Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Simple Holiday Touches (Living Room 2014)




Hi, everyone!  I recently showed you my 'new' living room, here and here.

Now that I've dressed it up for the holidays, I'm showing it to you again-lol!

I'll start with the coffee table.




First I used an old chippy piece of barn wood as a tray.




Then I placed some branches that Keith collected for me in an old gas can...




...and hung a few brushed silver and white ball ornaments for some bling.




Next to that I placed a wicker cloche.  I took this 'jingle' ribbon and tied it on to add some whimsy!




I left the cotton and the apple picking basket hanging on the door behind the couch. I was going to fill the basket with greens, but I really like the continuity of white.




 I created a simple vignette on the drawer unit beside the couch with a candlestick, a lantern, and a tiny burlap-wrapped tree.




I love to use battery operated candles...they give a pretty glow, especially at night.







Here's a peek in the other direction, toward the table by the French doors that lead to the sunroom.






I've been playing around a little with the couch pillows, too.




I swapped in one with a touch of red and one with a holiday sentiment.  Not sure which way I like best...what do you think?




For another holiday touch, I filled the wire basket on the bench beside the loveseat with ornaments.




Well, I hope that you enjoyed the first part of my holiday living room!




Thanks so much for stopping by-enjoy your day! :)

38 comments:

  1. It's all just lovely, but the pop of green with the tiny tree sets it all off. Beautiful!!

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  2. All so pretty Susan! I love all the whites. The branches in the gas can!!! LOVE! The pillows are perfect. I especially love the it's a wonderful life one... that is my all time favorite movie. "Why'd we have to have all these kids for anyway?" My husband likes to say LOL! Have a great day friend!

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  3. Love love everything you do! It seems so serene in that space.

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  4. Susan, That is so cute the twigs in the can . I love it. Can we ever have enough lanterns...NO. LOL. It's looking good at your house. xoxo,Susie

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  5. It looks beautiful! I like the old oil can with the branches and ornaments on it, and the wire basket of silver and white balls. So pretty.

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  6. Love the red striped pillow on your couch...just enough pop of red in your beautiful white decor. The watering itself is fabulous...and I love the branches with balls in it. I really like the lantern too. Everything is just perfect and tastefully done, as always, Susan.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Such soft, neutral, simple, and elegant touches in your home. I love it!

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  8. Soooooooooooo soft and beautiful! I haven't started decorating yet. All energy has gone into a post for this coming Fri. ~ then I can get started! Yay!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  9. I love the look but I am terrified of white with my family. Lol

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  10. Oh Susan it is all so serene and pretty. Love all the simple pretty touches. Still love seeing that arched door behind the couch. That is a show stopper. Loving your decor for this year.
    Kris

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  11. Susan again your home is lovely in its french nordic style for Chrjstmas. Feels calm and cozy. I prefer simple touches so it is perfect to me. My home is quiet white for Christmas with only white trees, white ornaments and sacred pieces...stone Madonnas and pearl Rosaries.

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  12. This is so natural and lovely, Susan...I love the It's A Wonderful Life pillow...

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  13. I love your simple, cream, soft and elegant touches for Christmas
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  14. ich liebe ihre dekoration in weiß und naturfarben!!! wunderschön!!! liebe grüße von angie

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  15. I love it all! I like the pillow with the red on it too. It's subtle and old fashioned looking.

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  16. I really love all of it...and the pillow with red too. I love how everything is so soft and pretty...and cozy too.
    ~Cindy

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  17. Susan, your Christmas decor in the LR is just perfect! You really do have style and everything you do is classy even though it is simple! Your mini Christmas tree and the red/white/grain sack pillow are such great subtle touches! Enjoy each day! Blessings, Cindy

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  18. Your Christmas decor is very pretty - love it all. Great job!
    Hope that your mother is doing well.
    Mary

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  19. I just love that "It's a wonderful life" pillow. So cute. I also love the serene white scheme. The jingle ribbon is adorable. Love it all.

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  20. Oh I sure did enjoy your holiday room...I so love the branches in the watering can with the ornaments!...So cute and creative...love the room!

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  21. Hi Susan your first peek of part one has me in awe. My eyes dance around with delight! The can with branches is so perfect ... The jingle ribbon I love. I fell in love with the word jingle this year for Christmas, did you make the ribbon? Love it. Your red striped pillow adds punch to your white/cream palate and I adore the "It's a wonderful life". Ya know I heard somewhere they are remaking the movie, I am excited to see a modern remake planned. Susan stop over on Friday, I and a few others have something very fun planned. Looking forward to part two of your holiday decor.
    xoxo

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  22. Beautiful as always Susan! Love the watering can with branches.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. It looks very pretty, Susan! I love the gas can and the touch of red.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  24. oh, i LOVE what you did with the gas can, susan! cute jingle ribbon, too!

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  25. I love every single thing in your room. I could move right in.
    Kelly

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  26. A lot of tweaking gooing on around blog town! Haha! Your place is looking wonderful! But how can you go wrong with your wonderful collections? I love that you kept the cotton branches. The jingle ribbon is a darling touch too! So cheery!

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  27. Love that Jingle ribbon and the wicker cloche! I've not seen one of those before.

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  28. Simple is always my favorite.....sooo pretty!!!!!

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  29. Very pretty Susan and I love the little tree

    Cindy

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  30. Your room is pretty from every angle, Susan! Your whites look so serene in this hectic season and I imagine it must be a calming space to come home to at the end of the day. Lovely!

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  31. I do like the touch of red and I think that is one of the things that is wonderful about your living room, you can add any color, any time. The basket on the little white stool filled with sparkling white ornaments adds a decidedly elegant touch.
    Ginene

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  32. Wow! Your house looks beautiful--love all the neutrals. My kids are causing me to add color to my decorating but my first love will always be all white!

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  33. Hi Susan, love your simple touches. The watering can is a favorite. All beautiful with the pop of red. I did this too this year and really enjoying it. Have a nice weekend and your pretty farmhouse!
    Hugs

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  34. I am so especially fond of your watering can, I may have to borrow that idea! Like I need another! But I always do! And my blue lantern MAY be getting a paint job!

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  35. So pretty Susan! Love the red striped pillow on your couch and that Jingle ribbon!

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  36. Absolutely stunning! xoxoxo Jen

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