Wednesday, December 8, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Our living room at Christmas.
 We have a 12 foot tall tree.
 It's decorated with silver, gold and crystal ornaments.
 A few creamy white ones too. 
 The top of the Henredon wall unit has lighted garland, and white goose with a big Christmas bow.
 Red plaid taffeta pillows and a collection of Christmas needlepoint pillows.
Angel needlepoint stockings
 More needlepoint pillows on the other couch, and a doggie.
 ...more pillows
 The sofa table
 View thru to family room.
 Lucy like looking at the tree.
 I found this vintage hand crocheted afghan at a church thrift shop.
I throw it over the arm of the couch at Christmas. Lucy thinks it's too lumpy to sleep on.
I found this beautiful  antique quilt  at the Kane County Flea and Antiques Market in Illinois many years ago. It adds a little Christmas color to the back of the couch.
 View from kitchen and family room.
 The cobbler's bench mirrors (see older post) reflects the Christmas tree
 View from entry. Princess passing thru.
 Three crystal trees on the coffee table.
 The lighted etagere on the left displays a collection of angels
I put a softer throw on the corner so Lucy would be happy!


  1. Your home looks lovely and so inviting.
    Love your is very pretty!
    and your lil doggie adorable!!
    Blessings for a Wonderful Christmas Season,

  2. Beautiful Christmas decorations, Rita! Everything sparkles! You have a lovely home.

  3. Great looking holiday pillows...your home looks outstanding and thanks for coming to my OPEN HOUSE!


  4. Beautifully done! As a home stager and interior redesigner, I greatly appreciate the layout of your furniture. It is so well balanced and a great conversation area! I just want to cozy up and read a book in that room!! :) I love how your Christmas tree is framed by the drapes surrounding your gorgeous picture window. Thank you for sharing! :)

  5. What a Beautiful room and tree!!!... I just visited your other blog with the awesome snowball recipe!!

  6. How inviting your room is. Love the pillows and that great quilt. Beautiful in every way!!

  7. What a beautiful regal.
    I love that quilt on the back of one of the sofas..just beautiful

  8. Gorgeous home! Your gigantic tree isn't too shabby either. ;)

  9. Gorgeous tree! Wow!!! It's so brightly lit and delicate looking!

  10. I love the super tall trees. My parents have vaulted ceilings and we always had big ones. :)

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  12. Super cozy here! Very festive, love the music too! Good job!!!

  13. Love your three! I have three too! Your home is beautful! It looks so festive and inviting1 Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  14. The setup of this room is fantastic. It looks like it is straight from the pages of a magazine!

  15. What a pretty, festive room! I enjoyed looking at each detail!

  16. This room is gorgeous and your tree is the perfect size for it...I could just see you on a ladder decorating it though. Your beautiful white sofas and quilt speak the Christmas vocabulary!!! Have a wonderful Christmas season!!!

  17. Oh. My. Goodness. . . So lovely, I don't know where to start! It should be in a magazine!

    The tree is just spectacular. 12 feet! That's a lot of work! But it's so worth it!

  18. It makes me feel like home. I can't wait to be there.


  19. HEY Rita!! Im your newest follower and LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIN your blog!! In fact, I love your blog, i love your Dogs, I love your trees, I love your name (my mom is a Rita) I just LOVE IT ALL! I think you would enjoy my blog and 14 days of christmas trees and a giveaway you might like! Im SOOO Glad i found you!!!

    *ENTER CUSTOM FLORAL Give-Away Here *


  20. Hey glad I found you, everything it's just beautiful, you've done a terrific job! I had fun looking at all your great details! You're welcome to come see my tables and home too.
    Visit me at my blog: FABBY'S LIVING...the pics didn't show up this Thursday, don't know why, but they're on my blog.
    Merry Christmas

  21. Hi Rita! Oh, your home is just gorgeous! Love your tree and all your pretties making your room just right for Christmas. I loved seeing your precious little Princess trotting around.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. a very beautiful tree. I love your other decorations too. Princess adds a perfect touch!

  23. Such drama! Wow, what a beautiful and big tree. Love it in front of your window.

  24. Lovely Christmas vignettes! I have a Yorkshire Terrorist named 'Little Charlie Dickens.' Dickens is sleeping right next to me as I type. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs. Cherry Kay

  25. Wow, what a gorgeous tree and room. Would love to sit in there and enjoy some Christmas cookies! :D Merry Christmas!! And yes, that afghan is wonderful too...

  26. everything looks so festive and beautiful!

    thank you for sharing!! love it!

  27. Beautifully decorated home! You and your guests have many opportunities to enjoy lots of carefully crafted details! This entire setting will make for a fabulous Christmas!

  28. Beautiful room and tree. I love it all. The tree is so dramatic. I would love to be a guest enjoying the beautiful decor and magic you have created. Happy Holidays! Linda