Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tour Part 2 - Family Room

I have loved seeing all the plaid this year, and especially the leopard and red plaid.  How fun is that.  The living room is pretty neutral with tons of gold/silver and white, so the rest of the house got a dash of color.

I have been enjoying the mix of patterns this year.  We have a leopard throw, zebra and plaid pillows all living together happily.  

The family room was kept pretty simple, just a few santa's, carolers - - - -

my DIY leopard ornaments

burlap and leopard tree

tiny tree for Bronx

                                                               a fun grapevine reindeer.

Pretty Bells in a simple wreath.

a little plaid on the breakfast table too - - -

and an "Elf On The Shelf"

My Chef Santa arrived in the kitchen in his favorite sleigh.

                                             and just look at all the goodies he left.

                  Mrs. Clause and her friend Miss. Mouse are gracing the island next to a thrifted tree.

I think we are all set for Christmas, just a little more baking and we will be ready for Santa to arrive.

How about you, are you ready?

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  1. HI Marty,
    I love that you mixed the whimsy of leopard with your traditional plaids and golds and silver. So pretty all together. Have fun as we head on down to Santa's big day.

  2. I love being able to get a peek at your wonderful world. All the special touches just make for so much fun.


  3. Marty Marty have done it again! I love the way you infuse that love of leopard you have into your holiday decor! It add so much interest to the traditional holiday plaid...what a great touch! Your kitchen is just darling too with your elf and Mrs. Clause and Miss Mouse. I am almost done decorating...just have to get the kitchen done. (Only after a thorough ckeaning...LOL)
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

  4. Love all your patterns and that splash of colors! Lovely!

  5. Your room really does look very festive, I love that china reindeer, I have been meaning to get one myself but they are so very expensive in NZ, I have two wooden Reindeer that suffice for now. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.


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  7. Everything looks so pretty and festive, Marty. Merry Christmas!


  8. Very pretty, Marty. I love the deer head on the mirror and plaid scarf.

  9. Marty, your home is so warm and welcoming - I feel like I could cozy up and have some hot chocolate with you! The plaid and animal print accents are really catching my eye! Thanks so much for linking up to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes. Merry Christmas!

  10. You are the queen of mixing and matching great patterns together, such as animal print and plaids, as you have done here and your house looks so gorgeous and festive to receive Santa. Your attention to every single detail around your lovely home is amazing, Marty.
    Happy Christmas and thank you for sharing.

  11. Love your Christmas decor Marty! The plaid adds such a special touch, I don't have much of it but do love it!

  12. It all looks so pretty, Marty! I, too, love the mix of patterns you used. That grapevine deer is adorable with his plaid scarf!

  13. So pretty and festive, Marty! Love your Santas and carolers. I did use all of my carolers this year (no snowmen though and I love them). Your kitchen Santa is wonderful! A great size to keep on the counter, too. My baker Santa is pretty big so I try to keep him on a counter out of the way of food prep.

  14. Your home looks so lovely and festive. How did you adhere that grapevine reindeer onto your mirror? I never gave thought to putting a santa in my kitchen sleigh - duh!! Will have to remember that for next year…I just have candy in it!! Enjoy the season!!

  15. Gorgeous, Marty! Your home looks sooo beautiful!

  16. I just love all of your little touches of leopard Marty! Your home looks gorgeous!

  17. Looks festive and inviting around your place....Beautiful!! have a sweet day, Marty!

  18. Very pretty Marty ! Love the grapevine reindeer !

  19. Oh Marty! You've just got THE MOST beautiful home! Love all of your cozy Christmas touches! Happy Holidays!!!

  20. It all looks so fun and festive, Marty - I'm getting there, but still have a little shopping, decorating and baking to do!!

  21. Hi Marty, everything looks wonderful, festive and whimsical Merry Christmas! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  22. Love the hits of red paid in the rooms Marty! Oh my I love your carollers, baking Santa, and burlap & leopard tree. Your leopard prints fit surprisingly well with Christmas! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Marty!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  23. I so love the way you decorated your beautiful home for Christmas this year, many creative ideas and gorgeous details!!...Still crushing over the leopard ornaments!

  24. wow♥ you have a very beautiful christmas decorated home marty! the hints of leopards all around are a pleasant surprise..


  25. Marty, what a beautiful Christmassy home you've created. I love all of it, especially the reindeer and plaid. Merry Christmas!

    Kim (WI)

  26. Your Christmas displays of plaid and leopard are super fun!! Your grapevine reindeer is my favorite! I love how you placed in front of your mirror - so creative! I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas holiday and a Happy New Year :-)

  27. Marty,
    I adore your Christmas Home Tour decor, dear friend!!!
    Like you. .. it's time for Christmas baking. . .and a day trip. . .
    then we, too, will be celebrating Christmas On Crooked Creektt!!!