Friday, December 16, 2011


My living room this year is decorated in a monochromatic decor which surprised even me! But I do love it. I just stayed with the teal, turquoise, green and cream theme that was already there and added in my Christmas decos around that.
Here's the mantle and a couple of end table vignettes.
The mantle is decked with frames, a photo of my parents on their wedding day, ivy, soft furry garlands, and green, bronze and turquoise ornaments. On two of the side tables I created little vignettes featuring my older children with their significant others.
Here is the large square tray decked out with ornaments, decorative balls and votive candles. The large cream ornaments were originally plastic and colored. I simply painted and stained much better!
No large Christmas tree for us. I have loved our tall skinny log trees for some years now. Easy to move around, transport and decorate! And, I love and admire all those gorgeous large trees I see in blogland too! This year, each boy has his own tree. I placed the twins trees on the stairwell. Alan's the oldest, has a slightly taller tree in the kitchen. Every year they receive tree ornaments from me and from our dear friends who play the surrogate grandparent role to them. I also divided up my parent in laws old fifties glass baubles. I added bows and orange baubles to create a cohesive look. I wish l.e.d. white lights didn't give off the blueish hue...but determined to stay green I went with the multi colored l.e.d. lights instead. Kids love them! 
Well hope you liked the tour!
Tomorrow the dining room.
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  1. Your Christmas home is gorgeous Mandy!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Just beautiful decorations!Your home is SO festive and Merry:) Great job,thanks Deidre~

  3. Hi!
    I'm your newest follower :)

    I think your home and decor is just lovely and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!


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