Everyone has their holiday traditions. My family and I celebrate Christmas and so our traditions revolve around that holiday. Our family tradition for this holiday actually starts in the summer. I know, kind of weird folks that we are, but here’s why.
In Lincoln City on the south end of town, is this small little store called the Christmas Cottage. My husband and I discovered it several years ago before we had children. We started a tradition that whenever we went to Lincoln City or Newport over the summer, we would stop into the store and each pick out one new ornament for our Christmas tree that year. When we were first married we had no ornaments but we have slowly over time amassed some really beautiful ones from this store.
A couple of years ago we felt our kids were old enough to start choosing ornaments as well, so now we make sure we take a trip to Lincoln city every summer and our last stop is this store.
What I appreciate as a parent is that many of the ornaments are inexpensive, which was nice when the kids were small and tended to break their ornaments. This year my son picked a stunning glass dragon as his choice, and I felt confident that he could handle it without breaking it.
Every year they have different ornaments which is good and bad. Our rule is just one ornament each and sometimes I have wanted to come back and get another of what I loved the previous year only to see a different artist in its place.
These photos are just a sample of some of the ornaments we have gotten at the store over the years. From whimsical to beautiful, I guarantee this small little store on the Oregon coast will have an ornament that you’d love to have on your tree.
Next time you head to the coast, head over to this little gem of a store. There is also an ice cream and chocolate store in the strip. It doesn’t get much better than that.