I hope you caught part one of my home tour. If not you should pop over and check it out because we made it through the yard, the entry and the dining room, now we are onto the living room.
This is the first year I have had a “mantle” to hang the stockings from. I’m sooooo excited.
I never had anywhere to hang our stockings before so this is a huge deal to me. Christmas is really the reason I built this mantle to begin with. I don’t think anyone has ever been as happy as I was while buying stocking hangers.
I added greenery from my yard and Santa himself sits proudly in the corner, smoking his pipe, silently observing all that goes on around here.
Little touches like this painted pinecone Christmas tree, that one of my children made, are the highlight of the season for me.
If my tree had a theme it would be “Family.” Most of my ornaments are made by or for the kids. Some were given to us by family. It is a treasured collection of memories. I add in some solid color ornaments to give a touch of cohesion but really nothing matches and there is no rhyme or reason to how they go up because the kids put them on. Our tree may not belong in a magazine, but it is full of love, and that’s what it is all about.
Here are some of my favorite ornaments.
They each remind me of something special, family, friends, my kids and my husband. As much as I would love to have a themed tree that looks picture perfect, I enjoy the story my Christmas tree tells, so much more.
The Lionel Christmas Train is so much fun! The track circles the tree and my son just loves it. There are often trips to the attic throughout the year to bring it down so we can play for a while.
I filled my chicken wire lantern with ornaments and added it to my coffee table. The colors play right off my couch which I love. If I had thought about my decorations for the holiday, I may not have bought a blue couch. Guess who is shopping Christmas clearance in January to find blues, beiges and silver for next year? This girl, right here! Red and green just doesn’t work in this room.
I have already started transitioning to the pastel pallet here and there. I found this ribbon and made a little trash to treasure out of a clementine box.
And nothing is complete without an owl, especially if it has a peacock feather sticking out of its head. It looked Christmasy to me.
I just love my corner of holiday goodness. It makes me smile especially when I stand at my kitchen sink and get this view.
Even my bathroom got a few decorations. Just a wreath and one lonely ornament that I am surprised hasn’t been knocked onto the floor and broken into a million little pieces yet. Update: It was knocked onto the floor and broke into a million little pieces 🙂
That’s all I have to show you! You have seen it all. Thank you so much for visiting. I’m so glad you took the time to check out my house. I hope you enjoyed it.
Please visit my friends who are waiting to show you around their homes as well!