Friday, December 21, 2012


"From home to home,
And heart to heart,
From one place to another,
The warmth and joy of Christmas
Brings us closer to each other."

Emily Matthews

We have almost reached the end of our Christmas story for this year.

Before we close the book, I will show you a project that we've been working on for awhile.  It's far from finished yet.  There is more painting to do and more decorating, but I thought you wouldn't mind sharing some of the work in progress.

This is our guest bedroom, as it stands now, with a little bit of Christmas cheer.

The wallpaper will remain the same.  We have completed the painting of the trim.  The linens are new, purchased at Target.  I think they will be better suited for spring and summer though, so I have another spread and quilt that will take up residence in the cold months to come.  The pillows are from Ross and some thrift sales.

I plan to paint the dressers.  We have had them for many years and I think a fresh coat of paint will be just the ticket to brighten up the room.  A new change for a new year.

I bought a little marble top washstand from my sister to be used as the bedside table and will be picking that up shortly.

Pictures, may or may not, be changed and rehung, and some accessories will be added.


Now to end our Christmas story, we must start at the beginning.  The first thing you see when arriving at the Cottage...the front porch.

...and the last thing you see when leaving...


I hope you enjoyed our yuletide cottage...and accept our warmest wishes for a very happy holiday with your families and friends as I leave you with these final thoughts...

"Peace and goodwill in each loving home,
Beauty and magic so surely you own.
Sweet Christmas angels - moments of love,
Part of the wonder God sends from above."

Garnett Ann Schultz

Merry Christmas...Judy

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  1. I don't know Judy...can you paint those great antiques in the guest room. I love painted furniture and have no trouble painting newer stuff but antiques...

  2. Judy,

    I love your guest room. That bedding is the same that I have on my bed. The furniture is beautiful... I think they will look great painted. I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Amy Jo

  3. What a nice little tour, Judy. I really love the pillows and the bedroom looks great. Your front porch looks lovely, too- xo Diana

  4. Beautiful tour Judy thank you for sharing!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. So cozy! I love that sled on you porch! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. Love the room Judy,Wishing You and yours a very merry Christmas,See you in the new year :o)
    Xxxxlove julie.

  7. Hi Judy,
    Merry Christmas!
    All your decor is lovely! Your porch, CHARMING!!! and I love your first shot of the tree, oh the tinsel, I love tinsel on a tree:-) Your guest room is gonna be a fun project, great pieces of furniture, they'll look great painted! I am like you, as soon as Christmas is going I start looking for projects to do around the house, while the weather is cold... Good Luck!

  8. Judy, I love visiting your cottage! Thank your for the tour of the guest room and your beginning and ending. I love the quote at the end. Thanks for providing a warm hug and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  9. It's all so pretty, Judy. You have some wonderful antiques.

    Merry Christmas!

    :) Kim

  10. So pretty judy! I love your guest room. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Hi Judy... lovely post and lovely Cottage. The antique furniture pieces in the guest bedroom are just beautiful and rare to be in that fine condition. They would brighten things up if painted, but I don't know if I would have the heart to do that. Wishing you a very Happy New year.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures


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