Our Rustic Christmas Family Room 2015

I hope you are enjoying these last few days until Christmas. It is hard to believe that tomorrow night is Christmas Eve! We are in the Christmas spirit here, even if our typical snowy and cold southern Ontario December weather isn't cooperating. With temperatures around 11 Celsius (in the 50's for our American friends) kids are playing road hockey in just shirts without coats or mittens. Definitely different but at least there isn't a dumping of snow for travellers.

After sharing our full Christmas Home Tour here I have been sharing individual room tours with more photos. Today I am sharing our family room that shares the back of our home and the cathedral ceiling with our kitchen. I am so happy to have our faux beam mantel, shiplap and board and batten wall finished for Christmas. 

Our home is rustic with a year round neutral base of whites, grey, black and wood so it was easy to add plaids and red for Christmas. I sewed pillow covers using tartan plaid, check and buffalo plaid and added them to a white sweater pillow and other neutral pillows on our leather couch. 

I loved being able to decorate a mantel this year. I shared lots of details in this Christmas mantel post.

 All of our collected, handmade and special ornaments are on the 'family' tree. It makes for a very eclectic tree.

It is especially nice sitting in here at night watching tv or netflix by the white lights of the kitchen tree, the family room tree, the tiny lights on the garland and with the fireplace going. Very cozy.  

I added my hand painted sign and some silver bells to the stars above the TV. The old sideboard is only half way through a paint/refinish makeover but it is nice to have the board and batten finished.

This is the view from our computer table in the back corner of the family room looking towards the front of our home. I filled one thrifted glass vase with jingle bells and the larger one with faux snow and birch limbs.

We have quite an eclectic assortment of ornaments including Santas, snowmen, bears, hockey, cross-stitched, school craft, dogs, deer, angels, stars, red and gold balls, cows, cowboy, baby and more.

Our youngest son and I made the three sided wood crate last year. It slips easily under the tree. 

The black painted tool box on the computer table is filled with pinecones and greenery. I keep a big suede and sherpa blanket folded on the tool drawers that I made over. The drawers hold office supplies like a stapler, pens, hole punch etc. 

Vintage silver and red Christmas balls and pine cones fill a black wooden bowl on the ottoman. The little Christmas tree in the corner is undressed except for a star topper and a piece of plaid fabric lining the bucket. The picture ledges got a few touches of Christmas as well.


The mantel is decorated with candles wrapped in birch paper on vintage wooden spools, a frosted and berried garland that I added tiny twinkle lights too, and a white carved deer. I sewed the white denim Christmas stockings, added jute webbing for a cuff and hung them with our initials in black metal. 



And finally, the vintage milk pail filled with birch, greenery, pinecones and red bead sticks.

Thanks for visiting! I wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! 

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  1. Hi Elizabeth, I truly like all your clever and cute ideas. So many too. I want to wish you and your family a merry Christmas. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

  2. Wow! I love so many of your ideas--especially the wooden 'tree stand' that is perfection! Your home is so cozy and seems full of love. I'm so glad we connected and I'll be sure to stop by again soon :)


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