I'm continuing my Christmas home tour in my sitting room. I put our Christmas tree in here. Our family room is pretty full, so this room always seems to be a better choice for it. We use a table top Christmas tree each year. We have enjoyed the ease of it and the fact that once you place it on a tall piece of furniture, it gives you the height you want. Ever since we gave up our full size tree, we haven't looked back. This tree doesn't have to be put together. It can be stored easily in our basement with plastic over it. I don't dread getting it set up or taking it down like I did with the full size tree. We stopped buying real Christmas trees many years ago when it was discovered that I was allergic to the mold that is found in the trees on tree lots. They are also a huge fire hazard (as my husband was a firefighter and saw several destroy a house in just a few minutes flat). So...................a small artificial tree fits our situation the best. Everyone is different though. And trust me, we have had ALL kinds! We just like this style the best for our family.
Here is our quaint little tree.
It's decorated in mostly white and silver ornaments. I really like the Nordic look and French styles this Christmas.
It is set in a galvanized wash tub with wool ball garland wrapped around it.
My clock received a little Christmas dressing with some greenery and bells.
And finally, my antique painted secretary got a Merry Christmas banner and a gold crown Christmas ornament to dress it up.
The only bit of color is peeking through the windows from the wreaths on the outside windows! I love neutral Christmas decor inside, but outside I prefer the traditional reds and greens. I feel that they have more curb appeal. At night, when the spotlights shine on the house, you need a pop of color to be seen. I will share the outside soon.
We are expecting a major cold blast to come through late this week so I'm going to have to brace myself for that! I've gotten spoiled by having such mild temps this Fall so to hear that we'll be getting down in the 20's is a bit shocking! Now, I'm going to have to start bundling up just to go to the mailbox! (insert sad face) Oh, and did I mention that I've been battling the "cold from hell" for a week now????? I am not patient with these things. I'm praying it will be gone soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~