I’m linking up to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk. Pop over for a visit! I’m sharing our Connecticut Christmas Cottage– I think you’ll recognize my little square–it’s our front porch!
Decorating for Christmas brings back so many memories. I’ll always mix in a few new things, but mostly I use decorations that we’ve had for years. I buy fresh greenery and wreaths and snip a few branches for vases throughout the house. This year I loaded up on pine cones. You would be hard pressed to find a single pine cone in New Canaan, Connecticut!
There’s a few of those New Canaan pine cones covering the soil on our front porch topiaries. I added a little Christmas wish and some snowflakes with a water-based Sharpie paint pen. How did I live without a glass front door before moving into this house? It might be my favorite thing.
My favorite room at Christmas is the kitchen. Really, anytime of year, but especially at Christmas.
One of our holiday traditions is to get our tree together as a family. We’ve never chopped one down. I see all those cute photos on Instagram of families picking out their tree and dragging it back to the car with little ones “helping”—no—that’s never been us. We head to Stew Leonard’s, pick one out in about three minutes and then they put it on top of the car and we head for home. For such outdoorsy people, we are a little lazy when it comes to getting a Christmas tree. But, Madeline won’t be home until mid December so our container that Brooke helped me find last year is empty until then. On top of the armoire is a galvanized bucket filled with all their ornaments just waiting….
Fresh cut pine branches and little angels. Our Bose speaker is playing Michael Buble Holiday right this very minute.
Kitchen- Lighting by Schoolhouse Electric, Sink by Shaw, Faucet by Rohl, Kitchen Island from Williams Sonoma, Cake Stand by Minted, Enzo Mari The Apple & The Pear Poster, Saarinen Table by Design Within Reach, Tucker Chairs from Serena & Lily, Christmas pillows from H&M Home, Nespresso Machine, Glassybaby, Heritage Hill Jar from Anchor Hocking. Sugar Jar from Williams Sonoma.
While decorating the house I made simmering scents. My house looks, sounds and smells like Christmas! I used everything I had in the house–cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole allspice, lemon rind and bay leaves. Hope you are enjoying the season! xo annie