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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Cozy Christmas Bedroom

I just love a cozy bedroom at Christmas time don’t you?


Today I am so happy to join the Cozy At Christmas Holiday Blog Tour hosted by Katie at Let’s Add Sprinkles.

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 Part I of the Decor To Adore Christmas Home Tour was shared on Monday.

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Today I am continuing the Vintage Christmas Wonderland theme in the master bedroom at Storybook Cottage.

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The color palette is traditional green and red accented with a bit of classic black.

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I shared how I made all of the holiday artwork in the room for mere pennies HERE.

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Several tartan patterns are showcased in a nod to Mr. Decor’s Scottish heritage.


On his nightstand some vintage caroler figurines and a few Shiny Brites under glass add a bit of holiday cheer but still allow plenty of room for his wallet, phone and other essentials.

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A collection of nutcrackers and smokers, found while we lived in Germany, happily sit on top of his dresser.

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Let’s take a closer peek at my nightstand.


More vintage figurines and Shiny Brites create a happy vignette alongside the advent calendar I created a few years ago. (This year I filled it with peppermint kisses~ yum! :)

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Most of my vintage Christmas collection has come from estate sales and thrift shops.

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My most recent acquisition, Tinker the Elf,  came a few weeks ago. This jolly elf makes a happy tinkling chime when you turn him over. You can read how he brought the magical spirit of Christmas joy to me HERE.

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He sits on the settee which also received a bit of holiday cheer.

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The sweetheart advent calendar was hung on a small side wall.

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On the top of my dresser I set up my original Dept. 56 Snow Village.

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The first piece was given to me as a child in 1977. You can read that story HERE.

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It truly is so cozy to sit in bed at night, snuggled under the covers, and see the sweetly lit scene.

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Of course my favorite cozy canine companions, Rudi and Franz, also wanted to get into the spirit and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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The boys are ready to walk in a Weiner Wonderland and Dachshund Through The Snow in coats I made from the Gunn tartan last year. Lined in red linen they are super soft and cozy.

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Please join me next week, December 12th through the 24th, for “ A Little House Christmas”.

Little House Christmas Kitchen

A Little House Red Mitten Garland


May you have a wonderfully cozy Christmas.


Linking to

Between Naps On The Porch, Monday Social, Inspire Me Monday, Merry Monday,Make It Pretty Monday ,The Scoop, A Stroll Thru Life,Home Stories A to Z, Savvy Southern Style,Share Your StyleCreative Ways, Vintage Charm Party, Thursday Favorite Things, The Inspiration Gallery, French Country Cottage,Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, Foodie Friday, Link Party Palooza, The SITS Girls, Funky Junk Interiors, SIOMT, Sundays At Home, Nesting Place

Be sure to visit all of the lovely blogs on the Cozy At Christmas Blog Tour.

Let's Add Sprinkles, Hyacinths for the SoulSouthern DayDreams, White Spray Paint, Garden Up Green, Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, Ellie and Elizabeth, Brookhollow Lane, At Home With Jemma, My Heart Lives Here, The B Farm, Botanic Bleu, Kitty's Kozy Kitchen, Art and Sand, Ash Tree Cottage Sweet Nothings, At Rivercrest Cottage, Opulent Cottage, Decor to Adore, Fern Creek Cottage, The Dedicated House, Bluesky Kitchen


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your room is beautiful and cozy, Laura! I am determined to do our bedroom this year and this is wonderful inspiration! I am always fascinated that you have an actual Gunn tartan, maybe I can think of a way to adopt one too even though we are not a bit Scottish ;) Merry merry Christmas to you all, and especially to Rudi and Franz! xoxo, Andrea

bj said...

What a beautiful bedroom... I love everything you have done pretty and bright. and I am loving the art above your bed.....Merry Christmas.

Carole West said...

So pretty and I love the plaid accents. I'm guessing you made your dogs coats too? So talented and the way you placed everything together is so inviting.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Jeanie said...

So very beautiful (and I would expect nothing less!) What wonderful light you have in your room and how festive! I'm fond of the sectional box that you turned into Christmas. I think I have one of those stashed somewhere because I couldn't throw it away -- and lots of tiny bits... inspiration for 2017!

And the advent calendar! The best! You are so clever and creative and it all comes together so beautifully!

Thanks for letting us have a peek into your Christmas world!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, Be still my heart!! Oh I just love your cozy bedroom for Christmas. You know me, and anything with black no matter what the season I love. What a gorgeous styling of the bed with the pillows and accents on the wall. Love how you styled your nightstands, the settee and your dresser with your beautiful village scene. This is such a great idea for display over the traditional ways out in the living areas. Love your sweet fur babies at the end. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing and inspiring in our tour!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. xo

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous and I love your plaids, so pretty. I think my favorite is the fabulous village, it looks amazing and reminds of days gone by.

Carol@blueskykitchen said...

Laura, you are so right. Bedrooms shouldn't be neglected when it comes to decorating for the holidays. You are so talented. Thank for your sharing your pretty and holiday~inspired bedroom.

Katie Mansfield said...

The black bedding is just stunning. I love that Christmas wreath pillow. Rudy and Franz are just the cutest. Your Snow Village is just amazing. How fun. Thanks for sharing and being part of our Cozy at Christmas blog tour.
You are always a wonderful stop.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful home! I love your advent calendar and the vintage Christmas items.

