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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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

{ Quaint Christmas Entry Sitting Area}

Happy Wednesday,  pals! Whoa I've been on the Inspiration bus lately! If you've been a longtime blog follower you know I never follow the masses in decor, life or fashion for that matter...Decor especially though! I like to bring you comfy, attainable, fresh & affordable ideas + decor! I've mentioned before but our entryway isn't super big, but big enough for a mini dropzone/ sitting are & our mudroom  closet! Today I'm here to share a comfy little Christmas sitting area using one of my favorite pieces that I don't think I've ever blogged...but at this point all the posts are running together so I may have haha! 
• Come read below why the star of this post is so special to me...


 
I'm in love with these faux Fraser Fir trimmings from a gift shop my mom frequently shops... Secrets out mom ha! They look so fresh & festive sitting in these mini  antiques crocks we've collected!

 
I went for a copper, fresh trimmings, browns, bronze & vintage look in this little area! This sign on one wall of the entry couldn't be more perfect for Christmas!! Lots of holiday greens, furry slippers & wood tones!



 

This table was my grandma's mom { I never met her} but I hear she was an incredible lady { like my gram} . It's well over 70 years old & I  believe my gram said it's from Canada ! It's sooo cozy, vintage & in perfect shape! 

After I moved the new side table { see my Instagram for a peek} I had this little gem to put somewhere, & it just so happened to fit perfectly right here!

 

Again, lots of greens, bronzes,  creams & of course vanilla candles!! This little entry gets used daily, so I kept decor simple...well simple for me! 


 

This pillow was a nifty find for $13. It's tough & handmade..& also not mass produced which is always nice. It's small & fit perfect right here.



 

I love that you see the red berries peeking through the white wood window flower boxes outside!! This charm & Christmas ambiance is real in this little space♡.


What do you think about this quaint little entryway? Do you love the family treasure as much as we do? This is one of those pieces I'll cherish forever. For sure!!
•• Do you have any cherished pieces? 
SHARE  with me!


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!
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Monday, December 2, 2019

{ Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Decor }

So, about six months before Christmas  I start brainstorming Christmas ideas for every room I'm planning on sharing that year! Well, this year I planned an old fashioned vintage Christmas with orange slices, cinnamon sticks, branches etc... Fast forward & it seems to be super popular this season..which is good & bad I guess ha. I took a little bit of a different route & decided to do freestanding orange slices,  cinnamon bundles & eucalyptus with mixed in unfinished wood stocking ornaments!! Today I'm  here to share our 2019 Christmas tree Inspiration look!! Sorry in advance for the short post today, I'm  fighting vertigo yet again..Anyways, get comfy & come take a peek below...


 

These Facebook Marketplace chairs couldn't be any better for this year's holiday decor look!! The green + cream check pattern pull from the trees goods & vice versa! Old fashion with a hint of effortless whimsical  magic!


 

I love the deep browns, vintage chandeliers & lots of greens & creams with the vibrant orange slices scattered within the tree & mantel garland..I never thought I'd be using orange in Christmas decor, but I just love the simple old fashion Christmas items. 

 



We go to Holiday Nights at Greenfield village almost every year & they give me so much vintage Christmas Inspiration ! I love the old cozy welcome decor & dinner settings...If you've never been to Greenfield Village Holiday Nights..GO!! You'll be in total ahhhhhh the WHOLE time. PROMISE!

 



I hope you like this simple old fashioned tree decor. Have you ever decorate with oranges, cinnamon bundles or eucalyptus branches for Christmas? I'm  sure you're all ahead of me in this haha. 

Happy Tuesday!

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