Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Favorite Holiday Inspiration Picture

This picture from the Cottage Living is my favorite Christmas picture I have found.
What do I like about it: the striped rug, the wing chair, the basket the tree is in, the wallpaper, the slate fireplace surround, the tree, I could go on and on. This picture, styled by Ann Turner Carroll, is labeled "Vintage Casual", which to me sounds perfect.
I put both images on here because the first shows all the elements but the cover is clearer.

Image Cottage Living Nov/Dec 2008

22 comments:

Staley Mc said...

Love this room! I loved this issue of Cottage Living

Jennifer said...

I KNEW that would be the one you loved!

Southern Aspirations said...

Love this. ANd it reminds me of the other Swedish one (Cottage Living or Elle Decor?) that I adore- white lights on tree, wood floor, beams on ceiling.

Freckles Chick said...

This says "home" all over it! The beautiful tree in a basket, the cozy rug & wingback chair, that mantel. Darling!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for dropping my little old blog!! I was thrilled when I saw your lovely comment! =]

Blair said...

Oh how I miss Cottage living! So perfect and such a classic holiday look. xx

pink pig cottage antiques said...

Wonderful tree and i wanted to drop a line that the Pink Pig is having a photo tree contest.....We would love to see some pretty tree photo's as i am sure there is a fantastic one in your home waiting to be photographed......

Blue Creek Home said...

I can see why this is your favorite. It is great!

nestegg said...

LOVE it ALL! Good find, twink!

Lauren said...

Whatever is over the fireplace...love it! A bit of rustic + a touch of sparkle = divine!

doug said...

good stuff!

Rita said...

Another perfect room...with grey. The last bit of perfection I found on your blog was a grey bookshelf. There seems to be a 'grey' trend here. I think I could just put the two rooms together and be very happy.

Rachel said...

I so miss Cottage Living!!! This was such a great issue (didn't this one have Anne's kitchen in it??). So sad that they're gone.
At least Anne Turner Carrol found a new home at SL. They are doing some cool things over there and you're seeing her influence more and more. But I still miss Cottage Living.

Kristin said...

I adore the burlap stockings!

Sidney said...

I LOVE everything that Ann Turner does....she is fabulous....oh how I miss Cottage Living!

Michelle said...

Oh how pretty, I am looking for a rug just like that for our living, it is so happy!

megan said...

i agree; this is one of my all time favorites!

LindsB said...

I miss that magazine so much- booooo :(

pen.ny said...

I love the wreath over the mantle. So big and beautiful!

New England Girl said...

So gorgeous!! :)

Lauren said...

me tooooo!!!!1 haha i thnk it's one of the best trees/ rooms ever!!!

xoxoxo

cieldequimper said...

You're right, it's cosy and pretty and subdued.

No.35style said...

miss cottage living soo much...thank goodness i saved every issue! love the tree, burlap, grasscloth, basket...