living in a smaller space has really changed
the way we live. everything is a bit simpler.
less clutter. everything has a function.
decorating for christmas this year was dictated
by this new way of living.
this is the first view as you enter our cottage.
i am in process of painting
all interior doors and am loving
that the closet door you see as you enter the
house now stands out. on it, i hung some
greens from the yard.
the faux board and batten to the left has
been a great way to define and add function
to our entry. and for christmas, a simple red scarf.
this room is immediately to the left when you enter
the house. most of my christmas decor
this year was shopping the house and pulling
red in to various spaces, like the pillows in our
the kids and i also threw up some
christmasy words on the chalkboard.
our mantel, which you can see more of here.
again, just pulled in some red here. a jar filled with a strand of
red wooden beads and one filled with green moss
and a few small pine cones. the candle
received a burlap and twine treatment like all my candles have
finding a place for a tree was a real trick in quinby cottage.
our options were really limited unless we wanted to
block our back door, which we did not.
so, we bought a small fakey this year, put it in a large galvanized
bucket and wrapped it in burlap. the tree is simply
decorated with white lights, twine, and ornaments
collected through the years.
we recently did a board and batten treatment in our
hall bathroom as well. i love it. for the holiday's
i just wrapped some greenery from the yard, a bit
of holly and some tree cuttings, with some twine and hung
i also brought in some red with some
candy canes. you know, because who isn't looking
for some peppermint while using the
over in the kitchen i am just hanging my red dish towels. . .
put out a little holly here and there. . .
and threw some vintage, red crates atop my
and that's that.
our simple cottage christmas. thanks for stopping by!
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