Continuing on in the Christmas tour of our home, today I am sharing our family room.
Our family room is our main floor TV room and also is used as a mini office/computer area. While I would love to get new (and additional) seating and furniture, we are making do with items we already own and white slipcovers.
The tray on the ottoman holds a little bucket of fresh flowers and greenery, a battery operated lantern and a mason jar tealight holder. It is a little thing, but I like how this tray has the galvanized handles and star cut outs. Simple and carrying the neutrals and naturals I love from our living room (I haven't shared the tree yet) and front porch.
Our family room tree has lots of country style, hand made and family collectible ornaments. Tons of cows, hockey players, snowmen, rodeo, cross-stitched and Disney ornaments. Probably way too many but it makes our teens happy to see all their favourites!
The ribbon is black and red buffalo check with strands of red wood bead garland. I gave away a tree skirt I had made so until I find a large galvanized wash tub I am using a black and white check fabric. I should have wrapped some pretty boxes because the base is looking pretty bare -oops.
The blue armoire holds mason jars in the bottom section and office supplies in the top section.
My galvanized collection that I shared here is displayed on top. The wheat bundle (less than $4 on clearance after Cdn. Thanksgiving) and the numbered galvanized pots (90 cents each on clearance at Michaels) are the only new items I used to decorate for the holidays. Everything else we already had.
Our computer /office area is a bit scary but I plan to move the huge filing cabinet to the basement and I'm searching for a narrow farm table for a desk. Another project for the New Year.
I sewed this little quilted throw from a panel with four Christmas cow scenes and checker board squares, many years ago.
This is our taking-way-too-looooooooong-to-finish board and batten project on the family room side of this wall. The guy at the big box hardware ripped two pieces wrong and I didn't notice until we got home. Ahem, several months ago. I need to go back and have some new boards recut so we can carry on. Then I need to figure out a mantel. And fill holes. And paint..... But it does look better than it did.
This little hand painted metal bucket is too small in this spot, but I decided to hang it here rather than take out the screw and anchor. Keeping it real -our home is a work in progress. It may not be fancy but our family enjoys hanging out here. Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can see our Christmas 2012 Family Room here, Living Room here, Kitchen here, Some Vignettes here, our Window in the Stairway here, and our Front Porch here.
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