This is my favorite room in the house, I love to cuddle in the sofa with a cup of hot cocoa and watch the snow fall.
This year’s tree is garden inspired, complete with vintage water cans and all.
In order to make room for the larger tree in the family room I had to move this little old farm table into the sitting room, but you can still see my Italian nesting tables peeking through the inside … I enjoy pairing rustic and refine!
My Italian Santa portrait, or is it a sailor? …hum!
I like displaying sentimental pieces this time of the year, like this little tea set that Andy brought back from the Hanoi Hilton inVietnam, I do not tired of telling their tales.
17′ tree was a bit challenging, but worth it!
Every year each member of the family receives a special mouth blown ornament in their stockings that represents and event that happened during the year. It is so much fun to unwrap them the following year and re-tell the stories.
Silver and Gold
Little presents are every where, but under the tree. Are they real or not … they will soon find out.
I love the simplicity of this over sized stucco nativity set.
Like I said, “it is all in the details”
The Outdoors get a touch of Christmas too.
We still have two more levels to explore so Stay Tune.
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