Old Castle Cottage Holiday House Tour

I’m so excited to share a peek at our home all dressed for Christmas this year. As you step through the entrance, you’re greeted by simple fresh garland, a homemade wreath, and foraged greenery in planters, along with oranges that set a delightful tone for what awaits inside.

As you enter Old Castle Cottage you walk into the entry which opens into the living room and kitchen.

Since our home is open concept, I make an effort to harmonize the rooms with a consistent color palette. This year, in a bid to keep costs down, I opted for a theme of blue and brown. I achieved this by crafting DIY blue ornaments (link) and incorporating camel ribbon onto the tree and mantle.

I also like my wrapping paper to match so I purchased blue wrapping paper from Minted (link) and used the same ribbon for tying the packages.

Moving to the dining area, I’ve placed two slender trees on either side of the buffet, adorned with simple decorations including pinecones from our white pine trees, statice from the garden, matching ribbon, and dried oranges. The table echoes this theme with birch, pinecones displayed in vintage garden urns, and dried oranges nestled within the greenery.

Vintage blue transfer ware ties together the blues in both the dining room and kitchen.

In what we affectionately call the library, we transform it into “Santa’s Woodland Cabin,” a tradition cherished since our granddaughter was little. This whimsical space is adorned with plenty of birds, owls, and surprises from Santa.

Every year Santa leaves something in the cabin ranging from horseshoes to skis, vintage sleigh bells, pipes, and glasses. It’s an annual tradition that keeps everyone eagerly anticipating what Santa might leave behind each year.

The festive spirit extends beyond the interior. See my DIY tutorial (link) on how to create your own holiday outdoor arrangements.

I hope you enjoyed our little tour. Check out my Amazon Christmas storefront for some of the items I used this year. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with joy.

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  1. Just found you by way of your gardening post on insta- ended here and have a question. Beautiful stuff BTW! 🙂 The picture of the woman with the blue dress…do you know the name or have a link. I remember a similar from my aunt’s house when I was young and would love to find her!!

    1. Thanks, Beth! Unfortunately I do not have a link, I bought the picture from an antique shop. If I ever come across one again I will let you know! 🙂

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