Sunday, December 5, 2010

Welcome To My Christmas Cottage

With Christmas Eve only 17 days away, I love to take the next couple of weeks to enjoy the holiday with family and friends and the blessings within my holiday cottage.
A time to close the door on my studio, give myself a break and relax for the season. My family and I celebrate traditions with the viewing of Christmas lights in our community, listening to beautiful Christmas music, spending time with those we care about and looking towards the new year.

Along with most people, we make a celebration of decorating our home too. This year, I took a simply yet less is more approach. We still have a lot to view, but decorations deliberately placed using natural elements of pine cones, holly, berries mixed with vintage and collectible ornaments.

Reds, greens, golds and silver give way to long time traditions we share throughout the season.
So I welcome you to visit my humble abode and to share in the treasures we hold most dear.

Miss Beazy Lee is here to greet you!

The entry filled with fresh poinsettias and Santa in his sleigh lighting the way.

As we turn to the right into the dining room, we are greeted by my 8 ft. slim tree filled with 48 Thomas Kinkaid cottages, handmade snowflakes, ornament gifts and lush red roses.

Up close and in front, I hang my 2 ornaments from days at the White House 1998 and 2004. These are very special and made so beautifully in winter scenes from our nations capital.

The dining table is set for a cozy December dinner. Using again elements from nature in the centerpiece found for a mere 10 dollars at Walmart. I added a little more to the natural ring, my own faux candle on a timer and this simple and inexpensive style looks like so much more.

For our silverware, I have taken stocking ornaments and used as a utensil holder. I found this a few years ago at Home Goods. They are beautiful and accented with natural color gemstones on sage, dark red, and rust backgrounds. Each guest has a different stocking.

Behind the table, I have graced the hutch with a candle and natural element showcase centerpiece. Also, adding a keepsake gold gilded angel and trees along the sides.

Thank you for sharing and your visit today. I will be back with lots more from my holiday home sharing my Santa Collection, Nativity Scene, Village Collection, more trees, vignettes and a few recipes too.
Till then, Have a special and blessed Sunday.
But before I go, Miss B wants to say thank you for coming by and till she meets you again, she'll be waiting and watching for Santa.

Merry Christmas from Texas,
Celestina Marie and Miss Beazy Lee!

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