I am very happy to be here as part of the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour that Carrie from Lovely Etc… hosts each year. If you are arriving from Little House of Four, welcome!
Since we live in a tiny condo, I like to decorate with a Simple Cottage Style Christmas.
As you walk in our front door you will enter the living room. This time of year, it is filled with Simple Cottage Style Christmas ideas.
From the start, you will be greeted with my husband’s snow globe collection. at one time he had more than 30 snow globes. Over the years he has given each of our grandchildren one of their own.
His favorite snow globes are the ones with music boxes. When he comes home from work, we light our Christmas tree scented candle, then wind up the snow globes, listen to the Christmas tunes and watch the snow swirl around each globe. It’s the simple things that make Christmas special, isn’t it?
I like vintage pieces with lots of twinkle and fairy lights for our Simple Cottage Style Christmas. Using a vintage olive bucket as a base, I love to fill it with lights. I love the look of the lights shining through the slits in the bucket, don’t you?
With my dried eucalyptus leaves, apple tree sticks, painted flower pods and greenery, I filled up the whole bucket. Oh, and of course, twinkle lights.
Continuing with a Simple Cottage Style Christmas, I made a chalkboard from a cereal box. (I know, kinda crazy. But would you ever guess it was a cereal box?) Plus, I love this rustic look.
This is the view from the opposite side of our sofa. You have a small glimpse of our Christmas tree. Plus a quick look at my version of Christmas Cottage Style.
I opted to put our dining table in the living room to make space for the Christmas tree. I think it adds the cozy feel I was trying to create. With all the fairy lights, I am in heaven.
A vintage style ladder hangs in front of the living room window. I like the crystals hanging there all year long. At Christmastime, they are just the right ambiance I like for our home.
The dining table hosts a number of Christmas trees, fairy lights and some of my favorite vintage pieces. Such as, a Farmhouse window that I bought on a trip to Virginia. I found it at an actual 1800s farmhouse! Glass in tact and all the paint with it’s chippy goodness.
Okay, another cool find… I found my Christmas dinner ware at the thrift store for less than a dollar a piece. Um, yes, I was so excited! AND, I will share my sweet and spicy popcorn recipe for you, here. (It has become my favorite afternoon snack. You are gonna LOVE it.)
Moving on to other side of what would be the dining area, or breakfast nook, I have a couple of my vintage furniture pieces.
I couldn’t resist setting them up with more Simple Cottage Style Christmas pieces.
More twinkle lights adorn my vintage mirror and Victorian birdcage. I am lovin’ this icy styled wreath, as well. It just sets the tone, wouldn’t you say?
I am always attracted to blue glass. Having them highlighted with Christmas makes my heart skip a beat.
In the living room, on my stereo, nestled underneath the vintage ladder and crystals, is my oldest Nativity set. It was a gift from my husband, one of the first years we were married. It is set out every Christmas, without fail.
Sentimental, with meaning and intention is how I like to create a Simple Cottage Style Christmas.
Thanks so much for joining me on this Very Merry Christmas Home Tour. I will be sharing more of my Christmas decorating within the next couple of days and weeks. I hope you will tag along with me.
Make it a lovely day.