I had planned on saving my family room for last, but why? I love it so there is no reason to wait. Here is the 9' tree we added this year.
My kids made this for me in 1996. It is one of my favorite Christmas things. It is wrinkled from storage, but I am afraid to iron it as it might ruin the paint. I am hoping it may "hang" out.
I bet you have figured out I love pine cones. This is a close-up of the mantle garland.
I got this angel as a teacher gift 15 years ago. She always makes it out of the box, but usually graces a bed. Not this year. Front and center.
This wonderful little sled is perfect on the hearth. Bought this at Garden Ridge Pottery 7 years ago.
Here are a few of the decorations on the tree. The UT nutcrackers came from my daughter before she was my daughter. Love them.
I am not sure why, but this bear has always been one of my favorites. I guess he just looks like my old teddy bear from when I was a kid.
The topper is simple, just a bunch of sprigs of berries that tie the tree and mantle together.
I add new children's Christmas books to my collection every year. I will show you the rest of my collection another day, but this is one I added this year as well as Richard Scarry's Best Christmas Book Ever which is in the mail from Barnes and Nobel. Can't wait for it to arrive.
These pillows are fantastic. Picked these up at Target last week. Love how they tie in with the pine cones on the tree and mantle.
This is one of my first Quilts. I made this about 5 years ago and still love the earthy colors. How about those reindeer? It is draped over the back of the couch.
The last item tonight is my Nativity Set. I put it on the bookshelf that divides the dining room from the hall and family room. It's Jim Shore and I love it, too.
That wraps up things for tonight. Have you started decorating?