Oh, my goodness! Time is drawing near so I thought I’d put together our Christmas Home Tour 2015 before everyone arrived! Christmas Eve is always an exciting time for all of us here at the Crossroads for so many reasons. The house is all decorated, and I think our little country cottage looks its best at this time of year.
I go all out decorating the front porch because we are usually able to enjoy it during our mild South Carolina winters. As you can see, our front porch decorations reflect our gardening interests. The tree has ornaments created with vintage seed catalog artwork as well as a grow bag skirt!
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Here you will find the most adorable gardening Santa on Earth! You can see more details in the post: A Cottage Garden Christmas Porch
On the coffee table is a simple woodland scene with a little ceramic deer. The base is a terracotta pot saucer that I painted white and added some Epsom salt and white glitter to give it a snowy effect.
They were a bit too colorful for my taste so I painted them white and gave them the same Epsom salt and white glitter treatment.
The green Santas were added later because I’ve always had a “thing” for green! The star ornament was sent to me by my sweet blogging friend Ann from On Sutton Place. She made it from a rare green grain sack and sent it and a few others that she made from it to me because……she knows I’m such a green lover!
Here’s another pine cone taking a ride on the back of this wooden deer in front of the fireplace, but there will be no lighting of the fire this Christmas Eve. We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here.
In the kitchen is a new gingerbread tree. In the fall, the little tree served as a Halloween Tree for the Kitchen.
Some new tea towels brighten up the area above the range.
The handmade gingerbread boy and girl are hanging on the cabinets in the corners of the kitchen.Wish I could show you a better photos of them but it’s been cloudy and raining for days.
And the gingerbread house and the baking Santa are sweetening up this corner of the kitchen.
The nativity set has a special place in our family room to remind us of the reason for the season. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Christmas tour of our home. Part of our family has already arrived so our little cottage if full right now, and my heart is definitely full, too!
Leo and I wish you a very merry and blessed Christmas!