Wednesday, December 11, 2019

{ Traditional Christmas Cabinet Decor }

Thursday already..seems like lately that is the going theme, which isn't great! I'm  sad this holiday season { my favorite} is going by so quickly this year!  One thing I am glad about is the amount of ideas & inspiration I've been able to put out for you { my pals} this season!! It's been so fun to play around & cozy up our little  cottage  for Christmas!! Last year I was sick nearly the whole season from emergency visits & everything in  between. Holidays have always been special to Mark & I & we carry tons of traditions ..I think one tradition I've been doing these last few years are decorating my FAVORITE  cottage cabinet for Christmas!! I can't wait for you to see this year's look...

 

This cabinet is always a chore to decorate because of its size alone..it's h u g e!! Thankfully I have a bunch of stuff to fill it with haha! Many vintage thrifty treasures... My sister actually  styled the middle shelf while we were working on another project a few weeks ago...I LOVE IT, so I kept what she did. 

 

I knew what kind of look I was going for right away, & thankfully I had most of the goods on hand! Warming, cabin cottage Christmas with tons of traditional patterns etc.. I've always been drawn to the traditional tan Burberry pattern & we had these blankets & a scarf lying around...you can probably guess the rest...!


Chunky traditional blanket patterns, white pillar candles,  textured baskets & vintage treasures...the perfect Christmas cabinet display!!



I brought in a ton of woods to match the tan Burberry pattern. Added to  that wood stain  with lots of flocked greenery & wreaths! It added that vintage cabin cottage look I love so much!!

Christmas Cabinet 2017 HERE


 

Lots of wood stains, creams, browns & vintage antique touches! It pulls that cabin look in with a hint of cottage glam.



•Rug: target.com.com 


I was skeptical about keeping the garden sign I've the TV in fear it was too summery, but in fact it's not & adds a lot of holiday charm!!

• D you have any spaces you style with cabinets? What are your favorite items to use??? 


HAPPY Thursday!
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Monday, December 9, 2019

{ Chippy Vintage Cubby Table }

Happy Tuesday! So a few weeks ago Mark had a job & he came home with two of my favorite things!!... furniture pieces & a Christmas tree! Both my favorite & in very good condition..This table is the cutest little vintage gem. I don't think I've ever shared this on the blog,but I love cozy cubby furniture & white porcelain pieces! When Mark asked if I wanted this I instantly said YES!! Little did I know all the charm it had...cubby aesthetic, chippy cream paint, wood extenders & original porcelain knobs...MY FAV! Come see this little gem a bit closer below...

 

This is probably the most simple posts I've  ever done...couple comfy pillows,  white chunky candles , a textured basket...I just wanted the piece to really stand out!!

 

I love that it has extenders on both sides with the original wood pulls.. & not to mention the original white porcelain knobs!! The charm & sturdiness  of this cute table are endless!! The cubby drawers are clean & super nice size for storage etc..




 

I just washed it up with some Mrs Meyers spray & left it as is. I love the chippy creamy ran peach for now with Christmas!! Fits beautifully with the old fashioned browns going on in here..



 

I hope you loved this new piece!! I'm  so curious as to what some of you favorite pieces of furniture are to look for or collect? Let me know in the comments!

HAPPY Tuesday!
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

{ Old Fashioned Cottage Christmas Home Tour }


Jennifer Rizzo 2019 Holiday Housewalk Linky Party

Heyyyyy pals & welcome back to another week! I can't believe that it's already almost the middle of December...I'm not going to lie after last year's shenanigans throughout November & December it kinda of put a bad taste in my mouth for this year, BUT I love Christmas so much I had to go all out this year! I will say there is one HUGE space that is not in this tour { our basement } because well we've been super busy...Not to worry though it's super special this year & will be in a separate post all by itself!!! I went all out in our lower level , so it's only fair it has its own post like each space I'm sharing in toady's Christmas Home Tour! If you're new to The Quaint Sanctuary  then let me say for our Christmas Home Tours that I share the best pictures from each room or space then below those spaces I have a separate link to each post of just that space for a closer look. Basically I blog each space then compile a Christmas Home Tour hahaha..geez I'm so long winded sometimes hahah! I really hope you guys like this  year's Tour..I went all out for you because well I'm NOT sick  like last !! That is huge for me { I suffer from vertigo & autoimmune disease }, so let's get right to this Christmas goodness!!!



