Monday, November 18, 2019

{ Cottage Christmas Gingerbread Dining Room }

Tuesday  already? Geesh these weeks are just  flying  by & that kind of upsets me...This is the best time of the year because it's  so cozy, loving & magical! I  get that the holiday's  aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I'm  on a mission each year to warm everyones heart...whether  it's  because you're  lonely,  sad, financially  struggling,  sick etc..I mentioned in yesterday's post HERE that I went super simple with Christmas  decor & more easily to transition  into winter decor because let's  face it Michigan  winters are LONG! Today I'm  sharing the comfiest warmest cottage gingerbread dining room!!! In the 7 years of blogging this simple cozy gingerbread dining  room is my favorite! It's  so cohesive, comfy & warm..Like  making fresh gingerbread with your gram ha. Come see the full look below...

** WARNING: Super picture  heavy post....just the way y'all  like it haha!

 

It all started with this chunky wood gingerbread sign I found on Etsy...I loved the authentic wood, green & brown. Our dining  rug is forest green & I liked the cohesive feel it added. 


 

I kept the cabinet super simple with antique cream & tan plaid plates, white dishes & lots of mason jars..I wanted the eye to be on the cozy grids & actual furniture  piece...This piece might be moving soon..😉.

 

I picked up these neutral  gingerbread men from Dollar Tree & they fit perfect. I didn't  want an overpowering amount of layers this year as in decor..You wouldn't  believe how hard it is to find neutral gingerbread goods...



Along with the sign, I ordered this gingerbread banner off of Etsy!! I'll  be honest, I don't  order much off of Etsy, because, well it's  pricey. 



 

This dining room is sooo comfy , festive  but also very simple. We enjoy many dinners in here, dogs  tipping chairs & all ha. 
• I'll  be blogging the downstairs  dining  room soon!!



 

If you can't  tell, I have an obsession with french cottagey gridded windows..everything in our little  cottage is gridded...even our vintage pantry door. It just adds so much  charm.

  DIY coming soon!

 

I wish I could have you all over for a huge charcuterie board feast, laughs & desserts!!


 

I incorporated my great grandpa's rolling pins into the tablescape...old with the new is KEY  for cozy decorating!
- Fun fact, my papa used to own a restaurant...boy do I wish he was still here & his restaurant!



 

I hope you enjoyed this comfy holiday baking look! Simple, fresh & attainable...my go to motto in decorating. 

HAPPY TUESDAY!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :).

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Paige.Rose



Sunday, November 17, 2019

{ Rustic Old Fashioned Christmas Living Room }

HAPPY MONDAY! Let's  get this week started in style..So I mentioned via INSTAGRAM  that I didn't  know if it's  because it's  been a hectic  hard year or just because I'm  o l d, but I went simple old fashioned /winter/ Christmas  decor this year...I guess I used bolder pieces, traditional pieces & lots of warm greens, oranges & my focus color brown!! I know it sounds different  but it's  sooo cozy & basically  is focused around  this awesome  rug I scored at Target...plus I just wanted an old fashioned Christmas..oranges, cinnamon  bundles & lots of lanterns & woods mixed in. Come see our comfy old fashion rustic  Christmas living  room  below... 

• Side Note: I'll  be photographing our downstairs family  room which is something  I also went very different  with! Inspiration GALORE -I promise.

 

 

So, like above as I  mentioned I was drawn to brown's this year! Lots of old fashion patterns, dark browns,  galvanized goods, mason jars & brown glass! I had the idea of fresh orange slices  & cinnamon sticks  months ago, but am kinda bummed to see it's  so popular  this year...I wanted a bit of a different  flocked old fashioned tree, so I added homemade  cinnamon  stick bundles  { few posts back} & added orange  slices  & eucalyptus branches throughout!



 

We moved this vintage  bed & breakfast chandelier in here a few months ago & it  completed this old fashioned Christmas  look. Paired with the warm brown  wool rug, wood treasures & galvanized accents! 


 

I ordered the orange slices  off of etsy.com
& placed a few scattered in the matching flocked garland. The mixed in vintage mason jars & brown trees complete the mantel! 


 

I picked up this "log" bucket from @homegoods & filled it with a huge wood slice & festive rustic branches!  The crisp white candles pull together the oversized  cozy white chair pillows & fireplace!!

 

These brown mason jars are vintage  dupes from @Michael's & they're  on built  in timers which is so convenient! I love the lids..they looks so vintageyy without the price!! The clear masons are antiques all the way from Maine!! 



