Christmas at Junk Chic Cottage

Happy Holidays.  

Now that we are living in a smaller place I decided less is more this year.  

Just simple, soft and quiet.

My tree is done in whites, silvers and sparkles!  My tree is decorated with many angel ornaments I have collected over the years.  Lot's of beautiful memories make up my Christmas tree.  My tree base this year is a garden urn.

As most of you know it is hard to get that perfect night time picture of the tree lighted.  You will have to take my word on this.  The tree is beautiful at night with all her sparkles and lights.

This vintage farmhouse window we got on our anniversary trip to Michigan has my pretty angel wings this year.

Nothing says Christmas serenity and beauty like a madonna and candelabra.

Very pretty at night.

I did a winter scene on top of this cabinet in the living room.

Love my sweet angel hanging on this chippy window.

My favorite saying.

This beautiful angel was gifted to me by a dear friend a few years ago.  Just love the pretty and sweetness of this angel.

I dressed up my vintage watering can with some winter greens.

I added some Christmas greens and crystal lights with my angels above the china cabinet.  I added white lights to the greens to light up this area at night.

Inside the china cabinet I have more of my Madonnas.

Another one of my cute angels from the creative talents of Cathy from Cheswick Company relaxing in the wreath.

This is my original angel Grace from Cathy at Cheswick Company on Etsy years ago.  Just love Cathy's beautiful angels.  This one was gifted to me from Terry several years ago.  Through the years I have collected a few more of her one- of- a- kind- angels.  This Angel is Grace and will always hold a place in my heart because Terry surprised me with this angel for Christmas.

Grace sits happy in the bike on the door along with a few other Vintage Winter Garden pieces in the entry way.

I got this old picket and dressed it up on the window sill with some Christmas greens and a couple of cute birds.

A few Christmas decorations put up in my kitchen.

Just simple pieces I love added to the shelves in the kitchen.

This passage from the bible done on this old piece of barn wood is all the things I hope to have under the tree this year.

Blessed to own a sweet nest to decorate for the holidays.

My kitchen Christmas stocking made out of an old sugar bag.  
My Chalkboard Advent Calendar.

My old fireplace mantel simple and sweet for Christmas.

Love when the candles are all a glow in the evenings and the Christmas tree and garland are lighted.  Just a pretty and serene feel to the house for Christmas this year.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a beautiful holiday season.  This is such a beautiful time of year.  May you enjoy all the blessings of the season.
Merry Christmas.
Happy Decorating, Shopping, Wrapping and Baking and Eating.  Enjoy!
A big hug and Thank you from Me and Coop to Tina from What We Keep.  She embroidered this cute vintage towel of Cooper.  I put it on the back of the white chair he loves to lay in.  Thank you Tina.  Love this and will treasure it.

Yep loves this chair.  XXOO Tina from Cooper
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  1. I love this dream in white

    best wishes - Ruth

  2. Everything looks stunningly beautiful! I love that advent calendar and I've never noticed the chandelier at the front door before - envious!!!!

  3. Just gorgeous! Your decor looks so ethereal, like the most peaceful Christmas dream. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

  4. Well, having seen this place with my own eyes all I can say is that your pictures DO NOT do it justice. There are so many 'layers' there and so much depth to everything. It kind of washes out in the pictures but I think the texture there is a big part of the overall ambiance. You have created a soft delicious feeling of serenity there. Sometimes all white can feel "cool" or "cold"...not true at your house at all. It is warm and welcoming. Love it- these are great pictures, Kris. xo Diana

  5. Kris, wishing you and Terry a Merry Christmas. Your home looks warm and serene. A perfect way to bring in the new year. All the best, Milena.

  6. Oh my Kris, your home is a dream! I love every single little bit of it. Your little kitchen stocking is so sweet and I love how you have little bird everywhere sitting in evergreen branches. Your less is more is just stunning!
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  7. P.S. Could you please send me your mailing address? Thank you Hun.
    xo Karen B.

