Saturday, December 19, 2015

Our Rustic Christmas Living Room 2015

I can hardly believe that Christmas is this week! It has been a busy month but I wanted to share more photos of our front living room decorated for Christmas. I shared our full Christmas Home Tour here and our Christmas kitchen here. 


Our living room is at the front of our home right off the entry hall. It is a cozy room where we visit with family and friends, and where I often read or do needlework. Similar to last year, I once again added red to our year round base of whites, wood, grey and black. We do things with a very limited budget and affordably around here so very little money was spent on new Christmas decor this year. Instead I try and find new ways to arrange things and make a few new things.


Our living room tree is my 'fun' tree and is decorated with a rustic winter in the woods style.I used larger C6 LED lights in both warm and cool whites (because that's what I had) and used my favourite red wood bead strands (I bought so many strands 20 years ago and use them every year on both trees.) The ornaments are red and brown felt moose, white glittery deer, glittery words, silver glittery snowflakes, red and white wood candy canes, glittered and snowy giant pinecones, white, silver and cream ball ornaments, etched glass balls, sweater trees, fleece hearts, vintage Christmas tree bulbs as ornaments that I glittered silver, and sweater and buffalo plaid wrapped balls.


I sewed the red and black check flannel pillows, and made the JOY painted pillow, two years ago. The charcoal pillows are new this year and I sewed the covers from fabric my oldest sister gave me. Although we use artificial trees so I can get them up nice and early, I love using fresh greenery in arrangements throughout our home.  I love the new retro industrial pendant light that we just installed. 


My $10 vintage skis have been in quite a few places but this year I decided to hang them on the wall above the chalkboards I made. I'm not an artist but I can live with the quick greeting on the chalkboards.



A very sunny photo of the end wall with a table top vignette and a wreath on the mirror.  We used to have a dresser here but switched it out for this farmhouse table that I painted ASCP Old White (I removed the old hutch and table top and added new pine planks.)


For the tabletop vignette I used an ironstone platter, greenery and pine cones, mercury glass candle holders, footed glass bowl and heavy mercury glass balls, Christmas balls in silver, white and cream, old black books, some architectural salvage, a wooden candy cane, and a reindeer names sign I painted. The grey knit star and black metal orb are gifts from my friends. I sewed the little denim stocking with white lace trim.



The footed mercury glass bowl is filled with pinecones, greenery, wood stars I painted white and a wood candy cane. 



This garage sale trifle bowl is filled with faux snow, and more of the heavy mercury glass balls, small balls and painted stars, plus greenery. I added extra buffalo plaid ribbon to the pair of lanterns.


I am seriously considering adding stained wood planks to the top of this freebie coffee table that I painted General Finishes Snow White.


I bought both architectural salvage posts from Meg at Oliver and Rust.


I love the little details. I always have a knitting or crochet project on hand and this scarf is close to being finished.


The large white crocheted throw was a new $2.50 thrift store find. The moose Canadian fabric pillows are backed with the same red and black flannel check as the ones on the couch.


The white pitcher is filled with greenery tied with a buffalo plaid ribbon. I bought the large wash tub for the tree but the tree stand doesn't fit. Bummer. Instead I keep large floor pillows in it.



Looking into the front hall, between the tree and the front window, is a matching chair and pillows.


One of these days I am going to make or get a flocked tree so it looks nice and snowy but I do love this tree! 

  

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy these last few days leading up to Christmas and that you are able to relax a bit and enjoy this special time. Now that I am finished work until the New Year I have a few more things on my list and then lots of time with family planned.

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13 comments:

  1. Again I love your simple clean look. I've been putting more & more black & white into my living room & I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful Elizabeth. Enjoy these days leading up to the big day. Merry Christmas.
    Kris

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  3. Everything looks lovely Elizabeth. I really like the chalk boards with the skis above. Your pops of colour really stand out. Happy holidays to you and your family. Enjoy your time off.

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  4. It is all so lovely! Your decor is beautiful to begin with and all the little festive touches are the perfect match to your style. (so envious of those old skis!!!)

    Merry Christmas Elizabeth and wishing you all the best for 2016!

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  5. Everything looks so festive Elizabeth. Every time I see your wooden skis it reminds me I want a pair. Have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  6. Elizabeth, Everything looks so very pretty and I love the skis. Blessings to you and yours for a merry Christmas, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Beautifully decorated Elizabeth!
    Love the Country Farmhouse look!
    Merry Christmas!

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  8. I love it all, but I'm crushing on the chalkboard art and skis above your sofa. Love!! Your home looks lovely all dressed up for Christmas. Thanks for sharing it with us and have a Merry Christmas!

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  9. Very, very pretty. I just love it.

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  10. this room is amazing, Elizabeth. It looks like a magazine shoot! I love all the rustic elements, those skis are fabulous, what a find!!

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  11. Everything looks so festive! I just love your tree! The large ornaments look so cool!

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  12. I really like everything you've done with your house this Christmas. It's so cheerful. I like your rustic touches including the ski's on the wall.

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