Do you love Early American homes with all their primitive beauty? Join me for this year’s Christmas cottage home tour of 2022 at our second home here in Coastal Maine.

Early American Christmas Cottage Home Tour
Cozy Snow Day at Home in Maine

Today, I’m delighted to join 34+ talented home decor bloggers who are also sharing their 2022 Christmas Home Tours hosted by my friend Kelly at The Tattered Pew.

Suppose you are joining me from Wendy over at WM Design House; welcome! Don’t you adore Wendy’s ideas for adding blue to your red and white Christmas decor?

Bloggers' Best Holiday 22

Coastal Maine Home Tour,In My Mother’s Home

Welcome to today’s home tour, a home we inherited from my parents a little over 3 years ago now and have been renovating and redecorating ever since, filled with antiques and years of beautiful memories.

It’s a very dear home to us, and you may read more about it HERE.

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink, and let’s get inspired together!

Starting with this Christmas Wreath Tradition

4 years ago now, I started a 3 wreath front door Christmas tradition at our home in Maine after finding this picture amongst my mother’s things from back when the home was first built.

Christmas Front Door with Wreaths

You may see each year’s front door wreaths in the posts from this year, last year, the year before, and the first year we started this tradition and what it means to us.

Since this is a second home for us and we don’t usually spend Christmas here, the Christmas tidings are minimal, yet cozy, warm, and inviting, and will take us right into the cold and snowy winter Maine months ahead.

You may also enjoy seeing more of these Front Door Ski Lodge Vintage Snowshoes too.

Front Door Ski Lodge Vintage Snowshoes

Early American Christmas Table

The foundation for this dining room is an antique pine table and antique chairs, which I grew up eating meals on.

And this year, thanks to my friends over at Wayfair, I went with a more coastal blue holiday vibe for my holiday table.

You may see more in the post 6+ Holiday Pointers for Setting a Coastal Tablescape.

6+ Holiday Pointers for Setting a Coastal Tablescape

I am adding some of my favorite coastal elements, such as a basket of sand dollars, blue hydrangeas, tins filled with beach pebbles, old anchors, and more.

You may also enjoy seeing more of my mother’s extensive pewter collection displayed within this antique hutch to the left of the dining room table.

And this Pewter Tablescape with American Country Antiques from early on when we first inherited the home.

6+ Holiday Pointers for Setting a Coastal Tablescape

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And you won’t want to miss This Finest Winter Wonderland Dinnerware Set. Also perfect for the holidays!

The Finest Winter Wonderland Dinnerware Set

Old Colonial Fireplace, Mantel, and Hearth

Next, our visits to Maine in the wintertime wouldn’t be complete without a fire in the fireplace.

Adding a few holiday treasures around the fireplace adds all the intimate coziness of the holidays that one needs.

Christmas Old Colonial Fireplace, Hearth, and Mantel

You may enjoy seeing more of our Early American fireplace in this post, Christmas Old Colonial Fireplace, Hearth, and Mantel.

Christmas garlands adorn the mantel with battery-operated white lights and pinecones. Simple, yet festive.

Christmas Old Colonial Fireplace, Hearth, and Mantel

Vintage collections and finds like my mother’s antique bugles, a Boston Rocker, and a vintage wooden horse add charm and warm memories.

Christmas Old Colonial Fireplace, Hearth, and Mantel


A Cozy Christmas Bedroom

My favorite room to decorate is our guest bedroom on the first floor. It’s small, vintage-inspired, and has touches of coastal Maine charm.

5 Cozy Cottage Christmas Guest Bedroom Swaps

A small thrifted Christmas tree with battery-operated lights sits on the bedside table, along with a few wooden trees that I found at Wayfair HERE.

Christmas bedding, fresh towels, and a plush bathrobe await our guest’s arrival.

You may see more of this guest bedroom decorated for the holidays in the post, 5 Cozy Cottage Christmas Bedroom Swaps.

5 Cozy Cottage Christmas Guest Bedroom Swaps


A Christmas Cake

My friend Dawn over at Everything Dawn makes these fabulous faux “Sugar Plum Fairy” cakes for the holidays. Well, really, she makes them for all the seasons. Like this Pecan Pie on our dessert table this past fall. And I just loved this Berry Mousseline Tarte displayed at our home in Maine this past summer.

Early American Christmas Cottage Home Tour

You may also enjoy our Summer Coastal Maine Home Tour, too.

Christmas Breakfast

Before leaving Maine and returning to Vermont for the holidays, I love stopping at one of my favorite local shops, Stonewall Kitchen’s flagship store.

Stonewall Kitchen

Picking up some of my favorite specialty foods and a few gift baskets for friends and families over the holidays.

Like this pancake/waffle breakfast basket that we will enjoy on Christmas morning.

