Our Christmas Tree & Family Room 2014

Getting our tree this year ended up being a bit of an ordeal.
I decided I was done with the bother of live trees and I wanted a fake tree with the
 lights already on it.
I wanted one that looked real and I didn't want to spend very much money.
 So after much searching I found the perfect tree. But...it turns out it was sold out EVERYWHERE! So I had to start over. I finally found one I like (but don't love). 
But our home just didn't feel like Christmas without a tree so I'm glad to finally have one.

Last year I decorated my tree with a woodland theme and my kids hated it!
 They really missed all our Santa and snowmen ornaments and truth be told I did too. 
So I wasn't going to make that mistake this year!
 I bought some new plaid ribbon for the tree (which I love) and some red berries and then piled on all our old, wonderful, family ornaments.

Lots of snowmen and Santa's!

A couple of years ago I scored a bunch of vintage ornaments at the thrift store for only
 50 cents a piece! I love them too!

Our tree is in our family room next to the fireplace so we can enjoy it every night. 
If you'd like to see more of our fireplace mantel click here.
I didn't realize the star at the top of our tree was a little wonky until editing photo's and I just decided to go with it.
I let my kids decorate the tree and then when they are at school I just redistribute the ornaments because there is a lot of clumping. :)

 This side of the room is difficult to photograph because of the huge windows.

See the framed print?

Here's a closer look.
I ordered a wonderful print from Lemonade Makin' Mama and she was so sweet and gifted me with this wonderful print as well.
I love it!

Let's move over to my lumpy couch!
I threw some festive pillows on there for you, but usually the pillows get thrown off and we are sprawled all over it watching TV together.

The other day we watched Elf and it's the first time my 5 year old really watched it and he loved it!
 It made the funny parts even funnier as we watched him crack up.
He especially loved the very looooong burp after Buddy drinks soda!

I've admired this deer print for a long time, but they wanted almost $60.00 for it (no thank you).
It got marked down 75% because it has a crack in it.
I was thrilled! It is a rustic piece anyway so I don't mind the crack.

In front of the deer is a vintage red tool box.

I've decided I'm done decorating!
I have a cookie exchange tomorrow with some lovely ladies from my church, the Kindergarten Christmas party on Friday and then my kids are out of school and I plan on just 
enjoying the holiday with them. 
We're going to make fudge and watch Christmas movies and drive around looking at lights while listening to Christmas music.
 Lots of fun family times ahead!

I'll still be checking in on Istagram though. Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up to:
The Tree party @ Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. I love your beautiful new tree. I bet you liked not having to string lights on it this year! I like the plaid ribbon on your tree and how it ties in with the plaid on your Santa on the fireplace. What a great score on that deer picture. I love it!

  2. Your decorations look so good, I love the colour scheme and we love santa and snowman, Have a Merry Christmas! xx

  3. Beautiful! Happy Holidays!
    Your decorations have generous rustic charm. I love the color of your sofa.

  4. Your Christmas decor is beautiful!

    Nelly, her Nerd & Miss J

  5. You got a great deal on that deer print and I can't even see any imperfections! My kids are the same way if I try to switch things up too much. I talked about getting a new tree skirt and they had an absolute fit! We've had the same one since before they were born, so that's the only one they've known. Needless to say, we still have it. :) My kids get out Friday too and I can't wait! Lots of cookie baking, wrapping, and Christmas movie watching in our future! Enjoy the holidays!

  6. Perfectly wonderful Christmas decorating. You inspire me. XX Jo

  7. The tree you got is gorgeous! Very full and beautiful! Love that print too - can't even tell that it is 'flawed!'

  8. It's a beautiful tree, and I thought it was real when I looked at the picture before reading your post. I LOVE the plaid ribbon and all the family ornaments. That is the essence of Christmas, family traditions, after all is said and done. I've seen many beautifully decorated trees in blogland, but you know how some of them just seem to be missing something? What they're missing is heart and soul and spirit! Your tree has all three. I can recite the history of each and every ornament I have -- and I've got tons, accumulated over years and years. Personally, I think that is how it should be - ornaments should have a history and meaning during this most precious season, not just be tools for "styling" a tree, so good for you! I'm visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick's Christmas tree linky party and saw your beautiful tree there. Thank you for showing us your home.

  9. Everything looks gorgeous! Your tree definitely looks real (and I love your couch and the pillows, too)
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Your tree is beautiful, that reindeer print is perfect, what luck to get it a such a bargain price. Elf is so hysterical I can only imagine how much fun it is to to watch with a five year old. Everything is so pretty. Have a happy holiday! Merry Christmas.

  11. Lovely! The tree is a perfect welcome for presents and Santa, it fooled me for sure!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.

  12. So very charming....I like your tree choice!

  13. everything looks so beautiful and cozy! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

  14. Your house is lovely! Aren't kids funny about the Christmas decorations? Mine are very attached to certain ones and they must be pulled out every year. I am still nostalgic about the ones I had as a child so I totally understand!

  15. I love the new reindeer print and the wonky star. So cute.

  16. En arribar a aquest dia, no puc deixar de pensar en la infantesa, aquells moments plens de màgia, que tots hem viscut en la nostra infància

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