Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas






I've only been able to decorate the family room this year, since the rest of the house is completely discombobulated  by the ongoing renovation project.  It made it a little easier this year (I kept telling myself that)-- only one room to decorate. 

So...here is Christmas in our family room.  I wasn't able to share anything about Christmas last year, so I was especially determined to post something this year, even if it was just a little bit... 





This is my chance to really break out all the red.  So cheery and Christmasy!  I don't think I could ever go with a 'blue' or 'green' color scheme. 













I went with a small Christmas tree this year.   And even at only about one week old, it's already dried out and drooping, thanks to the heat and winds that have plagued southern California over the past few weeks.  

Since we are so fortunate that we were not affected by the terrible fires that have raged (and still are as I write this) across the southern half of the state, I certainly won't complain about this very minor and inconsequential side effect of the horrible Santa Ana winds that just won't go away.





This year it was all about nostalgia and things that spoke to the little kid inside.  All my favorite little Christmas creatures and whimsical ornaments remind me of that magical, excited feeling I got every Christmas morning when I was little.  That feeling that impelled me to jump out of bed at around 5 am and wake everyone up!  (I'm happy to sleep in these days, no need to get up that early to open presents). 







Update:  Is this a Blogging No-No?  I don't care-- I was in such a hurry when I wrote this post that I forgot to include my favorite Christmas doggy (after, of course, my real, live doggies). So here he is...







I always bring out Teddy Bear Angel from his box every year, no matter what.  My mom gave him to me, so he is especially dear to me.





Mr. Foxy demanded that I take him home last year, and I agreed wholeheartedly.  I can never resist a cute animal of any sort and I loved this little guy's dapper outfit.  

Although it is risky to put him within reach of the dogs.  Especially right now: I had to hide their chew toys since Rosie must not play and romp about because of recent surgery, and she may be tempted by Mr. Foxy.  Sometimes they have a hard time distinguishing between their toys and mine ;-)





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Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, joyful New Year!


Thanks for visiting!


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Most likely linking to the following this week....


Best of the Weekend at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Happiness is Homemade at Ducks 'N a Row
DIY Salvaged Junk Projects at Funky Junk Interiors


I was featured at:

A Rustic & Romantic Christmas at My Thrift Store Addiction

My Thrift Store Addiction Rustic & Romantic Creating Christmas party


Share Your Style at 21 Rosemary Lane




17 comments:

  1. Melissa, your fox is so cute and I'm just in love with those beautiful boxes next to the teddy bear. It makes me smile when you post. ;)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Stacey! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  2. Love it! Red is my favorite Christmas color too! Mr. Foxy is adorable and your angel teddy is so sweet. It all looks wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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  3. So, so pretty. I especially love those stacked round boxes.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Those boxes are some of my favorite Christmas decorations.

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  4. Melissa, I really love your sweet Christmas decor. I admire your determination to capture the holiday spirit in the midst of renovation and I'm featuring you as one of the Rustic & Romantic Creating Christmas features!

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    1. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm too--pinned!

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    2. Thank you Cecilia! I really felt like I needed to celebrate Christmas even if it was only in one room. Thank you so much for featuring me!

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  5. I know what you mean about the dogs and "toys." We have the same problem! Your home looks beautiful, hope you had a lovely holiday:)xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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    1. Thank you Kathleen! We had a very nice Christmas. Happy New Year!

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  6. Really very happy to say,your post is very interesting.

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  7. So beautiful, so Christmassy! Happy New Year :)

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  8. It's all just gorgeous love it all
    I noticed the card sitting on your book shelves I have it also
    Love the boxes by the little sweet bear


    Happy New Year

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