Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Home Tour 2011

{Home for the Holidays}
With The Corson Cottage

We have Decked the Halls
(I do mean maiden name is Hall...(chuckle:)
this holiday with all kinds of Christmas Cheer!

So, as a guest here at The Corson Cottage
I would love to invite you in for a cup of hot cocoa
with whipped cream & marshmallows...of course!
(Hey nobody said we had to watch what we eat this time of year)
I hope we will warm your hearts this holiday season!

Our Front Porch....come on's chilly out there!

I have been very fortunate to have been blessed with wonderful memories
of the holiday season.  As I was decorating my home this year it made
me think of all the great times we had decorating our home
when I was a kid.  I actually think decorating for the holidays was my first decorating
memory ever.  I can remember my Mom would turn on the Christmas music and make Dad turn
off the TV and it was a family affair.  She would make hot cocoa and we would all decorate the tree.
 There were always holiday touches all throughout our home.

Won't you join us in our warm & cozy living room?

I can remember stringing cranberries and real popcorn making homemade garland
for our trees as a kid.  I could not believe my Mom was having us put food on the tree?
This year for the holidays I have been inspired by the warm heartfelt memories of my past.
So I made my own garland and hung it on our gallery wall you can see it here.

If you would like to hang in the living room a little longer feel free to visit here and here.

Hmm are you getting a little hungry?  I think I smell Christmas cookies baking in the kitchen.

As I get older it has become more and more important for me to
recreate the spirit of the Holiday season in our home for Travis & I. 
  Hopefully someday maybe a little Corson too.
So this year I went all out!
I made sure there were simple holiday touches in every room.

Our tiny cottage kitchen gets a little crowded maybe we should move on into
the dining room it's much more comfortable.

I really think, who am I kidding, I KNOW the dining room is my favorite room on our tour.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I love all of the natural elements, the fresh greens, the poinsettia, my new lanterns!
We always spent most of our time at the dining table on holidays.
We could spend hours talking, laughing, eating, just being merry & bright!
For me it was important to create that feel in this room.
All the comforts of holiday you can sit down & stay a while and enjoy yourself in.
To sit and stay for a while in our dining room visit here, here & here.

Need an extra seat?  Let me show you our back porch.

This is our reindeer.....I haven't name him yet.
Any suggestions?
Our back porch is directly off the kitchen and the dining room.
It works perfect for extra seating.
Let me show you the upstairs....

Our office even has been touched by the little Christmas elfs.
I even got a little crafty and made this ribbon Christmas tree art you can see more here.
Our bedroom

I don't know about you but the holidays wear me out!
I hope you can see your way out.
I am going to curl up with my cozy cable knit throw.

I hope I have warmed your hearts with all the best of holiday spirit this holiday season.
I am so thankful and blessed to be able to make memories for my family
just like the loving memories my Mom made for our family.

I feel like I have finally created a
{Home for the Holidays}

Wishing you & yours a very safe and
Happy Holiday Season!

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year

The Corsons

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Don't forget to join us on the rest of the Fridays in December!


  1. It does look so pretty there, you've done a lovely job!

  2. I love it all, simply beautiful. Thanks for the tour!!

  3. Your home looks beautiful -cozy and welcoming! I like how Christmas has touched every room of your home. Your future "little Corson" will love how add whimisy to your decor.

  4. your home is so gorgeous with all the trimmings! merry christmas!

  5. You have an adorable home. Great job!

    I love all of the rustic elements and the fresh greenery everywhere!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Beautiful touches! I like all of the greenery and pops of red. Just lovely. Merry Christmas. Becca :-)

  7. Your dining room is my favorite, too!! I love what you've done and how the christmas cheer spreads all through your home!! Beautiful (: Thanks for linking up with me for our Christmas Cheer party!

  8. Wow! Everything looks so fresh & festive! Love the color of your dining.

  9. Your home looks so pretty. Really enjoyed this tour--thanks! :)

  10. Oh your house....I just want to come and sit on your couch and look around so I can soak up all the details. It looks beautiful!!


  11. Love your attention to detail! Your holiday decor is beautiful! That framed tree made of ribbon is such a fabulous idea!

  12. Your home looks very cozy! I LOVE your beautiful kitchen table and those big lanterns! Great Job on your holiday decorating :)

  13. A lovely tour of your home, it looks fantastic!

  14. SO beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts! I would appreciate it if you took a moment to stop over at my blog and followed me back. Thank you!

  15. Your home is very pretty and festive. Have a Merry Christmas.

  16. I like how simple and airy your house is. I can almost smell those real greens! Your nice big lanterns look great and will be so versatile. Thanks for sharing and giving me some great ideas (ribbon tree!)

    Robin Flies South

  17. Your home looks wonderful decked out for Christmas. Following you. Diane

  18. Beautiful C'mas decorations, just perfect and inviting. I love, love the lanterns! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  19. You have a lovely home and it looks so wonderful with all of the red Christmas decor. My favorite thing would be the huge lanterns on the dining room table, they are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Cindy

  20. Love it! You did a great job with every room! Please come over to my place tomorrow and show it off!

  21. Your home looks so pretty and festive. I just love all the vintage touches and the lanterns. I love lanterns. Merry Christmas

  22. cute decorations!

    you should name the reindeer "twiggy"!!


  23. Your house is so beautiful!!! You have incredible taste, and I love how you've found a way to decorate for the holidays in every single room. I'm totally coveting your back porch right now, too. That is such a fun space!

    Coming over from It's Overflowing's link up! :o)

  24. Simple, pretty, elegant! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now Happy holiday! My

  25. Wow! You all are too sweet! Thank you all so very much for all of the kind comments on our holiday decor. I truly hope you all have a Wonderful & Happy Holiday Season! Carrie

  26. Featuring you tomorrow. You have a beautiful home thank you so much for sharing it with me.

  27. Everything looks so very lovely! Your home is beautiful!


  28. I LOVE your cottage house tour!!! I posted it on FB and know my friends are going to LOVE it, too!!

    XO, Your Bloggy Friend {Aimee}

  29. It's so beautiful!!! I love every single detail :).

    I'm visiting from Aimee's FB page and now I'm your newest follower!

    Emily @

  30. it all looks amazing- your dining room is my favorite!

  31. Beautiful. Are you a Virgo? Your attention to detail is as strong as mine.

  32. wow! love your home and all amazing details by your hands. adorable blog.
    lovely greets.

  33. Happy New Years to you and your family. I am very excited to see what's up your sleeve for 2012. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and blog thoughts. Cheers!


I love your comments! I appreciate each and every cottage visitor and hope you willll come back again soon! Carrie


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