Tracey and Mandi’s Christmas Cottage On A Seaside Cove

cottage in kennebunk port maine

A Christmas cottage on the seaside cove in Kennebunk Port, Maine.

A christmas cottage kitchen

Come in and enjoy the Christmas cottage by the sea that me and my wonderful daughter, Mandi, created in the cove at Kennebunk beach in Maine, which adorns the pages of Coastal Living Magazine. We had so much fun creating this project.

christmas night in the kitchen

Making cupcakes and Christmas cookies in the kitchen for Christmas is heartwarming. Stringing seashell lights up the stair case for an enchanting evening!

the kitchen sink over looking the cove

Overlooking the cove on Christmas morning with Christmas goodies in jars.

the cottage sink with christmas candy jars

At the kitchen sink Christmas morning looking out at the sea.

family christmas room

Tumbled beach stones from the beach outside make a wonderful fireplace to hang Christmas stockings. Old general store doors out to a porch overhanging the cove. A warm cozy fire to warm your toes, Christmas tree with handmade decorations, stockings made by Sweet Summer Linens, cotton throws to keep warm so you can snuggle up Christmas day.

christmas stocking

Stockings hanging by the fire, seashells, pepper berries, seeded eucalyptus and pine boughs make the mantle all natural.

a christmas stocking

Make paper cottages to add some whimsy to it and general store jars full of vintage Christmas bulbs. Create a clothesline and pin your stockings like we did. You can add a little sparkle by covering the clothespins in old fashioned glitter.

coastal living christmas

What’s a Christmas cottage without all the trimmings?

coastal livivng seaside mantle

Christmas stockings hanging one by one, filled with Christmas goodies. Oh, how sweet!

paper cottage

Paper Christmas cottages designed by Mandi of Sweet Summer Linens. A fun project to enjoy with your children to embellish your decor.

christmas tree at dusk

Evening time is a wonderful time to sit and enjoy the lighted tree. Seashell lights are a perfect coastal Christmas idea.

paper chain for the tree

Sailboats made from paper with an old fashioned, simple paper chain, glitter snowflakes, white glass bulbs with polka dots on them can make a charming seacoast cottage tree. Simple and fun to make. Tip: We sprayed white paint on the tree to make it frosted.

fun christmas wrapping

What’s Christmas without a few pretty wrapped gifts? So pretty that you do not want to open them.

sleepy time

It’s evening. Time for bed snuggling and dreaming of santa and the cinnamon yeast rolls on Christmas morning with icing.

christmas bed

It’s Christmas morning. Smell the sausage cooking and the cinnamon yeast rolls coming out of the oven. Ooooh, what a smell!

christmas tree

A small vintage Christmas tree to add to a bedroom so when you are sleeping you have a cozy Christmas feel.

Wrapped Gifts

Christmas gifts await at the foot of the bed. Pretty boxes and pretty ribbons add to the Christmas ambience.

Vignette with Desk

A quiet nook to make Christmas ornaments, cards and crafts.

Bedroom with twin beds

Santa quietly filling Christmas stockings at the ends of the beds as you quietly sleep, dreaming of Christmas morning.

Sweet little mittens

A special place to read a Christmas story to the little ones. Paper mittens and seashells hang from the window while fresh boughs with pepper berries adorn the sill. Light the candles on the window sill Christmas night. How enchanting!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and to all a good night!

Baking Polka Dot Cookies With Cate

A Sweet Summer Time Gathering

A special time with Cate, baking and creating something new and different for our blogger friends. Come enjoy the fun we had together – Cate baking, me styling and Mandi photographing. Oh what fun we had! You can have fun, too. Cate posted her recipe for you, but first let’s have a party.

cookies and mitt

Cookies right out of the oven!

paper plates,napkins and straws all with polka dots

Getting ready for a sweet summer time gathering!

having a treat of cookies and limeade

Cookies filled with fresh whipped cream and pretty sprinkles. We made fresh key limeade to sip on. Had to add some white chocolate to the mix for a sweet taste.

pretty cookies

Fresh whipped cream filled cookies mmm…with pretty colored sprinkles.

cute paper ice -cream cups and spoons

We all scream for ice cream! Of course, with sprinkles!!

color cookies and ice cream dishes

Pretty and delicious polka dot cookies with H√§agen-Dazs¬†vanilla bean ice cream with rainbow jimmies. How sweet are the dot ice cream cups and the dixie cup spoons. Jelly Belly’s Cold Stone Ice Cream Parlor Mix jelly beans taste good and look beautiful. Of course I ate all the brown ones so the ones pictured would match what I’m doing!!

a summer time treat

Cookies and ice cream and all the colors! Oh what a fun gathering!!

colorful cookies in a cookie jar

With left over cookies we put in a glass cookie jar because they are so colorful to look at.

cookies in the pantry with spices

Sweet summer treats in the pantry.

A special thank you goes to Cate with her yummy baking and my wonderful daughter Mandi for all the fun and work on this blog. Many more if you stay tuned!! Hope you enjoy it! ooxx

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