Hello! Happy Friday to you. I hope you've had a wonderful week. I thought I'd show you my living room today, since I finally got it all decorated for Christmas. I went with kind of a natural look, using a neutral color palette of mostly ivory with touches of copper, yellow and green.
I tried to use items I already had when decorating my tree...a big copper star that I had gotten from Sundance a few years ago, which I love, love, love, along with some copper picture frame ornaments that I filled with old photos, wooden snowflakes, a few pear branches and a little of this and a little of that.
Now that I'm thinking about it, I did buy a few new things, some little wooden bird ornaments and these big wool felt snowflakes from West Elm. Oh my, it was one of those things where the minute I saw them I had to get them...I hardly ever love anything that much. I can't believe I'm so giddy over something so simple.
I decided to try making stockings this year. I'm not much for sewing, but they turned out okay. I used a natural-colored linen and then since I really like things with texture, I thought I'd add a faux fur cuff. I designed it so that it I could take it off in case I get tired of it...might as well be versatile. My son told me they make him think of a caveman, which I didn't really like hearing, so making the fur removable seems like it was a good decision on my part.
It's so hard taking photos of this room since it's so small and gets awful light. Apparently, I was so focused on my bad light that I overlooked a few details. As I was looking through my pictures, I noticed that I had this poinsettia turned in the direction where the dog took a bite out of the leaf...nice. Actually, the whole plant probably has missing chunks like this since there were little pieces all around it when it was sitting on the floor. By the way, I had to check and see if they're poisonous and it seems the answer is no.
Don't you love candy canes? They're so yummy and Christmasy. I've filled that bowl with them three times this week already. It seems like every time someone walks past it they take one...including me :)
Well, that's my living room...thus far anyway. I always feel the urge to change things, especially the mantle. I really wanted to paint up a winter-themed picture, but well, you know how it is...there never seems to be enough time to do it all.
Hope you have a great weekend. I'm doing something exciting today! I'll tell you about it next week. Here's a hint, okay? It involves something cute and cuddly. Any ideas? :)
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