Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas at the Cottage 2013

Well after days and days of waiting for some decent sunlight, I've finally decided to just give up and take some "not so awesome" pics and just show you guys my Christmas decor.
After painting my kitchen white just before Thanksgiving, I was excited to find some of my favorite Pottery Barn stockings on sale for Black Friday. This led me to change up a bit of my decor to a more neutral palette than last year.

I had big plans to have a Woodland Christmas theme on the tree, which would have fit perfectly with my stockings, etc., but my ginger girl {in pure ginger fashion} kind of had a fit about it. 
Ok, not really a fit, but she really wanted colored lights on the tree, and I'm a sucker for making the kids happy... sometimes.
Next year though, it's all about owl tree toppers and white lights.

I hope.

Anyway, I'll spare you full on shots of the entire great room as it looks like two separate families must live here. 
Seriously, if you come in from the garage and look left, Neutral and Calm. If you come in and look right, Red, Bright and Colorful.

Bipolar Christmas decor aside, here's a look at how some of our house looks on this dreary, freezing cold day.

If you've been following me for a while, you might remember last years Christmas Tree Chalkboard that I adored. 
But after the mishap I had because of our brilliant idea to use hot glue, I decided to attach my bow with Command Adhesives this year. 
I'll let you know if this was a not so brilliant idea when I take the bow off in January.

I moved our antique sled and skates indoors this year from it's usual place on the porch. It seemed to fit perfectly with the furry stockings and conjured up images of cozying up to a fire after a fun day playing in the snow.

I'd love to someday have our new stockings monogramed, but until then, we're making due with .98 cent glittery letters from WalMart. 
And really, who doesn't love glitter??

I'll leave you with one last pic that makes me think of the perfect mix of Mr. Concrete and I.

Disco balls and antlers.
Love the mix of rustic and glamorous.
It also makes Mr. Concrete smile.

 holiday open house

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  1. Beautiful! Love your stone fireplace! The mix of rustic and glam looks great!

  2. Love your fireplace! As for the colored lights, I had them on my tree all the years my kids were growing up. They always wanted colored lights and so I gave in knowing someday they'd grow up and I could do my tree my way. It was worth it and I'd do it again in a heartbeat! The last picture really made me smile!

  3. love the brown and whites together. I'm going to check and see if you've posted pics of your white kitchen.

  4. I'm so glad I stopped by! Your home tour is so pretty and great minds think alike with the disco ball and antlers! (:

  5. The neutrals are so pretty with the sled! And the disco ball & antlers are a perfect pair as well!!

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