Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Christmasy Livingroom

Good Morning! Thank you for all the sweet comments yesterday! Today I'm going to show you around the livingroom.

Since we got a real tree this year, I was able to cut off some of the lower branches to use on the entertainment center, coffee table and mantle. Our stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. ;0)

Mantle
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


We found this village nativity on sale after Christmas, many years ago. The houses light up at night.

Nativity
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


I use these candle sticks year round and just change out the rings. For Christmas I made some from greenery, pinecones and holly berries.

Candles
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


We have a small collection of Chrismtas books and I went to the library this past Sunday and got alot more. It looks like Fern is getting a head start on her reading. ;0)

Books
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Here is my coffee table. I got the idea for my "Rustic Woodland Scene" from the December 2003 Martha Stewart. I glued cinnamon sticks around paper covered candles. I found the deer figurines at Michael's. I like to use the word "rustic" when things are uneven or you can see dried hot glue..hehee.

Deer
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


I added red bows to the scones in my livingroom, in addition to the ones in the entryway.

Sconce
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


I had a little of the tree trimmings left so I gathered them up with some ribbon and berries and placed one on each of the windowsills in my livingroon. I nestled a candle in the greenery.

Windowsill
Originally uploaded by pwinn.


Thanks for taking a look. I will show you the kitchen and dining room next!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the llok - very welcoming
Merry Christmas Kelli and family :0)

God bless,
Cathie
http://www.homesteadblogger.com/thebrykclan/

Sandra said...

LOVE it Kelli, you always thrill me with your decorations, your house looks so inviting :)

God bless,
Sandra

Rebecca said...

You mean there's MORE?!?! WOW!

I adore the cinnamon stick candles-and I think I might make some of those for gifts this Christmas! Great idea!

Check out my site next week to see what we used the trimmed branches from our tree for! :-)

Amanda said...

I wish we had a fireplace!

I didn't know Fern was a bookworm. :)

clarice said...

love yor rustic woodland scene, your candles turned out great !! Clarice

Sandra said...

That Fern likes to be where the action is, doesn't she? :o)

Everything looks so cozy Kelli --- great job.

Beemoosie said...

Very very nice! I especially love your mantel, it looks like a painting!

dot said...

Beautiful Kelli! When you show the kitchen be sure you show where the cookies and other good stuff is kept!

kelley said...

Absolutely darling Kelli!

Mrs. U said...

Kelli, once again, it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! You remind so much of Susan at A Place Called Home- you both have a wonderful way of adding even the smallest touches to everything and making it look sooo lovely!!

His,
Mrs. U

PEA said...

Oh Kelli, it all looks so very warm and inviting and I just LOVE your Rustic Woodland scene, gorgeous!! I had also seen that idea about wrapping a candle with cinammon sticks...maybe next year I'll do something like that too:-) Just love all your touches and that nativity scene is just beautiful too!!

Beck said...

Your house is so beautiful! I love how peaceful and festive it looks!
And my cat loves to curl up in our book basket, too! Maybe they're related!

Sharon Kay said...

It is begining to look a lot like Christmas in your home and every thing is so pretty. You did a beautiful job and your home looks like it could be in the Martha Stewart magazine......so pretty

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh it's all so lovely! I can just smell the Christmas scents! I just love Fern! She pops up everywhere! :o) Thanks for showing us your beautiful home!
Flora

Mrs. H said...

Very nice! I never seem to have the time to decorate more than the tree:)

Patty said...

very pretty Kelli ! Everything looks so festive and ready for Christmas

Mindy said...

Love your pictures...its going to be a cozy Christmas at your home..:)...I made those cinnamon candles a few years ago and gave them away as gifts..they were a hit!! Thank you for sharing your lovely decorated home with us!!
Blessings

smilnsigh said...

Just noticed, it looks like you have a brick wall around your fireplace. Same here.

I especially love the candle in greeery, on the livingroom windowsills. And I always love a little lighted group of houses.

palmtreefanatic said...

Your home is beautiful!
the truffles look to die for delicious!
thanks for sharing!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!