Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Sitting Room

Looks like I have a lot of Christmas catching up to do ... so, my apologies in advance that I'm going to be *smothering* you with festive picstures this last week (eek!) before the big day!

Today, it's the sitting room ... come on in!


I wanted to keep this simple in here this year, with a palette of red, white and gold.


This tree used to be in our kitchen  during the Fall ... it was our Fall Family Tree.  My sweet husband and I carefully dragged it to its new spot ... removed the Fall leaves and brown ornaments and replaced them with Chistmas pretties!


Don't you just love these sweet churches from Wal-Mart!  I also added our 12 Days of Christmas ornaments that I found at Kirkland's a few years ago:




Family photos bring stories and laughter from years past ... like that little chubster in the background (a/k/a yours truly)!


Next to the tree, I just *had* to add a splash of red to the mirror ... the feather wreath is from Michael's:


Down below is a sweet nativity from Kirkland's, along with two gold fininals from Lowes (a few years ago).  I placed one of the finials in a glass hurricane and then added snow and a sweet picture of my 97 year old grandmother and Jax:


I love the reflection of the tree in the mirrored accent table:


The bookcase has Christmas embellishments, as well.  I tucked three small trees (Michael's) into leftover burlap and placed them in my IKEA pots.  As for the "JOY" ... they came from Wal-Mart ... it was one ornament that I simply broke apart so that I'd have seperate letters ... easy peasy!


Santa and the reindeer sit on the shelf perched under the glittery snowflakes.  Of course, I had to place them all on a small pile of snow:


Another sweet church from Wal-Mart:


A simple Christmas sprig sits in front of our family picture, along with a sweet saying:


Over on the sofa, I had leftover burlap and a Christmas spray, so I wrapped the pillow and tucked the spray into it:


I just had to include this shot of our wooden bowl filled with ornaments on the ottoman.  If you look into the gold ball, you can see a fun, circular reflection of the room ... love the gold ceiling's reflection!


Ahhh ... the nighttime glow of Christmas lights is my favorite!



Have a fabulous day and, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

I'm linking up with:

Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday






47 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

I do believe you and I should do a Walmart commercial LOL...we really brag on their stuff often. I LOVE your sitting room. So cozy and decorated beautiful for Christmas. Enjoy Becca, can't believe we will be taking it down before we know it.

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

Just beautiful Becca. I'm gonna have to get one of those churches at WM, love the idea you had to put it on "snow" under a cloche.

Hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!

Judy

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca! Oh, what a beautiful home! The little church is precious! I need to go find a few! :)
Merry Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a great looking room to begin with, Becca! All your seasonal touches have made it even lovelier.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said... Reply To This Comment

Those churches are lovely. Why do I never notice the cute stuff when I'm there!!!??? Love the burlap around the tree. All looks pretty!

sabrymagic said... Reply To This Comment

Sei un artista delle decorazioni!!
Favolose!!
Buon weekend!!
Baci
Sabry!!

Andrea said... Reply To This Comment

I love this room....I want to come spend Christmas at your house =) I feel totally inadequate with my 1 large, and 1 puny tree-better get out there after xmas and buy some more trees for next year!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Becca this is one of my favorite rooms in your home! I love all the beautiful Christmas touches you added in here. The nativity on the tray, the cute little church under the cloche and that fabulous tree, oh and the super cute trees in the tin buckets with JOY. Everything looks amazing!! Have a great weekend, I'm off to do some baking. Martina

Karen said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca, it looks amazing.

Kim said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous Becca. I can't wait to see more!
xoxo,
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Becca, your room is so pretty and I so agree, the nighttime glow of the lights reflecting off the chest and mirror is stunning. Gorgeous. I look forward to more. Hugs, marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

I can't decide completely yet but this might be my favorite of your rooms so far...just lovely. Love the 12 days of Christmas ornaments and the JOY buckets. Happy Weekend Becca!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE your room. That tree is amazing & those churches are just beautiful. Hope you have a blessed holiday season

for the love of a house said... Reply To This Comment

It's beautiful Becca! So serene and lovely. I can't believe you found those wonderful little churches at Walmart! Great find. I love your photo- such a beautiful family!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Becca!
joan

p.s. thank you so much for leaving your "calling card!"

Connie the crafterbug said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely stunning!

Blondie's Journal said... Reply To This Comment

Your sitting room looks so warm and cozy by the light of that pretty tree! You have some beautiful pieces of furniture in here...I love how the lights reflect off the mirrored cabinet! You have some cute, inspiring touches I may have to borrow sometime!

Happy Holidays, Becca!

XO,
Jane

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty Becca! I love your tree, the little churches and the reflection in the mirror is beautiful! What a sweet little pillow too!

