Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Tree-Living Room Tour

This year I went with a really simple tree.  I didn't even use half of the ornaments, but I like the simple look we have.  Here are a few pics showing the living and dining room decor.

 I did add all of the ornaments that were always on the tree when my children were small.  (here are just a few)

 Lights on and tons of shine and sparkle.

 The top of the china cabinet got a little decor too.

The dining area.

 I love this tensil tree I found at GW, it has become one of my favorite decorations.

 Simple wreath on the dining room window.

 We will be blessed will all of our children here and all of our grandchildren except two, so this will definitely be a very special and Blessed Christmas.

I am joining the following parties:
Roeshel @ DIY Showoff for Show Off Your Christmas Tree
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for WOW Wednesday
Barb @ The Everyday Home for Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspiration
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kristen @ We Are That Family for Works For Me Wednesday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share
Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share Thursday
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki @ The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Richella @ Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Pamela @ From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Dixie and Dottie for Countdown to Christmas



  1. What a wonderful Christmas home you have Marty. It all looks so pretty and festive. Love the lacy angel ornament.

    enjoy every moment of the season.


  2. It looks beautiful, Marty. Sometimes we don't have to go all out to have things look beautiful. Your home always looks so pretty- xo Diana

  3. Very pretty, Marty! The gold ribbon and accents goes so nicely with your decor.

  4. It really looks beautiful, Marty!

  5. Everything looks so pretty, Marty! I didn't use about half my ornaments either. I have a small tree in our sunroom that displays my favorite ornaments from when our kids were little. I can't wait to actually go through everything come January and sort through it all.

  6. Marty, your living room is beautiful. The tree is just gorgeous. It is so nice that you will be able to enjoy it with all of your children!

  7. Beautiful tree, Marty. I love the dining table centerpiece too.

  8. Marty, everything looks so nice! I love your tree, especially the rocking horse ornaments. Those have always been a favorite of mine since I was little! It is so inviting. :)

  9. Your tree is gorgeous. I love all of your Christmas decor.

  10. Beautiful tree Mary! LOVE your table vignette too!

  11. Your tree is beautiful...and your decorations around the house are just lovely. Have a great week Marty....

  12. So pretty, Marty. I've put fewer decorations on my tree this year, too. Actually, our two little grandsons helped decorate it, which was a lot of fun.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family there.

  13. Beautiful Marty, I've had a blast decorating my house and helping my daughter. Also love those aqua pillows on the couch (my favorite color).

  14. Your home and holiday decorations are lovely! I'm sure your family will love spending time in your home with you during the holidays.

  15. Marty,
    Your Christmas tree is magnificient!!! I love its location in front of the window where it catches the light!
    The vignette on the coffee table and the vignette on the dining room table are so soothing, yet festive!!!
    Gorgeous wreath!!!
    Looks as if Santa has already deemed you a "good girl"...a house full of family at Christmas has to be the BEST gift ever!!! Blessed, indeed!!!

  16. Marty, your tree looks beautiful! That is so sweet that you still ahve the ornaments from when your children were younger. The dining room table is beautiful, that is a great little tree and I love the colors you have chosen. XO, Pinky

  17. Beautiful as always Marty! And you always find good stuff at the thrift store!


  18. Beautiful living room tree and decor Marty....your family will enjoy your beautiful decorating...so glad that most of your family will be joining you for Christmas!

  19. Ah! Marty, always so beautiful. Everything looks perfect. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  20. Your tree looks wonderful, as does all of your vignettes. Very festive Marty!

  21. This came at a great time for me because I just planted three different hydrangeas. Your photos are really beautiful. thanks for share!!!!


  22. Your home looks so elegant! I love, love your tree and the centerpiece on your dinning table is beautiful!

  23. All of your decorations are beautiful, Marty and I love that you continue to use the ornaments that were on your tree when your children were young.


  24. Wow! That's the word that kept coming to mind as I scrolled through your Christmas decor photos. It is all so lovely.

  25. Everything looks so beautiful, Marty. Merry Christmas!...Christine

  26. I know you are sooooo excited to have everyone for Christmas. Looks like you are ready for them. Your tree is gorgeous and everything is so festive. Love, the Santa on top of the china cabinet.
    I am not decorating this year since we will be going to Tennessee and Illinois for Christmas. I am insisting that they all come here next year because I a fast getting to the point it may be too much for me.
    I did post some Christmas past pics you may not have seen.
    Merry Christmas, Ginger

  27. Beautiful living rooms touches, I love the tree.


  28. How festive and pretty your living room is Marty. The tree you scored at GW is great! I can see why you love it. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, I'm sure you will with your whole family gathered 'round.

  29. Your decorations are beautiful! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  30. Hi Marty! Your tree looks beautiful as well as your entire house. Your dining room table's centerpiece is charming.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  31. Very beautiful, crisp photos of your holiday cheer! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!


  32. Your tree is beautiful, Marty! How interesting that you have all your children's old ornaments. I gave my children their ornaments the year they got married, so I kind of had to start over.

  33. I know I say it all of the time, but I think you have such a beautiful home. Your tree and decorations are beautiful too. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

  34. I think your tree is just lovely, Marty. All of your Christmas decor is very elegant. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.

  35. Your living room is beautiful, Marty. The tree is very pretty and your setting elegant. I like your dining area too; the centerpiece is stunning and your china hutch fabulous! Merry Christmas!

  36. Marty- I love that you still hang your children's old ornaments. That is so precious!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family. Thanks for linking up to the Better Late Than Never party.

  37. I love your Christmas tree! I love your home and now all dressed up for the holidays looks wonderful!

  38. Sooo pretty!! I want to come just sit in your home! =) Blessings Mrs. Marty!

  39. Marty everything looks so beautiful! Thanx for joining THT.