Stonewall Kitchen Basket

In partnership with Stonewall Kitchen, I’m excited to be giving away this exact gift basket to one of you.

Drop by this Instagram post to enter for a chance to win, good through December 3, 2022.

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Early American Christmas Cottage Home Tour

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Next up on today’s Christmas Home Tour is my friend Lora Bloomquist from Create and Ponder. If you treasure all things vintage and Early American, as we do here, you are going to love seeing Lora’s vintage traditional Christmas home tour. I promise!

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

As mentioned above, I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022 this week. Thirty-five talented and creative women will open their homes up for you to tour all week. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours


Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours


Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours


County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours


Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

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  1. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    I can see why the guest bedroom is your favorite place to decorate. It’s mine too and goodness me how fun would it be to stay in there! I love your coastal Christmas vibe and the vintage touches. Seriously so pretty! Enjoyed hopping with you last week. Merry Christmas!

  2. I love all your holiday details, Ann! Can’t wait to see your home in Vermont too!

    1. Thanks Molly, well it may be a while, haha

  3. I love every detail in your home. The snow around the house looks like a postcard.

    Always enjoy seeing your tradition of 3 wreaths on the door.

    Great touring with you!


    1. I can’t wait for snow Cindy, we are missing it so much this year! Thanks you so much for your kind words and support, Best.

  4. Libbie Burling says:

    Ann, you know I am a HUGE fan. Everything in your home is so warm and welcoming and your holiday decor is always gorgeous. Love it all!

    1. Thank you so much Libbie, happy holidays!

  5. Ann, thanks for such a lovely tour of your mother’s home! I love your wonderful wreath tradition and the classic bugles hung above the fireplace. And I could definitely curl up in that cozy bed! Merry Christmas my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Kate, I always enjoy hearing from you!

  6. So very pretty, Ann! I love your wreath tradition and what it means! Those winter wonderland dishes are so beautiful! Merriest Christmas, my friend!

  7. Ann, I love your Maine home in its Christmas finery. Your vintage style speaks to my heart. Merry December!

    1. Thank you so kindly Rita, I’m so thrilled you drop by today!

  8. The mantel and hearth are so beautiful! I love the garland, your mom’s bugles, and the vintage touches you have added to this picturesque view. I could just curl up next to Ella and snooze all day. Lovely tour Ann! Happy Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, always enjoy touring with you!

  9. Ann, such a lovely decorated home. I love all of the special touches through your spaces. The house is so beautiful for Christmas. Absolutely love the wreathes and the wooden horse. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much Tammy, have a wonderful holiday season!

  10. The Stonewall Kitchen wild blueberry jam is seriously one of the best things on the planet!

    1. I agree, we gave it away as wedding favors 25 years ago:)

  11. This is so true Early American, I felt like I was looking through the pages of Country Living! Love seeing how you’ve revived this home and added your own personal style to it, Ann; so lovely and cozy! Fun to be touring with you today:)

    1. Oh my gosh you are so sweet Lora. Thank you so much, made my day!

  12. Love the wreaths on the door! They look amazing! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Stacy, Merry Christmas to you as well!

  13. I always love sneaking a peek inside your beautiful home, Ann. I love how you decorate for the holidays. So cozy and classic. And of course, I love all of the vintage touches too. Happy to be touring with you this week!

    1. Thank you so much Jen, I love touring with you and can’t wait to see your home tour too!

  14. Lovely home and I love all your Christmas decorations and sharing your memories with us. Thanks Ann and have a Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much Marlene, happy holidays!

  15. Your Maine home (that isn’t your main home), looks lovely, Ann! The pretty wreaths on the front door are a wonderful tradition, and I love that guest bedroom!

    1. Thank you so much Julie, I’m so glad you dropped by today! Have a great holiday.

  16. What a charming home Ann. I adore anything primitive. Your touches of blue are beautiful and the sweet horse by the fireplace. This really takes me back to my grandparents home in Pennsylvania.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Wendy. Happy Holidays!

  17. Ann ~ I’m so excited to be on this Christmas tour with you! Your space is gorgeous! I especially love your wreath tradition. I need to start a tradition like that one ~ I love your fur baby, too! Merry Christmas my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Melanie, happy to be touring with you as well. Happy Holidays!

  18. Ann, it’s always a treat to visit your charming cottage–pinned! Wishing you a joyous Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you kindly Cecilia! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you so much ladies! Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. Ann I always look forward to seeing how you bring Christmas to your charming home. Your family wreath tradition is simply the best and I love that you carry it on each day! Merry Christmas and thanks for joining me this week!

    1. Thanks for always including me Kelly! Have a wonderful weekend.

  20. Ann,
    I love how warm and cozy your home looks. Every detail was stunning. Great tour.