December 19, 2012

Christmas at My Cottage


I had a rare moment when the house was empty and clean and I snapped some quick Christmas pictures to share with you, but also to help me remember what I did this year, next year because I feel like I finally figured out how my house wants to be decorated.


 Of course a house with an aqua door can't be decorated traditionally. These colorful mercury balls in the windows of our front porch suit our house perfectly.


The Village in miniature.


 The tree farm!


Love this pillow that I found at a favorite shop on Main Street. It's happily living on the daybed on the front porch. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to put it away come January.


This Swedish stocking has a place of honor. The felt poinsettia is a pin I received in a swap at an art retreat I went to several years ago.


This garland was created from lots of vintage and vintage style things I had around the house. I love the colors. Of course!


Vintage books and some sentimental favorites like the dog on wheels ornament that has been with us a long time and the bell that goes back to my great grandmother and that several in the family have used when they were ill and would ring when they needed help.


Our tree. It's in an old galvanized tub which is barely visible because of the bounty of presents surrounding it.


 Pretty presents.


The most popular spot in the house these days. Since the tree is in my timeout corner, we drag the chair over by the sofa and then fight about who gets to sit in it. Usually the cats win.


 Just the right amount of festive for me.


Shiny bits and details.


My ever growing Santa face collection.


The dining room. Yes 6 more days til Christmas! I'm not sure how that happened. Just one more day until I turn 42. I really am not sure how that happened! 


The mantle. I really love this happy mantle and my collection of deer.


Baubles in a wood chicken feeder on the dining room table. Simple, colorful and vintage seems to be the theme for our decorating.


 Thanks for visiting with me today. I'm off to finish cleaning my house because our realtor is coming by for a visit this afternoon!

42 comments:

  1. Jen, I love how your home is decorated for the holidays! So whimsical and colourful and vintage. We are so sadly enjoying a basement Christmas while we wait in our temporary digs to take possesion of our new home. I think your tree is my absolute favorite this year. It's perfect. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Your home is absolutely stunning Jen! Love the Swedish stocking hanging on your door ♥
    Happy Birthday Wishes xo

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  3. Your realtor? Your house is charming and suits you so perfectly.

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking! .. or are you selling another home? Tell me its another home and not the one you love so dearly!

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    2. Exactly what I was thinking! .. or are you selling another home? Tell me its another home and not the one you love so dearly!

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  4. oh I just love your house! And it looks just perfect with all your colorful and vintage christmas bits.
    love it!

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  5. Love it all those are just the cutest stockings, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  6. Your cottage looks very charming decorated for Christmas! So many cute things- I love them all! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. xx

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  7. Just cottagey wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  8. Love your fresh and pretty style so much! Beautiful decorating.

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  9. happy early birthday my friend & merry merry christmas!
    i love your charming decor.
    i love the door. i love the aqua ornaments hung with tinsely glittery funness. just all so very very pretty!!!

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  10. Everything looks so beautiful and so "Jen." I hope you enjoy your special day tomorrow doing all the fun things you have planned! Happy early Birthday sis!!!

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  11. Jen, I adore the decorations. It is simple perfect. Thanks for sharing..Bonnie

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  12. Your home is beautiful and adorable! I love every touch for Christmas. Aqua is my favorite color, so of course my eye went to everything aqua. :) Did you make your white and aqua pom pom garland in the dining room? Merry Christmas!

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  13. so lovely! I was so excited for the peek I saw on IG, so I came right over! Happy Christmas!

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  14. so lovely! I was so excited for the peek I saw on IG, so I came right over! Happy Christmas!

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  15. It's gorgeous! I love the banner with the tinsel, it's incredible!

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  16. I adore the chalkboard. Did you make it? Or buy?

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  17. I adore the chalkboard. Did you make it? Or buy?

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  18. I adore the chalkboard. Did you make it? Or buy?

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  19. Oh, Jen- It all looks so wonderful. I love how your house has turned out -it is you through and through. I bet you just love it!!! xo Diana

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  20. Your home looks beautiful...very vintage.

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  21. What a warm, homey and inviting space! Just enough razzle dazzle and a whole lot of love!

    thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas,
    gena

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  22. Hi Jen!!!

    Now that finals are over, I can now visit blogs that I've found via Instagram!!! LOVE your gorgeous home!!! Can' wait to see your posts!


    Hugs & Happy Holidays,
    Jessie

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  23. oh my gosh jen. I LOVE IT!! the colors. the vintage, the love. so so pretty. happy birthday!!!

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  24. LOVE! It's so YOU! Let's see here, I think that my favorites are the stocking on the door, the bell (great story!!), the 25 stencils, and the adorably wrapped presents. Where did you get that wrapping paper? Its so cute!

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  25. I love your Christmas house!

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  26. Happy birthday! Your home is decorated perfectly for the holidays. And the stocking exchange with Melissa is a wonderful tradition. Best wishes, Tammy

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  27. Happiest of Birthdays! Your home is so lovely and your eye for decor is gorgeous. I love the way you decorate as a old Victorian Cottage would look. Best of wishes for a happy Xmas

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  28. It's lovely! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday!

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  29. I absolutely love how you decorated your home. I'm in the process of redoing mine and your colors are exactly what I have in mind. Love the turquoise blue with the white. My favorite.

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  30. I love it all, Jennifer! So charming. The colors are perfect...you know I love them! I am in love with your door color and your mantle decorations! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you!!

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  31. i love your Christmas decor...it suits you and your cottage perfectly! thanks for giving us a peek into your home!

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  32. i love it all jennifer, your house is so cute and cozy. i especially love your amazing door and that stocking is adorable. did you make that...super cute!

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  33. Love your home and your color combination is beautiful!!

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  34. i love your home... the colors, your front door, the presents in the egg basket, the santa face collection {i have 2 old santa cups and a santa pitcher~ such a fun thing to collect}...if you don't mind me asking, what year was your home built? it's so charming!

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  35. Gorgeous! I love every single thing. Your aqua door is so cute and fun.

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  36. I am so glad to have found you through IG today! Your house is beautiful, but I must admit I am absolutely hopelessly in love with your front door...
    hugs,
    Maaike

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