Saturday, December 8, 2012

♥ A Cozy Christmas Tour (The Living Room) ♥

Christmas is coming! I’m not quite sure where the time has gone. We try to start decorating the first weekend in November, for that very reason. We like having time to enjoy it all before it’s time to take it down. We love Christmas around here! We love the atmosphere….it’s so warm and cozy!

I finally took time to get some pictures to share with you. I’ve decided I'm going to share a room a day so my Christmas decor posts will be spread out over a few days.  We're going to start with the living room.'s picture heavy!  :)

I kept it very simple with touches of greenery and berries and less stuff sitting around.  This year I have my new Johnston Benchworks furniture and the new staircase. It seems to make it all the more cozy. I just love sitting and taking it all in with all the twinkling lights!  Ah....Christmas....I just adore it!  :)

So, here we go. Grab you a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate and enjoy your tour!  :)


I mix my Christmas decor with my Americana.  I like keeping that touch of Americana.

This is my snowman wall.  The painting was done by a friend.  I love the snowmen sliding down the hill.  I wish I could be there at that very spot.  I put the small trees on the piano to mimic the trees in the painting.


On our cedar chest coffee table

I love the movie Prancer, therefore this letter "Is There a Santa Claus?" is special to me.  I've had it a long time.  I've always
loved that movie.    
View from the loft.....yes that's real dust on the ceiling!

Our big family's full of memories!
The new Thomas train we bought for Luke......a new Christmas tradition of keeping a train under the tree.  He loves trains! 
And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care........

I hope you enjoyed your living room Christmas tour.  Tomorrow night I'll have my Pinned it, Made it! Monday post on....but then, I'll be back on Tuesday with the next room.  I haven't decided which one that will be just yet.  :)  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥

♥ Linking up with Elaine for Sunny Simple Sunday


Beth said...

It is all very beautiful. Like from an old time country Christmas!

Old Red Barn said...

Beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous and my kids would love that train too!


Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


Oooh, it all looks so cozy and lovely! :D I love it. :) You did a great job taking the pictures! :) I know Luke loves the train. :)

Love you! 8!

God bless,
Joy :)

jennifer768 said...

Tammy it is all so cozy and beautiful!Love the tree and the memories it holds.Can't wait till Tuesday.Hugs,Jen

Earlene said...

Your tree is beautiful and I LOVE LOVE your fireplace and display that you did with it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Tammy. Oh so warm and wonderful, I would love to snuggle in by the fireplace. Such a pretty tree, your displays are so sweet, great job. Blessings Francine.

Unknown said...

Oh Tammy,
It looks absolutely Beautiful!!!
I especially loved the view from the loft.
Such a warm and wonderful space!!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Thank you for sharing hun; beautiful home. So cozy looking...

Hugs, Shar

NanaNor's said...

Hi Tammy, Love your design and different touches. Wish we could have seen a close up on the painting. I have many crocks but never thought of putting greenery in them-might just have to go get some off the pine tree.
Can't wait to see what else you've done.
Hugs, Noreen

bettyj said...

It looks absolutely stunning! The new furniture just accentuates the positive!lol It makes me want to come visit and just surround myself with the warm, cozy, atmosphere of your home. I feel the same way you do.Jus tlove the season

Unknown said...

Very cozy and pretty, thanks for the tour:)

Cindi said...

SO pretty Tammy, thanks for sharing it!
Be blessed,

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy. Your home is lovely. I like the Americana along with the Christmas. The train is awesome. Hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas season.

Victoria said...

thanx for sharing your home! It's beautiful!

Judy said...

Oh, Tammy! I am just drooling! You do Christmas VERY well:) I love your new JB furniture in the Christmas atmosphere! Wow, where do I start? First of all, your tree is simply GORGEOUS! LOVE the brick fireplace wall. The tree with the lights hitting the hardwood floor is just magical. Wow! You have HIGH ceilings but you sure know how to make it cozy!! Makes me want to come over and watch a Christmas can be Prancer! LOL! I love the lights off pictures best! Such ambiance! I sure enjoy my visits to your blog. I don't have a blog but go on over to The Primitive Pantry and check out my Christmas pics...I LOVE Christmas, too! Our home is the December Homestead there. Can't wait til Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Hollie said...

Your home is so lovely! So cozy and warm!! Love the picture with the lights out and the tree lit!!

Simply Shelley said...

Just wonderful...I love the way you have decorated and your new furniture is beautifully prim....lovely...blessings

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love that new traditions are started even with the last little one. I am sure he loves watching that train go around. Quinn thinks are tree is bare underneath as I have not wrapped on thing yet so I noticed a bunch of her toys under there this evening. As for your house. Our tastes are so similar that I feel at home when I see your photos of your house. We are looking for an oval braided rug for one of our rooms right now. Where did you get yours? Was it ordered online?

~Sara said...

Simply Beautiful!! So warm and cozy. I love it all. Blessings~Sara

Holly said...

Everything looks so pretty and cozy! Love it all. Your tree is beautiful!

Robyn ♥ said...

Very beautiful! Looks very cozy!

Trace4J said...

What a beautiful Christmas love filled home you have.
Woolie Christmas Love

Suzan said...

Such a huge and lovely room!! I bet that everything in your room has a story to it as well!

Jen Naus said...

Oh my gosh, I feel right at home in your house, love it. It looks like it's out of Country Living or Country Sampler magazines! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

So warm homey and beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I sure enjoyed looking!

As an RN I am so happy I am not working this Christmas.


My Colonial Home said...

Oh Tammy we all enjoyed the tour so much...I love the warm glow you get at night coming off the pine walls. Everything looks so fun and homey.

LynnMarie said...

A beautiful tour indeed. It's all so warm, cozy and and all I would like is a nice cup of tea and a soft blanket. Thank you for sharing.

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

Lovely! So warm.

Lois Christensen said...

Looks so beautiful Tammy! We decorated early this year also, since we weren't having Thanksgiving, and it made such a difference. We're able to enjoy everything also. I love your mantel and the fireplace. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Nice decorations. the trunk though is out in the middle and looks lost, is too small to scale for the room as is the rug. Rugs should be large to hold the couch and chairs and the trunk near them and larger. I would move the couch in some as well as the chairs and maybe the trunk would work. everything is up against a wall. vary that. is the fireplace or the piano the focal point?

debra said...

So warm, cozy, old fashioned....just love it! :)

Karen said...

Your house looks amazing! And your tree is especially pretty this year :)

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