I’m adding a little Christmas cheer to the den with red and white and some cozy textiles. This jolly penguin holds the “Jingle All The Way” sign setting the mood for a comfortable and happy time relaxing in this sunny room. I found the penguin at a Thrift Store a few months ago and the sign a few weeks later. They seemed made for one another. Welcome, Friends, I’m so happy you are visiting today as I share some holiday finds and decor with you.
There’s a large cabinet in this room which holds a collection of crystal and some china in the lower cupboards. The glass in the doors in the bottom half of the cabinet have been covered in Christmas wrapping paper. The cabinet came from an old store in a little town in Indiana. One of the upper cabinets has a bullet hole in the glass…so the story goes. It makes for a nice conversation starter and much speculation over the years.
Birch trees are coupled with cardinals for a wintery look. Cardinals bring their bright red wings to the picture to brighten the wintry setting. This was an easy DIY and I change out the paper every so often to give a different look to the room. This one fits in well with a wintry theme.
A trio of cross stitch pictures welcome the season as they sit on the shelf between the upper and lower cabinets.
The carpet in this room is another Thrift Store find and has stood up really well. It’s 100% wool and feels good underfoot as well as bringing a lot of color into the room.
The coffee table holds a selection of Christopher Radko pieces starting with the Santa Train that rests on the tabletop. These pieces were originally sold by Dillards. The engine and the first car were sold one year and the following year they came out with another car filled with toys and a caboose. Each car is beautifully made and holds delightful toys and figures for good boys and girls. Santa is the driver and keeps the train on it’s delivery schedule. I found these pieces for sale in a Thrift Store a few years ago and couldn’t resist bringing them home. It turns out they are quite rare and even fewer people have the whole set. I love to bring it out at Christmas.
Another Christopher Radko piece rests on the bottom shelf of the table and a cheerful Santa waves from the Engine. I picked this up at a Thrift Store last year. I am always surprised at the wonderful pieces that are given to Thrift Stores but I am also delighted that I can give them a new home.
A double sheepskin covers the sofa and has such a cozy feel. A brand new pillow in a velvety red has the first initial of our last name in the center surrounded by a wreath of pine and holly. It brings that wonderful red color up to the sofa and adds to that cozy feel.
Just a few changes turned this room from Fall into a warm Winter room. It’s wonderful to relax here with a cup of tea and the sun pouring in the windows. A few lovely Christmas pieces and some fun elements make this room so inviting.
The den opens into the hallway where the holiday red continues with the hallway carpets. You can see a Christmas vignette through the double doors of the den.
The hall sideboard serves as the base for this welcome vignette. A Fitz & Floyd deer is placed in the center of the space. Two woodland trees flank the deer with textured silver trees of varying heights close by. Candles surrounded by glass cylinders are set in the back part of the sideboard.
Here’s a look from the other side and shows the reflection of the den in the mirror. A crystal wreath hangs in the mirror and sparkles in the light from the windows and light fixtures.
This deer is a favorite and is beautifully made.
It’s a pleasure to share this little bit of Christmas with you. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season as you enjoy Friends and Family.
Tuesday I’ll be joining a fabulous group of Bloggers for the annual Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop. I hope you will join me for a great look at lots of table setting ideas.