Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fishtail Cottage's Christmas 2016... #4

Oh my gosh! I am so excited.... I had seen this idea somewhere (probably Pinterest) almost five years ago before we did our great room remodel.  A mix of wood rounds filled to the brim of this amazing faux fireplace mantle that I found while out shopping. I've dreamed of doing it myself....you know that long list of something we would love to do "someday"?  But doing it myself and actually doing it have not paired well together.  Well, my dear friend that did the original construction of our remodel, took sometime to create this insert for me just in time for Christmas.  He came over and installed it today and I'm floored with how much cozier the room is.  It feels more warm and inviting with something so simple!  I couldn't wait to photograph pictures and share with you this dreamy little nook in my home. I won't say much more, just sharing the photo's!

Unbelievable right? Such a busy time of year for everyone so I want to thank you for taking the time to come over and see what I am sharing.  Finally crossing something I've wanted to do for years from my list feels so good.  It makes me wonder what inspiring ideas you have thought up but never have gotten to doing?  Look forward to hearing from you! xoox, tracie

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fishtail Cottage's Christmas 2016... #3

Even though he's not coming home for Christmas, I still decorate my sons room... Okay, technically this isn't the room he grew up in ~ after he left for college and was away more than he was home, I decided I needed a project to focus on and his room became my focus.  After the completion of this room, now addressed as the "Guest Suite" in most of my blog posts about it, I can honestly say - it's my most favorite room in my home.

Can you see why it's my favorite room? Now if I could just have my son home with me, the holidays would be even better!

The Holidays can be hard when you miss someone so much, is there someone you are missing this year? xoxo, tracie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fishtail Cottage's Christmas 2016... #2

Merry Christmas Everyone!
As I said in my last post, I am all about using live plants where ever possible. So I've collected quite a few poinsettias in both red and white to set throughout the house.  I believe they have made an excellent addition to nooks and crannies in my home.  This is the area you see as you walk into my home.

I found this Boxwood wreath at Trader Joe's the other day and hung it in the entry of our home.  I'm hoping it will dry beautifully, so I can use it again next year. 

I love this sign that I purchased years ago from Dore at Burlap Lux ~ if you've never visited her blog, please do so...she is so nice and her style is absolutely magical all year long. This sign has been one of my favorite purchases and I look forward to putting it up every year.

On one side of the front entry is my office ~ I spend quite a bit of time in here, so having this space decorated for Christmastime, makes it so enjoyable. How pretty are these tinsel trees I recently found to set with my paper houses.  The best part of all of this was my granddaughters reaction when she came over the other day and said "oh Nama...ho ho ho". She truly saw the magic of the lights and of course Santa in his sleigh.

Garland with the battery powered stary lights are my favorite discovery this year.  I snatched up several of these six foot strands at TJ Maxx and put them on all of my garland. I love not having to worry about cords. The best part, they are all on four hour timers - so I don't need to go around at night and make sure everything is turned off.

 I sure hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as I am? Would love to hear what you are up to this week! xoxo, tracie