Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Cottage

Well, I decided I was ready to start showing Christmas! I don't decorate till after Thanksgiving, with the exception of my Cottage in my backyard that holds my gardening antiques. The last year I have not spent much time there with buying 1515 and taking some of the furniture.

Soon things will look like this!

Today for Table Top Tuesday I want to show you the mantle.

The picture is of my Mom and Grandmother at my Great Grandmother's garden, see the hollyhocks. The doll buggy and doll, of course I still have them!
I bought the frame and my Mom's neighbor auction years ago, I was going to paint it but it turned out great for the cottage. I display family pictures that have a gardening theme.

I was thrilled when I found this white chippy sled several years ago.
Even was lucky to find a little white wheelbarrow

I hope you enjoyed the Cottage tour of the mantle.

Joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Faded Charm for White Wednesday


Jenny said...

Looks beautiful! Love the berries and the chippy white pieces -- especially the little white bunny. Lovely things!!!


Tete said...

If you ever let go of that bunny, please let him come live with me! Everything looks so good! Love the way you decorate!
Love the house in your header. Is it yours? Just beautiful and I love the porch!
Hugs- Tete

Carolyn said...

Hi Ann,
You have done a beautiful mantel display! I love the pic of your Mom and Grandmother. The little wheelbarrow is so cute too.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is "SO SWEET"It's like having a DOLL HOUSE! I LOVE it and I LOVE how you decorate it... It's Precious!!! Hugs to you for sharing with us,

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I do love it! And I'm lovin' your gardening theme:@)

Rebecca said...

Ann-you have such talent-love it all!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beautiful, Ann. I love it all, especially the picture.

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

What a CUTE little cottage!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love the cottage and the mantle. Great job!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Everything is simply precious. Just warms my heart. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog! Of course I had to come over to see your turkey plate like mine! Fun! Guess what?? I have that same little white rabbit you have shown so sweetly on your mantle. :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, every single picture is a work of art. So pretty. Fabulous decorations and inspiration. I absolutely love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Faye said...

I love your white but slightly rusty things especially the sleigh!


Heaven's Walk - said...

I love the photo of your mom and grandmom in the garden. So very precious, Ann! Your mantel is beautiful with all of your Christmas treasures! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

Roselle said...

What a pretty unique mantle. I would have grabbed up that sled too! I love your cloche with the little house and snow under it. Happy WW

Anne Fannie said...

Your house is adorable and I love how your mantle is decorated for the holidays. I love that picture of your Mom and Grandmother, what a precious picture to have! I just clicked to save you as one of my favorites so I can come back often!
Hugs, Ann

Ames said...

I love your little Garden Cottage! I wish I lived where I could have that too! You know how it is with Deed restrictions, they can be a good thing and then they can be a drag! I Love your blog too! I think I'll go look around it some more.~Ames

MountainBlessings said...

I know this posting is older but I just had to comment. The homes in the photos are beautiful. There is just nothing like those older homes, they were meant for families, sharing and always remind you of lots of cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cute babies, puppies and kittens and of course many many memories. Love your blog, thanks for sharing. Marla