Cozy Christmas Living Room
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I know I’m a little late, as far as the world of blogging goes, but our Christmas living room is all dressed up for the holidays and I’m so excited to share it with you.
The kitchen remodel has been the big holdup (are you surprised?). We’ve been busy trying to finish it up before the holidays (not likely at this point) and there was still a ton of kitchen stuff all over the dining area that had to be cleaned up.
I decided to go with two of my Christmas favorites, plaids and reds, for the decorations this year. Nothing says Christmas more than an explosion of red everywhere, am I right?
I try to keep costs down and decorate with what I have but this year I splurged a little and bought a tree. We had the old tree for over ten years. It was too wide for our small space, so I finally gave in and ordered a slim profile tree. Talk about scary. Ordering a tree online could have been disastrous, and expensive if we needed to return it, but we lucked out and got a gorgeous tree (and it was on sale!). I also bought this cute reindeer pillow, which was my only Christmas pillow purchase.
I always decorate our tree with family in mind and with all of our memories from the past 30 years. Our girls would get several ornaments every year as gifts and we always picked up an ornament from the places we visited on vacations, so we have quite a collection. I offered to let the girls take theirs when they moved out, but they both wanted me to keep them so we could continue the family tree tradition.
Each ornament has a wonderful memory attached to it so it’s fun to revisit Christmases past as I hang them. The very first ornament that I ever bought after we got married was a Santa. I remember that it cost $25, which seemed so expensive at the time. He always gets a spot front and center on the tree every year and is carefully wrapped when it’s time to put everything away.
Besides the explosion of red I also used a lot of greenery, mainly preserved boxwood. I love that you can use it year after year and it always looks great.
I shared my Fall window a while ago and now it’s all spiffed up for Christmas. And I’m crazy about the birch candle holders that I made to hold either tea lights or tapers.
I also made a plaid wreath, with a burlap bow, for the front door. I told you I was mad for plaid! Next week, I’ll be sharing tutorials on my projects.
I’m so glad that you stopped by to see my Christmas living room finally decorated.
There’s only 14 days left until Christmas. Have you decorated yet?
Boxwood and plaid, makes me feel glad. Reindeer and Santa and pinecones, too. Christmas memories hang on the tree. All of it festive and lovely to see. Early or late, it all looks great. Merry Christmas, Kristi! ~ Nancy
Oooo, pretty good Nancy. I would make a rhyme but I suck at it (pardon my French). 😉 I’m mad for plaid this season, I would use it everywhere if I could.
Thanks for the lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you!
Absolutely love it! 😀 And love that your tree is full of great memories, not just ornaments bough to “match” something 😀
Thanks Jessica! Those designer trees are nice but so not my style. Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas to you! 🙂
Late but worth the wait! Beautiful, cozy and just perfect Kristi!!!!!
Thanks so much Vel! It’s so much work putting it all out but it’s so worth it in the end. 🙂
Everything looks so festive, Kristi! You know how I feel about red! 😉 Enjoy your pretty decor and Merry Christmas!
Thanks Kim, I’ll enjoy it all while it’s up. Merry Christmas!
Oh, every thing looks so nice! Have a wonderful Christmas. Did you make the ribbon wreath on the front door? I would like to know if that is looped and pinned with fern pins or is it bows? Christmas ribbon is on sale at a good discount now, it would be a good time to pick up several spools to do this.
Thank you Brenda! I did make the wreath on the front door and will post a tutorial next week. No pins or bows but I did use pipe cleaners. Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great weekend!