My Alpine Home

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cozy at Christmas Blog Tour. . .

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year and I love everything about it!!
 
The significance, the decorating, the music, the baking, the cozy spirit,. . .(I could go on and on! :)
 
That's why I am so excited to invite you into our home.
 
But before we enter, let me thank Katie for asking me to be included in this wonderful tour!
 
  
I hope that you feel right at home from the time you step foot on to our front porch!
 
 
My style is eclectic and you'll find that it holds true with my Christmas décor as well.
  
You might feel a slight chill in our entry.  Don't worry, we have to keep it a bit cool so that our snowmen don't melt. :)
 
 
But surely this whimsical mushroom/gnome tree should help warm your heart!
 
 
Let's turn to the right and enter our living room.
 
 
 
 
This is the room that I am showcasing some of my favorite collections.  If you want to see more visit
 
 
My friend, Joanne makes the cutest bottle brush trees.  Last year she shared her tips with me.  I am smitten and made more this year to create a mini forest.  To see how, visit Trees to Dye for
 
 
Those who have followed me for a while know my love for plaid.  You'll find that it abounds in both our family room and kitchen.
 
I'm going for a cozy cabin feel.
 
 
 
See that crazy thing sticking out of the tree? I have three real nests in my tree.  One of them was given to me by my daughter, Kylee. It was lodged in a branch and she cut it off and brought it to me.  I stuck it in just like that.  Love the whimsy that it gives!
 
 
 
This year the theme of our kitchen seems to be "Keep on truckin".  I'll be sharing more in a later post.
 
 
My jadite and ruby red dishes are displayed in some of my cabinets with glass doors.  I opened them up for you to get the 'big' picture.  lol!  When they're closed you don't see a lot of them.
 
 
 
 
Now I want to take you back in time for just a moment.
Some of you might remember as a child, walking down into the basement of a department store and stepping into 'Toyland"
 
 
An 80+ year old lady shared her Christmas memories at our church Christmas dinner.  She reminisced about 'toyland' and it took me back to my childhood.  Immediately I knew I wanted to decorate our basement with that theme in mind. 
 
Farm toys adorn the mantle.  Gifts for girls sit on top of my old incubator. Of course, Santa is near by.
 
 
I always decorate in a candy/gingerbread theme.  This year I added vintage toys to the tree as well.
 
  
 The kitchen showcases my love for red polka dot, striped, and checked dishes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

An old fashioned 'magical' Christmas is what I have tried to create in our basement.  I'm hoping to develop fond memories for my grands.
 
When I was little there were not nearly as many toys in the stores year round that there are now.  How many of you spent hours looking at the pages of the Sears Christmas Wish Book?

 We have been blessed with snow this winter.  My she shed, Hilltop Cottage seems to be enjoying it as well.  
 
 
Thanks for visiting and I wish you the merriest of Christmases!
 
 
hugs,
Jann
 
Please visit the other participants.  I can guarantee that you will get lots of Christmas inspiration from these talented ladies!




Cozy At Christmas Blog Tour

Let's Add SprinklesHyacinths for the Soul/ Southern DayDreams/ White Spray Paint/ Garden Up Green/ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson/ Ellie and Elizabeth  

Brookhollow LaneAt Home With Jemma/ My Heart Lives Here/ The B Farm/ Botanic Bleu/ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen/ Art and Sand/ Ash Tree Cottage

Sweet Nothings/ At Rivercrest Cottage/ Opulent Cottage/ Decor to Adore/ Fern Creek CottageThe Dedicated House/ Bluesky Kitchen


I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
 





42 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, I just love everything Christmasy at your precious cozy home! Love all of your vintage things and my tiny eyes braked to a stop when I say your pretty Jadeite all Christmased up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Katie Mansfield said...

Jann is just wonderful. I love it! Your kitchen is precious. What a wonderful tour. Thanks for sharing your Cozy at Christmas home.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jann, WOW I am in love with your Christmas home. From the front door on, everything is inviting and so fun. Love your tree and the themes you've used are so creative. Your kitchen is gorgeous and the Jadeite with red is stunning. My goodness the snowfall is lovely!!Thanks for sharing. Enjoy our tour these next few days. Merry Christmas xo

Decor To Adore said...

