Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Sparkly, Neutral, Simple, Blessed Christmas

Hello to all of my long lost friends.

I know you are all busy getting ready for Christmas.   I sure am.  But, I tend to enjoy being busy.  I do well with busy. 

When thinking about what I was going to do in our house for Christmas this year, my thoughts kept going to sparkly, winter wonderland, my recent gift of cotton, and some beautiful blue vintage ornaments I had recently found.   This year, I decided to go with a little more simple and subtle approach.  I usually overkill at Christmas. 

I would love to share some pictures of our Christmas home with you over the next few days.  Today, I’ll be sharing our living room.  Hope you don’t mind hanging around for a few extra minutes.

tree 4

bench 2

tree 8

tree 10

tree 11

farm table 9

farm table 8

hallway 1

gray table 1

door 1

bookcase 2

hall door 2

believe 2

fireplace 3

fireplace 9

fireplace 12

fireplace 10

fireplace 5

lr 2

doughbowl 3

lr 1

And, that’s our living room.

Faith and I have started doing our school sitting right there at the Christmas tree.  Lights on, candles lit, coffee poured, school work on the floor…wonderful.  I have spent a lot of time sitting there looking at the lights.  There has been a lot going on in our family recently so finding a place and time to relax is very nice.

Thank you so much for spending some time with me this morning, my friends.  It’s been nice to spend some time on my blog.

I plan on coming back soon with some more pictures of our Christmas home.

Hope you will come back.

Blessings to you all.

Merry almost Christmas!!

Joining the party at Junk Chic Cottage


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Amy, I have been looking forward to seeing your house decorated for Christmas! You always do such a great job and you did not disappoint this year! Everything looks so lovely! What a blessing it must be to be in your beautiful home at Christmas time!

chateau chic said...

Your Christmas decor is so soft, calming, and peaceful! Love it!!! Also, great bench behind the sofa!
Mary Alice

White Lace and Promises said...

Love every inch of it my friend and don't know which I like the best. Of course, envy that bench. It reminds me of the benches we sat on in chapel at our church camp. And the pillows on the bench. Did you do those??? Love the chalkboard door, but the message the best! Love the wooden tray with ornaments. The nativity looks vintage, is it? Oh, my girl! You can't call this simple. It is rustic elegance as my SIL would say! Beeeeuuuutiiiiful!

Art and Sand said...

My comment would be very long if I mentioned everything I love here so I will just say -


elizabeth said...

I love it!

Shannon said...

So *gorgeous*, Mrs. Amy! I especially love the warm lighting in the second picture, with your adorable pillows on the bench behind the couch and the tree sparkling in the background...so pretty. :-)

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh Amy, it all looks so enchanting! I love your mix of blues and greys along with all the neutrals & rustic pieces. My favorite is your tree and that tub full of ornaments on your table. SO warm and cozy here. No wonder you enjoy schooling in this magical room. Wishing you lots of Christmas cheer, Susan

Kate said...


What a blessing to my heart to stop by and see your beautiful Christmas home. I cannot wait to see the rest that you will share with us. My favorite is the chalk board. So beautiful!!! Blessings to you.

xo Kate

BECKY said...

Hi Amy,
Hoping all is well with you and yours. Everything looks so lovely. I am also embracing simplicity this season, and just savoring family, friends, and the joy of belonging to the King. Sigh...life is good...God is good.

I will close the shop in about 8 days, and am looking forward to the break, though I do love creating for people!!

May your holidays be rich with Christ, and full of love and making new memories!

Love and hugs,

Ginger said...

I love your house! My favorite is the twig tree, I think, and the "believe" banner. Lovely.

Heaven's Walk said...

It's all so beautiful, Amy! Love the mix of silver and aqua! I can just imagine you and Faith sitting together with heads bowed over school books under the tree. What a blessing that must be for you both! Your home looks like such a warm and inviting place. ♥

xoxo laurie

Junkchiccottage said...

Amy it is just beautiful. Please come and share this on my Creating Christmas party. It is so warm, beautiful and inviting. Show it off!!!!

Debra Oliver said...

I love it all, Amy, my favorites are the Believe garland and that wonderful dough bowl filled with Christmas goodies!

Robin Johnson said...

Oh Amy your home is looking oh so pretty and very much a Winterland delight. Your tree is gorgeous as is the rest of your decor. Well done my friend.

Anne said...

Amy I feel like I am looking at a magazine! Your home is perfection and I LOVE your beautiful tree!Everything looks beautiful!

Anne said...

Amy I feel like I am looking at a magazine! Your home is perfection and I LOVE your beautiful tree!Everything looks beautiful!

pballard said...

Amy, I love your home. So thankful to have your inspiration. I am so blessed to have my blogging friends. God Bless..

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for linking up to the party. I love your tree and all your pretty Christmas decor.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Amy, your Christmas home is SO pretty! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos today. I'm looking forward to seeing more!


Kom Achterom said...

ooh so nice!!
lovely colours!
happy evening

Pat Cantwell said...

Dear friend. . .know you have been b u s y. . .and I've been missing your posts!!! This post was like a healing balm to my soul this morning!!!
Love the touches of blue and the simplicity of your decor. Especially blessed with the Nativity Family and that dough bowl filled with ornaments is stunning!!!
See you again, soon, my dear one!!!

Faded Charm said...

Very pretty, Amy. So glad you can take some time to sit back and enjoy the Christmas lights....one of my favorite things to do this time of year as well.


Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Looks beautiful Amy! Merry Christmas!

esther deakins said...

i am enjoying your home, it is just beautiful. I am loving the quite time with a cup of tea sitting by the tree and loving the lights. this is a wonderful time of the year so much to be thankful for and so many blessings. i think i have enjoyed our services at church more than ever before. i am interested in the punch, can you give me measurements, blessings to you and your family! estherdeakins@yahoo.com