Thursday, December 15, 2011

Living Room All Decked Out for the Holidays

I'm working on some Christmas gifts before we head over the mountain to see our kids in Redmond for the weekend.  Can't wait to see them!!  I also want to get some cookies made to bring...too much to do, so little time!!

I am going to let the pictures do much of the talking for me today.  My living room...
I tucked in my dried hydrangea between the branches in my new Martha Stewart tree.
 I made all the hand~painted wood ornaments on my tree over the years.  The knitted items were made by my Great Aunt Myrtle and the felt ones were made by my hubby's grandmother.
I also made the angel in the fabric dress.
I also made the bear on the star hanging below the candle holder.
This is a music figure that my parents gave us the 1st Christmas we weren't with them.
Some vintage ornaments in my new wire basket from Goodwill ~$1.99.  My sis~in~love, Kathy, made the table runner.
My hubby made the shelf & the snowmen are my new goodies from craft shows I got this year, plus the vintage wreath with vintage corsage I added.
A vintage lace piece for 25 cents & a dried hydrangea from my yard.
  I didn't get out my snowman collection this year.  I have a special place for them, but need to get up on a very tall ladder.  Not this year!  Enjoy your weekend & may the busyness of the season not get in the way of the true meaning of Christmas... 

~Jesus is the Reason for the Season~


I'll be joining these linky parties:
The Charm of Home~Home Sweet Home  #45 
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
2805 Potpourri Party #15
My Romantic Home~Show & Tell Friday!
Inspiration Friday #44 @ At the Picket Fence
Stuff & Nonsense~Fridays Unfolded # 46
Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday #68
The House in the Roses~ Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Cherished Treasures~ Sunday Blog Love
Under the Table and Dreaming~Sunday Showcase Party


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Cindy:
What a delight that you have gone to so much trouble to make your house so festive. There is so much to enchant at every turn and so much that you have made yourself which makes it all doubly special. We are particularly fond of dried Hydrangea heads and yours are such a lovely shade.

But, as you say, we must reflect on the true meaning of Christmas which seems to us so often forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. May you have a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Cindy,
Your house looks so beautiful--and is shining with Christmas magic!

Unknown said...

Im still in the woods compared to you! Everything is standing there waiting!!! HOW behind is that? I feel awful when I peeked into your blog and found you home so nicely decked out! Gotta get a move on! Blessings to you dear!


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Cindy!

Beautiful decorations! I adore your gorgeous Christmas tree.


Charmingdesigns said...

Everything looks so lovely

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Everything is inviting and thr tree is just the dried flowers...I am a new follower and I willbe back soon...

My Vintage Studio said...

Your home looks beautiful for the holidays!
Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS with your family & friends!
Hugs, Sharon

Sherry said...

Your living room is beautiful! What special ornaments you have. I know they bring back lovely memories for you.

SHerry @ A Happy Valentine

Lisalulu said...

It's all so beautiful!

Michelle said...

Cindy the living room looks great. Good luck on your trip. Hope you have a great time.

Screaming Sardine said...

Hi, Cindy -

I hope you're having a great weekend with your kids. :)

Love your Christmas decorations. That star lamp is gorgeous, and I love the old window you have as a wall hanging. I hope I can find some old windows this summer when I hit the garage sales. :)

Happy Holidays,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Unknown said...

So festive! Love that old window over your couch! (I hope it is a window & what you've done with it)
Merry Christmas

The Charm of Home said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Terry said...

Hi Cindy! I love your decorating that you've done. I also didn't put out my snowman collection, but only because I have so many and I couldn't decide which ones to next year I'll have to see them...wishing you a wonderful New Year!