There’s a lot going on in here but honestly, this room can handle it. Sometimes it feels so open, big and white. I told Marc the other day that it was cold in here and he said “because we are trying to heat a warehouse”. 🙂 The whole house is normal sized but this room is big.
The plan for Christmas this year was to pick up a real tree but finding an evening when all the teenagers want to go out at the same time is rare – and I only have two. I decided I’d just get started with stuff we had. All of these trees are older and the green on them isn’t exactly the same but once I put them together I loved it and so did the boys.
The room is set up so “even Steven” that it needed varied heights and there wasn’t just one corner that screamed Christmas tree.
I am so glad I did the wood surround on this bump out. I put little nails in it to hold the garland. The stockings are hung with furniture tacs that aren’t pushed in all the way.
They look like birch branches now. I know I can buy birch branches but if you have followed Down to Earth Style for awhile you know I don’t like to interrupt a decorating vibe for a trip to the store.
Do you love that quilt? My sweet Mom made that for me and I was so happy to reunite with it after it sat in storage for so long. I used to hang it on the wall above the couch in our Connecticut house or in our bedroom when the boys were small because I didn’t want it to get dirty. I hope Mazi behaves with it here on our sofa.
Do you want to see the other treasures from my Mom?
Above the cabinets is my Christmas village. Every one of these little structures was hand painted by my Mom. (I posted about them several years ago HERE) Over the course of 15 years she gave her kids a house to add to their village on Thanksgiving. Look closer…
At night it’s amazing! Aren’t they cute?
What an emotional evening that was to open each house and feel the flood of memories and love of my Mom. This is our first Christmas since she passed. I won’t go into that or I’ll cry all day long.
That flocked wreath is from Walmart. It was $10. Seriously!
The kitchen and the family room are basically the same room. It’s convenient and pretty but I might do 9 foot ceilings instead of 10 if I could choose again. Climbing the ladder so high to decorate was scary.
We haven’t put ornaments on the trees.. I like them plain but are the bulbs sitting in a crate. They look good just where they are.
I brought down some little accessories that I have had for years like these little snowmen.
The coffee table has a runner on it with a Santa, a pine scented candle and some Holly branches from a tree outside. And of course Ms. Mazi is being lazy as ever on the sofa.
Well, that is a picture overload if I ever saw one.
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K, thank you for your time today and I hope you enjoyed the tour of our Festive Family Room and Kitchen.
Have a super fun weekend!