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so pretty Becca. I love the night time lights too. So cozy. I love what you did with the burlap, might have to copy that idea next year ;-)

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Becca, you really have some beautiful trees. I'm glad I don't have to try to pick the "prettiest," because that would be impossible. I'm really liking the burlap ribbon that I've been seeing & just may consider that for next year. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
CAS

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Everything is so, so beautiful Becca! I'm with Debbie that Wally-world owes you big time for all the fabulous promotion you give them! :-) I absolutely love the pop of red from that feathered wreath and it is all just gorgeous. Loved your great room all decked out too!
Vanessa

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Love, love, love it! The colors are perfect and look so peaceful. I haven't seen the little churches ~ missed out this year. I sorta have a tendency to collect them so perhaps that's the reason I missed them. :-)

You have so many special touches in each room...just amazing how you pull it all together. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo
Pat

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca-What a beautiful room! It is absolutely gorgeous! It is just cozy and wonderful! xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, this room is just gorgeous!! The churches are so pretty!! Everything looks like a winter wonderland!! The touches of 'snow' are just perfect!! As always, you have done a fabulous job!!

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

All I have to say is, this room is BEYOND FABULOUS!! The picture with the mirrored accent table with the reflection of the tree, GORGEOUS! I love the pillow, too cute! Always a treat visiting your blog, you are full of wonderful surprises. xo ~Liz

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely, Becca! I love your home! It's so beautifully decorated! I love each holiday touch!

Mariaelena said... Reply To This Comment

Good morning Becca...your room looks lovely...simple and just right!!...Happy decorating...Mariaelena

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

I love, love, love your sitting room! Just gorgeous!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your sitting room is so lovely, both in daylight and at night! I love the color palette as it is warm and inviting. The red feather wreath is amazing. I will have to remember that for next year when I have more time to decorate. Thanks for sharing your amazing holiday decorations. Merry Christmas! XOXO~ Carrie

Cricket said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Your designs always warm my heart. You are sooo creative and your home is amazing.
Merry Christmas Sweetie!!

Cricket

Alison @ The Polohouse said... Reply To This Comment

STUNNING!

I love the color and contrast of your ceiling in there! Walmart churches? They are too cute. I have not stepped in to a Walmart this season so I am missing their little "finds". Our nearby Walmart is a hundred years old and dirty and yucky!
The nice new sparkly super WM is about a half an hour away so I rarely get there. I do love a good shopping trip there every now and then but we got a brand new Costco a couple months ago so it gets more of my attention now I am afraid!!!

Your tree is so perfect Becca!
It looks like one of those professionally decorated ones. There is such an art form to good tree decor placement, and GF, I am missing that gene!

Love your home always. xoxox
A

Jeanette said... Reply To This Comment

It all looks so beautiful Becca! You always do such a great job. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas ! xoxo Jeanette

Allyson Pecilunas said... Reply To This Comment

WOW I love it all, Becca it looks so elegant and beautiful! You are so good at what you do. I cant believe Christmas is a week from today, sad! Hey come check out my giveaway when you get a chance!

L said... Reply To This Comment

I love this room all decorated for the holiday. The mirrored chest is so pretty relecting the lights from the Christmas tree.
Everything is so lovely, Becca.
Merry Christmas~

My Beautiful World said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful post, So nice to meet you just found your lovely blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back if you like. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012

Always Wendy

Cindy said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful and warm room. I really adore your decor style!!! Thank you for stopping by on my brand new blog. I am your newest follower and I'm afraid I have a lot to learn. Have a Grand Christmas! And I'll be checking back in the New Year!

Katherines Corner said... Reply To This Comment

Becca this is a gorgeous display of holiday decor! xo

From Marriage To Motherhood said... Reply To This Comment

The nighttime glow of the tree is STUNNING!! And I just love what you did to dress up that pillow!!

karah said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful, understated, just right. I love the night tree pic too! Happy Holidays! Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Teri said... Reply To This Comment

Everything is just gorgeous, Becca! Wow! I love your mirrored table and the way you've embellished it. You've got just the right finishing touch! Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas.

Merry Christmas!
Teri

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Reply To This Comment

that is so warm and inviting! i looooove that hutch- it's gorgeous!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Your sitting room is absolutely gorgeous, Becca! So many things to love!...the church inside the cloche, your tree...oh, everything! Well done!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Reply To This Comment

OMG so pretty Becca, in love with every inch of your gorgeous home decorated for christmas..so how long are you out here?????? If there is anytime to catch a cup of coffee (or vino tee hee) e-mail me:)
XO

ReFresh ReStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I love looking at your decor! And you're easy peasy ideas! The night shots with the tree reflected in the mirrored chest are just amazing! So pretty!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Debbie

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful Becca!!! I just love all that you have done...I love the church too, like everyone else! Everything is so warm and inviting. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!! Kristen

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

I love this room! Everything is so pretty and festive.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Lori said... Reply To This Comment

You are right in front of me at WOW. Came over for a look, Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful! Stunning! Gorgeous!