Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour: Our Kitchen

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 5, 2015

Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comWelcome to the Blue Cottage Christmas Tour — part one.

I took so many pictures that you would get bored to see the whole tour in one post. Now, we don’t want that.

Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comMeet Alma, by the way. I found her at HomeGoods and knew she would be perfect for our farmhouse kitchen. I liked the large, colorful poster I had on the wall before, but it was time for a change.

My theme for this Christmas is simple and rustic cottage decor. As always, I decorated with a lot of thrifty and vintage finds.

I have boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations, but all of these beautiful examples of Christmas decor inspired me to do something different than last year.

I edited a lot, believe it or not.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comThis is how I decorated the little table and chair in our kitchen. I added the white vintage enamel tray to the shelf a while ago to hold some of our extra glasses.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comThe pillow was on sale at Kohl’s after Christmas last year, and the red tray and cute countdown calendar are tag sale finds.

The mercury candles are $3 at Target right now, and the silver pitcher is my latest find from the Katonah thrift store where I also found this lovely porcelain coffee pot.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comThese cute truck plates are from HomeGoods.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comI added a garland to the top of the cabinets for the first time.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour,

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comI bought several of these little $3 Christmas tree at Target and decided to not add ornaments to them even thought I have a ton of small ornaments. I just added a little sticker.

Bottle brush trees. Can you ever have enough bottle brush trees? I used many more in our living room — I’ll show you in the next post what I made with them.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comI needed a new tea kettle and decided on a red one lined with enamel — my last one rusted, so I’ve learned my lesson about cheap tea kettles — and also found these cute tea towels at, where else, HomeGoods.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour,

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comThis vintage sewing machine drawer usually holds our vitamins, but I added candles and greenery to it for now.

candles in vintage sewing machine drawer,

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comThese vintage ornaments are also a tag sale find.

vintage Christmas tree ornaments on vintage scale, DagmarBleasdale.comI added my Christmas cookie jar to the crate shelf, and put our soap bottles into the wooden box for added rustic charm.

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comCottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comCottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comI decorated our window with six little white creamers and just added one ornament. The rest of them are in the vintage vase on the shelf.

The “Believe” sign is a sale items from Cottage Antiques. The owner, Lisa, sold me those four stunning vintage chairs at one of her estate sales the other week!

Cottage Christmas Home Tour,

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comWhat do you think: still too much decor or just enough?

Cottage Christmas Home Tour,

Cottage Christmas Home Tour, DagmarBleasdale.comI hope you’ve enjoyed this part of my Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour — please come back for a post about the rest of the house.

I’m going to write a separate post about this year’s Christmas tree because it’s a long story, and a DIY post about the nifty centerpiece I created for my Christmas tablescape.

You might also enjoy the Christmas Home Tour from last year.

Blue Cottage Christmas home tour,

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Shawn Angulo February 8, 2016 at 5:03 AM

I was first wanting to tell you that I love you little “Blue Cottage”. Its so cute and and so cozy decorated all up for Christmas. But I am sure its adorable all the time!! But I also had a question concerning your counter tops in the kitchen. 1. I was wondering what kind they are? 2. Are they hard to keep clean from stains and such? 3. How expense was you farmhouse sink? Thanks from a new follower, Shawn (female)


Dagmar Bleasdale February 8, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Hi Shawn! Thanks for your kind compliment!

I looked it up and the product is called LG HI-MACS solid surface, in the color cotton dust. We got it from Lowe’s, and it was pretty inexpensive, compared to other counter top choices.

It can take a lot, and I’m really happy with it. It has a few tiny scratches after 2 years of wear, but that’s all. Just don’t put a hot pot on it. Hope this helps!

Here is a link to the firehouse farmhouse sink site I got it from. Make sure you get free shipping – they are super heavy! 26? farmhouse sink,, for $557.

Hope this helps!


Angelina December 10, 2015 at 2:48 AM

I love how you decorated everything! I really like the garland up on the cabinets in the kitchen… a nice touch!!!


Shantel December 8, 2015 at 11:52 PM

I love your decor! White is my favorite color in houses ;0)


michelle December 7, 2015 at 7:48 PM

it’s perfect – not too much not too little


Dagmar Bleasdale December 8, 2015 at 1:39 AM

Thanks, Michelle!


Diane December 7, 2015 at 2:52 PM

I love this kitchen – so clean looking – and just enough decorations :)


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