Some holidays just naturally seem to fit with the style of our house, Christmas more than any of the others.
The khaki walls and red/black accents are just the perfect background for fresh green garlands, vintage ornaments, and buffalo plaid.
I don’t care what the current trends are…..I can never have enough pillows or layered Navajo rugs. Or glass ornaments.
See for yourselves…..
Ok, I can’t keep adding photos…
We’re expecting a house full of family and friends over the next 2 days and I gotta get in the kitchen.
Not worried about decorating though……I think we’re finished.
A Very Merry Christmas to all of Y’all.
(from me, Jamie, and of course Harley Davidson too)
Lots of things…like pages from old magazines. Usually the whole magazine, but occasionally just a few pages.
Like this spread from the December 1996 issue of Country Living. (ignore the tears, sometimes I’m in a rush)
Pretty cool, am I right?
That’s why I’ve kept these magazine pages in a box for a few decades.
Not really diggin’ on the Victorian furniture, tulips, or quilts……but the red-painted floor, 48 star American flag, light-houses, collection of National Geographics, tramp art frames, that cowboy lamp with the red shade on the side of the bed, tin lunch-pails, school maps as window treatments, cowboy bed, and oodles of vintage Americana just make me dizzy. In a good way.
What a collection.
The cabin used to belong to designer Anthony Baratta. Google tells me that he’s still busy designing, but I couldn’t find any evidence that he still owns this Long Island cottage.
In fact, I couldn’t find any pictures of it online at all.
But luckily for all of us….I hoard.
In the previous years, we’ve slowly documented all the decorating that we feverishly do in the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
But this year, thought it might be nice to do a “House Tour” of sorts.
Merry Christmas Everybody!!!