Today is day four of the Cozy At Christmas blog tour. I'm on the stop today. Come on in and thanks for dropping by!
I'd like to take a minute to say Merry Christmas to you and a big thank you to Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles, who has devoted time and energy putting together 20-plus bloggers and organizing this blog tour!
Look at all the wonderful pillows a local furniture store had to choose from...
Hard choice! I finally bought that cute plaid pillow! It's sitting right here inside the door on this vintage bench, right under the still unpainted bead board wall.
If it looks like someone just threw these pillows on that bench, you would be right! I am not a "stylist" so to speak, so I just mix them up and put 'em down. Eventually things find a place to stay, if only for a little while.
The entryway is a little under construction, but look around anyway. We don't take ourselves too seriously around here obviously.
Behind the entryway bench is the wall/cabinet we had built between the dining room and the entryway to provide a little more privacy.
Someday someone is going to paint the cabinet, the beadboard and the trim a lovely shade of white. Just not this week.
Everything in the living room seemed to be brown when I started decorating for Christmas. The other blogs this week were so colorful!
I added my mother-in-law's vintage quilt to the back of this love seat to add a dash of patterns. The quilt was made by her family and friends way back when!
Would you believe I'm working on decorating our Christmas mantel for the
I bought two packages of old fashion, vintage style lights last month. I love them! They're bright, cheerful -- and best of all -- vintage looking.
First I put the chalkboard on the mantle and wrapped just one set of the vintage style lights around it. Man, love at first sight for me...until night fell and we could hardly see for the glare!
Along the way, the lights got toned down and eventually this mirror found its way back up onto the fireplace mantle.
Here's how the mantle looks this morning...
Thank goodness it's early in the month. I still have so many great ideas from the other blogs on the tour that I want to try out this year.
The faux tree got put up as you can see. It's slim and 7 1/2 feet tall, and best of all, not flocked! Now it just needs some ornaments to go along with the built-in lights.
We had a larger, flocked tree for the last 6 years, but it was so messy we only put it up in 2011 and again in 2013. Last summer we put it on the curb with a free sign, and it was gone quick. No more flocked trees for us!
I hope you can stop by the rest of the houses on the tour today. I've picked up some really cute ideas already this week and I'm hoping for more.
Schedule For Thursday, Day 4
Thanks for dropping by!