Eclectic Home Tour – Finding Lovely Christmas

As a special Christmas treat, we are heading to New England to peek inside a stunning 1879 home all decked out for Christmas. This Eclectic Home Tour Finding Lovely Christmas is filled with natural touches, soft neutrals and a farmhouse feel that is sure to inspire.

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Eclectic Home Tour Finding Lovely Christmas - love this wild real tree with vintage ornaments

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Jackie of Finding Lovely bought this run down house built in 1879 in the suburbs of Boston and transformed it.

It is known as the Hezekiah-Fuller house and it looks like it’s been ripped from the pages of a storybook under a blanket of freshly fallen snow.

1879 home blanketed in snow

The color palette of browns and creams can be seen throughout the house and Jackie kept most of her Christmas decor in the same calming shades.

Jackie says, “This year’s color scheme played off the deep rich browns, rusty reds and pops of a sea glass green.

Farmhouse entry decked out for Christmas

Brass bells are a beautiful addition to the bannister that is draped in a lush garland.

“Pops of brass and vintage ornaments and the loveliest wild fresh tree create a lovely sense of Christmas throughout our home,” says Jackie.

Stunning bannister garland with brass bells and ribbon

Jackie has a fun family tradition and says, “Each year we drive up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire and cut down our tree. It’s become a beautiful tradition where we hike around enjoying crisp mountain air, find our tree and then eat an early dinner at Reklis Brewing Company in Bethlehem NH. The Christmas tree permits are $5. You can’t beat that price but more importantly, the experience will be one my babies remember.”

She displays her “wild tree” in an old galvanized bucket found at Brimfield.

Stunning real Christmas tree covered in vintage ornaments

Says Jackie, “Almost entirely faux greenery, some pine cones and brass mistletoe picks, I used a few sticks from the yard and eucalyptus pods for added detail. I wanted a fuller garland on one side that thins with a big, drapey ribbon and vintage stockings.”

Stunning Christmas mantel with asymmetrical garland and vintage stockings

The kitchen is warmed up with antique wood chairs that are the perfect compliment to an oval Saarinen style table.

Stunning white kitchen with antique wood chairs and tabletop Christmas tree

Dried orange slices and tiny brass bells dress up a table top Christmas tree and clusters of pine cones add interest to the backs of rattan counter stools. (see how to make the pinecone chair hangings here).

Antique wood chairs and a modern Saarinen oval table

“The nook got that much more magical this year with the addition of new “old” chairs. These french antiques were a steal to be completely honest. My plan had been to paint them and cut the twirly part off the top but then they arrived and I fell in love with the wood tone and the twirly part bothered me less in real life. It’s the perfect pinecone brown and was just meant to be,” says Jackie.

Neutral Christmas table in brown and cream

I love the unexpected color scheme on this beautifully set table that includes a festive touch with Merry Merry paper tags.

Stunning farmhouse kitchen with wood beams and farmhouse sink

Rustic wood beams create the perfect frame for the kitchen window that’s draped in garland with a pop of color from a rose hip wreath.

More ribbons, pinecones and dried orange slices create consistency throughout the house.

Love this kitchen sink with exposed wood beams and beautiful Christmas garland

A train set that will hopefully become a family heirloom chugs around a festively decorated tree in the playroom and notice the stocking Advent Calendar (made by Jackie) in the background.

Jackie tells us about the play room, “The front room in our home, probably originally a parlor back when it was built in 1879, is always a joy to decorate for the holidays. We always have a live tree decorated with a collection of handmade toilet paper roll animals. The kids love them.”

Fun kids Christmas tree with toy train

Even Jackie’s garden is festive in the snow.

Garden blanketed in snow

I hope you enjoyed touring this New England home for the holidays.

Make sure to visit Jackie at Finding Lovely to see more of her home and gardens.

Visit Finding Lovely Here

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  1. That was a lovely home and she has done a great job of fixing it up. I loved those dinning room chairs so different and exceptional.

  2. I love the wood beams framing the kitchen windows. This beautiful home is tastefully done with rustic and natural elements.

  3. Such a beautiful home inside and outside. The wood tones are so nice and I love the homemade tube animals! I’m a teacher and I love seeing children’s creations displayed!

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