The first room in which I usually initiate my Christmas decorating each year,
other than the foyer, is my Sunroom.
This year was no different. I began decorating the room
by putting up my Memory Tree. The tree that is filled with ornaments
that I have collected and have been gifted to me over many, many years.
I was actually decorating this tree Halloween night!
Yes . . . placing ornaments on the tree in-between answering the calls of the
Trick or Treaters for their treats.
Now, it is definitely Christmas in the Sunroom.
This week I am joining some of my special blogging friends of bHome to bring you
the most wonderful Holiday inspiration for all things home and garden.
There is also an awesome GIVEAWAY of a $250.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE
from the exquisite French Garden House shop. See details at the end of the post.
bHome? If you are not familiar with bHome,
it is a very special App in which you can access a wonderful group of bloggers
who bring you great inspiration of all things home and garden right from your phone.
You can see what it is all about by downloading the bHome App here.
There is also a great Newsletter that is delivered right to your email each week.
Now let’s meet the “star” of the room.
It’s Rudy! Rudy has been on the porch these past few years
greeting family and friends with his charm.
He is no longer out in the cold, but still insists on wearing his hat and mittens.
He’s the perfect one to stand next to the Memory Tree
waiting for Santa to pick him up on Christmas Eve.
The tree is also filled with photo ornaments made by others and me.
A sweet remembrance of my Granddaughter’s second Christmas
and a photo of my son in a fabric frame that I made a bazillion years ago.
I was so happy to find a soccer player ornament that had his number on it!
Oh the memories of each ornament always gives me joy and sometimes a little bit
of sadness of those who have passed on and always gave me an ornament each year
as they knew how much I loved collecting those special ornaments.
But Christmas is all about the “joy” and I feel “joy” in having so many beautiful memories.
I thought about a theme for this room,
but decided just to go with the things I love . . .
The things that bring me Joy.
Like these cute little blocks.
And a pillow that I have had for many years . . .
that was gifted to me by someone who knew I loved topiaries.
Makes sense to adorn a basket that I reach into often.
On the other side of the room next to the tree is my indoor potting bench.
I actually use it to place pretties on and for storage of pretties!
I placed a grouping of bottle brush trees from my friend Martha,
on one side of the bench. An ironstone tureen holds a mini forest.
Little lambs nestled under the trees and a Ram stands sentry by the trees.
More little lambs under the trees.
The room would not be complete without a lantern and Santa.
Of course you need more than one tree in a room . . . right?!!
Well, for me that is!
So I placed a simply flocked tree in an ironstone bowl from a special friend.
Did you spy that cute little Santa on the table? It was made in Germany
and was another one of my friend Martha’s treasures she was letting go before her move.
Another package beneath the table with a tree in a car . . .
the packages under the tree have trucks with trees. They are all Hallmark ornaments
as part of a car/truck series. Most of my Hallmark ornaments are packed away.
I decided to place the 7 1/2 foot Snap tree from Tree Classics in the room again,
as it is so easy for me to decorate. Rarely having to use the ladder
and a “snap” to put together. Yes, 5 minutes and it is up and ready to decorate!
As you can see in the above image, I placed an evergreen swag on the top of the mirror.
There is a tea light chandy hanging in front of the mirror and I attached a super cute
chandelier ornament to the bottom of my tea light chandy.
I must say that I have many trees set up this year in my home.
I truly was not planning on this. I thought, I would be a bit more
of a Christmas Minimalist this year. But I guess I could not resist.
Is there a Christmas Trees Anonymous group out there?
I think Rudy approves of this Tree as he has not moved from this spot!
And my thanks to my niece, Melissa, as she gifted me with Rudy
and we truly love him.
Rudy has a very special message for you that hangs on his antlers!
Thanks so much for visiting me today and your patience for this very long post!
And now let’s talk about this amazing GIVEAWAY !!!
Our dear friend Lidy of French Garden House is giving away a $250 gift certificate to her gorgeous shop!!
It is so easy to enter. This is all you need to do:
Visit FrenchGardenHouse.com and tell us what antique has captured your heart in a comment here.You will get extra entries for following @FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram,and FaceBook too. Just let us know you did.I’ll be reading every comment…Good luck!The give-away is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Winner randomly chosen on 12/7 and notified by email
I am touring today with these lovely and talented ladies.
Their sneak peek images and links to their blog posts are below.
Please hop on over and visit them for a wonderful experience of the greatest
inspiration for your Holiday home!
Just in case you missed the other days of the tour your are in luck!
The links to this wonderful Holiday inspiration are below!
I wish you all a most beautiful and joyful day!!