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Monday, December 20, 2010

It's finally Christmas in my Living Room

I finally got my living room looking like Christmas.

I kind of hate to show you this room. It's not my favorite room. It's really my hubby's room. And since I love, love, love how my family room turned out, this room is really kind of a let down.

But I will share it anyways.

This area is the top of my antique pump organ. The Santa came from Dollar Tree. I made the star from a vintage folding ruler I just got from an antique store while on vacation in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. I got 2 for $5.00. The "Merry Christmas" ornament came from Walmart a year or two ago.

I call this end of my living room, the dining area. This is where one of our dining room tables is located. You can see the pump organ to the left. And a buffet to the right.

This is the table. I was too lazy to put on a tablecloth and I couldn't find my red table runner.

Last year I purchased 6 glitter houses on clearance from Grandin Road. I think they were originally $20.00 each and I got them for $5.00 each. I added a battery operated tea light candle inside.

I found this huge cloche at a thrift store a few months back for $2.00. I placed it on top of a glass cake plate. Filled it up with different size jingle bells and placed a jingle bell garland around the outside. Placed it all in the middle of a green sparkly wreath.

Added gold & silver mercury glass votive holders around.

Next we have the buffet. I got the "HoHoHo" letters on clearance from Target last year or the year before (my memory is failing me). I placed them on top of the mirror.

I added the jingle bell garland that came from Kohl's last year. On the buffet I added a couple of fake trees and filled the largest Lenox bowl with mercury glass ornaments. I found the ornaments a couple of summers ago while on vacation in Cave Creek Arizona. I got them on 90% off clearance. I think I paid a buck a piece.

I usually fill the other two Lenox bowls with vintage ornaments. But I was too lazy.

Next we will move over to the other side of the room. This end table sits next to my couch.

I filled up this Dollar Tree vase with Christmas balls that came from ABC Distributing this year. They reminded me of my letter balls, so I had to have them. They say various Christmas sayings.

In this cloche I placed a small glitter house that is actually an ornament that came from Mervyn's a few years back. The "Joy" ornament came from the 99 cent only store.

Next is the coffee table. I mostly place candles here.

I just found this Santa at the thrift store for a dollar. The cloche came from a thrift store in Phoenix a few weeks back. I got it and the base for $1.60. I love finding deals. I almost hate to shop retail anymore.

This lantern always sits on my coffee table. I just added a Christmas pick to the handle and a "HoHoHo" ornament.

Inside I added a Hallmark Santa ornament that I got from my work Christmas party last week.

This candle came from Joann Fabrics a few years back.

I found this candle holder a few years back on clearance at Marshall's. I love how it looks like mercury glass on the outside, but the inside is red glass. Looks fabulous all lit up with a candle. I always add Christmasy candle rings to most of my candles this time of year.

And this is the area that I usually put up a full size Christmas tree. But I just got this antique dresser and I haven't found another spot for it yet. So for now it sits in front of one of my living room windows. So instead of a full size tree, I opted for 2 smaller ones. I also put the other 4 glitter houses from Grandin Road here.

I love these houses. This church is my favorite.

I was going to put down some white cotton batting to look like snow.

But, you guessed it, I was too lazy.

Besides, Christmas is in only 4 days. FOUR DAYS!!!! YIKES!!! I'm so not ready.

Here is the view at this end of the room. I'm not showing you the wall that is covered in cabinets that houses our TV and has a desk area for a computer. Hubby has the computer desk area a mess. Plus I didn't decorate this area for Christmas.

All the furniture in this room (except for the new antique dresser) belonged to my hubby before we got married. He loves Mission Style furniture. Not really my style, but I have learned to love it.

Well I hope that you liked my living room Christmas decor. I used the more traditional colors in this room.

Tomorrow I'll try & share all the cool vintage Christmas stuff I've picked up at various thrift stores over the past few weeks. I just love shopping at thrift stores.

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  1. It all looks really cute Kim! Love your darling village vignette and Ho Ho Ho letters from Target! You probably did get them last year on clearance because I dont remember seeing them on any of your posts last year! But then again my memory isn't to great either!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. I love all your holiday decor, Kim but I do have to say my favorites are your adorable holiday houses...
    Thank you for sharing with us.. It was a JOY to view..

    Holiday Blessings to You and Yours

  3. I just love that you 'piece meal' your decor from various sources...the glitter houses are fab! I think I need some for next year. Don't tell hubs.

    I think that room feels cozy and homey and wonderfully Christmassy :)

  4. Oh how pretty. I love all of your houses and of course your cloches steal my heart. They are all so beautifully decorated. So warm and inviting and beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT and I hope you and all your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

  5. i have the same ho ho ho letters! and yes, it was last year on clearance! :) you have lots of fun items!

  6. I love it all Kim!! Those little glitter houses are precious and a cloche filled with jingle bells...I LOVE it!!

    Merry CHRISTmas!

  7. Your decorations are beautiful. Love the Ho, Ho, Ho. Everything is so nice. Thanks for sharing.