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Christmas Family Room

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in brass, burlap, Christmas, family room, thrift store, yard sale | 8 comments

I LOVE a house all decorated for Christmas.  I turn the lights on the Christmas tree and in the garland on the stairs first thing in the morning.  There is something so peaceful about the lights glowing in the dark house.  I always have my coffee before anyone else in the house gets up.  It is such a great way to start the day!

 I keep the dining room and front of the foyer pretty white, but then I use a richer color scheme for the family room.  The richer colors seem so much more cozy for this room.  This is the room where we spend the most time.  We love to build a fire on cold nights!

Here is a little of our family room.

I love the thought of “Simplify Christmas ~ Celebrate Christ.”  I like to keep it front and center throughout the holidays.

It is hard to make a mantle beautiful when it is also where you house your television!  I try to have enough distractions around it that you don’t notice the giant black box!

I added reindeer ornaments to the garland.  Yes, there are 9 and Rudolph is included!  I glued a red berry to one of the reindeer for his nose.

I tied a lot of bows and ornaments onto “non-Christmas” things to make them “Christmas!”

I didn’t get a good picture of Rudolph.  He is hanging from the old porch piece.  I promise that he is there!

I found some great brass for Christmas.  Notice the horns and the rocking horse.

My favorite brass yard sale find were these beautiful reindeer!

I use cake stands for everything except cakes!  I think they make perfect lamp stands.

A good friend carved this precious Santa for us years ago. I tucked a bit of real cedar around.

I painted the bird painting a few years back.  Every now and then, I get in the mood to paint.

Yes, those are burlap poinsettias!  I found them at Samantha James here in Murfreesboro.  I wish that I had bought more of them.  They sold out fast!

I will share the other half of our family room tomorrow.

We are off to a little Christmas market they have at our church each year.  The kids have the chance to do their own Christmas shopping.  That is how my husband ended up with a singing Christmas tie under the tree last year!

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  1. Love everything I see, wonderful how you used what you had, even the brass you got for Christmas. Your place looks so pretty and Christmasy. Love the saying also.
    It seems our thrift store is very deficient in “good stuff”. Was in local thrift store today and that place is getting almost empty. I never did see any little white bottle brush trees for jars I wanted to do, by the time I got to the $tree all the good stuff was gone–again, grrrrr.
    Thought I was done but seem to keep finessing what I have up when I see something on a blog or in a zine. Sheesh, can’t quit.
    I’m still making ornaments for gifts. Keep finding things to make. Good thing I sent you the ornament in your pine cone box or you’d have gotten it after Christmas. Can’t believe Christmas is 2 weeks from yesterday. We don’t get paid SS til day after Christmas, great timing, so I guess I’ll have to give people IOU’s til after the actual day,lol. Just think of all the great after Christmas sales.
    How did the photo shoot go with the new baby? Can hardly wait to see pics of him. I can only imagine how precious he is. Nothing like a brand new baby.

  2. A singing Christmas tie?! And I thought I’d heard of everything! LOL You need to post a pic of that! – Karen

  3. It’s so beautiful, and it’s hard to concentrate at just one thing, because everything is so well put together! You can feel the warmth of home, and the holiday spirit is virtually in the air. I love how you put the stockings on the mantel, your lamp with a star on it, your burlap ornaments… You have the best display of family pictures I’ve ever seen! 🙂
    All the best, and hugs!

  4. About that flat screen? Ours is in the bedroom and I simply draped a big piece of lovely fabric over it, ran some pins up the side, and stitched it up. That’s about the extent of my sewing ability.

    It’s simple to pull the cover over the TV when it’s not in use.

    I’m thinking some sort of tapestry type fabric would look lovely in your room. Or even a real tapestry backed by a complimentary fabric.

  5. So beautiful! I want to come sit in that room! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. you have so many wonderful pieces…so much to look at…what a cozy room…xo

  7. Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas! Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party and Happy Holidays. Hugs, Sherry

  8. Everything is beautiful! I especially like your mantle, I have two of those sweet little reindeer, I will need to purchase more, I think.
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Cindy


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