December 23, 2011

Scenes from Dec 23rd

Here are some (several) pictures of what Christmas looks like around our cottage today. I did keep the decor pretty simple this year and it makes me happy. I'm not even close to being sick of it. I think that's a good sign.


 A vintage chicken feeder filled with greenery and vintage ornaments sits on our table.


 My favorite stockings strung in the studio.


 A festive chalkboard in the family room. I can't get enough of mercury glass these days.


  An ironstone bowl filled with Christmas card cheer.


The holiday box I made a few weeks ago. Glittery reindeer make me smile every single time.



Glittery houses and feather trees always draw me in.


Oversized aqua ball ornaments hang in the front porch windows.


The 25th is almost upon us and like most of you, I'm wishing I could slow these last few days down. It seems the more I wish that, the faster they go.



The only caged birds around here are glittered and living on the front porch.


Trucks and trees.

A favorite find a from a few years ago looks great on the aqua door.


Urns filled with happy colored vintage ornaments.


The mantle in the dining room.


Jadeite and santas decorate the shelves in the kitchen.



 You better watch out...you better not pout...


A chippy red table helps hold the presents.


The time out chair happily gives up its corner for the tree and gets pulled into a cozy grouping with the sofa. We love it so much we don't want to move it back.

I hope you are all savoring every moment. I hope you aren't getting overwhelmed by the details that no one will remember any way. I hope this Christmas season brings you the joy you all deserve.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations and stunning tree! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, Charlotte x

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  2. You have an adorable Christmas cottage and thanks for the reminder about not worrying about the little things that nobody will remember anyway! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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  3. All is charming Jen!

    Merry Christmas!
    xo~Jill

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  4. Your cottage is adorable! It is the perfect place to spend the next few festive days. Merry Christmas to you!

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  5. Now see, all this prettyness and good company is why I had to tear myself away from there today.

    The coffee cake didn't hurt either...

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  6. I agree - simple is so much better! It is the people (and the food) that will be the important memories. Your cottage looks warm, cozy and Christmas-y. I love the chalkboard. Have a happy!

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  7. Everything looks so sweet in your home. Happy Christmas!

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  8. Jen- It is just beautiful and you did enough for it to be festive and pretty but it is not overwhelming at all! I love it! Merry Christmas to my friend that is living her dream! xo Diana

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  9. Oh so very pretty! I just love the way you use color. Have a Merry Christmas too! Kit

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  10. Jen,
    Beautiful home, beautiful items. You are so artfully talented with your decorating!
    Happiness to you and yours!
    xo, Cheryl

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  11. Jen,
    Beautiful home, beautiful items. You are so artfully talented with your decorating!
    Happiness to you and yours!
    xo, Cheryl

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  12. We experienced the same thing - moving furniture around for the tree and deciding we like it better that way!

    Your house is lovely, decorated with just the right, warm touch. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jen!

    (We're having the biscuits again tomorrow!)

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. oh jen. it's beautiful. i wouldn't be sick of it either. have a very merry christmas!!

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  14. what a delicious delight! love it all
    particularly the giant balls in the
    porch windows. Merry-Merry.......

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  15. Merry Christmas, JJ!
    Love you and miss you,
    Tee

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  16. dear treasured and wise friend,

    everything looks warm and festive!!!

    warmest wishes for a healthy and merry christmas!

    xo
    elyse

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  17. Everything looks so pretty, you've given me some great pin ops!

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  18. love it all friend! how peaceful and cheerful your new home is. I am so so happy for you and I pray that 2012 is a beautiful year for your sweet family. love lots.J

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  19. Always enjoy visiting your home. Merry Christmas!

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  20. Very fun, festive decorations! I LOVE the stocking-skate on the front door!!!

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  21. What a lovely post! I too love mercury glass. And your tree is wonderful. Sigh.. perfection, really.. :)

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  22. Lovely Christmas here..love the little truck with the tree in back! Happy New Year to you. :D

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  23. love these photos...i wouldn't be ready to take down the decorations yet either ;) and i'm loving mercury glass too...i got a set of 5 mercuryglass candlesticks this year as a different approach to our advent wreath. love them so much they just might stay in the dining room year round!

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