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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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17 comments:

Tracy Lee said...

So pretty & festive, Becca! I love it!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

So pretty with the 'snowy' theme. Luv it!
I brought out my silvery reindeer as well on the sun room tree :)
Sigh... when Christmas is over I always mourn the loss of the cozy feel. The house always look and feel so empty!! So naked.
Hugs, Gee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Becca, so beautiful. Your home is always so chic and so inviting.

Lynda Brandly said...

Over-the-top gorgeous, Becca!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So so cute and yes I agree plaid and deer are definitely on trend this year and you have incorporated them perfectly.

Susan said...

Your sitting room is gorgeous!! I love everything you're doing and can't wait to see more!
But, no, I think I'm the only person in the USA that didn't get the Reindeer or Noel pillows. UGH The one and only Noel pillow left about 3 weeks ago had a huge tea stain on it and I couldn't justify buying it even for $3.00.
Hopefully, maybe and wishing they have them again next year since the demand was so great this year. I did get everything else, though!!! :)
Merry Christmas!!

Brooke Stephens said...

Oh my, I love that room. So cute to add the black in. It makes the red and white really pop. Love it!

Calypso In The Country said...

Your room looks gorgeous! I love all the black and plaid...such a great look!
Shelley

MeMe said...

So beautiful! Love the color scheme.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your home is so inviting! I love the cheerful holiday decor; the reindeer theme is perfect! I love your neutral decor with pops of black and red! It's gorgoeus!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful---I love everything and that you don't hold back. Spare and simple and minimal is getting too trendy. I love what you've done!

Jane x

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Absolutely gorgeous Becca! Love all the colors.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Very beautiful! I love the colors and how well it all works together to create a gorgeous Christmas room.

hugs,
Sissie

Vel Criste said...

Your home is amazing and your color scheme is divine! I love the blacks with the red and white, makes me want to do a similar scheme for next year!!!!! Thank you for sharing Becca!!!!!

Shannon Fox said...

I love it all!!
Your tree... "LOVE".
The fireplace... love, the colors... love!!
Just every little thing.
Dang you can decorate something fierce girl!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

i LOVE everything about your reindeer room....I so know what you mean about the flocked garland...I have one and it is truly a mess when you are decorating and handling it, but it sure is pretty!....Love the way you added those ornaments on it...
You have done an amazing job in this room as you have in the others. That tree...what can I say....outstanding!!!!

Slavka S said...

I looked throgh your beautiful house decorated for festive season. You really paid a lot of attention to each corner of your home. I like your taste and wonder wheher you use the same pieces of decor every year or you store it up and buy each year new stuff. With me, I have lmited storage space so I cannot buy new things every season, therefore, I upcycle.