•BARN & PORCH•
 This was the first year we've had a big
red wood barn garage!! We made a little dream if mine come true this past summer. A big candy apple red barn. I'll be honest, I've wanted one of these for so long manly bcuz of Christmas haha! Keeping with the theme I made sure the front porch coordinates!! It's so bold & cozy classic Christmas!

* Full Porch Post:HERE
* Full Barn Post: HERE



•ENTRY•
Our Entryway  I kept very neutral,  whimsical & a bit more cabin cottagey! Lots of gold, lights & trees!! The vintage side table has so much value...

*Full Entryway Post:HERE

•KITCHEN•
  In the actual kitchen, I just decorated our little window ledge. It's so cozy & again vintage whimsical.  Lit garland around the window, vintage tin tree cake molds & a tree farm sign!

* Full Kitchen Post: HERE

 

•DINING ROOM•
 In the dining room I did a cute vintage neutral gingerbread theme! I found the green sign on Etsy & that's basically how I decided on this look. Honestly more cottage winter decor with touches of the old fashioned gingerbread boys ha.

* Full Dining Room Post: HERE




•LIVING ROOM•
 In the living room I stuck with the "old fashioned " theme I carried the brown & creams into the living room.  Lots of old touches like Mason jars, foliage,  woods & of course cinnamon +oranges bundles & slices on the tree & mantel.

* Full Christmas Living Room:  HERE
 






•BEDROOM•
 The Bedroom I also stuck with the old fashioned theme but with more color. I went with an old Irish winter Christmas village look. Tons of colorful village houses with rustic books & lanterns & Christmas trees.

*Full Bedroom Post:HERE



I hope you guys loved this Christmas Home Tour! I love doing the Christmas home tour every year! I mentioned this before but I start planning for Christmas in June...It's my favorite time & I HOPE when you visit this season you gather some simple & practical Christmas decor inspiration for your own home.

HAPPY MONDAY!
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

{ Classic Cozy Christmas Porch }

Eeek, SO  E X C I T E D to finish off the week & share today's post with you, my pals!!! It's one of, if not my most favorite place to photograph for Christmas..OUR FRONT PORCH!! It's so cozy, fresh & fun to work on!! Although my ears don't  like it these days { vertigo} I love being outside in the crisp winter air with the scent of fresh fire in the air while decorating!! I tend to like to put a big 7-8ft tree out here, although last year I did a New England theme HERE , this year I went back to our roots with a classic cozy porch with a huge tree, vintage ladder, red wood barn  & candle lit lanterns!!!! I love having porch lights on all through Christmas...It's so magical through the holidays to walk up or drive away with a festive cozy welcoming porch!!!!
• Come see the whole space below...


 

I kept things ultra traditional Christmas with only reds, greens & pops of silvery white! The tree is a 7.5ft traditional Noble Fir Christmas tree!! It's  huge, lit with both colored & white lights. It was a free find & I'm so happy we took it! We usually buy a real one for out front, because let's face it, nothing beats going to the Christmas tree lot!.. But this year we got busy & honestly a real tree is a lot of work!!

 

I kept the decor simple with silver bulbs , poinsettias,  and red berries! I wanted a fresh classic bold streamlined look! Cozy but cohesive & minimalist..well as minimal with still being comfy!!

 

I added the vintage warmed toned wood ladder last minute & it literally MADE this space, especially with the big red wood barn garage!! Stay tuned for something fun to do with this..♡

 

Keeping with what I said above, with a bold traditional cohesive look, I added a bucket filled with greens, white lanterns, red candles, a sign & voila!

 

This buck was the only new items used for our 2019 Christmas porch this year...Thanks to my mom!! Along with the vintage inspired bucket, I added a vintage wood chair to bring a bit of rustic antique charm + warmth..& hit coincides with our wood planked porch!

 

The wreath was a DIY : HERE





Simple, bold cottage classic porch. Christmas makes me so happy you guys..it's so warm, cozy & unlike many I actually like the style & abundance of decor it brings!! 
• Do you decorate your porch?

HAPPY Friday!
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