Thursday, December 13, 2012

Just Outside, it's Christmas

 Tonight is a cool evening, perfect for an outdoor walk. As we arrive back, we are greeted by the warmth of home for the holidays.
This side of my cottage is where my studio is. In the pic below, the lower 4 windows is the room I create and enjoy many a happy hours.
Looking in the front window at the Christmas tree.
My red sled. I've had this treasure 25 years, handmade by a good friend.
Grazing deer enjoying the evening.
Front Porch~ greeted by our farmhouse red door.
The antique style door urn holds seasonal greens and postcards from France.
Before we go inside (to be continued on my next post) let's walk around to the back garden.
On cool evenings we can cuddle outside with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the fresh air by the wood burning stove.
We can peek inside~
See you next time for a walk inside.
 Thank you for stopping by.

Have a Very Merry December Evening~
Celestina Marie

20 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How very lovely your home looks for Christmas, Celeste! It certainly does look welcoming and inviting to anyone coming to your door. I love how you've included your back garden in the decorating. It looks like a wonderful to sit. Can't wait to see the inside!

1CardCreator said...

Your home is beautiful and your decorations are gorgeous. It certainly does look warm and inviting, you are blessed. You even have an eye for beautiful detail in your decorating too. ~Diane

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello Celestina,
I am speechless... you have a lovely cottage, beautiful.
Red front door, the window..everything I love them.
You are talented to decorate your house.
I wonder to see you craft room..oh for sure..the best and fav ones.
have nice day

Old Time Cindy said...

What a lovely home you have! I would love to have your back garden area with the wood stove.
Farmhouse Holiday Hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

It is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Did I tell you it's gorgeous? You have done a wonderful job with everything. The outside of your home is as beautiful as the inside.
I hate to tell you this but I am going to COPY your front door urn...not this year...but next year. By next year we should be in a new home which will certainly demand a new look, right? Love everything- xo Diana

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a beautiful and welcoming home you have.........and it's all because of your loving and talented decorative touch! Just beautiful!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Just beautiful Celeste!... how I would love to sit out on your porch sipping hot chocolate by the fire... love your red door and red sled!... can't wait to see inside!... xoxo Julie Marie

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just so warm and lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That next to the last photo...peeking inside is gorgeous! It would make a beautiful Christmas card! You have such a lovely home and you decorate it with such style! I love it!

DeeDee said...

your home sends out the spirit of the holidays.... enjoy them..

Katherine Wolak said...

This is a stunner home!!! Girl, your housie looks like picture postcard perfect!!! Just the most fabulous home and SO cozy!!!!! You're amazing! :D

Hugs,

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing your stroll home. Lovely home and decorations all ready to enjoy the season. I shall stay tuned for the inside. Holiday Bliss Dear...

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
You call this cottage? Looks like a stately mansion to me... Gorgeous and your photos are so great with the clear blue sky above. Is that your bike near the front door?
Enjoy your home, after all the work and decoration you did. It will be a happy home for your family during the shortest days of the year.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Mari said...

Really beautiful my friend, I adore your red front door it's gorgeous like your home is.....
I love your tree by the window, it looks soooooo pretty and inviting ;)
Thanks for the tour it was a blast .....lol

Happy holidays~
Mari

The Polka Dot Closet said...

COTTAGE! Girlfriend you live in a gorgeous mansion, but one that is decorated to reflect it's warmth, can't wait to get inside!!

Carol

Lynda said...

Very pretty!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Ooooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaah.......... so pretty Celeste!! So gorgeous! I just wish I could feel the warmth realtime. When I look at the indoor pictures I can smell the cinnamon and just be there! And one picture I love especially is the one that looks through your front window to the Christmas tree. The only thing that is missing is the hot steam on the window lol from the warmth inside and the cold outside. That picture reminds me of that fairytale about that little girl with the matches. I don't know how that fairytale (it's a fairytale, or not???) is named in English. In Dutch we call it 'het meisje met de zwavelstokjes' and it always impressed me so much and I visualized the girl standing in front of the windows looking inside while she had no home and was warming herself on the matches. Such a sad story. But anyway.......... your home looks so inviting! I'll be there in a couple of hours ok? LOL
xox
Ingeborg

PEA said...

Dear Celeste,

I absolutely LOVE your home, your special touch is so obvious inside and out!! I'm loving even the windows! lol I have been wanting to paint my door red for years and I think I will finally do it in the new year. Do you remember the colour you used? There are so many kinds of reds!

Your back garden is also beautiful and I can just picture myself sitting there with a cup of hot chocolate:-) xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Now that is quite a cottage!!!!

LOL!!

Absolutely stunning!!
Especially loving the tree in the winodw with those beautiful curtains!!! Now that is drop dead gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Deb

tina said...

woow,it's so beautiful!