As Christmas draws nearer, I’m happy to be home for the holidays. Every year, we talk about forgetting the fuss and preparation and just going away for the week. But every year, the beauty of the season draws me in. This time of year is about being home for the holidays. And today, I’m sharing my home with you as part of the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop. It’s three days with 19 fantastic bloggers!
Our living room is full of large paned windows which I love. We haven’t painted the trim as it’s original to the house and works really well with the light beige of the walls – can’t think of the colour but I think it’s BM Lambskin. The drapes are original to the previous owners. They are actually quite pretty although they don’t look it in this picture.
Are you tired of seeing this photo by now? I’m sorry. It’s my absolute favourite photo of the Christmas tree and was actually taken on a bright sunny day last year. We haven’t had many of those since the tree went up this year, so I’ve had to resort to some archived photos. The tree is filled with bronze, gold and cream ornaments with some rust coloured pinecones thrown in to highlight the rusty tones which I use as an accent colour in this room.
A simple bowl of glittered paper mache fruit in a rust and cream bowl sits on the side table between the two French Provincial chairs.
The cream metal cake stand, originally used at my daughter’s wedding is filled with balls left over from decorating the tree. It ties the furnishings in the sitting area to the tree which sits in the bay window.
More glittered fruit and some bleached pinecones fill in some of the empty spots as well as a few of my favourite acorn ornaments (see it tucked in behind on the middle tier?).
Our fireplace also has its original wood trim finish. I long for a light coloured fireplace, but am content with the warmth that the wood gives to the living room. Here a store bought garland of feathery pine is dressed with more of the bronze and gold ornaments as well as some magnolia leaves which have been left to dry. I adore the warm brown of the underside of the leaves.
To add some lightness, I’ve hung a gold trimmed mirror on the wall before adding the wreath. And for a vintage touch, the old cathedral window adds some more texture. My vintage gold deer peak through the pine needles for some added glitter.
The deer used to sit on the dining room table during the holidays. But I think they like to see what’s happening when the gifts are being opened. So they have found a new home overlooking the living room from their perch on the mantel.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our house dressed for the holidays. Be sure to visit the other wonderful blogs on the Home for the Holidays blog hop.