Set aside a day this October to shop for fabulous holiday finds at Charm at the Farm Vintage Market. The seasonal market takes place only three weekends a year on a 56-acre horse farm in Lebanon. It features more than 115 small businesses and artists from all over the region.
Owners Amy Doyle and Jayme Kuenkel aim to create an exclusive experience at the market by hand-curating the unique collaboration of vendors. “We really take the time to make sure the lineup is one that people are going to love,” Doyle says. “We try to keep it fresh, so it’s always a new experience.”
The fall event, taking place October 18–20, will feature tasty treats from local food trucks, trick-or-treating for the kiddos, hot apple cider, DIY project sessions, and a communal lounge space to break for lunch. Need inspiration to kickstart your holiday shopping? Here are five tips to transition your home decor into the holiday season using items you’ll find at Charm at the Farm.
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Accessorize a Kitchen Island or Dining Table
Not sure where to start with holiday decorations? Pick a room that guests will visit most—think kitchen and dining areas. Doyle suggests choosing an anchor piece like a dough bowl or wood caddy that you can use year round. “You can have pumpkins in the fall and pine cones for the holidays. You can also keep it simple by accessorizing with a pretty vase full of fresh flowers or faux flowers that will last for the whole season!” Kuenkel agrees: “You’re in your kitchen enough, make sure you love the decor. Add some of your favorite pieces like books or ironstone on your island or kitchen table.”
Make Your Mantle Pop
A mainstay of home decor is the mantle. “[It’s] one of my favorite places to decorate because you can go so many different directions with it,” Kuenkel says. “You can take it farmhouse style, bringing in rustic and vintage pieces or monochromatic.” Think outside the box and use Christmas tree decorations, or frame the mantle with unusual garland—stringed pom-poms or wooden beads—and add an ornament or two. Doyle adds that “layering a sign with arched window frames adds visual interest to your mantel. Add some pops of color with pumpkins and greenery.”
Swap Out Throw Pillows in the Seating Area
Looking for decor that’s easy? Swap out your throw pillow covers. “[It’s] the easiest piece to change out,” says Doyle. “You certainly don’t have to do anything else.” Your sofa, bench or chair can look completely different for each season, plus pillow covers are easy to store.
Keep it Simple on the Front Porch
You’re already stressed enough around the holidays, go back to basics when you can. “With your front porch you can go simple and show that simplicity is beautiful,” says Doyle. “Lights. Garland. Simple.” Another quick tip, pick a wooden sign with a whimsical holiday saying. “Wood signs don’t have to just be inside. Use your covered porch to showcase your favorite holiday sign,” Doyle says. Kuenkel adds that “wreaths are the perfect way to add holiday cheer to your door!”
Create a Welcoming Entryway
The entryway is the first place guests see when they walk in your home, go all-out to create a welcoming space. “How much you can do depends on how big your entryway or foyer is,” says Doyle. “You don’t want to make it cluttered or crowded. Utilize what space you have to make an impact.” It can be as simple as adding a vase and some pine branches. Nothing is better than the crisp scent of holiday greens!