Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Creating A Cozy Christmas

Welcome To
~ Creating a Cozy Christmas ~

If you hopped over from my friend, Cecelia @
My Thrift Store Addiction, I know you are feeling inspired.
Cecilia always has fun vintage or thrifty finds to share, and her holiday projects using upcycled thrifty finds is a perfect example.  

This is the 3rd year of the 
Cozy At Christmas Blog Hop
Thank you to Katie @ Let's Add Sprinkles 
for organizing this hop each year.

  You can read my previous Cozy At Christmas 
posts here and here.

Cozy, the adjective
enjoying or affording warmth and ease
marked by or providing contentment or comfort

Each Christmas our tree is decorated with lots of
Courtly Check and Tartan.

A look around our home this time of year, 
yields a touch of tartan scattered about.

~ A Parade of Cozy Christmas Tartan ~
No words needed. 
 Let the piping begin!

It's almost December and time to start thinking about Christmas. 
Have you begun your holiday decorating?  How do you create a feeling of coziness during the holidays?
I'd love to hear your ideas.

Sadie and I hope you enjoyed our little parade of
Cozy Christmas Tartan
Perhaps a photo or two has inspired you to add a touch of
tartan to your own cozy holiday home?

Next up is Amber @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home.  
Amber has a natural flair for designing cozy spaces 
with vintage style on a budget. Hop on over to see 
Amber's Cozy At Christmas vignettes.

A complete list of links for the hop is below.

Hyacinths for the Soul  (You are here)


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah, I always enjoy a parade of cozy tartan! I love seeing your curated collections, no matter what the season and I have tartan napkin ring envy whenever I see them. '-) Sweet Sadie with her tartan collar is the perfect ending to your parade. I’m ready to add some cozy touches for December but had a prelit Christmas tree malfunction so I’m off to a slow-ho-ho start.♥

  2. Sarah I always absolutely ADORE coming to visit you and sweet Sadie at Christmas time. Your collection of tartan always fills me with glee. Stay cozy!

  3. I love all your tartan and CC, Sarah, and of course, your sweet picture of Sadie. I LOVE the pillow with the buttons and spool of thread as the tree holder.
    I'm so enjoying the gingerbread, and shared a cottage of it with Cissy, my granddaughter, just yesterday. She loved it, too!

  4. I love this, Sarah. I have all my tartan in one room. It's so much fun to collect. Your napkin rings are a treasure to be sure. Thanks for joining our Creating a Cozy at Christmas Blog Hop.

  5. Well Sarah..you have cozy down pat! A plethora of charming Christmas vignettes and your star attraction:)Miss S:)

  6. Sarah, the tartan decor is so beautiful! I don't think I own one piece but after seeing your post and all of your lovely pieces, I think I need to add some...would be a great pop of color in all of my grays, blacks and whites! Have a great one!

  7. Sarah, you have lovely Christmas decorations. Tartan plaid is always in for any holiday, but definitely lends itself to Christmas. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

  8. Sarah, as always you have gathered a charming collection to share and I adore your tartans and snowmen! Happy to be joining you on the hop and hope you have a blessed Christmas season!

    1. Thanks for sharing your cozy Christmas ideas at Vintage Charm, Sarah!

  9. Your collection of plaid is amazing! I don't really have much and now want to go find some. Your home seems so fun and inviting. Merry Christmas

  10. Oh Sarah... I love every darling detail of your stunning holiday decor. Your MC collection is the perfect backdrop for all the vibrant colors. Of course my favorite photo is of darling Sadie!! Have a wonderful week.

  11. Sure looks cozy to me.....I love all of your plaids especially in the frames of Sadie! She is a sweetie and I bet she makes life cozy bu snuggling up to you! Looks like you are ready for Christmas - enjoy the season!

  12. I'd say you are as cozy as it comes, hands down! The tartans are wonderful and I love all the touches -- your sweet Sadie, the beautiful Mackenzies, chocolate molds and of course, Miss Mary E's book! Lovely in every way!

  13. You have so many cozy and charming Christmas decorations and I love them all. The chocolate mold display looks good enough to eat! I put up my trees this weekend, but ran out of steam before putting out all the other goodies. You've inspired me to get back at it!

  14. The bag with the Christmas dogs is so cute.
    Did you do the embroidery?

  15. Sarah, love your tartan Christmas. You have many beautiful pieces. Love your Santa on the tree and even a tartan eyeglass case.

    Sadie is a doll.

    Enjoy the season


  16. Delightful tartan parade. I have got to get busy at my home. Thanks for the pretty inspiration.

  17. I always love seeing your creative vignettes Sarah, full of so many delightful treasures and eye candy! Your plaid is cozy indeed, and goes so well with black and white checks :) I do wish I had a fire going and a pooch to snuggle with tonight, it's cold in Alabama today!

  18. Sarah, I love to see your home decked our in its holiday splendor. You have so many beautiful collectibles beginning with the MC collection and your tartans. One of my favorites is the MC watch. Your tree is stunning and so are the chocolate molds. What a feast for the eyes!

  19. Oh my goodness all the plaid inspiration is amazing! I am absolutely crazy about plaid! I host #madforplaiddecor on Instagram and I just can't get enough of all the beautiful plaid decorating ideas. I love your Scottish Santa and the tartan napkin rings especially.
    So happy to be hopping with you this week. Merry Christmas!

  20. Dearest Sarah,
    Love especially your Tartan plaid items all over the home!
    Sending you and yours some cozy hugs.

  21. Love all your tartan, Sarah! So pretty and festive and cheerful!! I have that same Mary Englebreit book and it has so many good ideas in it ~ I do love her style and would love to have gone to one of her shops when they were open. I pinned a bunch of photos for you, especially Miss Sadie. She's a cutie and poses so nicely! :0)' Happy to be on the Create a Cozy Christmas blog tour with you this year.

    Happy Christmas to you,
    Hugs and blessings,

  22. Oh dear, Sarah, we could be sisters! We have so many things in common in our leanings for collections! Just catching up on unread posts after decorating most of this past week, I have several of the same items gathered and showcased in my holiday vignettes. I love all the tartans, silver and MKC items, needlepoints too. It's such a wonderful time to layer with abandon, inside and outside as well. I enjoyed your way of making cozy for Christmas!

  23. Sarah,
    I love all of your decorations. Tartan is so beautiful with so many other items and you did a great job put it all together.
    Please stop by TFT since you are being featured.


  24. So many sweet vignettes, but miss Sadie wins! Love her plaid photo, so cute! I can smell the chocolate santas! Wishing you a very cozy and merry Christmas!


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