Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paula's Christmas Cottage 2014


Finally!
 Here are some photos from my visit to Paula's cottage
 in Connecticut a few weeks ago.
She was 90% decorated at the time...
... everything was so charming and festive!


She found this branch in the back gardens
 and mounted it in a vintage iron tree holder. 

That white cord on the floor is my Iphone charger....so sorry Paula! 

Anyway, she painstakingly wrapped copper wire LED lights around the tree and Voila! 


I took a ton of photos and will limit my comments
 so you can enjoy the images.














We found those tall iron springs in October at Elephant's Trunk
 and each bought 2....at $1 each.
The super tall candles Paula bought at Terrain.





The pillow Paula made from a grain sack
 and yes, she knit all those mittens! 








While we were out and about shopping Paula bought this angel from Michele at Taken For Granite in Stony Creek.
 As soon as we got back to the cottage,
 she was up on a stool, on top of the table,
 up on her tippy toes to hang it here! 








This old porch rail also came from TFG this fall.
 Paula hung it on the wall and decorated it the holidays! 










These little vagabond mice came from Terrain.
...too cute! 











I hope you liked this year's tour
 of my very creative friend Paula's Christmas cottage!

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

...and a special thank you to those friends who have written to say that they have missed my blog posts or simply wished me well. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated!

:)

For the first time, I am trying to respond to your much appreciated comments here...
not sure if this will work but giving it a go!

70 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Laura,
I look forward to seeing Paula's home done up each year after your visit. Just love every inch of her decor. Thanks for sharing.
Kris

Gayle said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed it Kris! Paula loves to read the comments. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Laura

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you so much Gayle! Enjoy the season! Take care!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!
Loved every single detail!!

Ariadne said...

Oh so lovely once again!AriadnefromGreece!

All Seasons said...

Hello dear Laura

Nice to see you back on you blog!!
I enjoy this lovely Christmas cottage from Paula. To much to see there. But your picture say everything..

sorry Laura, I was forgotten to send you a mail back. But...here I'm :-)

Have a great time, enjoy

Hugs
Patricia


Debby said...

I wish this was a book that I could purchase to look at all the time. Beautiful.

angie said...

danke für die tollen bilder!!! liebe grüße von angie

A Bit of Colour said...

I drool!!!! at the site of all these beautiful things!!!!!!

Cheryl Porada said...

Loved, loved, loved every bit of it. You must thoroughly enjoy your visits there. I will not delete this post...need to revisit it over and over again!

mary pernula said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you, Paula, Evie and lets not for get our garden girl Carole. Hugs Mary

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thank you for sharing your photos of Paula's charming cottage, Laura! I've been feeling overwhelmed between painting my kitchen and trying to decorate at the same time and these photos are food for my soul! Just lovely.
~Vickie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So glad you loved it all! It's all about the details, isn't it? Happy holidays! :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Laura,
Paula really pulls the stops out every year doesn't she ? Just beautiful and very inspirational …. I always take a little something and put it in my own home.
…. and, how's Carole ? …. I do miss you both. Blogging isn't quite the same without you.
Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas full of love and togetherness. Lots of love. XXXX

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So nice to see you here and for your kind words

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you dear Patricia! Wishing you a joyous Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Debby! Over the years I probably have taken enough photos of Paula's cottage for several books! Happy Holidays!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Angie! Merry Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So glad you enjoyed Paula's charming cottage! Thanks for stopping by!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Cheryl! Time spent with special friends is always good for the soul!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Mary! Thank you for those good wishes! I just put out my little decorated JOY bottle that you made and was thinking of you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Vickie! That is ambitious especially this time of year. Glad the images of Paula's home gave you a respite and a bit of inspiration. Happy Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jackie! Yes, Paula always goes all out at Christmas and provides us all with lots of inspiration! Carole's shop is gorgeous this year and I brought home some lovely things. We had a lovely visit! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family! Sending love and hugs!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura,
Every year I look forward to seeing pictures of Paula's home decked out for Christmas and she never disappoints! Love everything as always. Thank you so much for sharing it with us:)
Merry Christmas!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Her decor is so beautiful. Thanx for sharing! Jo

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

So nice to hear from you Debra! I've missed all my blog friends. Wishing you and your entire family a very Merry Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jo! Yes it surely is. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

Annette said...

Oh Laura, I so miss your blog posts. Paula's home is so lovely. I enjoy seeing your photos and always think it should be in a magazine. I hope all is well with you and your family and wish you the very Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Annette! Thank you for those kind words! Wishing you and your family the most wonderful holiday season filled with joy and peace!

Patty said...

Laura, so glad to see you again. Thank you so much for sharing Paula's wonderful home! I'm pinning some of her original ideas -- just love everything! I spy something on the walls in two pictures and I'm wondering... are they pieces of an old hoop dress ? Very unique!!

Seawashed Living said...

Wow! Her cottage looks like a shop! It is full of creativity. So much fun. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Patty! You have a good eye! Yes, those are old dress hoops. So happy that you enjoy the pics!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving kind words! Wishing you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday season!