  8. Oh my.....I so envy your flair for decorating. The whites are just so calming and absolutely beautiful. Tell me, do your old windows still have the glass panes in them?
    Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  9. Kris your Christmas layered and embellished home reminds me of a blanket of freshly fallen snow that has sunlight glistening and tranquil beauty. The embroidered Cooper towel from Tina is darling and so is your placement.

  10. It's all so beautiful and peaceful looking, to many things I like to mention them all.
    Your tree sure is bright love how it lights up the room
    Then of course one thing to mention is Cooper and his personal towel by Tina.
    I have got to tonight make myself drag out my tree from the box and start decorating, still working full time i'm always ready for my recliner after work LOL unless there is an antique sale someplace.

    Anyway back to your beautiful decorating, love all the winter white

    Merry Christmas

  11. I really must disagree, this is not "simple" decorating.
    It is over the top....awesome.... gorgeous !!!

  12. Kris, Your home is decorated so beautifully. I love all the angels and the way you have them displayed in vignettes. I also love seeing birds here and there. Blessings to all of your family. xoxo, Susie

  13. Kris, these photos take my breath away. It truly is a winter wonderland. So many special touches and interesting little vignettes that are so imaginative. You have outdone yourself!
    To Mister Coop- you are so welcome, little man. Enjoy your favorite chair!
    Have a great weekend, Kris!
    xoxo, T.

  14. Everything stunning! There are many romantic touches in your cozy home. I love the soothing atmosphere and your little man is adorable
    HUgs Alessandra

  15. Oh Kris, it's a dreamy white haven at your place! It's the perfect place to curl up with a blanket and hot chocolate and of course, a sweet dog.

    Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. ;)

  16. Your house is a dream no matter the season, Kris. Lovely, from top to bottom...and even more so under the spell of Christmas decor. Enjoy your glowing evenings...xo

  17. What a beautiful dreamy white Christmas you've created. Love it all Kris. xxxx Rhonda

  18. Hi Kris! Ahhh....Cooper' s blanket is so very sweet! And of course, your home all decked out for Christmas is stunning. I don't know how you do it, but you come up with the prettiest vignettes. Are you expecting the big snow we are? We are near the Wisconsin/Illinois border and there is talk of up to nine inches Saturday night/Sunday. I think your house would be such a cozy spot to watch the snow falling. Jane

  19. PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY!!!...Happy Holidays Kris!!
    xo, Mariaelena

  20. SIGH...GASP....SWOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kris, I don't think I recall seeing your mantle done up with that gorgeous piece above it; that is absolutely BREATHTAKING! And I know what you mean about night photography. I have been trying to capture the magic I see and feel when I am here at home, loving my twinkling lights, but I simply can't get the look. The simple feel is much more effective (especially in whites) than too many colors, but that's only my opinion! Many people who put a lot of color together do it well, but I do prefer the monochromatic peace that white lends! Magical my dear friend.

  21. Oh, my Kris! Your home is GORGEOUS! Love all the beautiful holiday decor. Every detail is just perfect. Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Beautiful and peaceful! Thank you for sharing this lovely season with us in your new home. I love 'Grace'. I bet the other angels are gorgeous too, she sure is.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

  23.'ve really created a serenity space throughout your home. I adore the Madonna and angels used throughout. Even in the dead of winter, you've given hope to the gardening spirit with use of your fencing, watering can, flowers, and I really, really like that. Of course, lights lift the mood in any decor, but makes your especially light against all the white. I love that sugar sack stocking but oh my, Cooper's towel! He's really become a star in his own right. I saw another blogger take a towel and spray adhere it inside a frame it was so cute. That towel of Cooper is special enough to frame.....some day, but he's certainly enjoying it now, it seems. :)
    I suppose the next couple weeks will find me either at the grocery or in the kitchen, so I'll send my best wishes now for a Merry and Hopeful Christmas.

