The Holiday Season is HERE!!!! So it is the perfect time to have a reunion of all of The Cottage of the Weeks…don’t you think? So today I bring you Part One of the Cottage of the Week Holiday Home Tours. Sit back with a cup of something extra yummy and get a glimpse of these wonderful homes and then I have a feeling that you are going to be doing a lot of visiting to see much much more beauty at all of the amazing homes.
The Doors are Open…so let’s start our magical tour.
As many of you that have followed The Cottage of the Week from the beginning…it all started at KariAnne’s place….a wonderland that everyone knows as Thistlewood Farms
So much has been going on there in the last year it is hard to keep track…but the most wonderful happening is the new Gatehouse…so let’s just take a peek at what you might find there during the this Holiday Season and then you can drop by later and check out all of the other amazing decor! It’s all about POPS of Color and WOW is it fabulous!
I hear sleigh bells ringaling!!!!
Then there is Thistlewood …the original…the one and only! It is decked to the hilt and always a must see…here is a little peek into this glorious Holiday Wonderfuland and it sure looks like the stocking are hung from the chalkboard with care!
There is inspiration everywhere you look…drop by for a cup of hot chocolate and a spectacular tour…you will never want to leave! The count down for the big day is going on now and this is a must see Advent Calendar…it’s over the top wonderful!
Here we are at my dear friend Gina’s Place or better known as The Shabby Creek Cottage! This year silver and aqua steal the show and a bit of disco ball glitz!
Fun and fanciful decor is every where you look at the Creek …the tree is amazing…the presents are wrapped with love and style but that little deer…I mean how cute is he …I love him because he is faux and that he is stylin …I call him Horace…don’t ask me why but I do and I love him! I especially love how Gina combined him with a a handmade…hand drawn chalkboard background! Ho Ho Ho Horace and a very MERRY to you!
Horace and Gina invite you to see much much more Holiday Fun at the Creek …so enjoy your Holiday visit with the whole family and I think the whole family is going to have a great one…looks like Gina is READY!!!! Wonder if there is a gift for Horace here?
Now for a little Eclectic Fun over at my Jersey Girl Kelly’s home at Eclectically Vintage. The holidays are looking spectacular here and do you think Chestnuts are roasting on the open fire?
The tree looks wonderful and the vintage chalkboard is perfect with its hand drawn snowflakes.
Oh if you happen to be a thrifter…one that LOVES a day at the Flea Market or hours on end at the Good Will but wonders once and awhile exactly what to do with your fabulous finds…drop by Kelly’s place any time of the year and she will have so many ideas what to do with your treasures…you will truly be amazed. Here is an idea that is simply Holiday over the top…a vintage suitcase and trunk tree with a vintage globe topper…come on…it’s FAB! Much more to see here…so have a cuppa with Kelly and enjoy!
Now if you are feeling a little bit Shabby…a little bit Cottage and a whole lot of Chic…I have the perfect place for you to visit! It is a bit of a long journey for us here in the states…we have to take a trip clear across the world to the wonderful land down under…yes…it is time to take a click…fly across the oceans and visit my shabby oh so chic friend Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique. You will find Polar Bears building Snowmen…
vignettes that will steal your heart…
and glorious and I do mean glorious decor…my favorite though is this simple but heartwarming…amazing…loving tree…I am head over heels in love with this and I know I will be making one for my family next year! Drop by and have a cozy visit at Kerryanne’s new home…you are really going to enjoy!
By the way ladies…have you seen Kerryanne’s newest Christmas Edition of Shabbilicious? If by any chance you haven’t…it’s a MUST see…filled with romantic whites…fun projects…shabbilicious crafts and so much more! See if you can fine me in there! Get your free copy in one click!
Friends…since we took the long journey to Australia…why not have a visit with another friend of The Cottage Market… A Beach Cottage! There is a lot of beachy…cottage beauty happening here! Wonderful Coastal Vintage lifestyle at its finest! A star shines brightly!
Oh so wonderful in white…need I say more…
Sarah has so much more to show you on her Christmas Tour called Love Your Home…days and days of Holiday Glory!!! You will be visiting down under for a long time…but maybe…just maybe if you get there at the right time and the coffee is hot…maybe you will get a slice of this beauty! Oh… be still my heart…YUM!
Speaking of Holiday magic…I think that calls for a visit at my magical friend Karen or as many call her… The Graphics Fairy!
The house is oh so festive with a very unique style that is all Karen! Now what would Christmas be without some of Karen’s incredible graphics…doesn’t this look simply AMAZING!
You have to drop by and take the entire tour…it is filled with joy…style…whimsey and so so so much more! You will leave inspired that is for sure and with a warm and fuzzy feeling! Oh…by the way…The Graphics Fairy is bursting with incredible holiday graphics just waiting for you to create with! Talk about style…check out this mantle! Can you say Original and INCREDIBLE!
Now let’s hop on over to dear Yvonne’s Place…also known as Stone Gable! Let’s see…do the words elegant…fun…magical and winter wonderland entice you? Well the eye candy table is set for you! Come with me and enjoy the feast!
This cocoa station could not be sweeter! Just look at the fabulous vignette but yet…so functional! Do you simply adore the vintage 7 up crate as the tray! This gets a WOW!
There is so much to see and experience at Stone Gable! Yvonne is truly incredible! You will enjoy exploring all of the Holiday Goodness she has to offer! You can not leave without visiting her Christmas Paper Whites…stunning and inspiring! Enjoy a cup of cocoa with Yvonne!
Let’s knock on wonderful Debra’s door over at Common Ground where you know that the Holidays are in full swing! The dining room is picture perfect with just the right touches of ever green and ruffles.
Old friends are honored here at Common Ground and they make my heart skip a beat!
Then there is this glorious chalkboard…doesn’t it look amazing…well Debra shares a little secret…you can make one too …with a simple little tip (it’s good to have a sister : ) …find out how and be inspired and have one for your very own! Debra has so much more wonder waiting for you…I know you will enjoy!
Excuse me…I can’t not let you know that Debra’s Sun Porch is in FULL HOLIDAY MODE!!! : )
Our last stop for today will be at my cheery friend Laura’s house…aka…Top This Top That…where it is all about friend…family and fun and a whole lot of fabulous home decor! Check out this wonderful collage of what Laura is calling Woodland Glam and GLAM it is!
You can feel the love just emulating from this tree!
Elegance and Handmade touches are every where you look at Laura’s place!
Let’s zoom in on one of those homemade touches!!!! Ah…simple and so sensational! There is much much more over at Laura’s where she puts the HAPPY into the Holidays and the MERRY into Christmas!
So…aren’t these homes amazing! The Holiday decor is over the top FABULOUS!!!! We covered the Traditional Decor, The Cottage Decor… Eclectic Decor…Modern…Fresh…Fun…and Shabby oh so Chic!!! There is inspiration here for everyone and every style. Don’t worry if you didn’t see a Cottage of the Week…you will see them soon…this is an ongoing series…so stay tuned for friends like Shabby Story…It all started with paint…Cedar Hill…Songbird…Our Southern Home…Buckets of Burlap…Jennifer Rizzo…Southern Hospitality…Not So Shabby-Shabby Chic…For the Love of White…Town and Country Living and MORE!!!!! So stay tuned for an Holiday Home Tour Update near you!!!