Christmas House Tour
Finally: it’s time to show off the Blue Cottage with a Christmas House Tour!
I took so many pictures, there’s no space to show you every room, but you’ll get a good idea how I decorated our new home in general and then added Christmas decor.
Our living room fireplace is massive, and I’m having a lot of fun decorating it for every season.
This year I just used Christmas decorations I already had. Except for those accent pillows from Target and Country Antiques.
If you follow my thrifting adventures on my blog and Instagram, you’ll notice a lot of items I bought for just a few dollars at thrift stores and tag sales, like the wooden shovel, the two houses, silver candle sticks, and the bird cage.
My absolute favorite latest find: this amazing Goodwill leather chair for $27.
This orchestra of little hand-painted German angels is a collection that grows every Christmas thanks to my mom.
I’ve waited a year to use these placemats after I bought them for pennies at Kohl’s after Christmas last year. L and I made paper snowflakes yesterday and taped them to our front windows, and they look just like this white snowflake.
I changed up the table setting again with a “deer” theme because I think these plates from HomeGoods are so cute. I just added a few little paper deer on the plates and the table, plus my wicker deer from a tag sale, and exchanged the red napkins with beige ones for a more monochromatic look.
Ideally, I would’ve liked to use a white tablecloth, but I didn’t feel like removing everything off the table.
The mercury glass monogram ornaments were also just a dollar after Christmas at Kohl’s, and I bought as many as I could for an added little gift for family members and kept two D’s and one L for us. I hung the L on the back of L’s chair.
A little bit of Christmas in our downstairs powder room, which is next to the kitchen and utility room. I had the earthenware and simply added vintage-inspired stickers to some of the items. So simple and inexpensive.
This little hand-painted box was $3 at Goodwill and is disguising a box and cable for the lamp.
We used to store all of L’s cloths in it in the old place. It was brown, and my mom and I just painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint when she was visiting.
It’s the perfect spot for my most prized possession: this vintage teddy bear belonged to my Dad when he was a little boy.
He sent it to me to keep me company one weeks after I moved away from home for the first time, straight to America.
I also want to paint the HomeGoods mirror white eventually.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas with family and friends.