I've been waiting for the sun or at least some bright skies to take pictures but we seem to be stuck under a gray dome right now so I will start with evening pictures of the living room decorated for Christmas!
This is the first time we've ever mounted a garland in the framework below the mantel top. I'm glad I finally gave it a try.
The new tree is a 7 1/2' not 9' like I've had before. We reasoned that it's much easier to decorate this height than the other and of course it was!
I used a roll of red tartan plaid to gently weave into the garland. The golden pine cones and beaded garland have been with me for a while. I knew I wasn't going to hang stockings and figured I'd hang garland from them but I didn't know I was going to have the 2nd evergreen garland too. It's a real different look for me and I'm enjoying it.
Sorry this is so dark. The deer head is mounted on a plaque and accented with cedar. This is made for a wall but my vision was for it on these lanterns. I also wove in some green ribbon on the lanterns for a more festive look.
There are antler horns, berries, and more tartan ribbon on the tree.
This is a new piece from Pottery Barn. The top twists and turns on an LED light inside and it's on a timer so it comes on each day at the same time.
That's one of the poinsettias that I picked up after Thanksgiving while visiting our family.
I spotted this silver box with a tartan top at Pottery Barn. To ease the silver box into my setting I set it on a little golden candle ring made of finely woven stick like material to warm it up.
Found this is my stash of goodies so I hung it on the lamp.
A little tree with a group of ornaments given to me by my Daughter in-law and her mother over the past several years.
This striped chest holds my table linens is decorated with Santa, a sleigh and two large candlesticks. The candlesticks were picked up on clearance last year so this is the first time I got to use them. The red luminara candles were also picked up then too- I love them!
I hot glued fur to the edge of the sleigh this year and I love how it looks. I found this roll of faux fur at Pier 1 and the ornaments.
If you follow me you'll notice I moved the sofa.
The coffee table is decorated with an adorable lantern and some little cottage pieces. I sprinkled faux snow in there too.
This is my game table dressed up with a gorgeous golden table topper that was my Mom's and a nativity scene.
I filled the lantern with ornaments and I have a Santa dressed with velvet and tartan plaid standing on the hearth. I'll take better shots in the daylight when I can get a brighter day!
I took this in the morning with no overhead lights on. This is my favorite part of Christmas decorating-seeing the magical glow! We have these on timers so I get to enjoy them early in the morning and all through the evenings.
I hope you like it!
A Stroll Thru Life