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Christmas at the #1905Cottage, A Home Tour, and free Holiday Chalkboard Flag Printables!!

Are you all decorated for Christmas??

I just love this time of the year. And it’s so fun because this year I also got to decorate the #1905Cottage for the holidays. I just love that little home that we have been renovating!!

christmas merry and bright free printables

Hello!! I’m so excited you are here.

If you are visiting from The Chronicles of Home – thanks for stopping by. Isn’t Jennifer’s home amazing??


I’m excited to be participating in the Home Tour from White Buffalo Styling! Be sure to check out ALL of the amazing homes linked up. They are so inspiring!!!




1905 cottage banquette decorated for christmas

This is the little banquette area that we carved out of an awkward closet space. I just love the upholstered bench that I found from Overstock. I added some shiny gold pillows, a gold tablecloth and some napkins. The plates are plain cheap plates and all I did was print off some gold vinyl and adhered it to the plates, creating chargers. Of course, you don’t want to put these in the dishwasher, but you can wipe them down with a damp cloth.

gold tablescape at tatertots and jello

And I created a little happy centerpiece. I got the sleigh from Bath & Body Works a few years ago. I just added a Styrofoam block to the bottom and covered it with pine boughs from a tree in my yard. Then I printed off the flags, hot glued them onto some stripey straws and added a little glitter glue. I love the way it looks in the middle of the table.

gold and grey banquette decor

I also added some gold stickers to the wall behind the banquette. You can get these from Shelley @HouseofSmiths vinyl shop. I just love these gold stickers. There are so many decorating projects you can use these for. And the best part? When you are ready to move onto another idea, all you have to do is peel them off!!

vinyl covered chargers for the holidays at tatertots and jello

Here are a few other little areas all decorated up at the #1905Cottage:

holiday gold decor at the 1905 cottage

The print is from RoseCourtneyRose, I picked it up at the #BrightNight event – so fun!

christmas decor at the 1905 cottage

gold and white holiday tablescape at tatertots and jello

sunburst mirror tree at the 1905cottage

sunburst mirror christmas tree at tatertots and jello

christmas tree challenge at tatertots and jello

And I’m having my 4th Annual Cookie Exchange this coming Tuesday. I hope you can come!!!


And here’s our Christmas main house tour, in case you want to check it out:

tatertots and jello christmas home tour 2013


And next up on the tour is Kristin from The Hunted Interior!

Be sure to check out these amazing homes on the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours – they are really so inspiring!!!


Roeshel – DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica – East Coast Creative
Laura – Finding Home
Jesse – Scout and Nimble
Angela – Number Fifty-three
Gwen – The Makerista
Brittany – Brittany Makes
Ashley – The Handmade Home
Anneke – This, That, & Life
Cassie – Primitive & Proper
Caitlin – Desert Domicile
Sarah – The Thriftress
Carolyn – Sweet Chaos Home
Shavonda – A Home Full of Color
Jamie – C.R.A.F.T.
Lucy – Craftberry Bush
Michelle – Decor and the Dog
Whitney – The Curtis Casa
Kristin – Bliss at Home
Summer – Simple Stylings
Chris – Just a Girl
Michelle – Iron and Twine
Amanda – Our Humble Abode
Julia – Cuckoo 4 Design
Bethany – Dwellings by Devore
Lindsay – Makely Home
Jennifer – Dimples & Tangles
Traci – Beneath My Heart
Jen – The Chronicles of Home
Jennifer – Tatertots and Jello
Kristin – Hunted Interior
Eileen – A Creative Day
Gabbi – Retro Ranch Reno
Lakeitha – Lakeitha Duncan
Kristen – KFD Designs
Jessica – Dear Emmeline
Sarah – Royal Marigold
Carmel – Our Fifth House

And here are the printables!


Just right-click the image below or this link and choose “save as” to download the PDF. (For personal use only.)



Have a Beautiful Day! 


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  3. I have just two words: Front Door! Absolutely fabulous:) Love it all. a

  4. I love all of the gold accents, how much fun are those polka dot vinyl stickers! Beautiful tree and I love that little sled you used as a centerpiece!

    Such a fun home tour to see everyone’s holiday decor!

    PS stopping by from East Coast Creative, I’m their new blog assistant! :)
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  5. Laurie Sexton says:

    I would love to enter your cookie exchange but, and its a BIG one, but I can’t bake-cook-boil water….. I could enter the cookie exchange but I wouldn’t want to poison anyone, this being the time of year and all. Sooo, I LOVE baked cookies and such, so I thought maybe I could BUY my way in!? Like I said, just a thought! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!!!!!

  6. Heidi Parson says:

    Love this home!!! Where did u get your cute deer head

  7. Stunning Jen! I love my tour – that ‘shine bright like a diamond’ quote is so perfect!! Love all the gold and how crisp and fresh it feels in your ‘old’ cottage!
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  8. This is stunning! So fun being on this tour with you 😉 Sharing on my FB page today!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  9. Absolutely love all the glamorous gold touches in your #1905Cottage Jen!

  10. Oh my goodness, it’s just adorable!

  11. Everything is just beautiful Jen!!!! I LOVE your banquette area, it is so stunning! <3

  12. I really love the color scheme! I’ll be looking forward for this feature.

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  13. Jen, everything is so fun, festive and stunning! I am in love with the tree in your little nook area with all the sunbursts on it. Gorgeous!!!
    Jesse @ Scout & Nimble recently posted…Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: Scout & Nimble’s Holiday Home Tour

  14. Beautiful as always, Jen! I’m dying to know where the “shine bright like a diamond” print is from, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for to use in our little lady’s nursery. Thanks!

  15. So do you rent out rooms! I could so move right in. Love everything you did!!

  16. Nicole Kelly says:

    I am so in love with your cottage, two things where did you get that snuggle blanket on the couch? And how do you get a tree to stand up in a basket? Curious minds want to know!

  17. Gorgeous, every single corner, nook, and space. Well done friend. I would love to do a home tour myself. Have a wonderful weekend. xo, jen

  18. That wreath on that polka dot wall…oh. my. goodness. I’m in love! Beautiful job! :)
    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno recently posted…Our Home Tour…The Christmas Edition!

  19. brenda belcourt says:

    So Beautiful! I have two questions, where did you get the curtains and what color yellow is on the door? Thanks! Love it all.

  20. I need to visit… Last time I saw your cute cottage was in the fixing stage. It is so beautiful Jen!
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  21. I love your banquette area as well as the nook where your Christmas tree stands! Such creative use of space. And I adore your front door. Great tour!

  22. LOVE the printables- thank you my friend.

    I so adore this cottage- every time I see it, it just makes me smile. So much charm & personality. You have done a lovely job with it.
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  23. Maybe I could just move into THIS house. :)
    Love it! And the printables. So fun! xoxo
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  24. LOVE all of it, jen! the gold and white kills me!
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  25. Oh my goodness, this beautiful, creative, and amazing!!! I love it all :) Thank you for joining us!
    Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. recently posted…Christmas Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Day 3

  26. Both homes looks gorgeous Jen! Your the second I’ve seen with polka dot walls just for the holidays…LOVE!! Trendsetting I think!
    Jessica @ Dear Emmeline recently posted…Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour- Christmas 2013

  27. You are my kinda girl: gold and white is my thing! loved your tour and I want that starburst mirror tree.
    Happy Holidays!
    Julia@Cuckoo4Design recently posted…Blogger Stylin Christmas Home Tour 2013

  28. So gorgeous Jen! The dining area looks so fabulous! Love the color scheme of the cottage! The tags are so adorable! Angie xo
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