Thursday, December 4, 2014

White Winter Wonderland in the Family Room

Hello everyone!

Well, I should be saving all of my Christmas photos for a blog tour that I'm part of next week, but I just can't help myself to share it a little early.  

I decorated in mostly whites this year instead of the the red and white of years past.  


My Christmas tree is just a small table top tree that I placed on the table behind my sofa.  I love it there.  I don't know why I didn't place it there last year!  It is covered in white and silver ornaments and white lights.  


On the coffee table, I filled a weathered wood tray with greenery, candles, and pine cones. I even added my chunky beaded cross necklace to it.


The mantel is adorned with greenery (from the Country Living Fair) silver candlesticks and candles and grain sack style stockings.  I left the cotton wreath hanging above.


I ordered my stockings from Farmhouse Wares.


I saw this "LOVE" wall decor on someones blog and just loved it, so I went to Hobby Lobby and bought these letters (at half price) for myself.  


I'm really enjoying the white decor this season.  It really feels like a winter wonderland when the sun is shining in.


Be sure to join me next week when I share more of my home dressed for the holidays as part of a Christmas Open House blog tour. There will be many other inspiring blogs joining in too!


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

32 comments:

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Very pretty, Kelly! I think that's the perfect spot for your tree. I've been wanting to do something with those letters from Hobby Lobby too. There are so many possibilities with them. Love how the greenery looks on your mantel and those stockings are just darling!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. Can't wait to see the whole tour next week.

Little Farmstead said...

Everything is dreamy Kelly! Looks so cozy and beautiful!! xo, julie

Deserae said...

So gorgoeus....it really does look like a winter wonderland :o) Love the new letters too! Oh and the tree is so perfect behind the sofa!!!!!
LOVE it all!!!
~Des

Junkchiccottage said...

Lovin your decor Kelly. So pretty. I usually do the whites and this year I am adding red to all my whites. Happy decorating. I will love seeing you on the tour.
Kris

Lisa @ 2Perfection Decor said...

Kelly, Your home looks great. I especially love the tree behind the couch and your stockings!!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

so pretty in it's white! I love that chunky cross and how you have it draped on the table. where did you get that?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly your family room looks so pretty all dressed in Christmas whites...I love that last shot with the sun streaming in!!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Your family room looks beautiful, Kelly!

Susan Newbigging said...

Kelly I went with the whites and silver this year too. I do not know if I will ever go back to the traditional reds and greens.
Your tree is so pretty. I love you have it placed in a wash tub.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That first shot is bee-utiful!! Loving the white and natural decor. Best your family room has looked for Christmas.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful! Love that little tree.

White Weathered Hutch said...

How warm and lovely Kelly!

chateau chic said...

A white and green palette is so elegant, Kelly!
Mary Alice

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love it! So pretty and festive, but understated, too. Just lovely!

Stacey said...

Gosh your home just gets prettier and prettier, Kelly. It has such a sophisticated look now. I love the LOVE letters! I saw them somewhere else too and have been trying to figure out where to put them. I went to Hob Lob the other day for letters to spell JOY and was surprised at how picked over the letters are. Very popular. :)

Debby said...

It's looks really nice and cozy. I like your tree. I love smaller tres vs. Large ones.

angie said...

danke für die schönen bilder!!! liebe grüße von angie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your home...so wonderful with the non color,I have those letters in XO, I've never thought of the word LOVE!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your tree looks just beautiful in your window bay, Kelly! I almost expect to see snowbanks out your windows! I'm loving your gate dressed up with a cotton wreath, too. It's all very pretty and serene, not at all what I'm looking at in my own disorganized house right now. I'm looking forward to the tours!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room looks SO beautiful!!! So many things I love...especially the L.O.V.E. letters! The tree behind the sofa looks so great! I adore the arrangement on your coffee table with the wooden beads and don't even get me started on those gorgeous pillows on the couch! :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is all so lovely, Kelly...I love how you elevated the tree behind your sofa! Beautiful photos!

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! Love the Love letters on your wall. Can't wait for the tours to start.
~Cindy

Doreen@househoneys said...

You're right. The tree is perfect there. I bet from outside when lit it looks lovely. The greenery is just enough, and the amount of vignettes you've created is too.

Sally Somervill said...

Hi Kelly! Your home looks absolutely beautiful for the holidays!! I noticed your tree is in a wash tub - so cute! And it adds a bit of drama behind your sofa. Love all the whites!
Sally

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Everything is so beautiful Kelly!!!!....Look forward to partying with you....have a great weekend!

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh my I might just have to take a trip to Hibby Lobby.....Love the letters

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, all of your holiday decor is so dreamy! The white is so soothing and so perfect for the season! I love all of your natural accents. Perfect!

Burlap Luxe said...

It surly does feel like a winter wonderland here.
And before you said you love your tree there I was going to mention how beautifully your tree lolls right where it is and could have been placed in a better spot. I also love that you can place packages on and around the tree on the table and along side the sofa on the floor.

I have to mention your fire place rock I had in one of my homes, and at that time Shabby chic was not the big craze yet it was still the Victorian and English trench in designs. Well having chintz fabrics of white, cranberry, pale blues, and pinks and greens it just didn't feel right, my husband said soon we will tear it out and replace it with what works, I could wait for soon enough so I bought cement stucco block wall paint and painted it white.... Do you know it stayed like that for 11 years until we moved. I wanted to mention it because you fire place brought back so many memories with the slabs and stacks stone work and the same colour.

I love all that you have created here simple and oh so staging of the details to the attention of your tree.
So wish my sofa could be moved where I could create a similar feeling.he room is just so small and not a place to move the sofa that works as yours.

A Joyeux Noel

Xx
Dore

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Very pretty, Kelly. I like the tabletop tree in that spot. I would love a smaller tree in our family room next year and that looks like a good solution. Looking forward to seeing the whole tour.

Anne said...

Beautiful Kelly! Love that Rosary too!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Gorgeous! I love the tree behind the couch and I love your curtains too. Good for you for buying yourself those letters... LOVE! I love all the white.. maybe next year :) This year I'm all red... Happy Tuesday!