Christmas 2013 in the Sunroom

Where has the time gone?!!

By now I would be well on my way of holiday decorating and preparations.

However, lagging behind this year ~ ~

~ ~ So I have become comfortable in the fact that I am scaling down this year…

Or as “scaled down” as I get :).

I finished the sunroom today.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

I recently purchased an area rug from Ikea for this room

~ ~ a temporary item until I find the “one”

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

I am sure many of you have seen my sneak peeks of some items in this room ~ as this tree.

~ ~ with the vintage quilted Snowman Patriotic Star.

A flocked tree was in this space last year ~ miss the beautiful tree, but not the mess!

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

The grapevine and cotton wreath was in another room last year..

~ ~ thought it would be fine in this room this year with a more rustic feel.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Scales are such great platforms for any type of item. .

~ ~ and can’t forget to have bird in the vignette ~ nesting in a Charleston basket gifted from a friend.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

The scale ~

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

My new addition to the room – A vintage bird cage..

~ ~ it is in great shape..just needs a little facelift.

It looks as though the original color was blue from the paint flaking off.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

I originally just had the Santa and the two trees in this “vignette” but I just couldn’t leave it alone!

~ ~ I added some stems of felted holly to give it a punch of color.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

I always had Yankee candles burning in my home . .

~ ~ one year, my son bought me this Yankee Candle Byers Choice Caroler 🙂

Christmas 2013

Along with the caroler, there is a carousel horse ornament set from 1989 ~

~ ~ that my granddaughter still plays with. ~ Added faux pine stems to the cotton arrangement.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Can’t have enough birds!

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

And when you have lots of birds around ~ ~ it is only right to have a bird’s nest fern in the room!

~ ~ I purchased this great crock from Kristen. I originally was going to gift it, but decided to keep it! 🙂

Oh and by the way when I bought this rug at Ikea, Kristen’s mom Linda, was with me.

~ ~ we were there buying fabric and other things. She is doing a project for me ~ Stay tuned.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Years and years ago . . when I lived in North Central Florida . .

~ ~ my sisters and I would make our annual trek to the McIntosh Fall Craft is always a great fair.

There was a vendor there that I would buy all my cute vintage quilt items from.

I looked forward to that booth every year!

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

A couple of my large Hallmark collection of cars and trucks ..

~ ~ I love that some of them have Christmas trees in them.

And if you would like to see a “Mini Christmas Tour” of my house . . .

Please hop on over to 11 Magnolia Lane . . . where the lovely ladies there are featuring me today!!!


Have wonderful day of inspiration!

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  1. Your sunroom is one of my favorite rooms in your home, and it looks so pretty in Christmas finery.

    Day two of my holiday home tour is now posted. I do hope you will come by for a visit.♥ Yesterday was the outside front of our house and porch, and today is the foyer, stairway and landing.
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  2. Dear Shirley, your sunroom is so inspiring, with so many holiday mementos that are special to you!

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  3. I am loving your sunroom! I don’t have good natural light in my home and I miss that so….much! I have a Vitamin D deficiency going on because of it. Your sunroom is so lovely, full of light and I love those window coverings, and all the Christmas decor is so lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
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  4. I love this room no matter what the season Shirley! Your Christmas touches look fabulous!
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  5. Saw your house tour on Magnolia Lane. OMG! Ab so lute ly gorgeous! Love, love, love the bedding. So beautiful. Actually I love all your posts. Your house is lovely.

  6. I do love your sunroom, Shirley! You’ve definitely made it all festive and cozy looking for the holidays. Love the little car and truck.
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  7. Your sunroom is beautiful ! Love the scales ! You have decorated it perfectly !
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  8. Linda miller says

    Girl, you don’t do “scaled down”. Everything looks warm and inviting and decorated with love. Just like you, my friend.

  9. I love the use of rustic decorations in your sunroom! I’m a big fan of cotton branches too, so I love how you incorporated them into your Christmas decor. The old birdcage you found looks like it’s right at home in your sunroom. That is the perfect accessory for a room like that.
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  10. Shirley,
    That sun room is just fabulous. So pretty and welcoming. Love that new birdcage that will be sweet to do fun things with. Gorgeous decor in this room. Love it.
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  11. Your sun room looks so nice and warm with you Christmas decorations. I am finally finished, now I just have to take a few boxes to garage and clean, as I have snow all over. LOL
    Love your bird cage – looks great.
    Have a great day.
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  12. Shirley, can I please move into your sunroom? I promise I won’t take up much room-lol! 🙂
    It all looks stunning! I love so many things…especially the hanging scale.

  13. Shirley, your sunroom is so warm and cozy; and the Christmas decor just sets the tone for the season. I love the rustic feel that you have created. It’s so inviting!
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  14. Wow. You are so talented. Your home is Christmas, all the way. I haven’t seen that very cool bird cage, it is so awesome and looks nice in the sunroom. Your blog just fills me with the spirit of Christmas, and the reason for the season.

  15. Shirley, all your festive decorations look perfect in the sunroom. Your house is just magical.
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  16. Absolutely beautiful!! It looks so warm and inviting ~ wish I were your neighbor. I’d love to have a cup of coffee or glass of wine in this room.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Your sunroom is so welcoming and inviting! I love your colors! The Christmas decor is the icing on the cake!
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  18. This is gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to have a home like this some day. Mu husband just got a job in Spokane and we are renting for a year before we buy. Very well done!!

  19. Your sun room looks so festive Shirley, I could spend all my time there! I have hanging scale envy and would love Santa to put on on his sleigh for me 🙂 I know what you mean about the time, Thanksgiving being late put me behind. I’ve always thought it should be the 3rd Thursday in November instead of the 4th. Keep Calm and Decorate On!
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  20. Pretty! but if you want to see pared back, come on over to my house!! lol

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  21. Your sunroom looks great! I’ve been eyeing that red and white sleigh pillow from PB. Where did you get the cotton ball wreath?
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  22. I think your sunroom is my

  23. Oops, not sure why my reply went through like that. I didn’t hit ‘post comment’.

    Your sunroom is my favorite room in your home Shirley. So bright and cheerful!

    It seems like everyone is behind on their decorating this year, so you’re in good company.
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  24. Even scaled down you have much more out than I, but that means I don’t have as much to put away! Are you going to put a bird in your cage. One would like it in your home.
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  25. It looks so pretty, Shirley!I always look forward to seeing what you are creating.

    We had a moment of madness and got a real tree for J’s lodge, yesterday. He is like a kid in a candy store! He happily discovered his sort of aged bubble lights and even happier discovered they all work. So that is our current Christmas project, a real tree downstairs, as we sniffle through the season.:-)
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  26. So pretty Shirley. I scaled down too this year but you still get the Christmas gist. Your sunroom has always been my fave. I love the vase with the cotton in it too.

  27. I love the little tree in the galvanized bucket! So cute! I also love all of your vintage touches.

  28. I always LOVE seeing your sunroom, Shirley. Gotta love that chalkboard reminding everyone about dinner!!
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  29. I always LOVE seeing your sunroom. Sometimes it makes me want to change my “morning room”/sunroom to something like this. I love the scales too. Tomorrow I am posting a new table and you will probably like it as it features BIRDS!!!:):) I got alot of my decorations at craft fairs, many years ago. I wish SO much they would change the date of Thanksgiving and give us a longer Christmas season!!! Let’s start a campaign!!!
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