I promised you a look at the Christmas living room. I had big plans for decorating this year, but as time went on I ended up with a pretty simple, farmhouse look to the room. This is the year of "less is more" in so many of the tours I have seen. I'm all on board with that :)
The sofa is primed with a ticking stripe covered pillow for long winter naps and some big red checks. If you have been around here for any time at all, you know I can't resist the gingham. The painting above the sofa was a gift from My youngest daughter, Victoria. She knew that being a farm girl, I loved a certain famous cow painting that I had seen on a favorite blog. This is not that painting. Being her mother's daughter, rather than pay a rather hefty price for the original she painted this one herself and presented it to me on my birthday this past May.
the pretzel ornament Lauren made in Kindergarten, (amazing that those pretzels haven't turned to dust!),
the little angel made entirely of pasta that one of them made in Sunday School, isn't she adorable!?
And the little bird ornament Victoria got for Earl on a first grade school field trip. She presented it to him and told him it was "the bird full of love", and that is what we have called it ever since :)
My little collection of glitter houses continues to grow,
and this year a very talented niece crocheted 3 tiny birds to add to Earl's collection. They are already treasured and will be added to the tree from now on. Each one of these little beauties is not much bigger that a quarter!
I will be enjoying time with family and friends, baking, and just relaxing for the rest of the week. I hope you can do the same. Thank you for stopping by, for saying hello and for sharing my little corner of the blog world.