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!

I am joining:

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

A Bit of Retro Christmas Decor

In our family/media room…

… area that I place my vintage and antique items that I have had for years….

……….the items that I decided to keep when we moved.

I love using these items to embellish for Christmas…

This post will be very heaving on the pictures…I have much to share before Christmas!! 🙂


My collection of picnic baskets, Santas made of old quilts, “Welcome” blocks made by a friend many years ago.


The stack of picnic baskets sit on top of my antique pie safe…
…..a Christmas present from hubby many, many years ago.



There is a vintage Coca-Cola calendar (1973) that hangs on the door of the pie safe.



A vintage Christmas tablecloth hangs on the door…
That day was so dreary…almost dark…difficult light to take pics in…


Vintage Lance and Tom’s Peanut Jars with snowmen…a snowman hangs on the handle of the Dazey Churn.


A very large “snowman” stocking hangs in front of the kitchenette cabinetry…

… is made from an old quilt.


I made these felted wool Santas in our Crafty Chicks group several years ago…




The tree…

…..contains many sentimental ornaments…and many are Hallmark.
………..Burlap ribbon used as garland.



I had this Barbie and the case when I was a little girl…



The tree skirt…a beautiful burlap skirt that I won from a giveaway (At the Picket Fence)
…..from Sonya Hamilton Designs (Beyond the Screen Door) is beautiful!


I placed it under the family room tree along with my vintage games…


My hobby horse…another Christmas gift from long ago…


My treasured angel…




Another view of the tree…



And here is the mantel..

…..I have to be careful decorating this mantel due to the TV….


I used ribbon and florals and assorted picks to match the wreath and the upside down tree in the room.



Ya gotta love “flying deer”…



And the Santa riding the “moose”…
…..the moose is a gift friend my friend Linda..


We were vacationing in the Grand Tetons (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)….

While the guys were driving…we are always on the lookout for “animals”…saw many..but no Moose.

…..on the very last day there..on our way home…there it was…We both shouted “MOOOOOSE”…

You would have thought we found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!


Now…just a few more pics…thanks for being very patient!…

…..these are a few from one of the bookcases…


Another felted wool Santa that I made…beside a bee skep that I bought from Kristen
…..still has the bee pollen on it!




And my terra cotta Nativity Set…I so love this…

…..and do you recognize that “young thing” in the picture…??? 🙂


There is one more tree in that room that I will share later…my granddaughter’s tree…

Thanks for stopping by…I have lots more to share…

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