Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas in the living room

This is my parents Christmas tree.  It sits in the front of their large bay window in their living room and at night when it is all lit up, you can see it from the street. What a welcoming sight. 

Look at how the village is lit up from below with a spotlight.

I love the village they have created under the tree.  They created multiple layers and covered it all in "snow".  The lighted Christmas tree was given to my mom years ago by a favorite Aunt.  The house to the far right in the back I made at a ceramics studio twenty years ago.  The three snowman in the front right were mine and my brothers (I have twin brothers one year younger than me).  The white one was mine growing up.

I love this chandelier near the piano.  I love how it reflects in the mirror and how you can see the entire room.
On Christmas morning we all gather at my parents house and sit around the tree with our spouses and children.  My kids are 13 and 10, my brother's children and 8 and 6 and my other brother has 20 month old twins. We all have our "assigned" spots either on the large sectional sofa or around it.   For some reason from year to year, we all sit/stand in the same spot. Kinda funny.
This is the other side of their living room.  I love this desk.  The desk chair was just recently reupholstered.  The chair was originally from Fortunoff.  My parents teach ballroom dancing.  The statue on the desk is just perfect.

This lamp is almost fifty years old.  That is the original lamp shade.  I have always loved that lamp...isn't the shade so cool?
I made this pillow out of extra fabric from the window treatments and trim from Calico Corners.
Love these pillows as well.  Most of the fabric is from Calico Corners.
The other side of the living room.
I'm linking up to Sarah's Christmas Tree Party.  Come check it out.  



Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Great post. I can just imagine all the family gathered in that room. Very heartwarming. Your mom's sectional is just divine! Love the shape and the fabric.

Vanessa said...

Hi Judy! This has been so fun getting to take a little tour of your parent's lovely home all decorated for Christmas. I love the village under the tree! It sounds like you guys have a wonderful time together. :-) Thanks so much for linking up their beautiful dining room to Inspiration Friday this week!

Unknown said...

Beautiful ! I LOVE pink !

Debbiedoos said...

Judy this looks gorgeous! Your home looks so warm and inviting for the season. I missed this post, I have to add your blog to my side roll..not sure why it is not there:)

Heather said...

What a idea to put the village underneath the tree! I love that, unfortunately little hands in my house would never allow that right now, but maybe some year. :) Thank you so much for linking up to my Christmas Tree Show-Off :)

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