Monday, December 9, 2013

Nostalgic Christmas in the Living Room

 
Hi Everyone! I have been busy readying the place for the holidays - can you believe how fast it is approaching? Yikes!
 
I am sharing some nostalgic décor in my living room and front foyer.  Enjoy!
 

Picked up this cute snowman hat topper at Menard's on Saturday for only $7.99 - cute!  I am going for a happier, old fashioned vibe this year and this fits the bill.  I even went with colored lights for the first time in 30 years! I wasn't sure how I would like it, but I have to say I love it! Really casts the homey look I am after this Christmas season. This tree always overflows with the special ornaments collected over the years....my favorite.

 
 
Just a few old items on my shelf behind the sofa. Picked up the green mercury glass orns at Tar-Jay several years ago for 90% off - deal!  You will see the same Santa on Mary Tyler Moore's desk in one of the Christmas episodes of her old show.  Makes me smile!
 
 
 
 



Polar Express Santa and his Christmas books waiting for little ones.  My mom refinished this rocker ages ago and all of my nieces & nephews loved to spend time in it when they were growing up.  My daughter, who is nearly 23, still squeezes into it during holiday time! We are so blessed to be the keepers of this precious family piece.


An old yellow ware bowl overflowing with ornaments and a grapevine bowl sitting on a World Market cloth.....looks so pretty on my coffee table.



Even the houseplants got a little Christmas - this one sports a perky snowman and peppermint pick.






In the foyer, you will find an old PlaySkool mailbox in a basket tray - this is where I will be keeping the Christmas cards we will receive this season.  You can read more about my mailbox here.



I will be back soon with more Christmas décor! Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Jane

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14 comments:

  1. Your decorations are all beautiful but that top hat is the best for me! Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Vel. It was such a bargain at $7.99!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Hope you are having a great holiday season!

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    1. Thanks Kathy - hope you are having a great December so far!

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  4. Great decorations - love them all. The top hat is special.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary - and your kind words. Even Mr. Bluebird likes that top hat!

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  5. Hi, Jane! Your home looks great and I especially love the Playskool mailbox!

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    1. Thanks Susan - I picked it up on New Year's Eve last year and it has been a loooonnnng wait to finally use it. I also found a blue one a few months back which I will share soon.

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  6. I love an old fashioned Christmas and this is so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty - always enjoy Tuesdays at your place!

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  7. Darling! I love it! :)

    Merry Christmas!
    ~Liz

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