I decided to pare down our decorations this year, and didn't take out nearly as much as previous years. I wanted a simpler look and chose to add a warm & cozy feel with YARN. I'm loving all things yarn-related these days. I even bought some size 50 knitting needles and made a chunky wool throw for our sofa. You'll find me under it many nights these days, watching lots of Xmas movies.
Well, I'll keep the talking to a minimum and share the (many) photos of our living room:
|Just love the chunky stitches on my throw
I made a pom-pom garland (hanging under the shelf) with this lovely yarn that reminded me of sheep's fur. It had little puffs throughout.
The deer's head was a fabulous HomeGoods find, and I made the whimsical garland around it by stringing wool felt balls onto crochet thread. I found the felt balls here on Etsy.
I also stamped reindeers on some white sacks. The sacks held soap that I had ordered from Dreamy Whites. The large faux pointsettia leaf came from JoAnn's. It's such a soft white velvet.
Vintage ornaments fill a lovely old bowl on our trunk/coffee table.
At the front of the room is an old flea market cabinet, very simply decorated with a tree and white horse above.
More vintage ornaments on the faux flocked tree, tucked into an ironstone pitcher.
I love how my white horse looks this year, accessorized with greenery, handmade pom-poms using fluffy yarn, and a garland of the same felted wool balls from Etsy.
Here is our tree in the corner. Yarn was used here as garland:
I thought these vintage fabric sachets for sale in my Etsy shop would look pretty in a basket nearby:
I'm just starting to wrap gifts using wrapping paper and yarn found at the thrift store, as well as my new-favorite reindeer stamp:
The Christmas village is on display:
Lastly, this corner holds our white bookshelf. I kept some books, and just added decorations with a vintage feel. I call it the 'bottle-brush' corner, since that's where my collection of trees and wreaths ended up:
I attempted to make a felted wool sheep that resembled a vintage putz sheep, using more of my woolly yarn as a mane. He's keeping watch over the white house:
Hope you enjoyed this living room tour. I'll be back with the dining room tour soon.
Enjoy this special season!
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