After the turkey and dressing and shopping and bringing the rest of the Christmas boxes down from the attic and unpacking my Christmas boundaries and reminding myself that I had a plan….
….this is where I spent the weekend.
And twenty seven cups of hot chocolate and 1400 steps on the step ladder and twenty one Christmas carols later the room looks like this.
The room and I rocked around the Christmas tree and asked Mary if she knew and listened to the birds raising their carols and shouted Joy to the World at the top of our lungs.
Christmas here we come.
The first thing I added to the room were these Christmas pillows from our family handmade gift exchange several years back.
My sister tea stained these pom poms and glued them to burlap to make the tree.
I did a DIY on the pillow a while back. You can see all the details here.
Someone left an old broken down rocking chair on our back porch.
They knew that I’m the Statue of Liberty for junk in America welcoming my tired and hungry from across the land.
Here’s where rocking tree spindles ended up.
DIY on this project coming to the blog this week.
Here’s the mantel across the room.
It was so easy. I just added five trees and then went all Elvis.
Thank you, thank you very much.
(tell me that made you laugh as much me)
These are just old Christmas tree toppers I’ve had for years.
I pulled it out and put it on a stack of dishes under a cloche.
I took the top of the cloche off for the picture because all you could see was Christmas lights from the tree and the camera and my messy bun in the glass.
Here’s my bead and pom pom garland from a few years ago combined with birch bark trees..
Then I added a simple driftwood nativity.
If you want to make your own pom pom beaded garland….here’s the DIY on how I made it.
For the center ottoman, I just added a basket and this present.
I found it at a yard sale.
It cost me less than a gas station cup of coffee.
But my favorite Christmas decoration of all?
The one that made me smile and stole my heart and looked at Christmas lights and snuggled with me for the twenty-eighth cup of coffee when the room was done?
Our rescue Yorkie…..Bonzai.
He slept through the whole photo shoot.
The entire time I was taking pictures he slept on. In between Joy to the Worlds I could hear him snoring.
I think his favorite carol is Silent Night. 🙂