Here is a glimpse into the living room~
I had lots of help from my kids in deciding the color scheme. I was hoping they would go for something subtle, but now that it is finished I think it looks fantastic. Reds, blues, and silver this year with a hint of gold.
This is my cane collection, it looks so fetching in these old equestrian boots.
The mantel was particularly fun with massive ornaments and silvery reindeer. The frosted branches and berries added enough nature to make me happy and the colors pleased the kids.
The sleigh is holding some presents, but earlier it was the setting of an intimate get together.
There is always the challenge of incorporating the southwest into my designs, especially with the overwhelming popularity of the cottage look; trying to be true to your home can be a challenge. But for me I love the southwest, how wild it is, how green, the incredible wildlife… so although I don’t have the pleasure of enjoying a cozy cottage, I am beginning to enjoy finding the heartbeat of this particular home.
Here is our tree! I have been wanting a flocked tree for a few years now and have even looked at the canned flocking. But the tree was spendy, so I settled on my little trick that I have used now for a couple years, flocked branches with pinecones and realistic pine needles.
And finally, the white wreath with our little Arizona red cardinal ornament. Cardinals can be seen in a flash of sweeping across the sky here and they have quickly become one of my favorite birds.
I have one more post to sneak in before Christmas, I have a new camera and have taken quite a few photos but my schedule has been so hectic! I hope you are enjoying the lovely Christmas season so far!