Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jolly Living Room




Hi, everyone!  This is what's going on in our neck of the woods today...a winter wonderland! 

Wouldn't our house look festive with wreaths on every window?  Yah, that's not gonna happen-ha!  I LOVE that look, and every year I say we're gonna do it, but then after I spend so much time decorating the inside, the outside just doesn't get much holiday love.  (Although I did just score the porch trees at a thrift store!!)





So in my last post here, I showed you a couple of vignettes in my front hall/living room.

I'm continuing on in the living room.  I didn't do a lot, just a few small touches.

I'll start by showing you the little drawer unit beside our couch.




I thought these rusty bells were so cute-they were a great score from a thrift shop, too!




I found the little rusty basket recently and thought it would be a perfect match with the bells!




I've had the skinny twig tree for a couple of years, and it's still one of my favorites!







I fell in love with this little wheelbarrow at an antique store a few months ago!




 I knew I'd want to use it for Christmas on our factory cart coffee table.




I filled it with a little greenery and some large pinecones...




...and used a grain sack underneath it as a 'runner.'




I love the touch of whimsy that it gives!




My barn wood shelves in the corner got 'dressed up' with some simple greenery in a tool box...




...and I placed a tree in my olive bucket. I know it's nothing original, but I still love the look of it!

I used a grain sack to cover the bottom, then blinged the tree up a little with some clip-on burlap flowers...




....and a pair of feather angel wings that I just found at a second hand shop-gotta love those bargains!










I just realized I don't think I've ever shown you my vintage grocery cart in the back by the window!  I found it at a little shop I was visiting over the summer, and had to have it!!
I've piled grain sacks in the top basket and added some antlers.  (I'll show you more pics of it another time :)

You've probably already seen my mantel, which is across from the coffee table.  You can see more of it here.




 So, as you can see I've kept the Christmas decor in the living room pretty simple!




I hope that you enjoyed this little tour...have a wonderful weekend!




I'm sharing this at these wonderful blogs:   Coastal Charm

41 comments:

  1. You got the snow and we got the rain, Susan! I'm hoping it doesn't turn back to snow. I am just hoping it disappears with the rain. Love that little wheelbarrow. That will be great for vignettes throughout the year.

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  2. We have winter wonderland here too! But looks like you are all ready for Christmas:) You could probably buy some wreaths on after the holiday sales for next year :)

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  3. Love your vintage rustic look. And need not worry about decorating outdoors, nature provided it for you for FREE (the snow is beautiful!). I have the same problem, I get busy decorating indoors that I don't do much outdoors. Love your little wheelbarrow too. Such a cute cozy home! Merry Christmas!
    Judy

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  4. Well, you might call it simple but I call it simply beautiful! Everything looks gorgeous and your trees on the front porch look perfect. I think the wreaths on the windows would look great though-gotta say! Your little tree is cute and so is that wagon. LOVE it- perfect touch for the old cart/table. Hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

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  5. Love the bells and the feather tree!!!

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  6. I adore that little wheelbarrow. Very unique for Christmas and just perfect!

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  7. Snowing here now! Your living room does look jolly!

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  8. I just love the little wheelbarrow with the huge pinecones! I love the map too!

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  9. We always have a hard time getting the outdoors decorated too especially once it gets really cold. Your living room has just enough Christmas touches. Love your wonderful finds like the bells and the little wheelbarrow - too cute!

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  10. Your house looks so pretty in the snow! I wish we were getting some pretty snow right now instead of the ugly rain. Your house WOULD look good if you put wreaths on all the windows with big red bows! I like the wheelbarrow you found for your coffee table. It looks so cute with the greenery and pinecones.

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  11. Yes, I did enjoy the tour! I love all the natural elements. Merry Christmas! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

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  12. Seriously Susan you just amaze me time and time again with all your beauty. Never saw the outside and its beautiful. I love the map. I have one similar that I got from the parents and am inspired to put it up now. I shopped today and found another shabby gate, scale, rusty coffee tin. I cant wait to share. I ended my day with a trip to a local Vintage Roost little house sale. I am pretty sure I will blog that next. Blessings Pam

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  13. That first shot of your home is simply beautiful Susan!! It's still snowing here in NY too:) Love your living room!

