Oh I love Kris an her beautiful home and her beautiful heart. I am always in awe of Kris' decor for every season and her fabulous projects. She is a perfect person to feature for your Christmas edition of How I Found My Style...Kris' style is amazing!...Great feature today Pam...and loved seeing you here today Kris!

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  28. I had the honor of meeting and hanging our with Kris recently. We had such a good time. Her home reflects her bubbly, fun and sweet personality. Kris, love the red you added this year! Merry Christmas.

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  29. I love her white & red chippy, angelic, farmhouse style holiday decorating. It's all so beautiful!

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  30. I LOVE Kris and her beautiful Christmas decor! Everything looks so festive and cheerful.. simply beautiful!!! Definitely one of the prettiest themes I've seen this year!

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  31. Kris is the sweetest blogger and I just love her style! The red and white is so pretty in her decor. Love all of it!

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  32. Just saw the mantel picture on Pinterest! How exciting to see my stockings! They look so fabulous the way you have them styled. Love your home and Christmas décor. Stacy - RedDoorHome.com

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