Hello friends, and welcome to the Cozy at Christmas Blog Tour! If this is your first visit to Opulent Cottage, welcome! (You can read about me and our historic home here.)
Our little 1926 cottage gets decked for every season, but never more so than at Christmas! It is truly a labor of love, and makes my heart so happy to see our home sparkle and shine. When you're 90 years old, you need a little something sparkly every now and then, know what I mean? ;) I often think about how families may have celebrated here for the last 90 years, and I feel blessed to have this sweet home to make my own.
Today I'm sharing the mantel decor in our living room. I had intended to share our tree as well, but we had a holiday disaster the other day when our white tree came down from the attic looking like it had been rolling in the mud! Apparently it's not uncommon for white trees to eventually turn a (very un-Christmasy) dark color? Anyway, a new one is on order and I hope to be back in a few days to share it with you all.
We have an explosion of holiday brights this year! These red tinsel trees got dressed up with some cheerful green, pink and blue ornaments, repeating the colors in our new pillows from this fall.
The gorgeous plaid ribbon is from Martha Stewart, found at Home Depot.
A mix of mercury glass and brass candlesticks fill the mantel, along with red striped and solid green candles.
How cute are these peppermint candles, found at our local Ross. These gorgeous turquoise mercury glass candlesticks were a gift from my sister last year.
That's a wrap for today -- the new tree has arrived, and I need to get busy so I can share it soon! Thank you so much for coming by!
Below you'll find links to all the participants of the Cozy at Christmas tour:
Monday 12/5: Let's Add Sprinkles/ Hyacinths for the Soul/ Southern DayDreams/ White Spray Paint/ Garden Up Green/ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson/ Ellie and Elizabeth
Tuesday 12/6: 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
Wednesday 12/7: Sweet Nothings/ At Rivercrest Cottage/ Opulent Cottage/ Decor to Adore/ Fern Creek Cottage/ The Dedicated House/ Bluesky Kitchen
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Your Inspired Design at BlueSky Kitchen
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday and Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Share It One More Time at The Everyday Home
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
The Scoop at StoneGable
Home for Christmas at Cozy Little House
12 Days of Holiday Homes at The Pink Clutch