Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Christmas Living Room

Christmas livingroom
Thank you for your comments on my Christmasy front porch! This is the third year I've hung the skates on the front door and so far no broken glass (fingers crossed!).

Christmas livingroom
Today, I am showing you around our livingroom.

Christmas livingroom
Our village nativity set is on top of our entertainment center.

Christmas lamp
Along with a lamp, cinnamon stick candles, a small cottage...

Christmas deer
and woodland deer.

Christmas fireplace

Christmas fireplace
I bought a roll of live greenery at Walmart for under $9.00 and used it on the mantle, fireplace, entryway, kitchen hutch and front porch.

Christmas living room
A cozy corner and a basket of our favorite Christmas books.

Christmas tree
We had fun decorating our tree with gold ribbon, red bows, favorite ornaments and lots of candy canes.


Christmas tree
Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

94 comments:

Jill Scott said...

Your livingroom decorations are gorgeous. I think my favorite, though, is the dog lounging on the house. It just says "home" to me. :)

YayaOrchid said...

How beautiful! That live greenery says Christmas through and through! Love your decor!

Bovey Belle said...

How lovely is that Kelli? We are still redecorating our sitting room, and no decorations will go up before the weekend I fear. The tree will go up very last moment as we are waiting till Tam comes home so they can dress the tree together as they always have. I see you have my FAVOURITE quilt on display too. I intend to make one for our bed (in my "spare" time!)

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so pretty, Kelli. And the puppy resting her little head on the couch is so cute. Thanks for sharing it all! :)

Christine said...

That dog has it made!...lol I love your Christmas decorations Kelli! Everything looks warm and homey as always. =o)

JanMary said...

It all looks beautiful, and the dog is the perfect touch!

Terri said...

It's just beautiful! I love your decorations.

Ali said...

Love the stockings hung by the chimney with care!

Ali

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for those so
beautiful Christmas decorations!
Kind regards from Heidi's Land.
Genevieve

Winterwood said...

oh so beautiful - cosy for a cold day/night to just sit in and relax!

. said...

Thank you for showing us. Very nice indeed.

Alfazema

Mrs. Anna T said...

Kelli, obviously we don't celebrate Christmas, but I love your living room - so cozy and inviting.

Raggedy Angel said...

Everything looks wonderful....I love you iceskates on the door....I want some old ones! You don't see them much here. Beth

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Love your pictures. My question is that with little ones how long does it stay so neat? I am no way near as neat as you. When I take my pictures to share it has to exclude the messy scenes. When I was a stay at home mom I used to tell my kids "Make your room look like the front on a magazine cover" Ha Ha. They remember those days when I used to the play the game of how many things can you pick up. They would count every little fork and washcloth they folded to win a prize.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Your living room looks beautiful. Love the tree...and the puppy. Your blog is always inspirational.

Arlene Grimm said...

Love your pictures...I know how hard it is to get good ones as I have been trying. Happy Holidays.

Katy said...

It looks great Kelli! Perfect for Christmas! :)

Nancy M. said...

Beautiful and peaceful Kelli!
I enjoyed your front door as well.
I used to hang a pair of old skates alongside a old wooden sled...
thank you for sharing each day!

Lady Katherine said...

Your tree is lovely as so the village. The stockings are hung and love the PEACE.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! Everything looks sooooo lovely. Really!

I am glad to see that Daisy is resting. We had a hard time keeping our dog down after she got spayed. She was a wild little puppy and we ended up taking her back to the vet because her little tummy got all swollen. It was nothing serious. He just said to keep her quiet. HE! HE!

Thanks for sharing you lovely, homey living room. Debbi

Judy said...

Your decorations are beautiful. I wish we could hang our stocking by the wood stove but we don't have a mantle. Sadie would love to go in our livingroom but with her shedding so much that is one room that's off limits to her.
Judy

Stacey said...

It looks so cozy. :) I love the puppy dog on the couch. Looks strangely like my house.

Mrs. Trixi said...

It all looks beautiful and so festive. I love red ribbons and candy canes. So do my kids!!

Heather said...

Everything looks simply lovely Kelli! Your living room is so warm and cozy. I think your puppy is enjoying your Christmas decor very much! Not much of a puppy anymore though!

Janet, said...

