My All Time Favorite Christmas Issue


A Scenic Winter View.


Country Living HOLIDAYS 2002.  I have read that issue literally hundreds of times and in ten years,  it continues to resonate with me, not just during the holidays, but all year long.  One particular article about a family who lived in a small barn as their main house was being re-built after a fire is the one that caught my eye.

The barn had been decorated to have all the comforts of home while the family was temporarily displaced.  I loved the worn surfaces and the light palette.  I was drawn to the antique pieces that had a European feel to them.  I admire the the utter simplicity. As a result, I have spent the last 9 years trying to emulate that style in my own little cottage.

Since this was a holiday issue, the lodging has been decorated in a really restrained way for Christmas, but feels no less festive than the most decorated homes.  As the holidays have come and gone, I find myself trying to do more with less.  Having an appreciation for simplicity and the reduction in stress that goes along with it.

Thanks for stopping by for my first Christmas post.  I hope you find some inspiration.



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My All Time Favorite Issue.

The Winter Barn.


The Cozy Cottage Kitchen.

Where we gather.


The Well Appointed Couch.

Lovely Old Doors.

White Painted Plank Walls.

Dormers and Angles Make Cozy Nooks.