Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas in My Living Room Part 1

Here are pictures of some of the Christmas decorations in my living room. I won't bore you with a lot of details, but I do want to mention the box that my tree is sitting in. First I wanted it in an urn, but didn't want to have to go buy one so I told my husband to build a box for it. He thought I wanted it to look like a gift box and I really wanted it to look like a planter box painted white with molding on it. Well, he built me just a plain box and suggested I cover it with fabric. He knows I love me some fabric! So, I bought this red paisley fabric that I had been eyeing for a while at Joanns and we stapled it to the box. I am really happy with how it came out and glad we didn't go with my original plan. So, I have to give my sweet husband credit for the cute tree box. I'll shut up now and let you look at the pictures. Part 2 on Wed.!







36 comments:

AndreaLeigh said...

I think it looks great! And I love your decor.

coco said...

I love this room and I think your box is fabulous!

Sassy said...

Okay, I think I need you to come do my house. I thought I liked my...then I saw yours...so beautiful!

Tracey said...

I LOVE the tree box....and I always LOVE seeing your living room!! It is so charming and inviting!

Jackie said...

Adorable decorations! :-)

In one pic I noticed the little shelf a surround sound speaker sits on close to the ceiling. That is so charming! Mine look horrid! Hubby has them attached to the wall by the back of the speaker and I have this tacky cord going up the corners. This is in my tv room downstairs, not my "mary e" upstairs living room. And the downstairs living room I want redecorated in 2009. Now its all southwestern like. So I might have to steal your speaker idea. :-)

Inspired Kara said...

SOOO cute!!!

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mishebe said...

Hey i have that material too. ( my stockings) Great box idea. Merry Christmas. mishelle

Sandy Toes said...

Everything looks beautiful..I love your decorating..love it! I think you probaly know that by know. Can I just come over and sit in there?
-sandy toes

Angie said...

I love your living room!! So cute!! Everything is perfect, I love that box

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

You have such a cozy living room! Love the idea for your tree box...looks great covered in fabric.

Screaming Meme said...

It is beautiful! I know all who come ....enjoy their stay! :)

Lady of the Mote said...

its wonderful!!

brandy said...

What a GREAT idea. How cute is your house! It looks so inviting and welcome. Have a very Merry Christmas!

squawmama said...

Wow I really love the box for the Christmas tree... And you home is lovely what I saw so far... Decorations are very nice... I loved the way you took 2 pictures of your tree and put them together... How clever... Have a jolly day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Angie, my favorite part is the mantel! The garland, the letters, I love it all! Such a warm space, so wonderful.

Vashti said...

its so pretty and warm! It will be so lovely to celebrate Christmas in a room like this!!

Bobbi Jo said...

Very pretty and homey! Love the colors you have in your room. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, you will think this is funny. I saw some toile, red, and thought of you....and what about a red toile tablecloth for your dining room, and a centerpiece with some kind of red in it? I think your home is so beautiful and you have started a resurgence of red toile!!! I am lovin' it and looking for it. Have a Merry Christmas!
Debbie

Ms. Tee said...

The box around the base of your tree is adorable - I love it. And also that star with the fabric. Very pretty!:)

Shannon said...

How cute! What a great idea! Go husband!

Kristens Creations said...

Everything looks great! Love the box, what a great idea. Kristen

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oh so lovely Mrs. Happy Homebody. That tree box is perfect! I wish my tree were a wee bit smaller so I could have one.

Erin said...

I love you living room. Your tree is amazing, and I love the star you have on the top of the tree! So cute! You have one of the most beautiful living rooms I have seen. It looks like a magazine cover. I saw your green yard through your window. No snow huh! Looks like you live somewhere warm. We have gotten nine inches of snow this morning. YUCK! Have a great day Angie!

Sue said...

I love the box covered in fabric....your husband had a wonderful idea!

Tricia Anne said...

Your home looks so pretty Angie! And I adore your stockings! :o)

southern queen bee said...

thanks for stopping by, need to blog ,but been sick yuk! Your home is beautiful. Many years ago I asked hubby to build me a table for my village, he built it so big he had to cut it up to get it out of the livingroom after Christmas...

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Do you have room for a family of five??? I want to live in that room! Love it!!!

laurie said...

The fabric covered box is an excellent idea. All of your decorations look so pretty. laurie

Wendy said...

It looks awesome! And on a totally non-Christmas-related note...I love your big windows! They're so pretty! What a lovely room.

Mimi Sue said...

I love the box. I have one too. Only I cover mine up with a tree skirt. But covering it with fabric is brilliant. I like the tree up high you can fit stuff under it better. Your star is cute too. Mimi

Sharon said...

Absolutely love the tree box! Great idea; you should sell those. And I love the way you use fabric throughout your house. Makes every room look warm and cozy.

Jen r. said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Angie,

everything looks so perfect and stunning too! I love the colors you always use and every detail is scrumptious!! your Tree is beautiful too! what a fabulous job you did as always!!

Happy Holidays, Cynthia

Brittany said...

Your home is so freakin' adorable! Feels so cottage-y. I love it!

Joy said...

Love your mantel and decorations! Very pretty.