Farmhouse decorating – a winter vignette with inherited objects and keepsakes!

Jan 05 2018
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A winter vignette inspired by both of my grandma’s, farmhouse decorating using some of my very favorite keepsakes. Every time I reach to decorate my home I want to include the old oil lamp I found in the basement. Cleaned up, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was! So, when it was time to put another vignette together with the Farmhouse Hens, I just had to include it like I did last time with my Fall Vignette!

Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!

As many of you already know I just went through a divorce and have been keeping myself busy with different projects around my home. The current one I’m working on is converting my office into my guest bedroom and library! In said guest bedroom (where I decided to put up my little winter vignette) is the other half of my grandpa’s old ladder that I’m using in my closet as a shoe rack. It seemed only right to include it here as a blanket rack! All three of the blankets I inherited from my mom and each one of them holds a good memory for me.

Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!

All of my decorating ends up focusing on objects that have meaning for me. I own very few things in my home that aren’t inherited or keepsakes and I think its important for the objects we keep to be more important to us then just things we need to dust. Seeing pictures of this little collection warms my heart and makes me smile!

My herb drying rack converts to my flower drying rack in the late fall every year because, no matter how many of them I have, I just can’t help but keep a few hydrangeas off of my grandma’s bush every year! If you look at any project on this blog about my home almost every single one of them has at least one bouquet in one of their pictures lol

Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!

My grumpy little santa my aunt handed me the last time I had the opportunity to go and hang out with her and my uncle. She said my dad had purchased the little dude probably before I was born and it should be with me. The santa is an original from a well known local carver in my area and he will most likely be with me the rest of my life. His expression is very much so how I feel about winter!

Farmhouse Hens Decorate DIY winter vignette with inherited objects from grandma, farm style, country girl decorating, quilt, oil lamp, red bows, hydrangea, dried hydrangeas, plaid, blanket ladder rack, do it yourself with what you have on hand!

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36 Comments

  1. January 5, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    The blankets are so gorgeous. I love all of them. Your guest bedroom is going to be fantastic I am sure. Dried hydrangeas always make me think of my grandmother. She always had them in vases around her house.

    I laughed when I saw the Grumpy Santa, but those blankets of course are my fav.

    • January 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much Leanna! One of the blankets my Grandma made of course lol the other is a afghan my mom never finished that she started before I was born so I couldn’t ever part with it! The plaid one was just for color, an old blanket I’ve had forever. Thanks again!

  2. January 5, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Such beautiful winter touches to your home! I love the blanket ladder and the sign with the dried hydrangeas! Happy New Year!!

    • January 5, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you Michelle! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Jenny Young
    January 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    This is my favorite way to decorate!..using old inherited pieces. I have two oil lamps in the same style as yours. When I was a child my mother kept them high up on top of the china cabinet & none of us were allowed to touch them. She said she used them to do homework when she was a little girl during the depression (my mother was older when I was born & I’m reaching old!).

    So I use those lamps often. Though they are usually in a vignette on the same china cabinet that my mother used. I’m too nervous someone in my family will knock them over if I place them anywhere within reach.

    • January 5, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Jenny, I do the exact same thing: normally that oil lamp is high up on top of a hutch too because I’m terrified I’m gonna break it lol but, every now and again in cases like this one, I very very carefully bring it down to share. It is one of my very favorite pieces left by my grandparents. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!

  4. Sue VanOstran
    January 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I am so sad to hear of your divorce. I can relate as my oldest daughter is going through the one from you know where and unfortunately two little people are involved. I love your blog posts and your farmhouse and all your ideas. Please keep them coming!

    • January 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Sue, I am relieved that it was just Joe and I, I can’t imagine going through this with little ones involved goodness knows that this is such a hard process anyway!

  5. January 6, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Gorgeous vignette Taralynn! I love all of your special touches that you have added to make your vignette so cosy and perfect for winter.

  6. January 6, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I just love the way you decorated your small table with all the cute things. I specially love your oil lamp 🙂

  7. January 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Tarah….I too love decorating with items that have a story or meaning. You’ve done a great job on your vignette. Love it all.

    • January 9, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you so much Denise!

  8. January 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Sorry to hear about the divorce. Glad you’re keeping yourself busy. And I love that you’re decorating with items that have meaning. That’s the best kind of decorating!

  9. January 12, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Hi Tarah, it’s all looking so cosy and personal with your inherited keepsakes. A great way to keep busy. Thanks for sharing with us at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    • January 12, 2018 at 3:56 am

      Thank you so much Debbie! Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. January 12, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I love farmhouse decor items, and the blankets look awesome! Stopping by from bloggers pit stop!

  11. January 12, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Decorating with keepsakes is far more interesting than finding the usual, cookie-cutter decor. I love that oil lamp! It adds so much beauty and interest in your winter vignette 🙂

    • January 16, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Oh Thank you so much Jelica!!

  12. Jann Olson
    January 13, 2018 at 4:50 am

    I hope you are doing okay after the divorce! The vignette is perfect! I love winter plaids and your hurricane lamp is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • January 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much Jann, I am finding my new footing again and keeping busy with projects lol, have a great week!

  13. January 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    heart warming stories.
    #aroundtuit
    Katelynn|hampersandhiccups.com

    • January 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks for coming by Katelynn!

  14. January 15, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    This is so cute! I love the table and all the blankets!

  15. January 16, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Tarah itis really special when you can create vignettes with your inherited treasures.
    You shared on #omhgww and last week and this week your post is being featured, pinned and shared on Instagram!! Watch for it, share it. Be sure to stop by and share again!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Karren

    • January 16, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      Oh Karren thank you so much!!!! Have a great week!

  16. January 16, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Lovely decor. I really love that angry little Santa! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your Pjs!

  17. Jann Olson
    January 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Hi Tarah, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC tomorrow.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • January 17, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much Jann!!

  18. January 30, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    WOW! What a great DIY idea. Thanks Tarah for sharing such wonderful ideas with us. I will try one like yours!!

    • January 31, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Thanks Rebekah for coming by!

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