Very pretty, I think I like the scene under the lamp best. You've reminded me to get out my children's Christmas books to display. I do have an old board game called Santa's Special Delivery that I've brought down from the attic.

Barbara H. said...

Lovely!!

Susan said...

What a warm and lovely home you have all decked out for Christmas. Thanks for inviting us in.

Merry Christmas!

crystal said...

Sorry I havent been commenting as much..I am trying to catch up on blog reading this morning. Your decorations are beautiful as usual..so Inspiring. I love the sleighs and the Ice Skates on the door are adorable..

Many Blessings and Happy Holidays
Crystal

ceekay said...

It is lovely Kelli and looks so cozy!

Kelly said...

Oh I just love it here!! Do you have a spare room for me, he he!!
I adore your living room, the wood work makes it so comfy cozy and the decorating always give me great ideas! I need to doctor up a basket with some Xmas colors to put all our holiday reading in.
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs~
Kelly

Elena said...

Very pretty. I love your tree!

Becky said...

You living rooms looks so warm and inviting! I love the fresh greenery it always smells so much like Christmas.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How festive it all looks!

Adrienne said...

Good morning, Kelli -
Your living room looks so peaceful. It's easy to see what you and your family value most at this time of year. A roll of live greens at WalMart? I didn't know - I'll have to check that out. Maybe not for this year but now I've got an idea for next year. ~Adrienne~

Mel said...

Wow, looks like something out of a magazine such as Better Homes & Gardens. Beautiful, and so tranquil!
Looks like our dog (Marley)lounging on your sofa. What breed is yours? We think ours is a Golden Retreiver mix (drop off)tht found us.

Simply me said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house!!!

Lora said...

Very lovely, Kelli! I especially love your little woodland deer!

LillyB said...

Everything is so sweet!! It feels like Christmas in your livingroom!!
Have a great day!!

Redeemed By His Love said...

Kelli,
Your living room looks so beautiful! I especially love the PEACE stocking holders.
Your Golden Retriever just needs a Christmas bow! I will say yours looks quite content on your couch. I love retrievers; they are so loving; just hard to keep dry. We had a Golden Retriever and now we have a yellow Lab Retreiver.
Love the pictures,
Miriam :)

mamabear said...

Just beautiful Kelli.
Your house looks lovely all decorated up for Christmas.

~dawn

Marie said...

I'm having a bad case of house envy. Your home is gorgeous.

There's an award for you over at my blog - http://ofbooksandwriting.wordpress.com

Tracy said...

Beautiful, I love Daisy on the couch too!

Michele said...

Your decorations are *lovely*. I especially liked the puppy laying on the couch! (o;

TJ said...

The cinnamon sticks look great! What a pretty little scene for an end table.

Your home is beautiful Kelli! THanks for sharing with us.

Tammy said...

Beautiful tour, Kelli! I SO love the skates on the front door! That is so unusual and so charming!
Also, love the live greenery!
Hugs,
~Tammy

Sophie said...

You have such a sweet home :)! Your decorations are so cozy and welcoming!

glorv1 said...

Kelli, beautiful, cozy and inviting. I love the way your family member is laying on the couch looking at the fireplace. That is so nice. Thanks Kelli, had fun looking at your living room.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your tree is so pretty!

Daisy looks so comfortable resting on the sofa. She is enjoying the Christmas season. :)

Reynie said...

I'm lovin' all your Christmas decorations! The greenery looks wonderful!

marie said...

Your living room looks so warm and cozy ~ and I love your front porch decorations too!

We always put candy canes on our tree too ~ but they don't stay there long! : )

Erin said...

everything looks so beautiful. Great job!

Lisa Ann said...

I love your tree and mantel! Everything looks beautiful.

Jessica said...

I have to agree with your first commentor, Jill who said Daisy adds to the 'homey' look. She's the first thing that caught my eye. Everything looks so festive and cozy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Raggedy Girl said...

Your living room is so lovely and looks so Christmassy.
Roberta Anne

Charity said...

So lovely!!! Thanks for the tour. :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kellie
Your Living Room and Front Porch look amazing. I love absolutely everything. Your tree looks wonderful and your mantle gorgeous. You have the most beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.
Lindsay

Jackie said...

Oh Kelli, I could curl up in your livingroom and stay there in a corner forever. Always something new to see. I love it!

God bless.

Melyssa R
Boulder County, CO
said...