  24. The thought that comes to mind when I view your home decorated for Christmas is Winter Wonderland! It's all so beautiful, Kris! Your angel collection really shines this time of year and there isn't a corner that you've neglected to bring your signature charm into. Cooper is a lucky dog to have you as his family, and the towel that Tina embroidered for him is adorable!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us and have a wonderful weekend!

  25. As always your home is so beautifully decorated! I could definitely sit back and enjoy the sweet serenity of your lovely living room ☺

  26. Love all your angles. The graceful one is my favorite. I should think of getting one, she'll watch over me


  27. Beautiful !!
    If there is a House in Heaven it would look like this.
    My favorite Christmas post from you was the year you did all the reds.
    They have all been pretty.

  28. Kris your holiday home is so lovely and peaceful. I'm sure that family and friends feel it as soon as they walk in the door. Have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for the sweet card it came at a time that I needed a boost. xx Jo

  29. It's all so pretty, Kris! Love your madonnas. And Cooper is such a rock Star! Not only does he have his own portrait but now he has a special towel! Too cute. A very merry Christmas to you all!

  30. Hi Kris
    I was going to try and comment on some specific things but I just can't I love absolutely everything!!! you are an amazing decorator. Your house is so full of pretty
    Christmas goodness. I love it all, its all breathtaking** Enjoy this fabulous weekend Kris

  31. Kris, serene is the perfect description for your lovely home. Your mantle and the pickets are almost my favorites, but the prize goes to Cooper and now he has a stately place to beautify his surroundings. Tina is such a good friend and so are you..Merry Christmas..xxoJudy

  32. Lovely and peaceful, like the whisper of snow.

  33. So pretty, Kris! I love the fluffy pom pom towel!

    Happy Holidays!


  34. Everything looks pretty. I especially love your choice for the tree base. Merry Christmas, Kris.

  35. Dreamy, Kris. So much attention to detail, so many lovely vignettes. I imagine you and Terry curled up with Cooper, enjoying the tree and your charming surroundings. Tina's embroidery is wonderful. Such a thoughtful gift. Enjoy your beautiful home, my friend. xo Nancy

  36. So beautiful and serene.. I feel like visiting your home.. it is so welcoming... :)

  37. Just beautiful Kris! I adore your sweet angel collection and the touches of green are delightful!

  38. OH Kris, everything is stunning and you certainly did impress me. Cooper looks so cute sitting in his chair and he goes so well with your decorations.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.


  39. Everything is so serene and beautiful, like living in a sparkly cloud. Love all your angels and frosted greens, thanks for a lovely sigh---this morning, Sandi

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  41. Every time I "step" into your home, I feel at peace. Love Cooper's towel...a very good likeness...some gals are so talented... xoxo

  42. Kris, You have a beautiful home and have decorated it perfectly. Every room has your special touch! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with all of us. Happy Sunday!
    Hugs, Jody ♥

  43. Love the vintage towel of Cooper! So thoughtful! And that kitchen stocking is so cute. I need to find a new base for my tree...I love how you did yours. And of course I love all your pretty angels. So sweet!

  44. Beautiful - just beautiful kris!! Love it all - so calm, pretty and serene. Love Cooper's towel.


  45. I have a snow white Santa that would look good in your beautiful home..:)
    Everything looks very pretty.

  46. Did you know my favorite color is white? Always has been (even though technically it's not a color. Who cares?!). So I guess it's safe to say I love your home!

    Now, I have to say your Pom Pom throw stopped me in my tracks. So beautiful! It's all just too gorgeous for words.


  47. Kris, your home, Christmas decor, and precious mementos are just lovely. Stay the beautiful person of faith that you are. Bless you and have a wonderful week! xoxo

    1. Thank you Sweet Debra. Have a great new week ahead.

  48. Your home is so beautiful this time of year. I love all of your angels and madonnas. You have such a nice collection now. The towel that was embroidered with Cooper is adorable! What a sweet and thoughtful gift. So glad to hear that Cooper's health has drastically improved.

