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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Family Room Tree

My family room located on the lower level, is decorated with somewhat of a north woods theme. It is so warm and inviting and nothing says "Welcome" to me better than all the lodge decor and natural elements that I placed in there. With that being said, the Christmas tree that I put up in this room each year has to match that theme and so I do it up with north woods decor. It's filled with grape vine twigs strewn throughout, owls, birds, pine cones, burlap ribbon and pussy willows. Even a bird house tree topper! Here are some photos of the tree and also some other decor items that I have collected over the years.

This tree is so simple yet it really expresses a wonderfully natural and warm inviting feeling for me. Here is a close up of the tree topper. Its a birdhouse made with sticks and twigs and adorned with berries and greenery and of course a cherished Cardinal. This was a decoration I have had on hand for years. This year I transformed it into a topper.

I also placed throughout different areas some more pieces that reflect the lodge/north woods look.

In addition to my elf collection, which you have seen a few already, I also collect Santas. Here are 2 more. You already met Baking Santa keeping a watchful eye over our kitchen. Stay tuned for future posts, there are still more floating around this house.

We place our Christmas village in different places each year. This year it seemed to work best in the family room on our book shelf unit. This is my husbands "thing" each year. He really arranges the houses and people and scenes better than I do. So I let him take over. But that's it, everything else I have to control! Hahahahha He did a great job as usual.

Most of these have been around for many years. We both came into the marriage with a huge collection. We combined our favorites to create this display. There are still so many more pieces that never make it out of their boxes each year. There are just too many. What was that? I need a bigger house so I can decorate more for Christmas? I agree!!!!!

Well that's it for the family room. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to be posting soon on that recycled old chandelier that I told you all about in a previous post. I'm almost done with it. I am so excited to show you. Stop back in cause you won't want to miss it. Only 20 more days till Christmas!!!!

Love, Patty



  1. Love your tree! You are brave to let your hubby have any control - LOL - mine is in charge of doing the lights..the rest of the decorations are up to me...I really like your bird house topper - our family room has a lodge feel as well - might just have to "borrow" that idea!

  2. Stopping by from the WOW party. I love your tree and the nature inspired ornaments. The Christmas village looks good in the bookcase!

  3. I love your North Woods themed room. The tree looks great, in fact I used to have a canoe like yours! I, too, collect santas, have collected them for over 25 years, and have over 100!!! I am going to go look for your kitchenpost to see that tree too. XO, Pinky

  4. Hi, Patty! I just read your lovely comment. Thank you so much for leaving it! What a beautiful home you have created for your 3 men! Your Blog and decorations are gorgeous, fun and whimsical. Sorry about getting the best tree, I'm sure you'll find a lovely one for your husband.
    Blessings to you and yours,
    p.s. I'm your newest follower!

  5. Patty,
    You have done a great job of decorating. Love your tree too.
    Patricia from Topiary Rose

  6. Patty, thank you so much for your visit today. Your comment showed up as non reply and I couldn't email you back, so I decided to come on over to thank you for your comment. So glad I did! You Christmas decor is beautiful! Your tree is just gorgeous and I am completely in love with you little Christmas village display. It is stunning! You have done a super great job with your Holiday decor. Very pretty!

  7. Hi, Patty. Thanks so much for visiting...I can see why you want my chickadee dishes! I love cardinals too. Your tree is beautiful. I love the birds tucked in, and the birdhouse as a topper is so sweet, and such a good idea. I'm your newest follower. In invite you back to follow if you'd like (did you see the post from last Christmas of other chickadee dishes? You might like it.) Merry Christmas! ~Zuni

  8. Beautiful tree. I love the village too!