Christmas in Connecticut

The season is certainly upon us and everyone seems to be in the spirit this year. The stores are crowded, there is an upbeat festive fervor that fills the air and the only downside is the traffic and challenging parking situations – a small price to pay! I don’t usually post current articles from magazines but this month’s Connecticut Cottages and Gardens contained such a perfect seasonal feature, I couldn’t resist.

Not far from me in the neighboring town of  New Canaan, sits a classic 18th century white clapboard home owned by interior design Susan Oster and husband Hank. Set on 5 acres, this old house was made for the holidays.

The original fieldstone fireplace is the perfect backdrop for Christmas decor. Classic tartan, red wreaths and silver accoutrements set the stage for a perfect at home celebration.

A simple classic tree with burlap ribbon and white lights is all you need in this setting.

Charming vignettes around the house quietly whisper holiday like this white vase with pepperberries in the kitchen

or these antique silver vessels with natural green and white arrangements.

The sunroom offers Christmas cheer with a red wreath against the linen arm chair.

Even a late 18th century oil gets adorned!

All photographs by Morten Smidt

I don’t think I’d even mind the snow knowing I could relax in this fabulous copper tub looking out over the property. Here’s hoping this serves as a little inspiration during your holiday preparations!!

24 thoughts on “Christmas in Connecticut

  1. Absolutely. Finding inspiration and joy amidst the holiday hustle and bustle is what the season is all about. Hope you are taking time to enjoy a moment, that tub would be heavenly to recharging one’s engine!
    What a sweet spot. Love that magnolia wreath.

  2. I too loved this feature, although, I must confess…every day without snow so far, seems like a gift to me, in the minority here, but fingers crossed for a very mild winter!

  3. Stacey-
    This post is amazing! Such beautiful and warm rooms, and the tub is calling my name. So beautiful.
    I hope that you are having a nice season, and thank you for the lovely posts that we have learned to count on.

  4. Stacey what a glorious home and property!! A truly gorgeous setting!

    More wonderful Days of Holiday Giveaways! You will love the unique gifts that have been added!


    Art by Karena

  5. I read this article in the magazine sitting in awe of the first image. Does that not look like the most ideal place to celebrate the holiday season? Super lovely home. It feels inviting and warm. Hope your holiday season is off to an amazing start. XOXO.

  6. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing—each photograph is so beautiful… and the details? Unreal. Thank you so much for sharing this place with us :)

    Hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I have been meaning to stop by and say “hello” all last week. (but I have been following along with your inspiring posts in my newsfeed)


  7. It’s so beautiful, I love it. For years my mom’s tree was exactly like the one in your top photo–with gold ribbons. Now she’s moved on to clear ornaments…
    Hope you are enjoying the holiday spirit Stacey!

    xo Mary Jo

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