Sunday, December 12, 2010

Living Room Christmas Tree ~Canadiana Christmas Stop Five

 Welcome to Stop Five on our Canadiana Christmas tour where we are sharing our living room tree.
The tree in our living room last year was decorated for a Cowboy Christmas. I reused many of the decorations this year, but added more Canadiana elements with animals like bears, loons and moose to remind us of our true Canadian wilderness. The rusty sleigh bells to recall winter sleigh rides with my father-in-law's Percheron team. The buffalo check to symbolize the warmth and coziness that blankets and handknits bring to our long Canadian winters. Little cabins, canoes and fishing creels help us to remember our time spent in the outdoors. The cows and barn stars, for our family's love of farming and barns.
Our mantel shelf and Christmas village scene are in this room, too.
On our new little hutch, we have snowmen and a Santa collection.This old mason jar was really simple to put together with some faux snow and a little snowman.
 
 The JOY bears on the little sled are very special. We bought them at the Christmas store at Disney World on our 2008 family trip. The vase is filled with bulbs from our pre-LED light strands.
My Santa collection fills one shelf nicely.
I just noticed that I took the pictures before I added the star tree topper. Oops! I'm slowing trying to get around to all my friend's blogs. As we all know this is a crazy busy time of year, and I haven't been feeling the best. I'm really looking forward to school finishing this week and a nice long Christmas break. Thanks for stopping by!


11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tree and beautiful decorations and Santa's.......along with the village. your home looks very festive. I have yet to see a real Moose, but they don't come down my ways.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  2. The moose are my favorite! I tried to get some of that plaid ribbon at Canadian Tire (it was in the flyer this week) but it was sold out :(

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  3. I love the jar of old bulbs! What a fantastic way to "decorate" instead of tossing them in the garbage when you got new lights!

    Your tree (and home) look fantastic.... but I think my favorite is the snowman in the jar! Too cute.

    Happy holidays,
    Chris

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  4. I love your rustic tree. I have always thought it would be fun to have one. Maybe one day!

    Everything looks very festive!
    Rhonda

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  5. I love it all..I love the rustic look and you have got some darling things everywhere! Have a great week ahead, I am getting so excited for Christmas! ;D

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  6. It's just perfect, Elizabeth. I'm glad I'm not the only one having several Christmas posts ;).

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  7. I am enjoying your Christmas home so much Elizabeth. I love this tree!

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  8. Well done!! Everything looks great. The bulbs in the jar are my favorite!!

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  9. Elizabeth, I love the snowman in a jar and the red moose is soooo Canadian, perfect for this theme!

    ~Andrea~

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  10. My dear lady,

    I'm so honored you stopped by my lil ol blog.

    I think I'm in love with yours and I've only read the very first post. I'm going to scroll down and read some more, but friend, I do believe I will be back!

    I love your home! It's a thing of beauty and gosh, you even have lil John Deere tractors in your village scene!

    Way to be a great ambassador for our country! :) Your photos are amazing, too!

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