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Christmas 2012 ~ The Living Room

Things are starting to come together. For a few days I did have my doubts.

I still have bins in the garage and family room but the other rooms are beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I had a blast with this antique dresser. I put some feather trees in my silver urns, added lights and I had my starting point. Next came silver candlesticks, hurricanes and the rest just happened.

This arrangement was put together with things I already had…very budget friendly. I didn’t buy one thing.

I brought my pop of red in with grain sacks just laid over my slipper chairs, ticking pillows and candy canes.

The sofa got some red pillows I used last year. They are inexpensive covers from IKEA but I love the color and they’re velvet.

Love velvet.

The coffee table is also a new look with old things.

I took the gold balls from my tree…the santa and pine cone I’ve had for a while. I showed you my gigantic pine cones last year.

Yep, they are making another appearance. Wait until you see what I’ve done with the others!

This year my decorating is all about natural, neutral and trying to make use of things I already have.

Breathing new life into old possessions is the best way to decorate with things you love.

Move things around. Drag out that old silver and polish it up. Tie a ribbon on that pitcher you thought about giving to Goodwill. Group some old santas on a tray and add some fresh greens.

It’s fun, it’s gratifying and it won’t break the bank.

Our Homespun Christmas Link Party is finally starting tonight! The linky will go up at Savvy Southern Style around 8 p.m. Please join us and share your Christmas mantels and vignettes.

Kim, Anita, Yvonne and I hope to see you there!