Jann each picture that you shared I thought "It just can't get any better!" Then it did! I adore your collection of jadeite and ruby glassware. But the true star of the show for me is your basement collection of childhood wonders. It is simply enchanting!

Carole West said...

So pretty and that view master caught my attention. Was one of my favorite gifts as a kid because we always had slide wheels of other places. Was a great way to dream. Enjoyed your tour and hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a vintage wonderland Jann! I especially LOVE your kitchen, what a happy place!!!
Jenna

Elizabeth@ Ellie & Elizabeth said...

Love it Jann! It's nice touring with you! Your table is awesome! and I love the ladder on the fireplace mantle. It's all so inviting!

Tamara said...

Your home looks so festive and cozy, Jann. Such beauty and charm. It's a mix of everything fun and meaningful. I'm sure your grands are in awe and their eyes sparkle with wonder as they try to take in the joy and magic of it all. Blessings to you and yours, talented lady, and thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Tamara

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I always love taking a tour of your home and seeing your cozy, vintage, whimsical style, Jann. How I would love to see it all in person would be the best! I'd be oohing and ahhing at every turn. Thanks for sharing your unique, fun decorating style with us in the Cozy Home Blog Tour. Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family.

mimi_62 said...

Simply beautiful, Jann!! Love visiting your Christmas decor!! None better, my dear friend.

Connie said...

Good Morning Jan, all that I can say, is that you really don't do much Christmas decorating, do you? LOL Every room of you home is a Christmas fairyland. It's beautiful and easy to see that you love the season :)
Happy Holidays!
Connie :)

Sarah said...

Jann, I'm sitting here by the fire reading your post. No snow, but very wet and cold. Your snowy scene makes me shiver, but the warmth and welcome of your home is toasty warm. You have added festive touches throughout your home. It's certainly merry and bright! What fun it must be to have Christmas with you. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Such a warm welcome, Jann! I feel right 'at home' in your cozy home. If I were visiting in person, I would just love to hear the stories of each of your pieces. :) Each room is a Christmas delight! Oh yes, my brothers and I had to take turns with the Sears Wish Book every year! Thanks for bringing back the wonderful memories, Jann! ♡

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your home is so charming all decked out for Christmas. Love the Jadeite and Ruby glass together. We like so many of the same things.

Laura said...

Jann- I love everything about this time of year too- and even though I am taking a simpler approach this year doesn't mean I won't go all out next year.
Your home is lovely and it is only enhanced by your beautiful Christmas decorations.
Merry Christmas Jann-
You are such an important part of our blogging community:)

Laura
White Spray Paint

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann we love so many of the same things, I don't know where to begin! I will just say I LOVE IT ALL! Beautiful, cozy and oozing with vintage charm my friend! Hugs, Cecilia

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh I love it all! From the red and white dishes to the vintage toys, it is all wonderful! I spent hours pouring over the Sears book! It was magical. I enjoyed touring your cozy home!
Hugs,
Cecilia B

Kim said...

Oh my goodness!! Your festive home is spectacularly gorgeous. ALL of it takes my breath away. I have made myself completely at home (well you did tell me to) thank you very much. I have plumped up those lovely plaid cushions and have decided to stay awhile, sitting on your white sofa. Love those gorgeous curtains! Oh...and I thought I would help myself to a little treat in your kitchen, so I have pulled up a chair to sit a bit. LOVE your kitchen. When the drinking in of all your home's beauty overcomes me, I might just take a little nap in your beautiful bedroom and when I awake, take a peek out of your window to your she shed amongst all that wintry wonderland and feel reinvigorated! It's official....you are the queen of beautiful and whimsical decorating. I take off my Christmas hat and bow down before you! =))

ellen b said...

I really love your cozy style. Bless your heart to be ready to share all your great decor so early in December! Loved scrolling through!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So bright and cheery! I love all the red you use....it just says Christmas to me. Everything is so cozy!

Rita C. said...

Jann, your home is so full of fun and vintage Christmas! I love your main tree, and the idea of having the nests. I bet your grands absolutely love being there to enjoy all of your Christmas, especially those toys! Merry, merry!

craftyles said...