  49. Beautiful, beautiful Kris!....You have such an amazing collection of angels. I just knew that you would fill your new home with all of the wonderful things that bring you Joy. And speaking of Joy...what a most wonderful gift of love that Tina made for you..Cooper is the sweetest....he definitely is one of your angels on earth!.....Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!! xoxoxox's

    1. Thank you Shirley. Love seeing all your pretty decor too. Gorgeous.

  50. Kris,
    You now how I adore a snowy white pristine Christmas, I think that this post was my Christmas present from you!
    So beautiful that words just do not do it justice.

  51. Oh Kris.. It's breathtaking. I love the tree urn and so many other things! So many sweet angels. And that embroidered gift is darling. And I love the sign with the fruits of the spirit. I should surely ask for those gifts for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

    Hugs and blessings..

  52. Hi Kris, i havé finally made it over here, your simplicity here makes a beautiful white frosted statement. Love the unique use of your piece for a tree stand, I love how the simple gifts show off so nicely nested under the tree stand.

    The Angels look wonderful this time of year. It is sure to be a merry all is calm here with the beauty of that tree sparkling bright in the night.
    A winters Christmas blanketed in white beauty inside and out.

    Un Joyeux Noël



  53. Enjoy your first Christmas in your new home, so beautifully dressed for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  54. Hi Sweet Kris, Oh I just love your home for Christmas. It is beautiful, serene and peaceful!! I love all your special touches from the angels, to the glorious wings and everything in between!! It is a special year in your new home and you have decorated it beautifully! Enjoy and wishing you many blessings this Christmas and beyond!

  55. I knew that Christmas at your house would be wonderful.

    You and Terry worked your magic to turn your condo into a unique, charming, welcoming cottage.

    Happy Christmas

  56. Hello Kris,
    so many wonderful things to see! Christmas like a fairytale.
    Your doggy is so cute <3!
    Hugs, Christine

  57. Your decor looks fantastic. I love all the wreaths you used.

  58. Gorgeous, Kris!! Nobody does chippy white better than you, without a doubt!! By the way, I absolutely love that pom pom throw - I'm guessing sweet Cooper does as well!

  59. What a gorgeous holiday tour of your stunning home. It is so peaceful and warm. I love your white color palette. It is full of Christmas Magic.

    Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas.


  60. You do white and calm oh-so-well Kris!!! In love with all the angels and Marys all around and I adore your Advent Calendar!

  61. oh wow !! as always...i just LOVE what you've done :)

  62. BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love the picket fence idea. The little lamp with the pine and pine cones. Really I just love it all!!
    And that sweet Cooper. Hugs to him!!

  63. It kept getting better and better with each picture, Kris--gorgeous photography--and I loved seeing your different angels and Madonnas. And then there was Cooper at the very end, the best of all, bless his dear sweet heart! And your friend Tina crafted a lovely linen keepsake of him.

    You have made your new home exquisitely lovely!

  64. It is just gorgeous. I love the fireplace and mantel. That throw with the pom-poms is a cutie too.

  65. Amazing Kris! I can imagine when the sun goes down how your house lights up, it looks so beautiful and serene. I'm having the family to our home this year and I usually deck out every room and now that they are coming here I haven't done anything. You are inspiring... but I could also use a kick in the butt!! Happy Holidays hon!

  66. So pretty, Kris! No matter what the weather outside, you've got a white Christmas inside! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  67. Oh, it's all so beautiful in here Kris! You have such amazing signs, too, and I adore your Advent chalkboard. Stunning, all of it!!

  68. Everything looks so beautiful and elegant! Your wonderful angels look so pretty with all your white and chipy wonderfulness! I think I need a pom pom throw in my life! Merry Christmas!!

  69. How beatiful your xmas ornament! Angels are so pretty!

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