Welcome back friends to the second part of my 2018 Christmas Home Tour. Today, I will be sharing two more rooms with you…my Living Room and the room my kids call the Lunch Room.
Let’s begin with the Lunch Room.
Here’s my Snowman tree that is located in the Lunch Room. The Lunch Room has this wonderful grass cloth wallpaper that I painted a tangerine color. It’s not something that really goes with the traditional Christmas colors, but I cram as much snowman decor in this room as I can.
Here’s a closeup of some of the ornaments. I have collected these for many years and try to use only snowmen, snowflake or candy cane ornaments on the tree.
I have a small table that has a cute snowman poking up from the centerpiece to amuse you as you eat.
On the opposite wall, I have set up a hot chocolate bar with lots of goodies to make your drink even yummier….peppermint sticks, chocolate chips, marshmallows, caramels, chocolate candy and cinnamon. You don’t see the chocolate candy? Well, thanks to me and Trevor, it was already eaten up before the photos were made. I am now hitting the caramels pretty hard so they’ll probably need to be restocked soon.
A cute little marshmallow snowman sits at the hot chocolate bar. He won’t tell anyone what you eat. He’s a good friend to have this time of year.
Don’t you just love my elf? I found this darlin’ at my friend, Debra’s shop. She owns a store in downtown Jefferson, Georgia called PrissEllie’s. I did not need to buy any more Christmas decorations and I do not have any elves in my decor…but he was just so darn cute that I had to take him home with me. He’s holding a mug so I took it as a sign that he needed to hang out at the hot chocolate bar. But how? I took a decorative ladder and hung it sideways over the bar, painted some wooded snowflakes red and hung them around my new little elf-friend.
Let’s take a walk into my Living Room…
My home is a super-traditional 1941 Federal home and the Living Room shows off it’s style. The large Living Room does not have any overhead lighting so lamps sit everywhere. The tree is located in front of triple windows that give a wonderful view of the back yard. Traditional red stockings are hung from the mantle with evergreens and eucalyptus draping down.
Our Christmas tree is so tall that I could no longer sit my lovely gold angel on top. She now sits on a glass stand on the mantle along with candles, ornaments and bottle brush trees.
My Living Room Christmas tree is another tree with ornaments I’ve collected through the years. There are a lot of glass ornaments here and I seem to manage to break one or two when decorating…that has become one of our family traditions.
We made these name ornaments a few years ago from thick gold wire found at the Dollar Tree. The great thing about decorating for Christmas is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Many of my decorations for Christmas (and most other holidays) are handmade or have come from thrift stores and yard sales.
For today’s tour I’d like to leave you with this sign I have sitting beside my mantle.
Joy to the World
Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with me! I hope you’re enjoying preparing your home for Christmas. Remember to take the time to make memories with your friends and family.
Until next time,