Participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s
Holiday Housewalk Linky party 2019
December is super busy in our household this year with both Christmas and my daughter’s wedding.
With lots of visitors and house guests here over the coming weeks, I decided to keep Christmas decorating simple…. and with a more romantic feel this year.
In the main open plan living, dining and kitchen area the decor has a neutral colour palette, with just a few pops of pale aqua
I re-used my snow flocked trees and garlands with warm white lights throughout these rooms.
For a touch of romance, I added in lots of white candles; both real and flameless.
One new thing I introduced this year was flocked pinecones…. oh my, these have my heart.
My hand painted angel found a new home over the antique dresser mirror in the living room.
She fits nicely between the two windows and holds a small flocked wreath.
My living room has windows on every wall, so it is very light and bright during the day.
At night, rather than using lamps we have been enjoying the glow from the trees that are positioned in three spots around the large open plan area.
On the coffee table I’ve used more flameless candles (which we actually use all year round) and a sweet sparkly and icy looking tree I picked up last month at Bed, Bath and Table…. isn’t it a cutie!
It’s a pale aqua, which echoes the same colour I’ve used as a feature colour on the main tree in this room.
I hadn’t planned on having a tree in this room, because our main large tree is downstairs in our media room, but we had a small gap in the corner of the room that was just perfect to squeeze another snowy tree into.
It’s actually a space beside the sofa where there is a door out to the wrap around veranda. We have three doors that open out to this veranda and we never use this particular door…. so, now there’s a small 6 foot flocked tree tucked in the space.
This tree is literally smothered in baubles of varying textures in a neutral colour palette of white, gold and bronze.
For a pop of colour I also added a dozen glass baubles in soft aqua and forest green.
I used a wide natural woven ribbon threaded through the tree… and did you spot the dozen white birds?
On our shabby farmhouse table there are three simple potted trees from IKEA.
These will be swapped out for other items throughout the season, depending on our entertaining needs.
Keeping it real….. anyone who blogs and owns a fur baby knows that they will always photo bomb if you get your camera out!
So much for fluffing the pillows and trying to make the sofa look nice. Our fur baby Milly was quick to jump up on ‘her’ sofa, push the pillows off and climb up onto her favourite to watch me taking photos…. but she is a sweet old girl, so we’ll pretend she’s not there.
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