Christmas in our Living Room ~2011

Continuing with our Christmas decor, today I am sharing our living room.

Our living room tree is decorated in neutrals with a touch of blue. We used whites, creams, browns and tans, silver and shades of blue, mixing natural elements like greenery, wood and pinecones with shiny and sparkly. Colours and textures similar to our everyday decor.

The gallery wall is still a work in progress, but I'm fine with that. No stressing before the holidays and keeping Advent in mind.

For the tree we used small and large balls in cream, white, silver and blues in matte, glittery, shiny and mirrored finishes. Ornaments with beads and jewels and simple burlap and muslin garland.

Crocheted snowflakes and wedding bells.

Shiny jingle bells and clear glass balls.

Rusty barn stars and angels in pewter and glass.

Lots of textures and finishes on this slim tree.

The PEACE banner I made hangs in the front window.

This is the room we use for visiting with family, a place to read or do needlework. Our TV, computer and main family tree is in our family room. The presents under the tree are real but still need some ribbon and tags, oops!

Real pine and mini glass balls were added to the white square platter with faux berry wreath holding the scented candle.

When I shared our Christmas dining room I mentioned that the only thing we bought new for Christmas decor this year was some fresh greenery (and some I gathered for free) and $4 for a 24 pack of the blue mini glass ornaments (Real Canadian Superstore half price.) So unless I see something really tempting in the next week or so, our entire Christmas decor budget was less than $20. The fun was in finding new uses and places for our everyday decor and Christmas things.

And our Remington girl with the crazy strong tail was my constant companion as I sifted through the many Christmas bins. Luckily the only casualties were a few glass balls that couldn't hold up to the baseball bat of her tail.

Thanks for stopping by and if you missed them, I also posted our dining room and kitchen. I also shared our tabletops here. I would love if you could take a moment and leave a comment (it is a great way for me to catch up with friends and find new blogs.)

There is so much beautiful inspiration in the Christmas parties that are happening (and I'm joining) in the following link parties....
Thrify Decor Chick's Holiday Home Party~Trees. Thanks Sarah!
christmas tree party

Savvy Southern Style's WOW us Wednesday. Thanks Kim!

Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Thanks Linda!

Blogger Block Christmas Tree Party at 2805. Thanks Honey!

Christmas Tree Linky & Giveaway at Midwestern {sewing} Girl


  1. Lovely looking tree. I can totally relate to the tail issue since our labrador has the same weapon...he can take down many an ornament with the wag of the tail. Cute!

  2. Looking good, Elizabeth. I love the way you wrapped the tree with fabric.

  3. Hi Elizabeth. Your tree looks beautiful with all the different textures on it. I love the centerpiece on the bench table too. It's great to shop the house and yard for decor. I didn't buy a thing new this year. Blessings, Pamela

  4. Your tree is lovely and is perfect for your living room. I bought the same container of blue balls from Loblaws - great taste of course! I love your little crocheted snowflakes.

  5. Looks great! Your pup is very sweet, we lost our choc. lab a few years ago~Cheers Kim

  6. I like how your tree matches your everyday decor. That room looks very pretty all decked out! Your dog sure does look sweet too.

  7. ok, don't laugh. but i've decided (well, not really, but it sounds fun) i'm going to tell the hubby, we are going to knock down our house & build a home just like yours. well all the decor & everything. & the dog as well. maybe i should just build a 2nd home. maybe that would be better. so lovely. what a beautiful christmas you will have this year. (:

  8. Wow! Your Christmas tree {truly your entire house} is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a sweet note! I'm so excited to have you as a new source of inspiration! I'm your newest follower!!! I'd love it if you'd return the "love" on your next visit!

    Your NEW Bloggy Friend,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

  9. Your tree turned out lovely, I especially love the burlap garland and the rusty star ornament. Your pup look adorable too, my in-laws also have a dog with a whipping tail, and boy does it hurt ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Your living room looks wonderful! I love it all. Hugs, Cindy

  11. Hi Elizabeth, This tree is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog, domestiCate.blogspot.com, and leaving a comment on my advent wreath. You're my first comment from non-family-or-friends. How exciting! We have a lab, as well, and my daughter's name is Elizabeth. I'm looking forward to looking through your blog.

  12. Everything looks wonderful, Elizabeth! I love the mix of textures you used on the tree. The colors look great with your livingroom hues.

  13. Your decorations are so beautiful and inspiring.

  14. I'm loving your home tour, the burlap and blue look really pretty together.

  15. Beautiful space and I love that the tree was done on a budget with natural elements. Lovley!!

  16. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your Christmas Tree is lovely!
    The blue is so pretty with the green tree...
    Your gallery wall is looking great!
    All the Best,

  17. the tree is so pretty, and I love the touches of blue in the room and on the tree =)

  18. OK why am I not following your blog??? I am now, Love your Home and all your Christmas Decorations... And I love that chair in the corner... Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas....Glad I found you...

  19. Thank you for visiting me! Your tree looks beautiful. I love all the charming ornaments. I am going to check out your board and batten now on the kitchen wall and figure out how you did that! I would love to have that down my hallway.

  20. Thanks so much for coming to my Nifty Thrifty party with your beautiful living room decor. I have done my family room in the same colors for the first time and love it. I see that we have the same rustic stars on our trees.


  21. Your tree is gorgeous and I really enjoyed your living room tour!

    Your tree and ornaments are so sweet and festive!

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805.

  22. Can I ask where you got your pewter angel? Love it.

  23. Hi Anonymous, the pewter angel was a gift so I'm not sure of the source. Thanks for visiting!

  24. Your tree is gorgeous! I love the colors and how you put it together. I also like your gallery wall above the sofa. Where did you get the giant paper clips?

  25. Oh, I just love your tree! The colors are wonderful & I love mix of modern, vintage, victorian & primitive-looking ornaments...it's just perfect.

    Thank you so much for sharing it at my Christmas tree linky party!!!

  26. I LOOOVE the style of your tree...so fitting for the space!!

  27. Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick...love the color's of your tree! T

  28. Oh I can't believe how stunning this is!! LOVE those ornaments and decors! This tells me that next year, I really need to 'up my game' for the tree! Pinning yours as an example for next year!

    Happy Holidays!
    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree ideas


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