Homespun would be the best way I know of describing our fireplace and mantel. Our stone fireplace was built by the original owner of our home some 50 plus years ago. He was a mason with 7 children to feed and not a lot of extra money. He collected the river rocks from our nearby river and hauled them back to his home.
So when planning my Christmas mantel I know it's best to stick to a more homespun or cottage feel. Some elements include the child skates, the knitted ornaments made by my MIL. Lots of red, a wreath with pine cones and apples. Oh and I love that little house! It lights up and changes colors inside the windows. My only new purchase.
Grapevine balls and little gold candles.
Mittens, Christmas card and a garland of red berries. Today we are going on the hunt for a Christmas tree. Every year I look online and in stores with the thought of getting an artificial tree. But of course, the only ones I care for cost $300 or more. So I decide that a real tree will work best for me. That is until I am sweeping up needles in April!!! lol. Enjoy your weekend friends. Cindy Linking to...
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy