Holiday Housewalk 2020 | The Foraged Home

 

I don’t know where your heart is right now with preparing for the holidays. Does it feel too much, like a burden, are you excited, did you decorate weeks ago, is this time of the year bringing you joy and excitement for a new year? Are you somewhere in-between?

Almost our whole family got sick with Covid last month and even though our symptoms were mild it took us weeks to feel back to normal. I was worried that I would have to skip the housewalk this year and not be a part of it for the first time in 10 years. I let myself be ok with iphone photos this year and to enjoy making our home cozy for Christmas.  I want to encourage you that the holidays are for you too. They always have been but so often we can have the mindset that if things are not “perfect” that people will be disappointed. However you show up in your family, relationships and home is already perfect and just what those around you need. Whether your home looks like a Christmas explosion or you prefer things a little simpler…I am excited for you as you prepare your homes and hearts for advent and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

I would like to thank Jen Rizzo for asking me back for my 10th year sharing our home for Christmas. I don’t know how I ever got so blessed as to be included with these incredible bloggers and designers! It has been one of my favorite parts about online collaborations and growing our business over the years!

If you have made it this far you have come to the end of the tour! I am the LAST stop! What an incredible housewalk it has been and thank you for coming over from The Morris Manor and her gorgeous home!

 

Home is where I love, gather others, use my creativity, rest, get grounded, dream up new ideas, worship, laugh, cry, prepare, recover, and find sanctuary.

If you are reading this right now I can bet that home is a part of your love language too. Welcome! I am so thrilled you are here!

 

I prefer simpler decorations for the holidays, to use what I have, and I always choose natural elements when available.

We live on seven acres and there is never a shortage of feathers, branches, flowers, pinecones and more.

Nature is always where I search first for inspiration.

A foraged home for us comes through nature and also what I have gathered through vintage finds.

 

 

 

 

|Pom pom wreath with strips of torn vintage French linen, fresh pine branch and French bells|

 

|The entry overlooking our living room|

 

|The Living Room|

 

 

 

 

 

 

|The Kitchen|

 

 

 

 

| Stove potpourri with water, lemons, oranges, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cranberries, and rosemary |

 

 

 

 

|A vintage painting from Etsy draped with fresh greenery and dried orange garland|

 

|The Family Room|

 

| The television is on the opposite wall on a large arm that allows us to move it out but also does not make the TV the focal point of the room |

 

 

 

| The Library/Music Room |

 

 

 

 

|Master Bedroom|

 

 

 

 

|Gifts wrapped with vintage French linen, pines, Moroccan bells and feathers. You can find all of the links HERE |

 

|The Art Studio|

This is a separate building from the house.

This is where I create art, film online art classes, host live workshops, where our kids make art, where we watch movies with friends, and where we often gather big groups of friends.

Most of the studio is wonderfully messy with ongoing projects but this corner was ready for photos:-)

 

 

 

 

Thank you for being here! I hope you have the most beautiful Christmas season and that you stay healthy and safe!

 

If you would like to keep in touch and know about our newest online art, lifestyle and business workshops click HERE.

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  1. Jo Nelson

    Jeanne – your house is just stunning!! I love every single detail. Thanks for sharing

  2. Natalie Daly

    It looks lovely! I’m glad to hear you and your family are feeling better. Xo

  3. Luisa

    Such a beautiful house! Love the color scheme, so peaceful and cozy. Happy holidays!

  4. Cate Tuten

    Jeanne, I love how put together your house is in a way that expresses your personality! It is full of order and full of things that make it a nurturing place for your family and friends!! Merry Christmas! Cate Tuten

  5. Ann Marie

    Okay, I lost my breath at that front door! Holy schmoly how cozy is this place??????????

  6. Mary Green

    Jeanne I remember visiting your lovely home and art studio a few years back. Your attention to detail is amazing. Your home is nestled in a beautiful wooded area and the foraged foliage is perfect. The time spent in you home and art class is one of my very favorite lifetime memories. I enjoy seeing your annual holiday pictures. Thanks for sharing

  7. Kelly Elko

    Your home is always stunning and takes on such a warm glow during the holidays! I especially love your big wooden bowl filled with candles. Merry Christmas!

    1. Nancy

      I agree with what everyone has said! Your home is fun and well thought out! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Marcy

    Stunning! I always admire your cozy home that is so minimally perfect at the same time. So much to look at yet so easy to rest your eyes! Adore your home!
    Marcy

  9. Twila Van Osdel

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful home, just stunning. The natural elements and environment were very calming and inviting. Love every bit. Happy holidays to you and yours.

  10. Linda

    Stunning, so peaceful. Can you tell me where you found the pottery taper holder please? Have a wonderful holiday and wishing your family improved health.

  11. Lisa Nicklanovich

    All the greenery is so calming. Do you keep the live trees, like the one in the master bedroom, in water? Thanks for sharing…so many wonderful ideas!

  12. Jennifer Rizzo

    Jeanne,
    Your home is beautiful. I love your studio it’s amazing. The natural elements for your Christmas decor are perfect. I can smell the potpourri. You are incredibly talented. Thank you for being part of the Holiday Housewalk 2020!

  13. Staci Daniel

    Love how you leave room for gathering and for Baby Jesus to show up! Perfect.

    Sorry you were sick! You all did so much to avoid it. Glad it wasn’t horrific, just terrible.

  14. SANDY THORNHILL

    Jeanne – Your home is one of my favorites to view – calm, warm and welcoming- probably a true reflection of you and your family. Your Christmas decor makes my heart sing! Just so love the natural beauty of God’s creations.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Sandy

  15. Cheryl Turtlemoon

    Such a welcoming home, and gentle decoration for the season – beautiful!

  16. Sojna Widmer

    I adore your house. I love all the textures and the color scheme. You let what is seen out your windows play into the interior of you home . It is one seamless transition. Beautiful scale, textures, black, white, and chestnut colors, shapes, art and beautiful sayings all play together to create a warm and welcoming home. Your studio is just as inspiring.

  17. Melanie

    Just gorgeous!! I love how the pottery candle hold looks on your island. Also, that table centerpiece with all the lovely candles! Everything is so inviting, cozy, and warm.

  18. Danielle

    Jeanne, I always love your home. Love the simplicity and the calm. I’m so glad your family is feeling better. Everything you wrote touched my heart 😉 Merry Christmas!

  19. JanetAsbury

    Lovely! Would love to come create in your studio one day! A girl can dream….. <3

  20. Maribeth Jagger

    Your home is as inspirational as you are! Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

  21. Kathy Duncan

    I hope someday you publish an “interior design” book. I just love your home and all the warm hospitality displayed there.

  22. Tanya

    Hi Jeanne, I don’t know how I missed it (except of course if you didn’t share it on social media, smiles) but I didn’t know you and yours had covid. I am so sorry to hear that and so incredibly relieved to hear that it was mild and that you are all recovering.
    Your home is always stunning and my eyes have gobbled up each picture. Thank-you!
    Wishing you and yours a sweet restful time as move towards the end of the year.
    Love,
    Tanya

  23. Jenn

    Your home is just beautiful! I love all of your natural elements and I bet that potpourri smells amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  24. Sharon Williams

    Im very sorry to hear you have been sick. I hope you and you family have totally recovered. Congratulations on the xmas decorations. They are an absolute joy to see.

  25. Kathy

    Your home is beautiful; it is so inviting. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy Holidays!

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