A Rustic Christmas Entryway
You know what’s kinda crazy? I still haven’t fully adjusted to the time change. Nope. Not even a little bit. And to be really honest, I don’t like it at all. I mean, our sunset here in Colorado last night was at 4:36pm….4:36! That’s CRAZINESS, right?! I know it happens every year and I should be used to it by now, but holy cow. I just can’t deal with the sun going down that early. I think 5:30 or 6:00 would be much more reasonable. But since it’s not up to me and I have no say in the matter, I’m going to stop complaining about it and focus on the positive, like the fact that we’ve had super nice weather lately. I’m talking 75 degree, record-breaking kind of weather. It’s been glorious and as you can probably imagine I am absolutely loooooooving it. Another thing I’m loving is our cozy little entryway all decked out for Christmas. I spent some time this past weekend sprucing it up for the holiday season and I’m excited to share it with you guys today!
I don’t know why, but our entryway is always one of the first spots I switch up as the seasons change. It just seems like a good place to start as I transition from one season to the next. And even though this is a pretty tiny space, it’s still one of my favorite spots to decorate in our home.
I used this hanging reindeer feed grain sack in our entryway last year and I was super excited to get it out of storage so I could use it again this year. I love the creamy oatmeal color with the subtle red stripes. I also have the matching reindeer feed pillow and I paired it with this beautiful red stripe ticking pillow, which is absoutlely perfect for Christmas. You guys know how much I love ticking stripe fabric!
I ordered a set of these galvanized farmhouse Christmas buckets a few weeks ago and I knew immediately that I’d used the smaller one in our entryway. Isn’t it cute?! I love the jute rope handles! It definitely adds a rustic vibe to this look.
I have to say, I am really enjoying my Christmas decor this year–so much more than I did last year. I told you guys in my last post that I decided to go a different route this year with my holiday decor and so far I am really loving the change. Isn’t it funny how our style can evolve over time? We are constantly changing and adapting and it’s actually kind of a cool process. Besides, life would be boring if we always stayed the same, right?! I think so.
Well I hope you like our little rustic Christmas entryway. Thanks for dropping in today and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!
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I love all the detail to the benches and stools! I took your advice a few months ago about snatching up stools! I found several
smaller ones and now looking at this display, have some great ideas! Love, love, love this post! As far as the time change,
I moved from Michigan to Tennessee a while back and was in shock to have nighttime in the summer at 6-7:00. To me it was super depressing and the weather without seasons was just too strange. Needless to say, I moved back to Michigan and in the summer when it’s still light out at 10:00 p.m., I feel like it’s a complete day. When the seasons change, the holiday traditions seem more real. I think having sunset at 5:30 much less 4:30 would really be hard for me.
Sarah> Darlene Moore
Oh wow! That reminds me of when we visited Uganda. The sun sets and rises at 7:00 every day….7am and 7pm. Kinda crazy! But I agree, those long days in summer are THE BEST. I love when it stay light out so late. It’s my favorite, but there is something cozy about the early nights too. Anyway, so glad you were able to score a few small benches/stools. They are super handy! Thanks for dropping by Darlene!
Hi Sarah! Your entry looks beautiful — I love to get inspiration from your ideas!
I really want to snag some of those red stripe ticking pillows, but I can’t get the link to work. Can you please share where you found them? Thanks!
Oh shoot! Sorry about that Jessica. Here’s the link, I hope this works! https://shopwlg.com/collections/christmas/products/red-ticking-stripe-pillow-cover
Looks great, Sarah! I am loving how your house looks all decorated with the flocked trees and neutral tones. It’s my favorite style and you do such a great job making it look so good.
You have probably answered this once (or a few more times!) already; but, if so, I missed it. Where did you find the coat hooks in your entry? Did you need to put them on a board you made, or did they come already mounted on the board? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Christmas entry. Thanks for always reminding me that it is ok to change things up and that those changes can be done on a reasonable budget.
Hi Linda! That hook is actually from Hobby Lobby. It was a rusty brown color when I got it, so I spray painted it black. And then mounted it to that board. Last time I was there I saw it, so you might drop by there if you have one nearby. Thanks for stopping in today! xoxo
Hi Sarah! Are the things coming out of the reindeer grain sack picks or some sort? If so, do you remember where you got them? Loving this entry way!
Sarah> Alyssa Hampton
Hi Alyssa! Yep, those are just picks. I got them from Michael’s a few weeks ago!
looks great, very natural. Where did you get the reindeer sack? And are you going to the Vintage show Dec 8th down here in the Springs? It really is a good one.
Sarah> Michelle Johnston
Oh I didn’t plan on going to the vintage show but I might need to check it out!! And the reindeer sack/pillow is from Farmhouse Wares. You can see their site here–it’s all really reasonably priced: https://farmhousewares.com/farmhouseholiday.aspx
Love your blog! Thank you for all the great inspirations. I was wondering how you store your holiday pillows in the off season?
Hi Jenny! I actually store them in large shopping bags in our basement workout room. I like to keep them wrapped up tight so they don’t get dusty.
Love your entryway Sarah! I think the colors & simplicity of everything is what I love the most…I don’t like extravagant decor and I think that’s why I’m drawn to your style, to me everything is you do is the perfect amount!
Wow, that is such a nice compliment. Thank you so much Sherri! I’m so glad you like it! 🙂
I’m with ya, time change…yuk!!!
Now moving on. Your entry way is festive and lovely but I do have a question. With kids how do you keep it that way? My 4 kids are grown now (at least that is what they tell me) but when they still lived at home things never looked so pretty. Remember the movie, “Christmas Story”? The dogs rushed in the house to eat the turkey and left devastation in their path. Well that was my house when the kids came home from school.
Anyway your home always looks beautiful!
Blessings to you!
Ha, I know that scene in that movie very well! The kids definitely do that in certain areas of our house, but this spot is pretty much left alone. It still looks exactly like this!