December 24, 2015

Christmas at Our Cottage

The big day is almost here. It feels surreal. It doesn't help that it's 48º outside.

I think I've been in denial about how quickly it was coming up which caused me to end up with a little too much to do at the end. I have to hope one of these years I will learn my lesson.

But probably not. And since I'm quickly running out of time I thought I'd pop in really quickly to share some pictures of our Christmas decorations this year.

Mostly that's because from year to year I can't seem to remember what I put where and I like to refer back to my blog as I decorate!

So here I sit blogging while I curl my hair because there isn't much time left. My big girl will be here in a few minutes.

There are cookies to cut out and bake. Candlelight services to attend.

A visit from the jammie fairy.

Appetizers at our friend's house. In our pajamas, of course.

Waiting for Santa to come through the Village on his fire engine.

Driving through town to see the houses all decorated.

Watching a Christmas movie...Home Alone.

Opening a single gift.

 The reading of The Night Before Christmas by daddy while everyone is piled on their beds.

Threats about not getting up too early which of course will be ignored.

The filling of stockings.

The delivery of Santa's gifts.

The little twinge of sadness that the season will soon be over.

 The pure exhaustion from a day well lived.

The excitement and anticipation of what is to come.

The resigning ourselves to the fact that the girls will probably be jumping on us to wake us up by 5am.

The laying our heads down and sending up a little prayer of gratitude for the whole big lovely mess that is our Christmas celebration.

From our family to yours...Merriest Christmas my friends.


  1. Love seeing pictures of your beautiful home. Merry Christmas!

  2. I love all your vintage decor especially the silver tree with all the vintage ornaments. I have got to find me one for next year!

  3. I have not been looking at the computer while on vacation, but I saw on IG that you had a home tour so I had to pop over.

    Have a lovely Christmas!

  4. Gorgeous post!!! Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!⛄🎄⛄

  5. Your decor and your life is incredibly beautiful. May you have a wonderful Christmas! By the way, I just adore your silver tree! :) Kit

  6. Beautiful photos. You have a good eye! :)

  7. Hi! Do you ever shop in Bay City Michigan? I love your style. I have a store called Violets Blue and i see so many things in your photo's that i sell. We loved the paper ornaments that you have hanging on the deer. Love your vintage vibe!

  8. Everything is so pretty Jen! And I love your family traditions, they sound a lot like ours. May I borrow your #25 in the frog idea? Love that!

  9. Your house is lovely, as always! I hope that you had a magical Christmas and that all of you are enjoying a relaxing vacation.

  10. this post makes me want to re-live this past christmas--in slow motion. thoughtfully beautiful as always, jen!!

  11. Beautiful. I have that same rabbit vase. xoxo Su

  12. A belated Merry Christmas, Jen! Your holiday decorations are beautiful...I love the colors. The picture pf your puppy made me smile. Love wrapped in fur! :)

    Thanks always for your visits. Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

    Jane x

  13. I always love your home and the way you spread cheer in the most lovely ways. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  14. I am just now getting a second to catch up on past posts and this one was lovely! You brought a big Christmas smile to my face. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Jen, with your beautiful family! Have a happy and healthy New Year - xo


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