I started my Christmas decorating this week. I don't do any major decorating, but still
have enough decor where it looks like my house exploded until I get everything into
place. Which takes all week because I take my time...and I constantly tweak stuff.
For today, I'll take you on a little tour of my living room. Instead of decorating "big", I
prefer to add little touches here and there. I found this vintage sled, ornaments and
Christmas cards at an antique shop several years ago.
These nesting Santas were found last year at Goodwill.
A trio of miniature vintage mice decorate my collection of Mary Oliver books.
Mary's my favorite poet, by the way.
I kept the fall runners on the buffet (the burlap bird one was made by Judy of 20 North Ora).
I think they easily transition into Christmas mode with other touches of burlap, as in the little
tree on the shelf, and with touches of gold and red. On the other side of the buffet is our
tabletop Christmas tree, but I'm still decorating it, so I didn't take any photos. I use this
tree to display my boy's childhood ornaments. We don't put up a big tree anymore.
If you've been a follower of my blog for awhile, you know that I don't have a proper
foyer in my home. When you walk in the front door, you are smack dab in the living
room. This is the wall to the left when you walk through the door. I kept the console
table very simple on purpose...as I'm re-doing this area! I'm trying to make it more
foyer-like and guest friendly. I ordered a really cool light blue leather mid-century
bench from Overstock. It will go in place of this console table - which will be going
downstairs behind the sofa. The bench will be much lower than the console table,
so the wall gap between the bench and the mirror will look awkward. For now, I'll
fill in the area with some pillows on the bench, against the wall. I do have a long term
plan/redecorating idea. ;-)
Another last year Goodwill find, tucked among the floor plants by the fireplace.
How are you coming along on your holiday decorating?