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  14. Those are some honkin' pinecones!!! Wow!
    I think the birdcage needs a big bright red cardinal inside!!!
    So lovely!!

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  15. Love the little wheelbarrow with the pinecones...so pretty!! Love the tree with the angel wings.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  16. Hello my friend. Ok I am coming shopping at your house. I need that wheel barrel how darn cute is that! Love your Charlie Brown Christmas tree too sweet. I of course love your tree with the angel wings to pretty. It is simple but speaks volumes love it all. Our outside looks about the same lots of pretty white stuff coming down. Have a great rest of the week end.
    Kris :)

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  17. Your living room looks warm and inviting with your vintage furniture and natural Christmas decor, Susan. I love the little wheelbarrow! Your thrift store trees are the perfect holiday welcome at your front door. I only got one wreath up before the below zero weather hit, so I made do with candles in the windows.

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  18. That coffee table is so cool! You have just the right amount of decor going on. I am so jealous of your snow!

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  19. Of cause I LOVE your whole living room!! But those bells and that little wheelbarrow is 2die4 what a great scoop.
    Hugs

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  20. i just love your drawer chest wit the rusty bells and bee lamp--great vignette, susan! and that is the cutest shopping cart! charming room--all the way around!

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  21. Perfect amount of Christmas in your living room. I'm LOVING the little wheelbarrow!!!! So cute!!!
    Mary Alice

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  22. You dazzle me every time with a new way to love junk! Now I can't seem to find enough! LOL
    Love the way you put together your vignettes, the wheelbarrow is a real treasure!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. Very pretty Susan as always. That wheelbarrow was a great find and there is so much that you can do with it. Stay warm!
    Susan

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  24. Merry Christmas, Susan - you are ready! The scene of your home from outside is just perfect!

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  25. That wheelbarrow is fantastic Susan! I love the rusty bells and wings too.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

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  26. Susan your home is gorgeous! Love all of your vignettes! And that mini wheel barrel is way cool....love those rusty bells too!
    xx
    Anne

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  27. The exterior of your home looks so cozy even without the wreaths...the snow is so pretty. Love all your vintage touches especially that fabulous wheelbarrow!!

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  28. a basket full of bell - beautiful!!!

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  29. Susan, the little wheelbarrow is absolutely darling! The bells and basket were a great find too. Everything looks wonderful as usual!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. I especially love the wreath and bells -- and that wreath gives it a great sock of color! Lovely!

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  31. Sweet and simple decorations. Just lovely. The wheel barrow is adorable.

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  32. Your decorating is lovely, Susan! And as far as the outside goes...you have such a beautiful home, the snow is all it needs!

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  33. oh the rusty bells are killing me.....luv

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  35. The vintage wheelbarrow is just too fun! I saw one once and I've kicked myself for not getting it.
    The shelves in the corner are adorable, too. Love them.

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  36. Hi Susan, It's so much fun looking at all your vintage finds! I LOVE the eclectic mix!! I agree, your home would be striking with wreaths!!! It's got that outward appearance that says I'm meant for wreaths....but it is still quite lovely! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  37. Hi Susan,
    Oh wow...look at all that snow...I'm a little jealous:) So glad that I came by to see your beautiful holiday home. Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. Oh Susan, I love that picture of the outside of your home!! A winter wonderland! Your living room is amazing with all your touches for the holidays!

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  39. So pretty, Susan! I love the cute little wheelbarrow. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  40. And what a jolly room it is. There is just so much to like about it. I love, love, love your mantel, the wheelbarrow centerpiece, the pillows on the sofa . . . and so much more. You've done a wonderful, wonderful job making your home look festive for the holidays.

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  41. I love the wings on your dressform--I adore angel wings. I need to find some pretty ones for my dressform!

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