Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Christmas Cottage

There is a Christmas Cottage about 5 minutes from where my parents live and I couldn't wait to have a look so I took mum and dad out for the afternoon.
We were in there for ages , more than an hour, its in an old house and every room is filled with decorated trees, and all things Christmas.

It may be a bit early for some of you, but not me :)

This section is the first room as you walk in the door, I love how they decorated this green and red tree. Sorry the photos are not the greatest I was snapping away with my phone and my hands were almost shaking with the excitement. I was like a kid in a candy shop.

A close up of that fun and whimiscal tree.

 This section is on the other side of the mantel more red and lots of Christmas figures, teddy bears, snow people, the works, candles, ornaments, wreaths. Everything !

Be still my heart..... a white Owl tree . I would love to have white owls on my tree , but I stopped myself. I did buy some silver picks for my tree . You have no idea how hard it was.

A silver and grey tree, just love the Santas .

Meet my dad, he was feeling really good that day and he had lots of
 fun touching things and looking around :) 
I don't know why but I didn't take any other photos in this room. It was browns and creams.
I also forgot to take photos in the gold room ... sigh... I told you I was over excited.

The Christmas Cottage is owned by Coles Garden Centre and they did an extraordinary
job of putting all these trees together and displaying everything , a magical, magical house.

Hope you enjoyed it and it inspires you to start creating something for Christmas :)


  1. Everything is so pretty! I'm having white lights on my tree this year, and looking at those pictures I think an all white tree would be so pretty. But I can't afford new ornaments so it will be white lights with the same ornaments I always use.

  2. It all looks so festive. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Christmas is going to be here before we know it and I loved the rooms that you showed us. I wonder how many hours it took to put it all together for people to see. I know that some people had their Christmas decorations up before Halloween. I wish they would at least wait until Thanksgiving. It is good to see you here in blog land. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  4. Oh Lynn, you are so lucky to have such shop near, what amazing amounts of wonderful christmas goodies to bring home !! I would have had to be very strong too, not to buy alot!!

  5. Definitely a magical place! I love Christmas decorations but have to drastically limit how many I have. I must admit I would have fallen for that owl tree too!

  6. Christmas shops always have the best little treasures! Must be the whimsy.....or feeling like a child again in wonder.

  7. What a wonderful place. I don't do any decorations for Christmas so am happy to look at these.

  8. It was nice seeing your post come up again! I haven't been here for quite a while and missed your wonderful blogs of places and your handmade crafts. What an enchanting Christmas shop! Wonderful photos. I'll bet you have a tradition to purchase something from this shop every year.

  9. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the Christmas wonderment. :)

  10. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the Christmas wonderment. :)

  11. I may well still be there if I had a chance to wonder around there!


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