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.
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?
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.
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.
Early American Christmas Table
An antique pine table with antique chairs that I grew up eating meals on is the foundation for this dining room.
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.
I am adding some of my favorite coastal elements like 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.
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SHOP THIS DINING ROOM
And you won’t want to miss This Finest Winter Wonderland Dinnerware Set. Also perfect for the holidays!
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.
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.
SHOP THIS FIREPLACE
A Cozy Christmas Bedroom
My favorite room to decorate is our guest bedroom on the first floor. It’s small and vintage-inspired with touches of coastal Maine charm.
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.
SHOP THIS GUEST BEDROOM
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.
You may also enjoy our Summer Coastal Maine Home Tour, too.
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.
Picking up some of my favorite specialty foods along with a few gift baskets for friends and families over the holidays.
Like this pancake/waffle breakfast basket that we will enjoy on Christmas morning.
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 thru 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.
Next up on today’s Christmas Home Tour is my friend Lora Bloomquist from Create and Ponder. And 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 I mentioned above, this week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. 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.