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french country cottage
So what are you waiting for it's cold out there! Come on in.....
Our living and dining rooms are the first ones you see when you enter our home. I was debating about putting ornaments on the little tree in here, but I decided I liked the simplicity of the tree in a basket. I added the faux fur on the chairs to give the leather warmth..
Harrison loved the little paper mache reindeer at the craft store, but the bright gold color was definitely not going to work, so I painted it gloss white and gave it a little burlap bow for some texture.
I kept the dining room simple with natural elements like the sticks in the urn draped with vintage inspired garland and extra large marshmallows filling my Gramma's old cookie jar...
Harry and I spent a fun afternoon creating these little snow globes out of mason jars!
Leading down the hall past the powder room....
....and into the family room where our main tree is this year. I love having it in a room where we spend most of our time. My Gramma had given me an ornament from all over the world every year since I was born. It is always so special to put them on the tree each year, and I have started that tradition for my son and husband too, so they put there own ornaments up each year. But I also like to add a different element to the tree and as this year was "natural" I decided to add some burlap, twigs, feathers, some sparkle with silver beeded garland, and a moss covered letter "B" for our tree topper. I think this is my favorite tree so far!
I continued the natural theme under the tree by just using some burlap fabric as a tree skirt and softening it up with a fur throw on top of it.
This is the first year I have had a mantel to decorate and it was soooo much fun creating it! I had a "stocking making party" this year and a few of us made new stockings for our families. I made ours out of burlap and silk for the girls (well me and my dog, I am outnumbered as far as humans go!) and burlap and a quilted fabric for the boys. I also found in my basement a NOEL stocking hanger I used years ago in my old house but it was also bright gold so I painted it gloss white.
And lastly a view of the front of our house.. the only thing missing is the snow!!! Each window has a little candle light in it also that I make my husband plug in when I work at night so I can see it when I get home! He huffs about having to plug in 9 little lights but I think he secretly likes it too when he pulls up the driveway!!
Thanks for stopping by, and may you have a wonderful holiday season!