I am so excited to be doing a Nature inspired post to share with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for our ‘Creating Christmas’ blog party.
I hope that you will come and share your Vintage Christmas décor with me on Thursday.
Welcome to the Olson’s Christmas Cottage! Hubby made the sign and I painted it.
Did you notice the gift that Mother Nature blessed us with this morning? Freshly fallen snow. I guess she wanted to come to the party too!
I adore nature so I decided that I would use that as a theme for my front porch.
Every year, clippers in hand I take a jaunt to my FIL’s home to trim boughs of pine from his trees. When I mentioned that I did that to one of my friends, Nana Diana. I said that “I was doing him a favor, don’t you think?” She replied, “Yes, I’m surprised you don’t charge him for it”. She made me laugh!
Birds are one of Nature’s most precious creations. They bring joy with their sweet songs. I filled both the top and inside of my green cupboard with birds, .
A bird peeking out of an old lunch pail.
One perched by some pinecones I brushed with Modge Podge and sprinkled with Epsom salts for a snowy effect. See the tiny bird sitting on the branch of that metal tree?
Pumpkins saved from Halloween got a dusting of gold.
Love doves sit upon sunflower seeds inside their cage. A jar full of seeds to sprinkle now and then for our fine feathered friends that are brave enough to endure Winter.
A Moss wreath holds a real birds nest. Hubby wanted to know why I needed another door on my porch when I already had a front door. Men, they just don’t get it. lol!
More pinecones with snow.
A gazing ball in my bird bath resting upon boughs of pine.
Right about now you may be thinking, according to Webster’s Dictionary definition; that’s no cottage.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
Well, I read somewhere that cottage was more a way of living than the actual size of the home. Honest, I did! That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.
And really, when we were looking for a new home I did want a single storied house. Just couldn’t find one I liked. That ought to count for something. Hee-hee!
Cottage or not, I’m loving that snow!
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