Our Christmas Home Tour ~ Family Room & Entry

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Christmas this year brings a return of the “We Three Trees”.

What began as a compromise because I didn’t have one large tree has become one of my favorite things.

My color scheme is the same as last year but other than the trees being in the same place I purposely tried to make everything else a bit different.

Christmas Decor '13

My tree “stands” are the table that normally sits here throughout the year, a printed burlap and leather box/end table from Marshalls and a collection of stumps.
One stump seemed lost all by itself so I gathered 3 together.

The “tree skirt” on the smallest tree is a Reproduction French Grain Sack from Online Fabric Store.

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The medium size tree sits in a linen lined wire basket. Because this little guy has an equilibrium problem he’s being held steady by three bricks which I covered with fabric.
But don’t look at him funny. He may still topple over.

Christmas Bell

Silver, white and neutral with a touch of burlap for the trees.

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For the mantle, the one place where I didn’t move a thing, I added the nature inspired garland with lights and a strand of Lighted Mini Paper Lanterns. (available in The Shop)

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The mother-of-pearl Nativity, my Dad gave me years ago, found a home on the sofa table.

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All the colorful ornaments, including those special kid’s-photo-ornaments-that-you-will-never-part-with, found a home just off the kitchen in the office. This room is our office/computer room/homework space/music space/etc room.

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A small tree decorated with lights and silver snowflakes sits in on a dresser in the master bedroom.

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This year my Christmas decorating was a whirlwind. We had 2 church Christmas parties scheduled for the first weekend in December. I began decorating and cleaning on Wednesday night. By Saturday, the night of the first party, I needed quick and easy to finish the job.

The entry hall table received a quick spray of fresh cut garland in a vase.

Turquoise Door

More of the fresh garland filled the empty planter on the front porch along with a small lighted tree. All the outside lanterns received lighted wreaths as well.


A set of Glitter Jingle Bells from LaurieAnna’s was added to my “it’s seen better days but still looks good from a distance” winter wreath. :)


Here’s a glimpse of our “We Three Trees” from the front door.
I love driving through neighborhoods at night and seeing a peek of their inside Christmas lights.

When we drive home you come to the garage side of the house first.  At night, during the Christmas season, I’ll purposely drive the long way around to come up to my house from the other direction just so I can see our trees from the street. Makes me smile every time. :)

Coming up next:
Our Christmas Home Tour – Kitchen and Dining Room

Previous Christmas posts you may enjoy… Click Here.
Previous Christmas Posts of Our Home…Christmas 2012Color vs Neutrals Christmas Edition, Christmas 2010

SHARING WITH: From My Front Porch to Yours Treasure Hunt Thursday, No Minimalist Here Open House Party, My Romantic Home Show & Tell Friday, French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday, 

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11 Responses to Our Christmas Home Tour ~ Family Room & Entry

  1. Sherry K. Martin says:

    Such beautiful decorating ! Your home is so beautiful and the way you put it all together : ) I wish I were near by I would LOVE to drive by and see it !! Someday I may just take a road trip!!

  2. Sherry K. Martin says:

    Love all your Christmas decorations and the way you put it all together!! You have a lovely home! I wish I were near by , I would love to drive by and see it!! Someday I may just take a road trip !!!!

  3. Christine says:

    Your holiday décor is beautiful. I may have to borrow your tree stump idea for my trio of trees in my living room…They are gorgeous and I love your wreath:-)

  4. Lori says:

    I do the same thing. Drive around the front of our house to see our lights and tree!

  5. Connie says:

    Beautiful !!! Love the three Trees,
    the view from outside you front door
    is Spectacular !!! I would drive by
    you house every night to get a glimpse. :-)
    Merry Christmas to you & yours.
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  6. What a great example of creating a pleasing, home, heartfelt interior..May the Lord bless you and your family this year and the one to come..Merry Christmas

  7. Cynthia says:

    Sonya your home is just stunning all decorated for Christmas. I love what you have done with your trees. In our new home we are going to get some new trees and we are going a bit smaller and I want to be able to see my ornaments better. I have a large collection of glass ornaments. The wreath on the front door is a gem.


  8. amy says:

    Love it!! I wish I could get more in “the spirit of decorating”! For me all I can think about is the beautiful mess I have to clean up in a few weeks! I do it for my kids and grandkids!! They would be heartbroken if I didn’t put up a tree! It takes everything I have to psyche myself up into putting up my 9ft tree!! Stockings and a tree…that’s enough…right??!! I always have high hopes of really “doing it up” and then I rethink the clean up! Nope…a tree will do!

  9. I loved seeing all your beautiful decorations, and your outstanding photography skills. My you are one talented lady! May God bless you and your family during this special time!

  10. Those who drive by must gasp at the beauty of the three trees…I would!..Enjoyed the tour of your beautiful home so lovingly decorated for Christmas…I decorated a clubhouse a few years ago and took three different sized trees and placed them into each other…a great forest effect..I would love to do that in my home, but it really takes up lots of room!…
    Merry Christmas Sonya!!..

  11. Beth Mc says:

    Simply beautiful!