The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Friday, December 9, 2016

{ Our Simple $5 Dollar Charlie Brown Christmas Tree }

Heyyyy everyone, welcome back!! I'm so sorry about this week being a little sparse on material here on TQS! We've been super busy & just have been getting caught up with life, work & the holidays. 2016 has been one heck of a year for our little family & just now ending it out it seems to be really changing with so many new changes/opportunities etc.., which is super exciting for us!!!! Anyways with all the new stuff happening in just about every aspect of our life these days, I've went super simple with our Christmas decor this year! I mentioned a few days ago in our 2016 Holiday Home Tour HERE here that we have 5-6 trees usually..I cut it down this year & wasn't planning on putting one up in the upper living room, but then I spotted the cutest little misfit tree from Dollar General!! It was a whopping $5 for a 4ft unlit tree...I couldn't pass it up! I decorated really simple with some leftover rustic cream bulbs from +IKEA USA  last year & potted it in an old crock with some simple crisp white lights! Come see this crazy little "Charlie Brown" tree..



I just popped off the 3 "feet" on the tree stand & used an old tan/ white furry coat to wrap around the tree in the crock! Super easy peasy & thrifty! You can see all the different ways to pot your tree this year & how here HERE


It's so sparse, but funny & cute at the same time! It's perfect for our cozy rustic living room & I love the tree lit up at night paired with the fireplace! The burlap bow was from a gift I reused!



The pillows are from +IKEA USA  too. I got them on sale for $3 each with the inside!! The wood slices were free & the wood table legs I salvaged from one of our manyyyy kitchen tables haha!


I picked the lights up +Walmart  for under $10! 




Something about having a tree in the living room this year made it so much cozier! I hope you guys gathered some simple cozy inspiration from this post! How did you pot your Christmas tree this year? Did you just use a traditional tree skirt or something different? 

Wishing you all a lovely FRIDAYYY!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Sunday, December 4, 2016

{ Fresh & Cozy Vintage Inspired Christmas HOME TOUR 2016! }


Ahhhh you guys it's finally here after weeks of preparation, editing, photographing & projects..OUR 2016 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!! This is my most favorite time of the year even with all the hustle & bustle that come with the holiday season!! I'm sitting here feeling super sick while listening to some Christmas music with the space heater adding extra warmth & burning a candle just so I can make it through this post to go live for Monday!! The post itself is very long so I won't be adding much text etc.. I will have links below each room that take you to that specific FULL post on that room though!! Please grab some yummy hot chocolate, pie, eggnog or whatever makes you comforted & take our tour!! I truly hope you guys find it inspiring as you know I try to keep things as practical & thrifty as possible here on TQS!! 
Enjoy friends! 




 E N T R A N C E

This year I went super simple with our porch decor..I used a bunch of chippy thrifted items from our  " treasure" pile & it turned out sooo stinkin' cute!!! I love all the old pieces mixed in with some new & especially the old wooden table legs that came off of a 200 year old table from my grams that her & my late gramps bought!! I only used red in two spaces this year & this porch was definitely calling for some traditional red hehe








K I T C H E N & D I N I N G  R O O M

This is my most favorite kitchen & dining room Christmas decor to date in both our homes so far!! I went really rustic, yet whimsical & super simple with lots of greenery & pops of gold in both areas! The mix brings such a warm cozy country farmhouse feel in our little suburban cottage!!






**You can see the full Dining Room HERE
**You can see the full Kitchen HERE

L I V I N G  R O O M

Our living room aka our "upper living room" I carried with the same theme from the kitchen & dining room..Very rustic, neutral & filled with greenery & crisp white lights paired with lots of vintage accents! 






**See the full Living Room HERE
**See full Holiday Cabinet HERE

F A M I L Y  R O O M

This space is located in our lower level & where we have our largest tree { we have 3 total }! Our lower level is already a lodge style with whites, creams, browns & pops of sage green so I went with a super fresh "holly" green & pops of blue theme with more vintage goods popped in for that rustic charm!






**See the full Family Room HERE



B E D R O O M

Dang this space gave me a run for my money today eek..I'm feeling really under the weather & this space just wasn't photographing great..but I thought I'd share this super cozy & relaxing space to unwind at night anyways, because it's so magical I just wish I could have captured it more !!





This bear has special meaning..One day I'll share, but he's always in our room no matter what. & he looks so cute with the decor so I tossed him on the bed hehe



Pillows from +HomeGoods  



What do you guys think of this year's Holiday Home Tour? I'm pretty excited with how it turned out & am SOOO excited to sit back and enjoy the most magical time of the year with my love & our two pibbs! Thanks for coming by our little suburban cottage!! SEASONS GREETINGS EVERYONE!


Wishing you all a lovely Monday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose






Friday, December 2, 2016

{ Fresh Cottage Inspired Blue & Green Vintage Christmas }

Let me tell you guys a little secret of mine...I l o v e Christmas, but boy can it get busy especially blogging each room & putting together the full Holiday Home Tour! I'm currently sitting here at 3am typing this for Friday & ready to fall asleep, but another little secret..I LOVE MY JOB! I absolutely love being able to blog & share our current home with you all & give you ideas for the average home! Around Christmas I have like 60 hr work weeks hahaha..Lots of prep & time to get these posts out to you all! Today I'm sharing our large tree in our lower level!!! I went super out of the norm this year & decided I wanted to go with a Fresh Cottage Inspired Blue & Green Vintage Christmas!! I got the idea after spotting a blue & green plaid blanket from +Walmart  & then some blue & green holiday berry greenery from +Michaels Stores !! The look of the fresh, but vintage style Christmas had me dreaming up ideas or than the traditional white or red Christmas themes! I'm pretty pleased at how it turned out too..Keep in mind this is our lower level & the lighting isn't the greatest! So grab some hot cocoa & join me on this little mini tour!  



I picked this garland up +HomeGoods  for under $15 & ended up making some ornaments out of them!




Our lower level was already a rustic /lodge theme so this Christmas "theme" was perfect! I love the fresh but vintage feel! The holly branches are from +Michaels Stores ! The moose art is from my crafty mom!


I just set this toolbox next the tree as I was moving our regular decor around & I fell in love with the rustic touch & the white chippy handle! I added some simple milk glass masons from @marshalls & some ribbon & instant charm for close to nothing!


See that green & plaid throw? That was actually my inspiration for this year's theme down here! The amazing artwork on the wall are complimentary of  my BFA sister!!!






These blue glass masons are pretty much my favorite! They're super old & paired so well with our other decor!


Those "NOEL" letters are from an antique store in Frankenmuth & they were a gift from my auntie! They were the finishing touches to the mantel after I searched high & low for them after I stored them away last Christmas!


What do you think of this year's Christmas theme in our lower level? I hope you all have a lovely Friday enjoying the beginning of December!!! 

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday & weekend!!
** MONDAY WILL BE OUR FULL CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR, WITH TWO ADDITIONAL SPACES ADDED TO THIS WEEKS ROOM TOURS! :)

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

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