Come take a tour of my New England cottage style home decorated for Christmas.
Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tour 2020
I’m so excited to be part of the Blogger’s Best Holiday Home Tours this week hosted by Kelly of The Tattered Pew and Mansa of This Is Simplicite. You can find the links and the full list of all those participating at the bottom of my post…so much Christmas inspiration!!
If you are stopping by from Jennifer at The Flowering Farmhouse, welcome! Oh, I love Jen’s beautiful photos and adorable farmhouse.
For those of you that are new to Cottage On Bunker Hill…Hi! I’m Jennifer and I live in a small coastal New Hampshire town with my husband and boys in a renovated ranch. Now let’s get on to my Cottage Christmas home tour!!
I think we’ll start in my kitchen…because I spend like a gazillion hours in here every day!! Seriously, I have a small daycare and we spend so much time in here doing schoolwork and crafts…plus kids are always hungry!!
The morning sun streams through my big kitchen window onto my dining table.
My corner hutch has been so…many…colors!! I love the dark green that it’s painted now.
On the corner hutch knob I hung one of the dried orange slice ornaments that I made. It’s really easy to make them yourself at home.
My winter arrangement is a mix of real and faux stems. I cut a few fresh evergreen boughs and branches from my back yard and added them to my faux flowers and greens.
I love to bring natural elements into my designs.
I have such a crush on these dried pods!! They are so cool.
My kitchen area is small but mighty!! I have loads of cabinets and drawers…when I changed out all my hardware I realized just how many!!
Over my kitchen window I hung 2 frosty garlands. I’ve had them for a few years and just love them so much…they were the first things I took out of my Christmas bins.
A fun red ticking wreath hangs in the center of my kitchen windows. I learned to make it from my friend Misty over at Back Porch Bliss…and it’s super easy and inexpensive to make!!
Berry picks and a frosty stem jazz up a faux Walmart plant.
I strung a few dried oranges around the garland. Aren’t the colors so pretty next to each other??
My coffee bar area is across from my windows. The faux tile stencil backsplash is still one of my favorite projects.
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My favorite place in the world is being at the ocean! We live a short drive to the beach and there’s nothing like the salty air to clear your head. Even in the winter…my husband and I have a New Year’s Day tradition of taking a walk early in the morning.
So it’s no surprise that the colors of the ocean inspire me and can be found throughout my home.
I kept my Christmas decor pretty simple in my living room this year.
I filled a blue glass bowl with a few frosty green bulbs. This bowl is usually where I display my sea glass collection.
Wall Storage Unit
Oh my gosh, I love my Better Homes & Gardens cube storage organizers!! By day, I have a small home daycare and these cubes are full of all my toys! The cubes keep everything organized and when the kids go home at night it just looks like furniture in my living room.
Plus the tops are fun to decorate…
An old window frame is the perfect spot to hang my metal angel garland. I tucked in a couple of fresh spruce cuttings on top; I love the smell!
My vignette is a mix of fresh, faux, new and old. The glass trees are new…but let me tell you, I’ve almost broken them so many times already as I was moving them around!! I’m not touching them again until I pack them away!!
Fresh spruce boughs were the base for my vignette. Then I added giant pine cones and frosty white candlesticks. A mini faux tree and snowy braches finished my wintery scene.
An antique crate was the perfect home for a few tiny pine cones I found in my yard.
A snowy pine cone tree was tucked in a wooden tray with fresh boughs.
Next to the wall of storage you’ll find my Countdown To Christmas wall sign and a basket filled with wintery fun!
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My entryway table is one of my favorite things to decorate! My mirror was a dump find…someone was actually going to throw this away, of course it didn’t look like this and it was a horrible green color!
How cute is this owl wreath!! I just checked and it is still in stock at Walmart (and it’s under $20!!)
You can see how I transformed my $5 lamp here.
My bark trees are from craftoutlet.com This place is a hidden gem for inexpensive craft/decor items! These trees are just $5-6!!
A wood cake stand is the perfect place to display them.
Vintage ice skates and a dough bowl candle finish off the table top.
One of my favorite flea market finds; an antique tool box was filled with fresh boughs and lighted white branches on the bottom shelf.
I love how merry and bright my living room and entryway look during the afternoon! The days are so short now and I try and soak up as much of the sun as I can.
On the back of my front door I updated my most popular craft from last year. For this year’s pine cone door swag I used this beautiful gray blue ribbon that I found at Walmart…I wish I had bough more because it’s so lovely!
I hope you enjoyed my tour! Next up on our Holiday Home tour is Joy at The Aspiring Home. So please go check out her beautiful home!
get to know me
here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! This is good because the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breathe in the salt air.
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!