Gail Peterson said...

Merry Christmas Laura... This cottage is such a magical little gem, every little vinette has it's own story, I adore it all!
Thank you for shring your friends special place with us.
Best wishes for a memorable holiday season..
xo,
Gail
Casual Loves Elegance

Cecilia Bramhall said...

What a beautiful place. I love the pillow with the mittens on it! Adorable. I have scrolled through the pictures several times...so much to see and drool over! :-)

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Magical. I always love the chance to peek in at Paula's beautiful home. Thank you so much, Laura. This was pure delight.
Hugs,
Lin

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Gail. Paula provides us all with so much inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Cecilia, thanks for those sweet comments! So glad you enjoyed the post! Merry Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Lin! Paula's cottage is always charming and pure magic at Christmas! It always gets me in the holiday spirit and ready to decorate my own space. Wishing you joy this holiday season!

Walter Marin said...

Wow Laura your friend is so talent and creative!! love everything on those pics!! Much love to you & family all

Angie at Home said...

WOW --- I want to move in. I love the angel with the bird cage (such a cute idea) and the Christmas tree in the box... now that is what I think a tree should look like. What a bucket load of ideas popping off in my brain right now. Thanks for sharing Paula's delightful cottage. It truly is amazing.

Happy Holidays.

Colleen Bloom said...

Hi Laura,
Such beautiful pictures of such a creative cottage.. I love Paula's attention to every little detail.. so inspiring.. Happy holiday

Lori Ann Corelis said...

How very, very, very beautiful!
Be Merry!
Lori Ann

Okio B Designs said...

I've been following your photos on Instagram and I can say with all certainty that I want to live at Paula's!

Jeanine

Disa Edlund said...

That is absolutly wonderful.
Love every single bit of decos and furniture and... ALL of it !

Have a lovely weekend.
/Disa

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Walter! Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Angie for your kind comments! So glad you enjoyed the post!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Colleen! Yes, Paula is the Queen of Details which makes her home so fascinating! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Lori! Paula and I still cherish your art and enjoy your imaginative and creative work. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the season!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jeanine! Paula would love to have you! Trust me, my visits there are always magical, inspiring and full of fun!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you Disa! Happy Holidays!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Your friends cottage is lovely and so festive.
Thanks for the tour.
Have a great week.
Denise

NDBurtham said...

I love ALL the things you post. The Christmas ones are so interesting...Glad to see your post again :) Nancy

Deb said...

Cozy blanket, cup of joe and these gorgeous pictures - what a great way to start the day. Everything is so lovely it's hard to pick a favorite, but that old porch rail with the wooden circle trim is stunning! Love all the little festive touches - got a few ideas to try myself. Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

Radka said...

Wow, few ideas here, love it!
Thanks for sharing :-)
xx

Julie said...

Thank you Laura so much for sharing Paulas cottage. I look forward to this so much each year & often come back for "just another peek" & always see something different through your photos. Thanks for the pleasure & joy this brings to us here in blogland :-)

Brenda said...

This blog article is simply Wonderful! I so enjoyed every single picture of Paula's Christmas Cottage 2014!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Laura!
So happy I stopped in as I love when you bring us through Paula's home! I also loved seeing the shop tour you share in November!
Merry Christmas!

Carolyn said...

Simply charming!!!

Merry Christmas,
Carolyn

Ruffles and Roses said...

AMAZING MIND TO BE SO CREATIVE WITH SOOOOO SOOOO MANY BEAUTIFUL FINDS...ESP LOVE THE SKIRT OR DRESS HOOP AROUND THE ANGEL AND THE BIRDCAGE LADY.....MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING ~ LORRAINE

Di said...

So beautiful,many great pictures. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Laura, thank you so much for posting pics of her home. I love seeing every detail of it. I've missed blogging but always enjoy yours. Happy New Years friend!

Margaret Bolton said...

I LOVE Paula's style and look forward to your pictures every year. I would love to know where she finds her "sparce" Christmas trees. I live in the land of fuller the better trees, but that's just not my style. Thanks!

Evi said...

Laura,
I am so glad you told me about the post. It is as always beautiful, and made up for the Christmas I did not have.
Darn the weather....I would have seen it all tomorrow, but maybe next week.
Thanks for cheering me up with your beautiful pictures. I'll talk to Paula tomorrow.
Tons of hugs and love,
Evi

diane wallenius said...

can i just say love every single thing! beautiful!

Méa Strauß said...

Just found you! YOU are a fountain of ideas! Would not know where to start. WOW! I love the second picture best, and the christmastree in that gorgeous sink and.. and... ;))
Greetings from Méa :))

Inchwormart said...

These are sensational...my heart is going pitter-pat with the joy of it. Thanks for posting.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Dying over the details - just like a little fairy land...love this. Thanks for so many pics!! I think I would have just gone crazy with my camera in her cottage. Hoping your 2015 is off to a good start!

Big hugs
Elizabeth

Leslie said...

I miss your posts. Thank you for all the beauty you have shared. I hope all is well. xo