What's  your favorite  type of Christmas decor? Traditional, eclectic, vintage, modern, farmhouse,  cottage,  etc.. I'd  love to hear in the comments!!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose


Saturday, November 16, 2019

{ Stationary Ideas with Basic Invite }

Hey pals welcome back to the blog! I want to share something with you all that I don't think I've ever shared before here on TQS! Basically ever since a little girl I've always been interested in stationary, note cards, envelopes- PAPER PRODUCTS ha! I just love writing & having a fresh pen + cute piece of stationary to leave nice notes, make lists & whatever else I'm jotting down... When BasicInvite.com   reached out I basically jumped for joy!! Not only do I use stationary in my everyday life, but around the holidays especially! 

*Some things I noticed about Basic Invite right away that I found super customizable especially for a creative like myself:
  • They offer unlimited colors..180 actually!
  • They offer custom samples before you order your invites, cards etc..
  • The envelopes come in 40 different colors all with peel & seel closures
  • They also offer an exceptional service called Address Capture service which you can share on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media & ask for family + friends addresses..how nifty right!?
  • Foil cards are available in silver, gold & rose gold along with added customizable features as well! 
 This stationary brand is definitely a one stop shop for all your stationary needs..from Christmas cards photo , holiday cards maker, custom business holiday cards & more!! 
Keep reading below for some samples I chose for my everyday life, including ones Mark & I could use as  couple! They offer so many themed stationary packs from hobbies to occupations, business & more. I was super impressed & basically wanted them ALL!


 

I love this thick oversized card your order comes in, so sturdy & easy to keep track of your stationary!

 

Like I mentioned above the color range is out of bounds phenomenal!! So many unique  colors to choose from for any party, occasion or season!

 

 
I chose 5 different style cards to show you guys! I'm  obsessed  with each sample, because of the quality alone!! The envelopes aren't  flimsy & thin, but rather thick & luxurious!! 

 

Also, like I mentioned above, they offer so many different styles + professions to choose from! I often write cards out for work & it's  nice to be able to customize & send something out that's  also unique...like this card above! 


 

 
Out of all the samples I got to show you guys I think this • The  Quaint Sanctuary • one is my favorite!! The colors match my actual  logo so well & will be so nice to use for future business endeavors. 

 

With Mark & I  both busy almost  ALL the time being able to grab a piece  of stationary  with both our names incorporated on it is so refreshing & practical  for us!


 
It's  always a plus to be able to match your business  cards with a nice piece  of QUALITY  stationary. Hand written notes & stationary are so personal & intimate that you definitely  need quality like Basic Invite offers!

 I mean how cute were all of those? Don't even get me started on the holiday themed cards, stationary & invites..I will do some serious damage ha! You can follow this awesome brand via all their social media outlets { Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter }for all your paper needs!

Happy Monday!


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

•This post was sponsored. All opinions are my honest review. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

{ Vintage Country Christmas Kitchen Window }

So, there's  one area in our home that I always LOVE to decorate  for Christmas...well every season  for that matter! Our KITCHEN WINDOW!! I know, kind of an odd spot but it's  just sooo comfy & nostalgic that I love photographing this area! It adds so much charm, {especially  with the new gridded  French style now} to our little  cottage  kitchen. Not only that, but I mean some cute  cozy  decor is always nice while doing dishes right?! Ha. Well, I'm  going to keep this simple my pals...I'm  super tired { busiest time in blogland}. Hope you enjoy this nostalgic Christmas window..I know it brightens  my mood!

  

The nostalgic  country kitchen feel with these warm Christmas lights sets the ultimate feel! I love popping them on when it gets dark early here now. Lighs a maple blueberry  candle & literally don't  want to leave  home...

 

At first I was a bit stumped on what I wanted to do with this kitchen window  ledge this year..Then I remembered I picked these antique tree cake pans up at a  barn sale a few years back.. They fit perfect & flow nicely  with this years Christmas dining  room look..STAY TUNED, so excited!!


 

The only thing that really  changed the look of this window was the new gridded window!! It coordinates with our front door & windows now plus gridded French style windows are the MOST charming!!

 

This antique  space rack is one of my ultimate ever favorite  finds..I'll  never let it go ha. Enamel vintage  tin for soaps,  mini lamp, garland  & voila! SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE & COMFY!



 

 

I hope you all loved this ADORABLE Christmas window! It was super easy to execute with some thrifty treasures! TRY IT & let me know or send me a picture HERE: Quaint.sanctionhome@gmail.com  to be FEATURED! 

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Happy Wednesday!