I did it! I did it! I got a few snaps in before the sun disappeared. WooHoo! I took a bunch of pictures like a madwoman so I could capture the images before I lost the light. Yet rather than inundate you with a bazillion pictures, I am just going to focus on my family room tonight. Check back later this week for more...
Here is a wide shot of my family room, which you've probably seen before:
As you can see, there is a lot of Christmas going on in that room! But I love it. Here's a closer shot of just the fireplace wall.
And yes, I mix and match gold and silver ruthlessly.
And just the mantel...
I sewed the stockings five six years ago, I think. I know at the time there were only five of us but I had the foresight to buy enough material to make six stockings. Phew! My mantel decorations shift from year to year but my stockings remain the same. (They were hard to sew! They actually have quilting material in them and piping. Piping!)
And mantel details:
As for what's on the mantel, it's almost all thrifted! I just picked up the mirror off Craigslist the weekend before Thanksgiving and I love it very much! I already had the milk glass vessels and the brass deer thanks go my many thrifting adventures. The (fake) glass ornaments were just purchased at Target and the greenery is a mix of fake with some real clippings from my backyard. I spray painted a wine bottle and salad dressing bottle with paint last year and the lantern was purchased this year for Halloween. One more detailed shot:
As for the Nativity scene, I started collecting it when we got married. (My mom gave me one figurine each year for Christmas.) As you can see, we've been married awhile:
The tree in this room has been dubbed the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It's really cute but it's pretty bare in some spots. We bought it the year before we were married so it's been with us through two apartments, two houses and I'm rather fond of it. This is the tree I let the kids decorate. I didn't supervise AT ALL this year! And I think they did a super job!
And my tags. (I wrote about want, need, wear, read in-depth on Sunday.)
We repurposed our art caddy into a little candle holder. The whole set-up was free. We already had the glass jars and candles. The greenery and holly berries came from our back yard. I love that!
And there you have it - my Christmasfied family room. I hope you enjoyed this little tour!