Salutations from the little Christmas cottage on the East Coast that’s soaking in the Christmas magic and maybe running around a little like a chicken with it’s head cut off! Ya know they really do that. My mom has a story or two about my great grandmother and her farm and chickens and you see where this is going.
The cottage is all decked out. I like to keep things fairly simple and the kiddos like to put out every drop of glitz and every bauble from the attic so we happily meet somewhere in the middle. And all is good.
I knew my fresh greenery couldn’t last the entire holiday season and I’d either end up living without or changing it out for new. Well sometimes things just fall into place and isn’t it nice when that happens even if it’s with something as simple as greenery for Christmastime.
Just as my greenery from the back garden started to get a little crispy my dad happened upon as much fresh pine as I could use, and then some. Enough for my mom and me and the whole East Coast I’d say. The power company was cutting it down and he asked to save it for us. He always has a way of surprising me with fresh greenery, last year it was fresh pine roping. Love it!
The fresh pine filled in the mantle nicely and I had enough to add to a couple of more spots around the cottage. I actually have a pile of extras stashed in the side garden just waiting in case of an emergency. So not to fret Cottage Fix friends, this Christmas cottage is equipped for any kind of fresh greenery emergency that comes this way!
So I mentioned running around like a crazy person in the beginning of this post. We are trying to get the bathroom going. Mr. Macho has it completely gutted and I’m holding us up trying to pick out faucets—there are so many choices out there. I’ve got a Pinterest page to help keep me on track when I’ve looked at so many things I can’t remember what I like! We’ll just keep chip, chippin’ along. Whose idea was it to start this over the holidays? Oh yeah…