Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Cozy and Warm Christmas Cottage


Welcome and Merry Christmas y'all!  We are so honored to be on
this year's Tidings Holiday Housewalk.  Bentley and I have been busy
getting everything ready for your visit, so come on in and make yourself
at home …



I'm mad for plaid this Christmas season and I used it just about
everywhere and in every way possible :-)  









And in honor of Bentley's 10th Birthday on December 21st, here is
a canine tablescape.  Can't believe my baby is going to be 10!
He is still active and healthy and we love him so.






South Texas is home to lots of birds and we enjoy them.  I have decorated
my potting sink in a bird lover's theme this Christmas.  I just started 
hanging bird feeders out in the yard and I am enjoying all the activity.
Of course the squirrels have figured out a way to get to the bird seed too.
That's okay ~ I just put out a little bit extra for them.








I spend lots of hours in my studio, so I decorated for Christmas there 
as well.  I play my Christmas CD's and happily work away.









My studio is also the home of my Texas Rosebud Townhouse.  It 
occupies one full shelf in my bookcase and it's quickly becoming
my favorite little niche.  There is a wreath over the mantel, a 
Christmas tree and packages all tied up with bows ...



Christmas cards have been arriving and cookies are being baked ...



There is a cozy little spot by the fire to read a good book like 
A Christmas Carol.



The stockings have been hung on the mantel with care.



Candy canes are on the tree and a tiny angel sits on the very top.  It's a very
cozy and merry time in the Texas Rosebud mini townhouse!



Isn't she precious?



Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing our cozy
Christmas cottage.  I am so honored to be included with
this group of friendly and talented bloggers!
And a special thank you to Judy and Cathy for arranging this tour!!




Here are the links for today's house walk:


Bentley and I will also be linking to these parties this week:


Merry Christmas y'all, it sure is coming up quick now!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

















20 North Ora

61 comments:

  1. Cozy and warm definitely describes your Christmas cottage. I love all your beautiful vignettes and the canine tablescape! Thank you so much for joining Judy and I on the Tidings Holiday Housewalk!

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    1. Thank you for inviting me Cathy! I really appreciate joining all of you!!

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  2. So beautiful Susan. Your home looks so festive for the holidays. Love your plaids. Those doggie plates are too adorable.
    Have a great time as we head on down to the big day. Loved the tour of your sweet home.
    Kris

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    1. I fell in love with those doggie plates the minute I saw them! Thank you for stopping by Kris!

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  3. Susan - Your home looks beautiful as always. Love all of your sweet decorations - especially Bentley's table and the miniatures. Thanks for joining Cathy and I on this tour.

    Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy and thanks to you and to Cathy for putting this fun tour together!

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  4. Everything sparkles! I adore it! Have fun!

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    1. It's so much fun to decorate for Christmas. I appreciate your visit!

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  5. Susan,
    What adorable Christmas decor, dear friend!!!
    I absolutely adore your canine tablescape in honor of Bentley!!!
    Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I adore your Texas Rosebud Townhouse!!!
    Love your Christmas decor using birdhouses!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us for this Tidings Holiday Housewalk!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. I loved putting that canine table together. The dollhouse miniatures are a passion of mine. Such fun!

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  6. Oh your home. I love the cozy little vignettes and nooks and crannies. So cute.

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    1. My home is 67 years old, so there are lots of nooks and crannies. Love them!

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  7. Love all the plaids and doggie tablescape. Your little Christmas dollhouse is so cute. Merry CHristmas!

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    1. Decorating that mini tree was a really challenge. It takes nimble fingers and lots of patience ;-)

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  8. Everything is lovely.

    My sister has a Westie so I loved your little one. I am packing up needlework to do on our upcoming vacation. I am going to take the felt along to make a little westie ornament for my sister. I don't see her until after Christmas, but she can still enjoy it for a few days before she puts Christmas away.

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    1. I actually have a Yorkie, but I have a real love for Scotties and Westies. My very first dog as a young child was a Scottie and she was very special.

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  9. I just LOVED this tour of your beautiful home and seeing more of your pretty things!!!

