Monday, November 21, 2011

The Little Details

Hello everyone,
      I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Today, I want to share some of the little details in the Christmas Cottage. On the corner cupboard above I added greenery to the cream dishes for a holiday look.

On the french style vanity there are some feminine touches.
This antique was given to me by my 94 year old neighbor whose maiden aunt made this nightgown out of flour bags and beautiful hand crochet lace..I was given two of these treasures and I happily display them in our guest room.
This antique lace doily with the angels on it came from the 70 mile yardsale and it is over 100 years old.
I love this angel that I bought a few years ago at TJMAXX.
I have a collection of father Christmas'.
Curl up in bed with a tea tray.
Or maybe you like to knit-I used to knit  sweaters,mitts and little dresses etc. when my children were small
I can't resist angels

Love candlelight too.
Sweet little handmade mittens.
Small Christmas trees-did you know you can make your old green ones ivory, by soaking them in bleach for awhile?

Who could resist this reproduction doll-I made her little dress several years ago.

Well, that is some of the little details in the Christmas Cottage.

It seems my Canon Rebel camera which I love has wore out, (it keeps coming up error) so unless Santa comes early I am going to be going through withdrawal!

 Thank you to all who left so many kind words on the Christmas Cottage and welcome to all my new followers too- I am happy to have all of you!

Take care,


Betty said...

Everything looks so beautifu. I can't wait to start decorating too. You have inspired me.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my word Carolyn everything is absolutely beyond gorgeous!!!
I want to move in to your Christmas cottage :)

Violetas Rendadas said...

Que encanto. Quero detalhes parecidos em minha nova casa, pois esses tons "brancos" descansam a alma e como eu lido constantemente com cores seria uma renovação aquietar-se num lugar assim. Boa semana, amiga.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caroline, I hope you have enjoyed the weekend! What a wonderful home for you, I never get tired of looking at your beautiful photos! Do you have a welcoming, and you take care of you like me a lot of small details. You have some very nice dishes! Beautiful Santa Claus, you're making the gloves on hand are a beauty! Beautiful pictures, you move in a world of magic, fairy and waiting for a warm Christmas. Viewing your home runs do not want Christmas ever!

Thanks for these wonderful pictures, I can not stop seeing your bog! Jejeej



Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohhh my goodness...your Christmas Cottage is sooo beautiful, dear lady! I just toured your last post about the cottage as well! I don't know if I've ever seen a place filled with so much Christmas magic and charm! I had so much fun looking through each photos...and "the details" are truly amazing! I love how the Christmas greenery looks with all of your beautiful creamware!!! Such a sweet and romantic Christmas cottage...yes, I would be perfectly happy to "hold up" here though the entire winter, Carolyn! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and talents with us!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Splendid details in white. What a lovely christmas it will be!!!

Et toujours de douces pensées pour le petit Lucas...✿✿✿

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Ohhhhhh *_* you know I love little details...

Thank you!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

All I can say is, "Lovely!" Thanks for sharing and enjoy this beautiful sunny day.


Shel said...

You are the most creative lady I have yet to have given me so much inspiration for my cottage! Can't wait to get started.
Shel x

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Your attention to the little details are what makes your home and cottage so beautiful. I really do like the cream colour theme you use.
Have a great week.

Linda said...

Carolyn, what a joy it is to visit Prince Edward Island and enter your lovely cottage here in cyber-space. I have enjoyed my early morning visit here as I drank in all of the beauty and charm of your lovely cottage!

Oh I I loved the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, along with the series Road to Avonlea! Each time I watch them I long to journey there.

Your blog is the next best thing! I loved listening to Josh Grobin and the other beautiful music here. You have brought peace and contentment to my morning...and now I am off to the kitchen for my first cup of tea.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love the new look in the Christmas cottage. Beautiful!

Have a nice day,

Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn you put so much thought into your decor in the cottage. I love it all and thank you for showing it to us. There are so many sweet details and decorating ideas. I hope you have a lovely week.

Linda said...

All in the Christmas Cottage is so beautiful now in snowy, ethereal white! The tiny Santa on the mantle is so sweet - is that firewood he's carrying on his back? And, the dress you sewed for the doll is beautiful - what talents you have been blessed with, my good friend!

Wishing you and yours a lovely week, Carolyn.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Elzie said...

Love Elzie

Cobalt Violet said...

BEautiful! I had a little baby doll like that my mom painted for me ... broke at a party I had in high school.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Those mittens look so sweet. Do you still knit them for your grandchildren? I love the way your cottage looks. What a beautiful present the nightgown is. It fits in perfectly!

Wish you a happy new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Camille said...

Carolyn, your posts bring peace and beauty to my day. The nightgown made of flour bags and lace reminds me of my aunt. And I love angels too.

A New England Life said...

Thank you for the little Christmas details tour. It was very soothing at the end of my day. I have white feather trees also! How I adore them too.

I would guess Christmas will come early at your house with a Black Friday camera ; )

Victorian1885 said...

Oh My Carolyn.. absolutely gorgeous! I love the hat with the lace you have added. Enjoy your week.


Robin's Nesting Place said...

Everything is so beautiful! Thank you for the tip about the little green trees!

Regarding your camera: When I was taking a photography class I kept getting an error message on my Canon. The instructor had me change flash cards and that was the problem. My card was corrupted. I hope your fix is as simple as that! If not, a new camera would be a delightful gift for you!

Sue said...

After having seen all of this magical white room, I'm inspired to create my own guest bedroom of pretties in white! Everything looks so special. Hope you enjoy a happy turkey day. ~ Sue

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Congrats, i just visited ur lovely home on the "cottage of the month" page. I simply love the bedroom. Especially the canopy over the bed. Everything is so soft and pretty....Im currently re-doing a bedroom for my niece who recently come to live with us. I plan on putting up a canopy......Thanks so much for the inspiration......Bonnie