Lovely! It's such a cozy room with all the wood. You inspired me to post pictures of our holiday rooms, have to do that in days to come.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kelli, Your living room and front porch are both beautiful! So festive and warm! I love the wood panels of your walls! ~hug, Rhonda :)

Elizabeth G. said...

Kelli,

Thank you for showing us around your home...I love your livingroom. It looks clean, neat and inviting.

If you like uplifting Christmas stories I am posting them all month long. I put up the fourth story today. Stop by, when you have time.

Take care,
Elizabeth

Linda C said...

Your decorated front porch and cozy living room are very inviting. Even your doggie thinks so- so relaxed:)
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Linda C

Carrie said...

Beautiful living room holiday decorations. This reminded me to get out my stockings.

Nina Diane said...

very pretty......and love the dog sleeping on the sofa!! looks like my house

Brenda said...

Everything looks so pretty. Love the little deer.

Devita said...

Do you know? This is my favoriye part. When you show your room redecorated with your reativity. I really love it!

"Dove" said...

I love that you can hang candy canes on the tree, and the dog is asleep in the couch. My dog would be in the middle of the tree trying to eat that candy!! :)

Elaine said...

I'm off tomorrow to buy Cinnamon sticks for my candle holders. Lovely livingroom!

Elaine

beth at aunties said...

Your home looks so lovely! your tree, mantle all says welcome.

Happy Holidays,
Beth

Zebu said...

Kelli,

What a beautiful home you have! Great idea on the skates-I have some just like that from my childhood.

Thank you for the Christmas tour!

Liesel's Garden Party said...

It's very homey, warm and welcoming. I can just imagine me sitting there with a hot cup of coco and with the head of my dog resting on my knees. It's lovely, Kelli

A Hint of Home said...

Your living room looks wonderful. I love your Christmas front porch, too! I like the skates on the door. Cute idea.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your home and porch are stunning Kelli. I see Miss Daisy is recovering nicely as well :). Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kathi :)

Monique Elisabeth said...

Your livingroom looks so cozy. I love the idea of the Christmas books in a basket and the greenery looks fantastic !!!
Have a great day !!

Sarahs Home said...

Your living room looks beautiful.
We are decorating this weekend..

Sarah xx

Jen S. said...

Oh you have a lovely Christmas home! I am so impressed. We are in Southern Arizona so it is so hard to get in the decorating spirit here, sad but true. Like others I love your dog there laying on the couch, it brings a warth and realness to your home. Just beautiful!!

Vera said...

Lovely Decorations!!!

Jenn4him said...

I've never noticed before your lovely, rich wood panels. Your living room is so warm and inviting. And, now I wish I had not given my skates away. What a fun decoration!
Jenn
www.homeschoolblogger.com/jenn4him

Julieann said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julieann

Carrie P. said...

Very homey and inviting living room.

Jennifer said...

Everything looks beautiful...what a talent you have making your home feel so special - thanks for sharing it!

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Kelli...Your home is just beautiful..you truly have the touch...

Blessings,
Susie

Cathy said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Kelli.

Dawn said...

What a blessed visit I had in your home. Thanks for inviting all of us Bloggers in. :-D

You have a wonderfully beautifully cozy home sweet home!

I bet at night with all the lights turned off, the tree on, candles lit and a fire going, it's like a little piece of Heaven in your haven. :-)

Many blessings to you for a safe and sound week!

~Dawn

Sioux said...

The livingroom is beautiful! Especially like the Christmas dog on the couch!

Jen said...

Your living room is great. I always enjoy looking in your home....I love your big windows...down to the floor. We have a basket of Christmas books and magazines to thumb through as well....

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful Kelli. Your home is so inviting. Clarice

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed my visit to your living room.
Mama Bear

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Mam said...

It is all so gorgeous, homey and comfortable-looking. I love the lamp on the entertainment center. I always stick holly or berries or something on the lampshades! So fun.
Nancy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

So cozy and inviting! Where did you find the berry garland that you put around the top of your lampshade? I'd love to find some to decorate with!

Divamom said...

Wow! Your living room is fabulous! I have that same Home Interior picture over your mantel! Great minds think alike! LOL Be blessed!

Gail said...

Beautiful living room!! It's so warm and inviting! Love the pup sleeping on the couch!

LadySnow said...

I love that you used real greenery for decoration.