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  10. Wow, Bentley has been a busy boy!! And right before his big birthday, so industrious of him!

    I love your little rosebud townhouse - I could move right in there and be quite happy....if only I were 4 inches tall!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Let's shrink down to mini size together ;-)

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  11. Love all that plaid and gingham!! So cozy Christmas! And that doll house is sooo sweet!! Thanks for sharing everything......

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  12. What a wonderful tour of sweet home, everything is so special and has me so inspired to add some touches to my home.
    Nonie

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  13. Hi Susan, This is my first visit to your cottage and I enjoyed it very much. Your table setting for Bently's birthday is sweet. I think my favourite area is your studio with the soft pink and cream vintage things. Merry Christmas to you. Pam

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    1. Welcome to my blog Pamela. So happy you stopped by. I love the soft pastels in my studio too. Very soothing.

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  14. Everything looks sooo amazing..as always. You have so many pretty things and you sure know how to use them. I so enjoyed touring your pretty Texas home...and give Bentley a hug...xoxo

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    1. I'll be happy to give Bentley a hug from you!

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  15. I love the rich colors and all the red you used in your decorating. It all looks so warm and cozy. The townhouse is adorable, everything so tiny and perfect, I am enchanted with little houses like that. What fun to do a little Christmas decorating inside such a sweet tiny place :)

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    1. I had so much fun decorating the dollhouses for Christmas that I plan to decorate for other holidays as well. I am already thinking about Valentine's day :-)

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  16. Love your cottage style. Your little town home is adorable.

    Have a lovely Christmas ~ FlowerLady

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  17. Wonderful tour! Loved it! I love plaid too!

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    1. I think many of us love plaid. It's so traditional and timeless and can find a home in most decor.

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  18. Susan, I enjoyed the lovely tour of your home! I love all things plaid and I particularly loved your canine table! Everything is so perfect! Merry Christmas, Pam @ everydayliving.me

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    1. The canine table is my favorite too. I had such fun putting it together.

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  19. It's all so pretty Susan!! I loved walking thru your home in pictures!

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  20. What a delight to see your home. I love the plaids. I have never seen the doggie plates, adorable! My girls would love for those to be on our table. Merry Christmas! Linda

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  21. Oh my gosh, those dishes are the cutest thing ever! I know you are having so much fun with your doll house. Maybe I need one of those. Another space to decorate. :)

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  22. Charm in every corner!!! Happy Birthday, Bentley!!!
    xoxo,
    Me

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  23. Happy Birthday, Bentley! Darling vignettes, Susan. '-)

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  24. I love all the fresh greens and plaids, and happy birthday to Bentley. xoox Su

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  25. Its all beautiful! I am loving the dollhouse!! And those cookies look anazing!!

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  26. Warm and cozy certainly is the perfect words for your home at Christmas time. xx Jo

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    1. I wonder why I am trying to make it appear warm and cozy inside when it's 80 degrees outside ;-)

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  27. Susan, I so enjoyed your holiday tour! The plaid is awesome..love! I think my favorite thing is the Bentley Christmas table. Cute, cute, cute! And 10 already? Doogie is 10 in March. Unbelievable.

    Your dollhouse is amazing and so sweet! I love your home and all of the attention to detail! Have a beautiful Christmas sweet friend!!!!

    hugs and love,

    Becky

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    1. Thanks Becky! It's hard to believe that Bentley will be 10, he behaves like a pup much of the time. Doogie will be 10 also, the two of them should be besties!

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  28. Oh goodness - every thing in your charming cottage looks so festive - love all of you plaids. Your dollhouse is adorable - love the dog section in honor of Bentley. Give him a happy birthday hug - my Bentley was 10 in June - glad that are both happy and healthy.
    Hugs and Christmas Blessings from California, Erin

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    1. I didn't realize that they were both the same age! Give your Bentley a big smooch from me.

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  29. Happy Birthday to Bentley and your home is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  30. What wonderful pictures..your home is adorable. You certainly are in good company! All of you are very talented decorators..

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  31. Had to drop back to this post from last year to see your "Mad About Plaid" Christmas one more time. so lovely!

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