Christmas 2013 Our Rustic Country Family Room

Yesterday I shared our kitchen Christmas tour and today I am sharing our family room. Both rooms share the back of our home and the cathedral ceiling area. This is where we watch TV, use the computer and hang out together. We still have lots to do but I am really liking how it is coming together (on a tight budget.) 

Painting the office storage armoire white to match the hutch in the kitchen made the biggest improvement as it seems to flow much better visually. We may not get the mantel up before Christmas so I'm going ahead and sharing the room decorated for the holidays. Lots of pictures!

More greenery and red berry strands like in the adjoining kitchen that I shared here.

This tree is our family tree and holds all our special collected ornaments. 

My guys want coloured LED lights on this tree and I added red bead strands and a black and red check ribbon for garland. It's funny how the metal Santa angel I bought on a whim many years ago became such a tradition for our family

The ornaments have a Canadian country outdoors theme with hockey, moose, bears, snowmen, pine cones, Santas, cows, horses, dogs and of course Tim Horton's.

The cream blanket with red stitching acts as a tree skirt until I decide what style to make (the old one was too busy.) We have lots of wrapping to do yet but I am enjoying the red and white presents with simple string, yarn and tags.

I decorated the office armoire with white denim bags with pockets that I shared here.

I need to practice writing on the chalkboard I made out of a vintage frame but I love how it looks with the dollar store wreath.

Some small quilts I stitched years ago and new pillow slips I recently made add seasonal colour. More colour than I am used to but it is fun for the holidays. I will be painting the walls a lighter shade in the new year.

I shared the JOY and the red and black buffalo check pillows in this post, and then found the moose and maple leaf fabric at a local quilt shop to make a fourth pillow. The end table still needs to be painted white to match the other one and the bookcase is just there to make room for the tree.

The antique silver sugar scuttle on the ottoman tray belonged to my paternal grandmother and was a favourite piece of my mothers..

This Christmas countdown calendar is another one of those items that I doubt I would still be using if it weren't for our youngest son saying it was a tradition.

Thanks for visiting! I hope to share our more neutral living room and dining room soon.

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  1. Love your vignette on the top of your armoire, and that great wrapping paper!

  2. Elizabeth- It looks just lovely. I love the cozy warm feel of the decorations on your tree. You did a nice job. I think you need to post a picture with the lights turned on though! Your armoire looks great painted white and next year you will have a mantle to decorate, too! xo Diana

  3. It looks beautiful and I love the quilt calender.

  4. Elizabeth, your home looks beautiful all decked for Christmas. I LOVE your armoire painted white too by the way!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.

  5. Your rooms always look so crisp and clean with the anchoring whites and now the splashes of Christmas colours makes them look wonderful.

  6. I love the country look to your family room. The big armoire looks great painted white. (Was it turquoise for a while?) Everything looks beautiful. Great ideas!

  7. I love the hutch painted white!!! I love the vignette on top... It looks great! You never fail to give us great eye candy! Blessings!

  8. You've already stitched pillow covers and decorated your whole house! I better get moving! I love your white painted armoire. I'm in the process of painting ours. I'm on color number two, and I don't like it any better than the first. I wish I could use white, but it's too light with the furniture I currently have in the room. Someday. :) Your home looks warm and inviting.


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