Gorgeous Christmas Salt Box in ConneCticut

Isn't this a pretty front door for Christmas and winter?

It belongs to this charming salt box home in Connecticut...

and the owners,  Frank and Andra Mollica. Many of you may have seen the article in Country Living magazine, or on countryliving online, but I can't help sharing it. I admire the colours, textures, and simple feel of this home so much (including the Christmas decor.) 

The wall and trim colours are very much like our main floor and hallways. Love the little trees in bowls and buckets. I would love to have a wall of windows with a wreath in each one. I might just have to try a similar look in our family room. Hmm...

The galvanized tub for a tree stand is another perfect touch, in my opinion. Can you tell I like my home to be a little simpler, a little more rustic?

Stop by the link to CL if you would like to see the kitchen and other photos. I'm going to strain my eyes analyzing these photos a bit longer ;)

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends today. Enjoy your weekend and safe travels, including to my sister, brother-in-law and two nieces travelling today from here in Ontario to Pittsburgh, PA. We have our family room tree up, but lots of decorating still to do. On another note, I have always considered myself a pretty good speller, but I really did not know that Connecticut had that middle 'c'. 


  1. I love this home too Elizabeth! Salt boxes are my absolute favourite style of home...we built one in 2000 in Nova Scotia, but sold it when we moved to Alberta. Isn't that tree so gorgeous with the black & whtie photos! Angie xo

  2. I do remember this home and love it for it's neutral pallette and the huge windwos letting in lots of light. I love the trees in the pails too. Have a great day! Pamela

  3. I love those house pictures too! You picked a good one. I love country decor and that house certainly has it. I'm enjoying sitting at home by the fire digesting our big turkey dinner we had at my sisters house. Now.....time to get ready for Christmas!

  4. Hi, Elizabeth! I've got this exact picture of the Christmas tree in an idea file. (from before Pinterest! lol!) This entire home is just gorgeous. I'm with you, I love the wreaths in all the windows.

  5. It is beautifully done....I'm a rusticnista myself...I've got a small grapevine tree in a galvanized tub as my Christmas card holder, handmade ornaments on my swag garlin on the fireplace stone mantel...I haven't put the tree up yet...still to come...but I plan to put it also in a galvantized tub...stay tuned for pictures over at Mel's Designs from the cabin blog...Mel

  6. Good Morning Elizabeth,
    The home is just stunning, filled with inspirations. Nice to meet you.

  7. Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting this. I love the simplicity too and what a nice reminder to start my paper white TODAY if I want to see them at Christmas!

  8. Elizabeth I just saw this house in CL and LOVED IT!!

  9. diane@samplins country storeNovember 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    This home is filled with country charm and simpliness...something that takes me back to my childhood memories until today. Thank you for sharing the inspirations and beauty of neutrals and whites.....so beautiful and so country cozy. LOVED IT!!!

  10. Love these photos! I could stare at them all night!


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