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Aly’s Christmas Two

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.
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This year’s tree is garden inspired, complete with vintage water cans and all.
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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!
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My Italian Santa portrait, or is it a sailor? …hum!
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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.
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Sweet Rex!
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 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.   

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Silver and Gold

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Little presents are every where, but under the tree. Are they real or not … they will soon find out.
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I love the simplicity of this over sized stucco nativity set. 
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Like I said, “it is all in the details”  
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The Outdoors get a touch of Christmas too.
 
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We still have two more levels to explore so Stay Tune.
For more photos and inspiration visit Shand’s Blog

http://quarters1.blogspot.com/2014/12/alys-bellisima-natale-house-tour.html