I don't even know where to begin. I love the jadeite, plaid, the gnome and toadstool tree. Your vintage shiny brite vignette is beautiful. I am in love with all the great vintage treasures you have decorated with. SO festive and homey!

bj said...

...jadeite, plaid, vintage...put them all together and you have a beautiful Christmas home. great job

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just love all the wonderful vintage things you have throughout your home! Your kitchen is so adorable! That huge light up Santa is so cool! I also love all your red mushrooms! I'm using red mushrooms on my tree this year and I just love them!

Susan Freeman said...

Your whimsical touches are delightful! So much to see and it all is so magical. Love your snowmen, your toy land basement and your charming kitchen! I have to go through and see this more than once!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Evening Jann,
I feel as though I have been welcomed into a Winter Wonderland of whimsy,
joy, love and gratitude!
Your grands must think that you are Mrs. Claus.
This is pure beauty and delight!
Merry Christmas to one all!
Hugs,
Jemma

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your grands are so lucky to have a fun loving grandma like you, Jann! Your house is a wonderland filled with surprises at every turn. I'm in love with your charming red & white kitchen! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us this holiday season. Even Mother Nature put on her finest show for your outdoor decor!

Carol Lander said...

Such a sweet,whimsical holiday home. So pretty and a real delight to visit. I love that your toyland treasures. Makes me want to be a kid again.

Botanic Bleu said...

Jann,
So much to see and so many memories of Christmases past. Your red checked dishes in your red decorated kitchen are my favorites. Love being on the same tour with you...

Joyeux Noël,
Judith

Rhondi said...

Hi Jann. You have so many wonderful collections! Your wonderful home is always a feast for the eyes, especially at Christmas. Thanks for the tour!

Jill @ Vintage and Co said...

Oh my Jann, I love it all! Bravo, bravo!
I do hope you'll be able to share this post with "Let's Talk Vintage!" today... over at my new blog Vintage & Co.
So nicely done.

Daniela said...

Thanks most sincerely for such an inspiring post and for all the Joy you share, darling Jann !

Hope you're having the best of weeks I'm sending my dearest love to you

Xx Dany

Jeanie said...

I'm not surprised you were asked to participate! Your Christmas home is just fabulous! I love your red and white kitchen so much. I can smell the cookies baking! And like you, my style is eclectic and there is no time I love that more than at Christmas when there are wonderful formal things as well as casual. of course, you are the Vintage Queen, I think. How on earth did you come up with the wonderful idea for the buckets of balls outside? So colorful. And your red and white quilt is perfect -- and to die for!

You're like me -- tree woman! One can't have too many -- large, small, green, white! And each one is an enchantment!

Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere said...

I am so glad that you share your beautiful decorating with us. You just have a way with "stuff." Absolutely charming.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Jann, what a charming home and you have done such a beautiful job decorating for the holidays. It just makes me smile.. I love it! Your I truly enjoyed the wonderful tour today. Thanks for sharing your charming home with us.

I hope you can stop by to see my holiday home tour this Friday.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Pam Richardson said...

Jann, I love the way you have decorated your home for Christmas! I love all your collections and the way you have displayed everything so perfectly. Your basement brought back lovely memories of my childhood!

Art and Sand said...

I know that I will feel right at home the minute I walk into your home. And someday I will.

Everything is wonderful.

Happy Christmas!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, everything is magical and I love it. You really out did yourself. You brought back so many memories. Yes, I remember the toys in the basement of the department stores. Oh how I loved to see everything.

Your grands will love your basement.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful post.

Happy Holidays,
Hugs,
Mary

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

LOL yes I know that you love plaid :) It's festive and lovely here as always :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

Jann, your vintage decor is so beautiful! You have such a lovely vintage collection! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Happy@Home said...

Oh, what fun it was to tour your charming Christmas home and the snow at the end was the crowning touch. Just like a good Christmas movie, it always snows at the end :).
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your special collections. I especially love your kitchen. The shelves on either side of the stove are so cozy.
You must have a lot of fun decorating them and, I can imagine, your grandchildren love to come to your house.

Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} said...

I remember the Wish Book! Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Especially love your kitchen. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen