Monday, December 14, 2015

Our 2015 Christmas Sitting Room ...

Can you believe Christmas is next week?  I'm almost sad about it because this season has gone by WAY too fast!

Before the big day, I've got lots more of our holiday home to share ... today, I'm dragging you into our front sitting room a/k/a the reindeer room.

While this seems to be the year of plaid, it also seems to be the year of the reindeer!  Well, at least to me.  So, who am I to not celebrate such handsome and beautiful creatures for the season, right?

You can see our flocked tree right there in the window in between the black and white curtains (fabric from IKEA).  I'm happy to say that the only thing that I purchased for this tree was the fun reindeer "Joy" ribbon (at 40% off from Michael's).

Okay, wait ... I lied.  I bought these cute black and white gift tags (turned ornaments), too.  Other ornaments I had on hand, like these pretty reindeer, both frosted and white, dressed in red bows.

If you glance on over to the right, you'll see our new faux fireplace, which we are really enjoying!  I kept our black mirror here on the mantel and simply layered a pretty feather wreath (that has been buried in a box, along with its matching feather trees, for a few years) on top!  Thankfully, I had just enough reindeer ribbon left from the tree to hang the wreath ... you know me, things have to "tie together" in some way.  

Silver mercury trees I had on hand helped to give a bit of bling and contrast with our black and red pieces.  And, in order to give them a little height, I put a drop of hot glue on glass candlesticks and plopped the mercury trees on top.  

I have to say that this flocked garland is a MESS!  You look at it, and it drops "snow" everywhere.  It almost stayed in the bin this year because I didn't want to bother with it, but I knew it might look pretty paired with the flocked tree ... so, out it came.  

Down on the hearth, large silver reindeer and candlesticks (that I painted black and hot glued glass hurricanes to the top) stand guard by the *warm* fire.  

The floating shelves beside the fireplace had to get a bit of attention (and reindeer), too.  

I added festive plates from World Market, along with greenery and ornaments.  And, to tie in with the black and white checked curtains, I added cute black and white acrylic plates (Target) ... gotta love their "dollar spot" bins!

Speaking of Target's dollar spot ... I'm "pretty" sure that almost everyone has one of these cute red and black checked pillows with the reindeer overlay.  They said that they couldn't keep them in stock ... I can see why and was glad to have scooped up a couple.

The black and white blankets (which reverse to red and black) are from the "And That" store ... they had such a great selection of Christmas decor this year (and their reasonable prices are right up my alley)!

The other chairs have red and white holiday pillows from IKEA.  I wish they would've brought that pattern back this again year ... but, then I guess it wouldn't have been named their "Vinter 2014" pattern, now would it?  Darn.

With all of the "snow" in here, this cutie has to keep warm!

All aglow as the sun starts to set.

Goodness, I have "no" idea what I'm going to do in here once Christmas is over!  

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!
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