My Decorating Style

When I think of how to explain my decorating style it’s hard because I love the western/rustic look, but I also love the farmhouse style mixed with some vintage, shabby chic, and antiques. My house includes a combination of all of these themes. I guess you could say I’ve created my own style. Now if only I had a name for it. Any ideas?

My entryway has lots of cowboy boots (we may have a slight addiction, especially because this isn’t all of them), an old barn wood mirror, and a cow hide table runner, which fit the rustic/western theme. However, I’m sure you can spot touches of vintage, farmhouse and shabby chic. My favorite antique is my great grandmas cowbell.

My dining room has a cow hide and cow hide placemats, which fit my western theme, but then most of the decor fits more of the farmhouse/antique style.

I love to incorporate antiques into my decor, especially when they have meaning and belonged to a family member like my great grandpas journals in the bird cage.

My kitchen goes along with a farmhouse theme. However, there are some antiques tucked away too. The pots and pans on top of my top cupboard belonged to my husbands great grandma and the oil lamp on top of my other cupboard belonged to my great grandma.

My living room has touches of farmhouse with the old window, crates, tin, and barn wood.  The barn wood also fits the rustic theme along with my cow hide and cowboy fringe pillows, old cow bells, horse harness, the saddle my grandpa gave me when I was a baby, and a pair of old chaps.

My family room is definitely more western, but I’m sure you can still spot touches from the other themes.

The family room includes our trophy saddles and belt buckles and has old barn wood frames of rodeo pictures. It also includes an old scale and an old window with a picture of my husband and I. One of my favorite pieces is the old wood table, crates, and pullies because they came out of my husbands great grandmas house.

In decorating my house I’ve enjoyed designing my own style. I love being able to incorporate bits and pieces of my husband and my ancestors into the design.

I guess you could say I’m a bit of a “junktiquering” queen. But, hey one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

A special thanks to my grandma Woodward for blessing me with my decorating skills.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife

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Christmas Decor

Between holiday vacations and our annual NFR trip Christmas arrives in the blink of an eye. Therefore, I put my Christmas up early this year. I know, we haven’t even eaten turkey yet, but after Thanksgiving we are only home for a couple of days before we head out to Vegas. And once we get home from Vegas Christmas is practically here.

Additionally, I love Christmas and everything that it stands for. The music, gift giving, the decorations, remembering Christ and the true meaning of Christmas, I love it all. It’s such a giving and happy time of year. If my husband would allow it I would probably keep my Christmas decorations up year round. Christmas is the perfect occasion for DIY crafts and projects. So far this year I’ve made garland for my fireplace/front door and the cutest Christmas bulb wreath.

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DIY tutorials are COMING SOON.

Christmas gives me the perfect occasion to redecorate my house. If I could make a living as an interior designer/decorator in my small town I would be in heaven. I absolutely love to redecorate my house. My husband is so sweet and notices almost every change. I have no clue what he really thinks, but he always tells me it looks good.

I’d love for you to share any additional tips or decorating ideas that you may have this holiday season.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife

I Love Junk!!! (I think of them as antiques)

This past weekend I went up north thanks to my good girlfriend, for inviting me to an antique sale. The antique sale was in a storage unit and was full of all kinds of deals!!! We got so much stuff we had to constantly have one of us guarding our pile!! People kept trying to shop in our pile (because we got such cute things) so it kept us on our toes.

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My mom was the best at guarding the pile lets be honest

Once we payed we had to figure out how the heck we would fit it all in my truck. Which was quite the task! The bed and back seat were packed full. We all three had to cram in the front seat.

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The best part about buying new antiques is that I got to come home and redecorate!!! If you know me, you know how much I love decorating.

Here are some photos of my redecorated house.

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My favorite purchase is my cute green table! I love the color it brings to my house! I love it all though! Antiques are so fun to decorate with. I love the old rustic vintage look.

~The Rustic Ranch Wife