Christmas Cottage 2020

As I decorate the cottage for Christmas, each finished vignette gives me all the “Feels” of this special Holiday. The cottage is decorated in a traditional Christmas theme with lots of vintage goodies dispersed throughout.


As you enter the main living room, you’ll see this little cedar tree on a primitive bench.  The garland is a crochet chain made by one of my kiddos.  Cookie cutters double as ornaments.  The star is a DIY.

Christmas Star DIY:  

  • Take four twigs of similar length.
  • Arrange twigs, forming a star.
  • Hot glue twine on the ends to hold it together. 

Cottage Dining Room

On the dining room table is a plaid curtain, acting as a table runner (you’ll see me use this curtain as a runner in several places).  The table scape is an antique silver tray with three glass candle holders and a star ornament. 

In the pass-through window, you see a lit cloth garland, nativity and Christmas runner.

The above vignette is displayed on a cabinet in the dining room.  The ornate vintage frame is a recent thrift find! 

Here is another Christmas curtain as the table runner.   A clear compote bowl holds red bells. 

Wise men and a shepherd with a sheep are displayed.  In between these men, sit a clear glass church.  Light illuminates from candles which gives it a cozy Christmas vibe.

Here is another table in the dining room.  It will serve as a buffet table Christmas Eve.  Displayed center is a Currier & Ives tray. 

To the right is a Petersburg basket, filled with greenery, and a church bird house is nestled in the center.   A creamer and sugar bowl are on the table as well.  On the wall you see four blue and white Currier & Ives Winter scene plates.

Christmas Living Room

We always get a live tree for Christmas and we love the white pine!  I will shift some things around.  This is our main tree, where all the presents go lol.  Beside the tree is a vintage sled, horse and Nativity.  Since Jesus is the reason for the season, my kids always place a Nativity under the main tree.

The sofa table also displays a Nativity.  Yes, we love Nativities!  On the top of the table sets three amber antique bottles with greenery.  My Mother-in-law gifted me these. 

Center is a Fitz and Floyd Snowman plate and a basket with greenery wraps this vignette up.

This simple table display is a glass canister hosting an old book, topped with a vintage red glass bird and a Christmas pick.  One of my boys loves snow globes.  He found this one with a cardinal and I thought it fit perfect in this spot.

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Continuing the red cardinal theme, this needle work picture sits on the shelf with Christmas bouquets on either side.  Also, on this shelf is a bottle brush tree inside a terra cotta pot, red candle holder and Santa with a polar bear to finish it off.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our little Christmas Cottage Tour.  Please join our Red Barn and Boots family, if you haven’t, and share this tour.  

Merry Christmas,


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