Connecticut Christmas Cottage

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Jennifer Rizzo Linky Party

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! 

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

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.

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

My favorite room at Christmas is the kitchen.  Really, anytime of year, but especially at Christmas.

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

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….

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Fresh cut pine branches and little angels.  Our Bose speaker is playing Michael Buble Holiday right this very minute.

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

Sources –

Front Porch- Galvanized planters from Ikea, House Numbers from Home Depot, Paint – Cloud White By Benjamin Moore.  Porch Lanterns original to the house.

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 HockingSugar Jar from Williams Sonoma.

Dining Room- Bose Speaker, Brass Ring Lamp from Serena & Lily

Living Room- Pine Cone Garland from Terrain, Felt Garlands from Minted, Stockings from Etsy, Pillows from Pottery Barn

Stairway- Little original painting in black frame by Kiki and Polly, Dip-Dyed Stools from Serena & Lily

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

Connecticut Christmas Cottage + Home Tour

 

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