oh christmas tree! in the living room

We prefer the silver tip trees that are skinny & sparse.
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 A combination of Dr. Seuss & Charlie Brown.
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I’m happy to be sharing this post @  Jennifer Rizzo’s holiday house walk.  There’s so  much inspiration and holiday cheer to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
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I like the elegant daintiness.
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The ornaments have room to hang between the branches.
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Mr. M does the lights, I do the garland (this year it’s a ribbon) and Master & Miss M do the ornaments with a bit of supervision from moi.  It’s a family affair & I love it that way!
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The coffee table in front of the tree just has some baubles on a silver plate over a pedestal and some stacked books & coasters topped with a jeweled cross.
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The mantel wall is the focal point when you walk into the living room.
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I love my new glittery reindeer & I arranged the mantel vignette around it.
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Do you recognize the garland?  You can read more about it here.  I don’t have the stockings hung yet ‘cuz I decided to buy new ones this year and they have not arrived yet.
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I do however have these little books I bought last year hung up; I had everyone write something that was most memorable from last Christmas and I want to do it every year.  They hang  alongside everyone’s stockings &  it’ll be fun to read through the years.  It was already fun just reading last year’s thoughts when I hung them up.
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On the right side of the mantel sits my sofa table that gets moved to make room for the tree.
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I try to keep the palette rather neutral since there’s so much going on over here.
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Green to me is a neutral color (if you can’t tell from my house).  I love these little birdies I got at Filoli   this year.
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My dough bowl filled with greenery, pine cones & mercury glass sits uner the table with some old frames standing by.
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On the other side of the mantel is a bookself where I have a few vignettes.  I love birds & birdhouses any time of year.
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On the other side of the room sits the piano which the kids have been playing.  On my pewter tray  assembled some fun, bright green Christmas cheer.
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A green tinsel tree w/ silver mercury glass ornaments & a silver M, an apocathary jar filled w/ green glass ornaments, a couple of green glass trees & my M book.
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On the opposite corner sits my mom’s old secretary with all my Santas in cream & gold.
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I made the book tree last year and I’m hoping to do some other book print decorations this year.  I’ll share when I get them done.
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Everytime I see a new Santa I want to buy I have to stop myself since I don’t know where I would put them all.  He was the last one I bought a couple of years ago and I couldn’t resist.  He’s so dang charming!
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On the back wall sits my collection of glitter putz-esque houses.
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Some day I might splurge on some high end houses but for now these make me perfectly happy.
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Sorry about the blaring flash, but it’s been cloudy & rainy around here so even during the day the natural light is not enough.
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I’m hoping to finish my kitchen & family room soon to share.
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The kids’ last day of school before winter break is this friday and I need to finish my Santa duties before then.
partying with:
home sweet home @ the charm of home
amaze me monday @ dwellings the heart of your home
motivational monday @ burlap & babies
masterpiece monday @ boogieboard cottage

 

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