Tis The Season Christmas Home Tour

I am so excited to be participating with a wonderful group of blogger's today for a Christmas Home Tour. I would love for you to step into my cottage and have a nice slice of coffee cake and a lovely cup of coffee or tea. We are very casual here at the cottage but we hope you can feel the warmth and love as we welcome you here today.
My very special thanks to our hostess for the tour
 Barbara Garrett at The Everyday Home!

Tis The Season Christmas Home Tour at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Welcome to the 'Tis the Season Blog Hop hosted by Barb Garrett and The Everyday Home.
We may be a lot later getting our Christmas decor out than some others - but you know how the ole' saying goes.  "It's Better Late Than Never." 
Please make sure you visit all of these amazing blogs for some last minute decorating ideas. 


- Wednesday -

Welcome To Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tis The Season!

The Christmas Tree Is Sitting In An Antique Crock
An Antique Print Is Reflected In Back Of The Tree
One Of My Favorite Antique Wing Back Chairs Is Next To The Tree.

You Are Right It Is A Screen Door With A Number On Top
All Of Our Bedrooms Are Numbered So If You Are A Guest,
 You Can Remember Where You Sleep.
We Love Our Screen Doors!

Our Family Coffee Table Is Over 35 years Old and
Our Kids Grew Up Around This Table.
 It Was An Antique Farm Table That We Cut Down To Make A Coffee Table.

The Table Is Large Enough To Display Some Of The Christmas Bells,
Some Of My Favorite Christmas Books From Our Collection,
Topped By A Christmas Tea Pot.
The Paper Whites In The Wooden Planter Box
Will Be Blooming Just In Time For Christmas Day.

We Love Reading These Books Every Christmas Season.

Christmas Is Everywhere

Look Who Is Here To Help Celebrate!

Great Granddaughter Ella June Bug, Inspecting The Ornaments.

The Best Part Of Christmas!

Come On In The Kitchen, 
Where I spend A Lot Of My Time

This Is A Precious Christmas Platter That My Daughter Brenda Made One Year.

A Nice Lazy Susan In The Center Of The Bar
A Nice Christmas Tea Blend In An Antique Glass Jar
Hot Chocolate Mix
Christmas Candy Canes In A Christmas Stocking
A Jar Full Of Our Favorite
Christmas Cookies Pfeffernusse
In Keeping With My Kitchen Snowmen
A Snowman Salt and Pepper

On The Other End Of The Bar
A Beautiful Wool Felt Handmade Christmas Tree
By My Friend Vicki.

We Can Enjoy Some Tea and Cookies From
My Villeroy & Bach Christmas China Collection
We Shipped This Collection Home From Luxembourg When We Were There.

On The Antique Butcher Block
More Paper Whites
A Lovely
Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake

A Collection of Olive Oil's In An Antique Sauce Box
A Snowman Jar and An Antique Crock To Hold Kitchen Tools
My Grandmothers Antique Salt and Pepper
A Snowman Spoon Holder

Snowmen Everywhere!

Collection Of Snowmen With An Antique Apron

Look At This Little Snowman Hiding Out With
The Colanders On The Pot Rack

A Collection Of Christmas Teapots

An Antique Coke Box Is Filled With A Christmas Tree
Pine Cones A Christmas Tea Pot and Some Red Plates
Sitting On The Dinning Room Table With
A Christmas China Soup Toureen
Christmas China
A Fruit Jar Full Of Red Handle Flatware
A Fruit Jar Candle
On A Red and White Check Table Cloth That I made.

I Love The Reflections In The Corner Tea Cabinet.

Perhaps You Will Join Us For Dinner

Then We Will Relax With A Nice Slice Of The
Spicy Cranberry Coffee Cake
A Cup Of Tea

Twas The Night Before Christmas

And Now Its Time To Think About Bed
Max Is Starting To Get Sleepy

You Will Be In Room Number 2 Known As
The Gone Fishing Room

A Close Up Of The Quilt

Your Bed Is Covered With The Christmas Quilt That
I Quilted Several Years Ago

The Quilt Is Machine Quilted and Machine Appliqued
I Also Quilted The Matching Pillow Shams
I Had So Much Fun With This Year Long Project

Max Will Be Waiting For You On Christmas Morning!

Thanks So Much For
Visiting Our Cottage Today
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Your Next Stop On The Tour Will Be
What Meegan Makes

This Post Can Be Seen
At These Great Parties
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Helen, everything is so cozy and pretty at your house! I love your screen doors! I love that you have a collection of Christmas books and things around the house that remind you of good times. :)

    1. Hi Stacey,
      I am so excited that you love my screen doors, they are quiet a conversation piece here at the cottage. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  2. Helen, your home is so warm and inviting. I'm a big fan of paperwhites and they will be so beautiful in bloom. That felt tree is adorable and I love all your handmade items and special collections. Let's not forget June Bug. The best part yet. I wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas season.

    1. Hi Patti,
      When the paperwhites bloom you can smell them all over the house, they are real special at Christmas. Thank you so much for your kind comment and for stopping by today!
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  3. I really enjoyed this Christmas home tour Miz Helen! The numbered screen doors are wonderful! Your Christmas quilt is soooo special, what a treat to sleep in a bedroom decorated for Christmas! Love all the vintage crates, and your cute snowman collection~ very warm and cozy, you will be enjoying a very Merry season at your home!

    1. Hi Jenna,
      I am so glad that you liked my Christmas Quilt, it was quiet an undertaking and now a real treasure. Thanks so much for your kindness through the year and your ongoing support.
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  4. Helen, your home is filled with warmth and joy and overflowing with holiday cheer. Thank you for sharing it with us on this blog hop! :D

    1. Hi Beth,
      Thanks so much for your kind comment and stopping by today. I am looking forward to visiting your home on Wednesday. It is fun participating in the tour with you.
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  5. Such a beautiful and inviting look into your home, Helen. Love your tree and the red accents spread throughout. And I have to admit that I was all distracted by the recipes. Oh how delicious they look, too! I'll stop back by as I make menus for the holidays. It's wonderful to share this hop with you. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Hi Susie,
      You are so kind, and I sure hope you will enjoy some of the recipes. It is so much fun sharing this blog tour with you and I look forward to visiting your home on Tuesday. Thanks so much for stopping by today and your kind comment.
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  6. I so enjoyed my tour of your cozy cottage, Miz Helen. Your home is so warm and inviting...just like you, with so many special touches. Yes, I'd love a slice of your spicy cranberry coffee cake before I take up residence in your guest room with that beautiful quilt that you appliqued and quilted. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

    1. Hi Kitty,
      I am so excited that you could stop by the cottage today and take a look at my quilt. We need to go to one of our favorite tearooms and have lunch again soon. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate your support.
      Merry Christmas,
      Miz Helen

  7. Your home is dressed perfectly for the Christmas, Helen! Looks like you had a lot of helpers and they're all smiles. To me that's the best part of the season and the best part of decorating!! Merry Christmas!

  8. Oh Helen. I just love your vintage pieces and style. Especially the Farmhouse coffee table. The idea that your children gathered around it melts my heart. Your Christmas Decor is beautiful and perfect for family and friends to enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing your sentimental pieces and a piece of your heart.
    Merry Christmas.

  9. So absolutely adorable. Your home looks so cozy and inviting. Just exactly how one would expect a "Country Cottage." :)

  10. I love how you put your tree in a crock! And your great-granddaughter is just darling!! So happy to do this hop together!


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