Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cottage Christmas

The little guest cottage has been getting some Christmas cheer
and there's just the Kitchen and a little more 
to share with you before sharing some of the vignettes and rooms in our house.


The kitchen out in the cottage is small on size but big on charm. 
One of my favorite things in this kitchen is that old antique cupboard that we pulled out of the basement of our house.  Mixed with the newly added base cupboards from Lowes~ it was perfect for this little space.



Topped with cedar branches from our yard with a few pinecones ~ I love the greens dotted 
with a few collected white pitchers.






A fresh wreath  hangs above the vintage stove 
and had it's red velvet ribbon replaced with a simple white and red glittery striped ribbon
 from the Dollar Tree.


Don't worry- the stove isn't being used right now or through the Holidays.
 I would not place a wreath above a stove that was planning to be used for cooking.


 Just a couple pieces of red transferware to the shelves 


and a chubby live tree in a basket by the island and the kitchen is dressed for the Holidays.


The stool that was in my grandfathers workshop wears it's original paint and seat 
and is ready in red and green for Christmas.
I love it and love that I think of him every time I see it.


Even though I am feeling much more quiet in the decorations in our house
I am really enjoying the red and the more traditional look the little cottage is getting this year.


Hope your week is off to a great start!

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51 comments:

  1. I love visiting your blog and all the peaceful photos. It's just a treat!! One day'll you have to tell us how you store everything away until you need it for another holiday! :)

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Looks lovely. Love the cedar. Don't seem to find it much down here where I live.

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  3. it's so beautiful! i am just loving your little guest cottage :)

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  4. Looks beautiful, love the red accents, and the stool. Groetjes, Gerda

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  5. What a cute little cottage kitchen! Love the white and your decorations. Whoever gets to stay at your cottage is very lucky.

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  6. I love it all girlfriend..You do have impeccable taste..Many Blessings to you and your family..We have a huge snow storm coming Thursday be ready for it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  7. Oh be still my heart!!! Love the stool and tree touches...you know me, I love the sentimental and natural touches with your classic French country<3<3<3

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  8. Beautiful Courtney! LOVE your simplistic and elegant look of your home for Christmas! That wreath looks so pretty dressed with those ornaments too! Beautiful ironstone collection!
    xx
    Anne

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  9. I LOVE it..so precious..I want to live there! lol xoxo

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  10. Your home is so charming to me. It's like a dream world! How fortunate you are to live in such a lovely place.

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  11. This looks so romantic. Love the elegance of the white pitchers, red toile dishes, vintage cabinet and greenery. Very cozy!
    Kathy

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  12. Hi Courtney, oh waw, it has to be pleasure to cook in the kitchen, it's cozy and charming. I love the crystal chandelier and rustic touches, love the white porcelain with couple pieces of red transferware. I love your kitchen, the whole package :) Greetings. Renata

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  13. Beautiful! I wish I could move in : ) Patty/BC

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  14. Love it Courtney! Let me book my stay now!;) We both posted about our grandpa's today. Such nice memories.

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  15. It looks beautiful, Courtney. You have done a wonderful job there. You have a wonderful touch with everything you do- xo Diana

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  16. This is such a charming guest cottage, Courtney! Your guests must love spending their visits with you in it.

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  17. It all looks gorgeous Courtney! I absolutely love the greenery on top of the cabinets and everything is just lovely! :-)
    Vanessa

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  18. The cottage looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas, Courtney. Love the greenery and red transferware against all the whites.

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  19. Cortney, your cottage is absolutely stunning, I love it allllll ;)

    Happy Holidays~
    Mari

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  20. I could be a forever guest in your little cottage...forever and ever!!! xo

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  21. Can I come live in your cottage??? PLEEEASE!!!!????? ;)

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  22. Such a pretty little cottage you have I bet your friends never want to go home.

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  23. Stunning! Love the cedar branches everywhere and how great they are from your yard!

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  24. It is gorgeous, love how you placed the plates for a pop of color, perfect. What fun it must be to have a charming cottage to play in!!

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  25. What a lovely little cottage, your decorations are just simply stated and beautiful!

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  26. So beautiful, Courtney! I would spend a lot of time in here, for sure. I, too, love your splashes of red. Happy Holidays!

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  27. Love this look Courtney. I'd never thought of putting cedar branches or something similar on top of cabinets in the kitchen. Love It! Thanks...

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  28. Absolutely beautiful! I especially love the red transferware mixed with the ironstone and I'll bet that that smell of the fresh cedar and pine is amazing! Happy Holidays to you and your enchanting cottage! xo, Kimberly

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  29. so very pretty, courtney! how sweet to fit in your g-pop's stool:)

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  30. Love all the simple Christmas touches...it's a gorgeous space, Courtney! The stool is such a special addition :)
    Happy Holidays!

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  31. you always make everything sooooo gorgeous and special!!!

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  32. great job as always! love your cottage. we have a tree that we thought was a dead cedar in the beginning but it turned out to be a larch tree, a conifer that is not evergreen, gets 'very' tall. i wish it smelled like a cedar but it doesn't. i like your cedar idea so i think i'll go on a cedar hunt, lol. i like your decorative touches atop the wall cabinet also. you've given me a lot of good ideas, thanks!

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  33. Oh Courtney, everything is just gorgeous!!! Love all the special touches.
    XO
    Kristin

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  34. WOW! I really, really love it! The chandelier is dreamy! The shelves are an awesome touch! I love everything! :-)

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  35. No it's not big on charm, it's HUGE on charm! I love this little kitchen!

    Cindy

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  36. Simply Stunning!!! Thx for sharing....Heather

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  37. I love that little kitchen. That stool is the perfect addition and what a great memory it shares.

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  38. Your home is decorated just beautifully for Christmas. I love the story of your Grandfather's cherished piece that you now have. Thank you so much for sharing! xo

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  39. I love small spaces, and your cottage kitchen is so charming. I love the simplicity and elegance of the first photo with the green wreath and the white dishes and touches of red and white transferware on the shelves--it's perfect!

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  40. So adorable! I would love to stay in a guest cottage like that! Thank you for sharing! Happy Holidays! Traci

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  41. Amazing Courtney, truly amazing.
    Love this cuest cottage, that that mustard looking cabinet that I love so, it all works poetically together.

    I could truly make a change and move in moving and merging my stuff with yours feeling right at home....Courtney you have homes to love :)

    xox
    Joyeux Noel

    ~Dore

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  42. I love everything and would be happy if it was my full time kitchen! It is perfect! I always look at my antiques and think of the person who owned or made them, so nice you have your grandfathers stool! Merry Christmas!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  43. So gorgeous!!!! You are so talented! I love all of the little details...simply beautiful! Virginia

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  44. HI Courtney!

    Lovely features...I'm thinking I need to make one of those ornament wreaths...too cute!

    Happy weekend!

    Nancy

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