Christmas 2013 Media/Family Room

Welcome to my Media Room finally decorated for Christmas.

I made an effort to scale down the decor this year in this room.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

The Fireplace and TV..

Christmas 2013 Media Room

My motto this year ~ keep it simple and I think I did.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

The Santa on the left with my “clearance sale tree” and vintage iron star.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

The Santa on the right ~

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

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Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

The driftwood piece on the hearth embellished with gold pinecone ornaments.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

A view into our little kitchenette ~

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

A vignette on top of the pie safe

Christmas 2013 Media

The hubby had collected vintage Coca-Cola items..

Christmas 2013 Media Room

And this calendar is brought out every year..

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

This Santa is very special ~ ~ it was given to me by my dear friend who passed away.

~ ~ Ruth and I called each other on Christmas day a few years ago and laughed so hard . .

~ ~ ~ ~ til we cried, as we gave each other the same Christmas gift!..

We have done that a couple of times in the past ~ I miss her laugh and her spirit.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

A tree that is left for my granddaughter to decorate for her own.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

A “little bird” to “watch over us”

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

My felted wool Santas that I made at Crafty Chicks a few years ago..

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Another one of my vintage quilted Santas ..

~ ~ really have to attend the McIntosh Fair in Florida again..they have fabulous vendors

~ ~ ~ ~ such as the vendor that makes these great Santas from vintage quilts.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

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Christmas 2013 Media Room

The tray on the ottoman dressed for the holidays..

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Another vignette

Christmas 2013 Media Room

I have several Nativity Sets, but this is my favorite . .

~ ~ handmade clay pieces from Guatemala.

I always had a 7 foot tree filled with my collection of Hallmark ornaments..

~ ~ but instead a small pine tree is in its place this year.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Christmas 2013 Media Room

The tree sits atop these vintage picnic baskets.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Placed my “Santa Moose” (a gift from my friend Linda as a remembrance of our Jackson Hole trip)..

~ ~ and a lantern.

Christmas 2013 Media Room

Thank you for bearing with me on this very long post ~

~ ~ trying to get these all done by the end of the week…

And on that note ~ ~

Christmas 2013 Media Room


I had a wonderful time last night with friends at our “Bunco/LCR Group” Annual Christmas Party.

~ ~ Brenda was the hostess with the mostest! ~ she is a fabulous cook!

~ ~ ~ ~ and has great taste in napkins!! ~ ~ my kind of napkins!!

Christmas Napkin

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. What a fun and nostalgia-filled room. My favorite is the driftwood and of course the heartwarming story of you and your friends exchanging the same gift! I am betting your heart leaps a little every year when you see that Santa.

  2. I love the vintage items in this room! You have done a wonderful job decorating! Your Granddaughter’s tree is so cute! I know she’ll love decorating it. I love the vintage picnic baskets- great idea to place the tree on them. Thanks for the tour!
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  3. Linda Miller says

    So proud of you for scaling down (a little) and it still looks very warm and Christmas-y. There are so many items throughout the room with special memories. That’s what the holidays are about. Oh, and I NEED those napkins for my cocktail party tonight! Now, take some time to smell the hot cocoa and enjoy the season!

  4. Would love to have a media room. Your decorations are so pretty, especially like your crock full of Christmas!

  5. Shirley such beautiful touches. I love the story with your friend. I remember when she passed, I know she is and was very dear to you. What a great story to remember every year.

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  6. Oh Shirley how cute!!! I love all the vintage touches. Beautiful decorating!
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  7. The room looks very cheery and how nice to bring out past gifts from special friends to bring back fun memories.

  8. Every detail is wonderful!
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  9. A perfect place for all your Santas. I’m betting you spend a lot of time in this comfortable room.
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  10. Very pretty, Shirley! I love your Santas! That stocking on the fireplace is adorable.
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  11. I like the more simple approach to decorating. Your home is lovely and looks perfect for the holidays. So sorry you have lost a friend but you do have your memories of your dear friend.

    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
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  12. Oh so cute! Love the coca cola display with the 1973 Calendar and the cute pillow and matching ornament! Your room is so cozy and full of special items. Sorry about the loss of your friend. You had a cute story about the two of you though and you have that memory to smile about. It’s been fun seeing your home through the holiday season. Have a Merry Christmas!

  13. WOW so many wonderful things in your media room. Your home is decorated so lovely – everything is perfect.
    Have a Merry Christmas.
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  14. I think it’s really funny what our working definition of “simple” is!!! We really DON’T know the meaning of the word! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I LOVE that tree you’ve left for your granddaughter to decorate! The cottony “snow” at the base of the trunk is really cool! I’m really into sparse trees for some reason this year. I would love it just as is!

    The mantel and fireplace surround decor looks 100% terrific!!! You really score high points for this room!!!
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  15. Love your media room. It is so comfy looking and I love your Santas, each and every one.
    Merry Christmas.
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  16. Shirely,
    Love all you have done in your media room. That little kitchnette with the vintage things is so great. Love that.
    The little tree for your granddaughter is so pretty and adorable. Great job on all of it. So pretty, comfy and cozy and really says Christmas.
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  17. It’s all so sweet and festive! Your home is so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  18. Love all your decorating….but that little snowman just won my heart. 🙂

    Stopping by to wish you the merriest of Christmases!
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  19. Shirley, you really have such a gorgeous home!!!! It must take you a whole month to decorate! Each and every corner has a festive touch!!! Just wonderful!!!!
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  20. WELL, I truly enjoyed being mesmerized by going through all the pics. I love the story about that cool Santa that you and Ruth gave to each other, I love the clay nativity scene, just beautiful. I never noticed that your TV in the Media Room is framed in with tons of molding. That is really beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  21. That looks like a great room to sit in and relax by the fire and watch tv. I love the cute retro canisters you found for the kitchen area. You’ve done a nice job making the space feel welcome for Christmas. I used to play Bunco in my subdivision, but have since gotten away from it. It’s a fun game though isn’t it?
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  22. What a fun room Shirley! Makes me want to pop up a giant bowl of popcorn and bring it over to watch a movie!
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  23. Hi, Shirley! Your home looks lovely! I love the more simple approach. Especially the garland and your “clearance sale” trees on the media room mantle. Those are great! Wishing you and your family and happy & Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
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  24. Love all your Christmas details, scaled down or not Shirley! I can hardly believe Christmas is less than a week away! Making drinks is a lot more fun and easier than making cookies 🙂
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  25. Such a wonderful room, Shirley. I love the diverse pieces of Christmas decor. The pillow with the car caught my eye. My husband would like that.

    I really enjoyed your home tour. I still have a couple more days to Dobson mine. Gotta get busy.
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  26. I actually don’t think I have ever seen this room!!!???? How did that happen???? I love the little kitchenette! Of course the best part is the story of your dear friend. I know how much you miss her and always will. She is watching over you now. Hope you have pictures to share of the Bunco party!!! XO
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  27. Just went to the PB sight cause I am thinking Joe would love one of those Woody car pillows for Christmas. Next year:):)
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