My Alpine Home
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Today Tracie from Fishtail Cottage is hosting our ‘Creating Christmas’ link party.
I love the charm that a Cottage Christmas brings! I love cottage style and the thought that usually comes to mind is pretty pastels. At Christmas however, I love a red & white cottage Christmas!
It might be something as simple as a pretty Amaryllis waiting to burst into bloom. Planted in a mossy pot and sitting on a dotty cake stand. I tucked a little transferware saucer in back.
A collection of cottage style planters in my windowsill.
A rustic hurricane lantern with a vintage postcard on a toile tablecloth.
I’ve added assorted trees to the shelf that I lined with my newly found red transferware.
I found this sweet tree at a local shop for $6. It has stamped birds on corrugated paper. Reminds me of upside down cupcake holders.
My thoughts always lean towards cottage when ever I use dried Hydrangeas. I did a grouping with my vintage birdcages on top of the cabinet in our entry and tucked a few of those gorgeous blooms in amongst a faux garland.
I filled it with more birds and hung my Christmas postcard garland. A lot of them have images of birds.
I just framed this redwork piece.
I love redwork! I found this cute pattern and the muslin in a kit at a thrift store. It was just waiting for me to stitch it up! I added a few beads here and there amongst the berries.
I love touches of aqua with red!
If you would like to see a little more of what I call ‘cottage’ hop over and visit my Cottage Style Pinterest board.
And don’t forget to link up your ‘Cottage Christmas’ over at Fishtail Cottage! And please come back and join me tomorrow with your ‘Sugar and Spice’!
Merry Christmas from my cottage to yours!
Monday, December 9, 2013
I gotta tell ya, I love me some rustic Christmas décor! Today our ‘Creating Christmas’ party will be hosted over at Susan’s from Must Love Junk. We would love for you to hop over and link up your Rustic Christmas’! Also, It’s not to late to link your Vintage Christmas with Carlene at Organized Clutter or your White Christmas with Kris at Junk Chic Cottage. Each party will stay open a week so please join in!
I decorated my dining table with a few of my rustic finds and I think it’s one of my favorites this year. My family is also loving it, because it’s quite a bit less than usual and easily removed.
I always get a few eyes rolling when we decide to play games during the holidays and it has to be cleared. I know YOU know what I’m talking about. Please don’t tell me that you’ve never gotten an eye roll! lol!
I brought one of my old chicken feeders in from the garden and filled it with fresh pine boughs, vintage ornaments and mercury glass votive cups.
On one end I tucked in a rustic piece of wooden trim and a vintage garden hand shovel. My book page tree I made last year stands behind.
One day I was trying to think of what I could hang from the chandelier that would go with the rustic charm of the table. Then it came to me, “why not clay pots?”
Perfect! I love how these long skinny ones resemble bells.
What other rustic things might you find on a farm besides a chicken feeder? Well certainly an old tractor! You can bet that it would be used to haul trees. This one was given to me by my older sister.
I love these rusty heavy duty springs that I bought at the last fleattitude. Super inexpensive too!
I corralled together three of my frogs and added some cards I have collected.
Simple. . .but, I love it!
I have one other thing on my kitchen island that I thought was a bit rustic. It’s my large wooden garden cloche. I filled it with old clocks to represent ‘Christmas TIME’.
A little play on words. My friend, Joyce gave me this clay ‘Christmas Thyme’ garden stake years ago. One of my favorite little treasures!
Let’s take a peek inside.
Five old clocks found at thrift stores and estate sales sitting atop old books with the covers removed and tied together with vintage bias tape. It all rests upon two wooden red chargers and I threw in a strand of silver beads for some bling.
And here it is with the cover removed.
How about you? Do you love a little ‘rustic Christmas’!