Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Christmas Cottage

Hello everyone!
   I hope you all had a great weekend. We got some fresh new snow over the weekend along with some sunshine so it was beautiful on Sunday.
  Last week we were working in the cottage putting insulation in and then pine wall boards over the walls. we didn't do the ceiling yet but that is next years project. Anyway,when we finished slapping a wash of paint on I decided to decorate the cottage for Christmas again. other years we were on a Christmas house tour and the cottage was part of the tour but this year I decorated it just for me and of course you too!

I love this toile quilt and shams.
I know many of you have seen our little garden cottage before and know that most everything in it was either free or a thrift or yardsale find.

a closer look at the quilt- it has windmills on it.
a tea tray for you.
I love the candle light reflected in the mirrors.
My thrift shop tree and Dollar Store decorations or thrift store.
mirror reflections
This was the look a few weeks ago.

 I hope you enjoyed the little transformation in our Christmas Cottage.
/I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday again today.

If you would like to see the  romantic Christmas Cottage at night by candlelight you can visit my Christmas blog here.

Thank you for visiting me,



Bloggymom said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Pamela said...

Very romantic and beautiful Carolyn! Worthy of Victoria magazine!!

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is just beautiful, of course! I love lots of white for Christmas, and what on earth could be more fun than fixing up a sweet little cottage! So wonderful! Jacqueline

Sonia said...


Everytime I see your cottage it's like looking at a fairytale cottage! Such a dream place! How blessed you are to have a space like that!

Happy Holidays

Miss Bloomers

Susan said...

Very enchanting, Carolyn. Loved the tour! Susan

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Can I please move in? That is one of the most inviting beds I have ever seen. Simply beautiful....

Take care,

A Garden of Threads said...

So elegant and serene. I just love you decorating Carolyn. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Kansas Amy said...

Just Stunning!!!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Well, your red toile quilt, shams and china can be put to use even for the Christmas decorations! Looks great in your little cottage; quite a transformation from the pale blue.

Wish you a great week and stay warm!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Ann said...

Just gorgeous!! you were so right to decorate it. I just want to come curl up and stay!

Garden Girl said...

I love everything you've done in the cottage! I especially love the word "peace" spelled out on the mantel. It defines what one feels when they look at the pictures of your cottage.

Deanna said...

It is always a delight to visit your place and see what you've been up to.

The Christmas Cottage is as sweet as can be.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Designing Lady Jane said...

Your cabin is so very charming and romantic. Very Victorian, I think. Just makes you want to sink into some cushions and pull out a good book and a cup of tea.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Looks beautiful. I love the ambience of the soft lighting and candlelight. It must be so much fun to keep re-decorating your cottage.

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Absolutely enchanting dear Carolyn. A dream cottage for a memorable Christmas.

It snowed a bit last night and the garden and countryside will be delightful to watch.

Wish you a very nice week

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Raffaella said...

I adore your cottage! Have a nice week!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, between the most beautiful picture in all the web!
Thank you!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Everything looks so very beautiful!! How I wish I would be able to see your home in person!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So pretty Carolyn! I like the reflection picture best, it is totally magazine worthy! Also love the toile spread and shams.

erin said...

every thing looks just beautiful!! so have more energy for all of your projects than anyone i know :0)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Good morning Carolyn :) Your cottage is simply so dreamy all dressed for the holidays!! It feels like a fairytale :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Maddy said...

Ciao !
Adoro tutto, tutto, tutto !!!!!!!

Maddy !

La Table De Nana said...

Carolyn..your energy is boundless..and everything looks so beautiful..I wish this for you always!~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! I love the toile quilt. One wants to play house in there.


Biljana said...

Amazing, I love all in your pretty little cottage:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

La Maison en Wonderboom said...

What a lovely cottage, it looks like a fairy tale.
Really beautiful.


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your guest cottage looks absolutely beautiful all dressed for Christmas, Carolyn! I'm so glad you shared it with us... thanks!
Have a wonderful week!
~ Jo :)

faith f. said...

Oh my goodness, such lovely trinkets and everything!

Rita M said...

I love your Christmas cottage, it is absolutely beautiful!
I like the quilt with the windmills, it is very beautiful.
Blessings - Rita

Inspired by you said...

It is gorgeous. I would love to come and stay there a few days! It looks so relaxing and cozy!

Country Livin' said...

so, so pretty!!
Trish xo

rosarod said...

Hello dear, What a beautiful cottage home decoration, really looks so cozy and warm, the details in every corner, the Christmas tree, ornaments, tea tray, so many unique details that make a home their beautiful decoration blessed, loving greetings Rose Marie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Carolyn - your house is so seriously leaves me speechless. You need to be featured in a magazine, if you haven't been already. You are sooooo talented! :)

xoxo laurie

milka said...

Always cozy and charming!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Your entire place is truly enchanting and dreamily decorated! I would dearly love to visit Prince Edward Island one day it's at the top of my wishlist! xo

Diane Drake said...

Absolutely adore your cottage! And Thrift Store finds or free? All the better! Have a wonderful Christmas!

myflower said...

Dear Carolyn, simply BEAUTIFUL!!!
Ciao ciao from Italy


Carol said...

How utterly enchanting Carolyn! You make magic happen with the simplest things. Inspiring!! I love everything! Your attention to exquisite detail is a wonderful gift and talent.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, Pure Christmas magic!! Your cottage makes me smile evertime :-)