Saturday, January 4, 2020

A Christmas View

Though Christmas is over, I thought I'd share one last holiday photograph. We haven't had a big Christmas tree in a few years. Now that we live close to the littles, we decided we needed one. I do love real Christmas trees but with allergies and such, we thought it best to buy a nice artificial one. Love this one that we purchased from Costco.

We chose to put the tree up in our family room.  I absolutely love the big bay windows.  This room came with individual window screen blinds.  You can catch a glimpse of them at the top of the windows.  We will be taking them completely out soon.  I can't stand them.  The house was always shown with the blinds down and I think it made the room look dark and smaller.  I purchased these au natural taupe cafe type curtains.  They are not too sheer and let in just the right amount of light for me.   The room looks soooo much better now.  At first, I didn't care for this room.  The previous owners had a lot of furniture in it and it felt so claustrophobic to me.  The walls are a chocolate brown with off white molding and baseboards.  The ceiling is a lighter brown.  We have about half as much furniture in this room than there was and I love this room now.

 Behind the tree, you can see my tea cart.  On the wall is my huge clock that I had from the NC house.  I can see what time it is even without my glasses on!  At the right side of the photograph is the huge television, speaker, and television cabinet that we actually purchased from the owners.  I'm not keen on the wood design but my husband had his heart set on the set of speakers, television, and the works.  He is very sweet about letting me decorate as I see fit and I could not say no to him.

Sadly, all my Christmas decor is put away.  I've a few winter touches out and hope to set out Valentine's Day soon.

12 comments:

  1. your tree is so pretty, I agree with all that brown you do need to have a bit of light that can come in during the day. I let my hubby has some say in things to with decorating, I think it is important to them too, have that bit of say in their home :)

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    1. Thanks, Connie. My husband rarely cares about decor and such. I stay out of his office area (in the finished basement). Down there he has his exercise equipment and music (keyboards & guitars) and all his camera & astronomy stuff. xo

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  2. Your tree looks so pretty, Gina. What a lovely room you put it in! I would love to see a photo of the whole area. I think the curtains you hung are super. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Robin, I will take a photograph soon. There is a big window on an adjoining wall that I am thinking on what I want there. Right now there is a nice accordion shade (beige). xo

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  3. Hi Gina~

    I love your tree, I've always loved blue lights on a Christmas tree!! I'm so happy that you are enjoying your new place, it's sometimes a hard adjustment. Your curtains look nice, I'll bet those windows really let in some beautiful light. I'm always happy to get my Christmas decorations down and put up for another year, but kind of miss all the sparkle...I guess I need fairy lights!

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, the lights do look mostly blue, don't they? They are really just a mix of colors. I think I do need fairy lights! ♥

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  4. Very pretty!! Our house seems rather blah with everything put away. I have also been decluttering. A trip to the Thrift Store is due soon!! I know you are enjoying being close to your grands. And yes, husbands do deserve some things they like as well. Marvin seldom asks for anything so when he does I try to accomodate.

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    1. Arlene, isn't it nice that our husbands are so amiable! A little buttering up with fresh baked goodies never hurts! xo

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  5. How pretty your tree looks, Gina! I still have a tree in my bedroom, and it's decorated with snowmen. I'm thinking of turning it into a Valentine tree.

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    1. Kitty, your snowmen tree sounds magical! I look forward to seeing pictures one day.

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