Linda said...

Oh Laura, everything is always so perfect and pretty in your home. :) We only have 1 spare bedroom in our tiny house and it's also my husband's office and it's always a mess - it's the dumping ground for all sorts of junk and I rarely have time to clean, so it pretty much stays like that year round.

Christine said...

It truly is a Storybook Home!
And you actually get to live in it.

craftyles said...

Laura, I couldn't wait to get over to your blog. Your bedroom is beautiful. I love how you added in black with the traditional colors. Your vignettes are amazing. The vintage artwork and ornies all around are the perfect touch. Such a cozy place.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Your home is lovely Laura, and those two little dogs really are the most adorable set of jewels in the house.

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Laura, your room looks very cozy indeed. Love the tartan and shiny brites sprinkled throughout. But the show stoppers? Your cute dogs in their coats! So cute!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I LOVE your cozy bedroom, Laura, with such special touches. The pillows are fabulous, and Rudi and Franz look so happy in their homemade tartan coats. One of my favorite things was your darling advent calendar that you store peppermint kisses for each day.
I also checked out tour beautifully decorated dining room. Your runner and tree skirt are just adorable. Your guests must love coming to your house for holiday cheer.
Thanks for sharing your home with us! Merry Christmas!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Laura, I LOVE your bedroom all decked out with holiday cheer! It is cozy and beautiful. I, too, LOVE plaids. Your vintage pieces are fabulous! Merry Christmas!!!!

Eilis@myheartliveshere said...

Your cozy room is delightful. I just saw some little vintage Christmas decorations today and after seeing your sweetheart advent calendar, I want to go back for them. Yours are so much more meaningful since they have family memories attached. I love the Shiny brights under the cloche too!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh Laura your Christmas bedroom is so beautiful! I just love the rich black with the plaid and that floral pillow is perfection! The garland at the end of the bed is such a festive touch! Your vintage angels remind me of some we had when I was growing up. I was so sad when my mom threw them out without telling us. I keep hoping I'll find some in a thrift or antique store one day.

My Kentucky Living said...

Laura...your home is so pretty and cozy! Sheila

Sarah said...

Laura, you master is cozy all dressed for the holidays. I've never added holiday touches to our master, but I do add touches to the guest rooms. I thought about just adding Christmas pillows to our bed, but I think my husband would rather it say as is. ;-)
I've never had a Christmas village, but I have some special memories of certain ones I've seen from childhood to adulthood. I can just imagine how it must sparkle.

Botanic Bleu said...

I love the Christmas presents wrapped in tartan plaids... and the two sweet doggies that are tolerating their plaid coats.

Have a very Merry Christmas,

The Boston Lady said...

Thanks for the link! It was worth the wait to see all of this. I am always in awe of your talent Laura, this was so special. Ann

Art and Sand said...

Every little details is wonderful all the way down to your pups dressed in plaid.

Happy Christmas

Lorrie said...

Your bedroom looks like a cozy place to retreat to at the end of the day. Just lovely!

Jann Olson said...

Laura, it is all just darling! I love the artwork you created over your bed. And the advents are both precious! I have a very similar one like your first photo. Reminds me that I hadn't pulled it out yet. Your two pooches are just precious! I had the Dickens village and just gave it to my grandson who is newly married. I love it, but have so much other stuff and he has such fond memories of lying under the tree and moving the people around when he was little. They were thrilled! I will go there to enjoy it.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

Laura, your vintage touches are sublime! I love the holiday artwork you created! There's nothing better than vintage cards! Again, your precious fur babies stole the show! Have a Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Lovely and so very pretty and oh the plaid! You are such a talented lady and the way you placed everything together is extremely inviting.
Your two little puppies are really the most precious set of jewels in your home!
Merry Christmas,

Auntie Em said...

Your rooms (and I am sure all of your home) is so festive and pretty for Christmas! It must be lovely when you come home at the end of the day and admire all of your cozy rooms and sweet treasures waiting to greet you. The village on the dresser is an awesome display. I have a little bit of ours set up on the dining room window this year. The little houses and items always enchant visitors, young and old alike.
Thank you for sharing a peek into your beautiful home! :)

Rita C. said...

Oh Laura! I don't dress my bedroom for Christmas, but you could sure change my mind! I absolutely love this bedroom with my favorite traditional reds & greens, with pops of black and PLAID! Beautiful, and that Depth 56 village is a nice way to use long-loved decor, yet in a fresh way in this space. Cozy, for sure.
I am catching up with your posts, but jumping back to prior links of all your Christmas. This is fun! I hope you're enjoying the season and are that much closer to your end goal in school, yes?! Exciting!!

Art and Sand said...

Oh, your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous.

My mother used to have a Christmas village and my sister and I loved getting to help set it up. I honestly have no idea why I never created one for my own home.

Debra Oliver said...

so many wonderful Christmas goodies!! Gotta love those wonderful pillows on your fabulous settee!

R. Pyper said...

That bed could not be cozier. I love the garland on the footboard!

Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} said...

Oh my gosh this room is beautiful! It's decorated nicer than my whole house! I love the plaids, and the pillows ad the vintage! It's a Christmas wonderland. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

The Charm of Home said...

I loved your Little House cabin on your kitchen table. The page wouldn't load for me so I am at this post commenting. Charming bedroom! Have a wonderful Holiday! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!