Our Media Room Dressed for Christmas

Our media room is basically like a family room.

We call it the media room as we gather there when we have a crowd to watch T.V.

It is a great place to gather as we have a little kitchenette

in that room to serve food and beverages.

There is a fireplace in that room, so there is another mantel to decorate!

Media Room Christmas 2015/Housepitality Designs

Because the T.V. is above the mantel,

the decorations not only need to be of a more simple nature,

I also have to make certain that they do not hinder the T.V. viewing.

We must not miss that important play or that incredible catch!

Media Room/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Design

Garland hung with three country themed ornaments of pretty wool fabric.


Media Room Mantel and Hearth/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Media Room Garland - Housepitality Designs

A Santa made from a vintage quilt sits on one end of the mantel.

Media Room Mantel/Christmas 2015-Housepitality Designs

Media Room/2015 Christmas-Housepitality Designs

Media Room ornament - Housepitality Designs

Wool tree ornament - Housepitality Designs

The graduated Santas flank the other side of the mantel.

Media Room Mantel - Housepitality Designs

This Santa by Jim Shore is truly special.

Media Room/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

One year my dear friend Ruthie gave it to me for Christmas

and I gave her the same exact thing for Christmas.

We had a great laugh on Christmas Day when we opened our gifts.

This was not the first time that it had happened.

Now Ruthie is with the angels . . . I can hear her sing every day.

2015 Christmas Media Room - Housepitality Designs

This room has a large conversational leather sofa

that is quite comfortable. Leather really isn’t my choice

but so practical for this room and its purpose.

A Borden’s Cheese box holds wrapped gifts that were

part of the many gifts that I wrapped for the Gift Wrapping Ideas post.

Borden's Cheese Box - Housepitality Designs

The kitchenette is decorated in a vintage 50’s style.

Kitchenette/Christmas 2015 - Housepitality Designs

Across from the red diner style table is an area that used to have

an antique pie safe which held many vintage kitchen pieces.

That pie safe is now in the sunroom and this amazing screen door that was

once Mary Alice’s is taking it’s place.

A tree of cotton garland stands beside the door.

Cotton garland tree - Housepitality Designs

Cotton Garland Tree/Vintage Screen Door - Housepitality Designs

A large stocking made from a vintage quilt hangs on a vintage sled

that was always placed on the front porch every Christmas.

The sled is coming in from the cold this year!

Media Room Christmas Decor - Housepitality Designs

Vintage quilt stocking on Vintage sled - Housepitality Designs

The tree has a name. “Lulu” Why Lulu?

Well my blog friend Linda aka Lulu of Lulu’s Musings stated that she loved my tree

and she was not putting up one this year.

(I am thinking because she will be out of town – – – as she is such the traveler).

So Lulu, this tree is for you!!

Kitchenette - Housepitality Designs

So that wraps up my Media Room decorated for Christmas.

I am participating in the bHome Christmas Blog Hop this week.

My day will be on Thursday, December 10th.

The blog hop starts today with these wonderful blogs of Christmas inspiration.

bhome Christmas Blog Hop


Hop on over and visit these ladies for some wonderful inspiration

of all things Christmas!

Bright Bold and Beautiful

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Garden Therapy

Little Farmstead

Southern Hospitality

Have a wonderful day making memories and reflecting on those memories you hold dear.

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  1. Love your media room and kitchen with the vintage collections and that cute cottonball tree. Yes, don’t block that t.v.!
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  2. I love the cotton tree! The mantel and everything about the room says Christmas!
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  3. Love it Shirley! You have the best media room and you decorate it so perfectly. Our media room doesn’t have a kitchen…we need to add that.

  4. I always love your decorations for every season especially Christmas. Last year I fell in love with your Nutcracker Tree. So this year I started collecting nutcracker ornaments. They weren’t as easy to find as I would have thought. But I plan to add more. Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Shirley, the media room looks great. Love all your decorations. You really know how to decorate a lovely Christmas. Everything I have seen so far is terrific.
    Have a great week.

  6. Such a special area and you have decorated it perfectly! All your vintage touches are wonderful (I haven’t thought about “Tiddledy Winks”in years!) There so much to look at! You’ve done a great job and your family and guests are sure to feel welcomed and in the Christmas spirit when they visit! Happy Holidays! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch
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  7. I love all the vintage touches, Shirley…and your tree is gorgeous! Hugs…Debbie
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  8. I love that little cotton garland tree Shirley! It’s simple and sweet. Those little puffy vintage country ornaments arecute too!

  9. Thank you, friend. I like that my tree is in a room where people gather for shared time and fun. The cotton is a little bit of fluff which is very appropriate!
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  10. Beautiful touches, love the vintage boxes, sled and ornate piece hanging. I also adore the ceiling in this room

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  11. Your media room looks so beautiful….I LOVE the Lulu tree! We have leather furniture in our den which is my husband’s domain so I tolerate it.
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  12. Cotton on the tree! that is so brilliant. looks beautiful and i love your Christmas mantel and all the little details you added in. Merry Christmas!

  13. Shirley your holiday decor always cheers me so much. I need to get a couple of nice Holiday Pillows, love yours!

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  14. How sweet of you to dedicate your BEAUTIFUL cotton tree to Lulu!! I love all the vintage touches, the pillows, stockings etc! We have leather sofas too, downstairs as that is what is practical, like you said. I love seeing this room. Your decorating is always perfect. Have a beautiful day!!!!
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  15. HI Shirley! Your media room looks wonderful! So Christmasy and festive. I know it’s not too easy to decorate a mantel under a TV and you did such s beautiful job! Love your little Lulu tree! 🙂 Everything is looking so pretty at your house!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  16. Everything is decorated beautifully, Shirley. The cotton garland is so unique and I LOVE it!
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  17. Barbara Haskew says

    Hi Shirley,
    I love your cotton tree and wreath. I also think of my dear cousin Ruthie everyday and miss her terribly. I love your Ruthie Santa and remember her telling the story of giving each other the same gift.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,

  18. This room is so comfy and cozy with a wonderful sofa to sink into, put your feet up, and stay awhile! Love, Love, Love your vintage Christmas decor and all of the lovely memories woven into your vignettes…so inspirational, Shirley!
    Mary Alice
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  19. Your media room is decorated so cozy. It just makes you want to relax and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. I love the story about your Santa.

  20. Oh my goodness that tree!!! I love it! Shirley this is such a wonderful room and you have decorated it beautifully for Christmas. It’s warm and cozy and I wish I could come hang out with you in there! 🙂

  21. I just love seeing everyone’s special style and decorations during the holidays, Shirley, and I love your mantel, Tiddley Winks and Christmas pillow collection! I love the cotton tree, and the diner set {I have a cotton tree in our family room too} it looks wonderful in the tub surrounded by vintage toys~ Looking forward to the bHome blog hop!
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  22. Yet another ceiling I am in love with 🙂

    Cute story about Ruthie. Just goes to show you’re on the same wavelength.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen your media room. It’s beautiful, and how nice for you to have two mantels to decorate.
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  23. Everything is perfect! Jim Shore is one heck of an artist, and I love your Santa:)
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  24. So welcoming and cozy Shirley! I love Jim Shore, my MIL has a small collection Santas that we add to each year. Your cotton tree is the best!
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  25. Simple and pretty…
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