Welcome to my living room…all decorated for Christmas! I’d love to show you around! I’m using a red and white color scheme this year built around two of my favorites…French ticking and toile, as you can see from the stockings and wreath in the background and the tree skirt. This is one of several small trees I have decorated. That seems to work better for me since I can have a different theme for each tree!
This tree is decorated with wild birds…cardinals in particular, since they are my favorites! I have a pair that hangs around my birdfeeder all year!
I have already shown you my mantel..all dressed up in French ticking, burlap and mercury glass! You can find a tutorial for the wreath here and for the stockings here.
On the coffee table, you’ll find my new wire cloche…the top half of the stand that I showed you yesterday…filled with faux sugared apples. In the center is my tea set…collected piece by piece from Goodwill…
…and filled with small Christmas trees and ornaments! I love the way it glows in the firelight!
My Santos cage doll is one of my favorites! I was excited to find an ex-voto for her to wear this Christmas…an antiqued sacred heart. Her style is more refined and softer than many of the more primitive Santos dolls and suits my Country French decor. I love the little cherub floating in the cloud at her feet!
Doesn’t she have a kind and beautiful face?
On the media cabinet is a little candle holder with special meaning to me. It was in my childhood home and was decorated by my mom each Christmas!
The little ornament under the cloche…a gift from my mom… is another special favorite of mine as is the book...a Paris flea market find. In fact, they will get their own post later!
On the painted chest is my little frenchy boy statue who presides over my vintage book bundle topped by a vintage Santa postcard. The pinecone candle was a Goodwill find. Beside them is yet another little tree, also with a cardinal theme.
And at the other end of the chest…a vintage inspired loving cup filled with a faux sugared berry kissing ball. I love the antique red berries…perfect shade of red for my living room…
…as is this project in the works that Isabella would like to show you! Can you guess what it will be? Our CEO Ozzie stands in the background to make sure our chatty little Miss Isabella doesn’t spoil the surprise! You will have to come back to find out!
And there you have it…our Christmas living room! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations!
Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for the Holiday House Party
Melissa at The Inspired Room for the Home Tour Linky Party
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for a Christmas Tree Party
The Nester at the Nesting Place for the Christmas Tour of Homes
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!