LET IT SNOW....A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS....
As if on cue, we arrived at our cottage last Friday to the 'white stuff'.
We had left Ottawa, a barren snowless landscape, to travel 1hr west, to buy a Christmas tree in hopes of bejewelling it and decorating the cottage for Christmas.
Even without lights and tinsel, our 10 1/2 ' tall Fraser Fir is a beauty.
We are lucky at Christmas to spend a week at the cottage...In fact our first night ever at the cottage was Christmas Eve, six years ago. Our rustic log cottage is nestled in a decidedly country setting, therefore our Christmas decor reflects that. I have bought very few Christmas decorations for the cottage...instead I have culled our antiques and more than 30 years of our traditional Christmas decor to decorate the cottage.
An antique chair and pine cone box I painted several years ago.
Skiing Santa...one of seven different Santas I made. I prefer traditional Santas... or St Nicholas.
Even the duck residing yearlong on our mantle gets gussied up for Christmas
Every Christmas Eve since they were babies, I have given the girls a Christmas ornament each. All of these meaningful ornaments are now divided between the city house and the country cottage.
An antique 'Crazy' quilt from Nova Scotia becomes the skirt surrounding our cottage Christmas tree and Rolling Santa ...another painting project I painted for my munchkins... patiently waits for Christmas Eve.