December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

I couldn't let the big day pass without sharing what Christmas looks like around our cottage this year.

I struggled with the mantle at first but ended up loving how it came together. I wish I could keep it like this for awhile.

It felt like just the right amount of decorating this year. I'm not even a little tired of it all.

Our cocoa center. That framed reindeer you can see in the background was part of a very sweet package sent to me by a blog friend Angie.

My favorite quilt. It was made by my friend Melissa and I cherish it.

Can't seem to get enough of candles this year.

A favorite ornament.

Mistletoe hanging on the front door.

Bottlebrush, aqua, felt and tinsel vintage goodness.

Greeting you at the front door.

On the front porch.

I hope you are all surrounded by love and joy today and always. I'm off to spend some time crafting, baking, movie watching, game playing, reading, knitting and cuddling.

And since yet again, I didn't get around to sending out Christmas cards...

From our family to yours...Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas Jennifer! I hope that it is magical for you & your family.

  2. Happy Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas !! You post made me smile ... so prettyeee!!!!! We are baking cookies, just put our roast in and LOVING seeing other posts God's blessings to you and yours always

  3. sparkly, warm & beautiful!!! just like you, jen!!

    merry christmas!!

  4. Merry Christmas from our Farmhouse to your Cottage!

  5. Not a reason in the world you can't keep that mantel just as is thru Valentines Day :) Such loveliness! I was able to do some aqua and red in the new kitchen, but my bottle brush stuff stayed packed away since we just moved a week ago. Merry Christmas Jennifer!

  6. Such a warm and beautiful home to spend the holidays!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

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  8. Your home looks lovely and filled with Christmas fun...I just love all the vintage and aqua!
    Thanks for sharing and I wish you and yours a relaxing, family filled Christmas day!

  9. It's all so lovely!!! I love the bottle brushes, putz houses, aqua baubles, felted misteltoe... it's just perfect. Merry Christmas!! ~Angela~

  10. Merry Christmas from our Family to yours!

  11. Beautiful pictures sis!!! You captured it all so perfectly! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

  12. Your photos are gorgeous, JJ!
    Merry belated Christmas, girlfriend.

  13. just as lovely as i knew it would be ...

    wishing you all that is merry & bright!


  14. Here's hoping you had a beautiful Christmas!!!

  15. Your home look beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  16. Hi Jen! I'm still alive! I loved visiting today and seeing your home - each photo just made me a little bit happier. xo

  17. Loved the last pic of your old golden. Such good dogs. It's always nice to pop in at your cute cottage!

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