Thursday, December 3, 2015
Christmas In the Living Room
Hello friends! Oh, I can't tell you how happy I am to see Friday arrive. I haven't felt up to par this week so I am so happy to see the weekend in sight! Tomorrow after work, I am going with some of my work friends to see Mockingjay Part 2. I am excited to watch the last of the Hunger Games trilogy but also sad to see it end. I enjoyed reading this series a few years ago and have enjoyed the movies almost as much. Anywho, it has been a long week and I am pooped so a relaxing evening at the movies and a nice supper out is just what I need.
Today I want to share the last of my very minimal Christmas decorations. This is the living room decor. First up is the tree. I chose this adorable little Frasier Fir from Lowe's. It was a great price and came with the water pan attached so all I had to do was bring it home and water it. It is such a sweet little tree. It looks so nice sitting on my aqua and gold stool. I used a little of the black and white gingham from my mother-in-law to wrap around the pan and act as a tree skirt.
Here's the view from my favorite chair. :)
I made the chain, the topper, and some of the ornaments from a vintage children's Christmas music book. I had everything on hand and didn't purchase anything except the tree and a couple strands of white lights.
And I printed a vintage map graphic and tore it into small pieces to mod podge on some styrofoam balls. Actually I used half Elmer's glue and half water.
Next to the tree is my oldest globe. I made a little banner for it and just added some pine scented candles and fresh cedar beside it.
Here's the banner I printed and cut out. I placed fresh cedar in a couple of my creamers/pitchers on the shelf and also in the copper colored bucket to the right. It is hanging from the bracket.
The coffee table holds a red and white buffalo checked runner that I thrifted a few years ago and some fresh cedar and candles.
The gallery wall clipboard holds a print that goes with my theme. I look forward to searching for free printables to place on this ever changing "art" display.
Some more red and green.
This vignette is just a few of my Christmas novels along with a couple candle holders and more cedar.
And so is this one.
And lastly is the top of the little shelf by Hubby's recliner. Trust me, you don't want to see the other shelves...lol! They are full of racing magazines and catalogs and a host of other
junk things. LOL! That's OK though, he deserves his own space in the living room. I try to keep the top pretty and added some cedar to the jars that were already in the box. This was a gift from a student last year. His mom made awesome things from wood!
And that is it! Simple and easy to put away after Christmas. Most of it gets thrown away and the few things I made will be boxed up and added to the pile in the shed. I hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend. I'll be back soon!
Until next time.....