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Christmas in the Great Room

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


It is always such fun decorating for Christmas.

Since before Thanksgiving and all the way through New Year's Day our calendar is full!   Much more so than any other year I can remember.  The week following Thanksgiving I had less than a week to get the house decorated and a menu planned and prepared for the first Christmas party to be hosted here, so I scaled back the decorating.
With all these events to host and attend, my focus has shifted from decorating ,taking pictures for blogging and the usual holiday activities to preparing for more gatherings with special friends and family.
Though this involves a lot of extra planning, cleaning and cooking, I am enjoying it so much!  More focus on others and spending quality time with them is truly making this an extra special Christmas season.

The great room is simple and fun this year.
With snowmen, snow birds, lots of berries and cute little hats too...come on in!

Red berries dress up an ironstone compote willed with a rabbits foot fern.


Gold and glittery acorns dangle from the lamp.
Simple ribbon, berries and a few holly leaves were added to the bird that always graces this side table.  Just enough added to her Christmassy!

Bird finial with ribbon, holly leaves and Christmas berries and gold glitter acorns tied with ribbon dangling from the lamp.



Just to the left of the lamp is a sweet pair of Christmas birds.
One of the birds sits on a gold ornament placed on top of a vase.

Christmas birds on glittery gold ornament just on top of a vase.



Christmas birds on glittery gold ornament just on top of a vase.




Christmas birds on glittery gold ornament just on top of a vase.



Across the room and just above the big screen hangs an antique window with plaid ribbon bow and pine cone garland.

Antique window with plaid ribbon bow and pine cone garland.



And isn't this just the cutest pup ever!
An antique chalk boxer has been adorned with a little plaid Christmas ribbon.

The cutest antique chalk boxer with plaid Christmas ribbon.



Speaking of cute, how about the primitive pull toy horse decorated with a Santa hat and berry bows!
He has a special place sitting on top of the corner cupboard.

Primitive pull toy horse decorated for Christmas with hat and berry ribbon.



On the trunk just in front of the couch is a snow bird in her nest with glittery acorns and pine cones all around.

Snow bird in a nest with glittery pine cones and acorns.



A Christmas vignette in the great room.

Christmas vignette in the great room.



A plaid bow with red berries dresses up this ironstone compote filled with a rabbit's foot fern.

Red berries with a plaid bow dress up an ironstone compote filled with a rabbits foot fern.



Christmas birds are nestled on top of the lid to a silver dish with a little more greenery and red berries just to the side.

Christmas birds sitting on a silver tray with greenery and berries.



In the bay window is a garland full of pine cones and lights.
Nestled within is a charming glitter snowman, a lantern and several small Christmas trees too.

Glitter snowman and lantern.





I hope you've enjoy my Christmas in the great room
and I hope you are having a GREAT week too!


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16 comments:

  1. I love your decor, especially the birds. I love birds and have several in my Christmas decor as well. I've gone with much more simpler decor the past few years. Lovely!

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  2. Love that checked lampshade. What a lovely Christmas setting you have.

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  3. Simplifying Christmas decor has been a theme this year and a good one! I'm all for using the extra minutes with family and friends instead of fussing over decor (although I Love to decorate)!! I love snowmen too! My you enjoy your company and the events you attend. Many blessings to you, Cindy

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  4. Hi Cindy, such sweet little touches of birdies with your beautiful Christmas decorations! I adore that horse pull toy, very neat!
    Have a wonderful rest of your week,
    Gina

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  5. In spite of the holiday rush you have done such a beautiful job of decorating for the season, Cindy! Your home has such a traditional look that I truly love and your Christmas decor fits so perfectly!! You are savvy and creative and just very on top of it all!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    Jane x

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  6. Beautiful! Love the vignette in the great room.

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  7. You know I LOVE the glittery acorns. Very traditional. Very festive. Merry! Merry, Cindy!

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  8. Adore the use of the winter birds and plaid ribbon. I'm a big acorn girl, so those were a hit for me.

    Cindy

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  9. Cindy, you have added the perfect Christmas touches to your great room! All the vignettes are beautiful! It is hard to juggle decorating, parties, and entertaining in your home! Sounds like you have done a great job on all! Happy Wednesday! Pam @ everydayliving.me

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  10. So pretty! You know I love those birds!
    Brenda

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  11. Cindy,
    Just beautiful! I would love for any to come live at my house.

    Joyeux Noël,

    Judith

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  12. Hi Cindy, everything is so beautifully decorated. I love the horse, he is perfect for Christmas and any time. Have a jolly week! xx Jo

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  13. Such pretty photos. It looks like you've created a gorgeous, festive space for the holidays.

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  14. Love every bit! All the birds are so sweet and can be carried right through the winter!

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  15. So much gorgeous stuff tucked into every inch of your home Cindy! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home! Happy New Year!

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