Friday, December 3, 2010


  Our Living Room all dressed up for
~The Holidays~

We upgraded our Christmas Stockings this year.

The fabulously talented Megan from White Flower Farmhouse created these just for us!

I'm thrilled with our new family heirlooms!

I haven't put up a tree in this room for a couple of years but this year is special and I wanted our son to be embraced with by the Christmas spirit when he comes Home for the Holidays!


A Perfect Gray said...

T., everything is BEAUTIFUL. The photographs on the tree are such a special touch. and I love the stockings. You guys musta been pretty good this year -they're huge!

love, Donna

Laurel-Dawn McBurney said...

Wowwie-Zowwie! Your living space is GORGEOUS and so full and glamorous- I am blown away! I love, love your style- the fireplace is so gorgeous- and I love the crystal and gold lighting sitting on the mantel. What a beautiful space to celebrate Christmas in! Thank you for sharing!

French-Kissed said...

STUNNING...GORGEOUS...GLAMOROUS...ELEGANT,YET WARM AND WELCOMING...I have heard that it is bad form to use all caps in blog comments and emails, BUT I can hardly contain myself and wait til you see how many explanation points I leave at the have woven a most BEAUTIFUL and soulful tapestry of Christmas decor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing you and yours great joy, peace, love and blessings overflowing.


Kathysue said...

Terri, this is so PERFECT!!! Bravo Miss Terri. It is warm and inviting and oh so elegant!! My favorite ornament on your tree is the picture of your family, I love that!!
Now I see why you were looking at so many Pinecone/Terri's winter shells!!! They are the perfect touch in your already lovely home. I know that it even looks more gorgeous in person. The camera can not catch your warmth and inviting spirit xoxo Kathysue

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh Terri-PURE PERFECTION!!! Stunning Christmas decor. I am speechless. The entire room is gorgeous and welcoming. And I agree with Kathysue about your family picture on the tree...what more important thing to celebrate then family. You are going to have a wonderful holiday season! Gorgeous!!!

Kathysue said...

Terri it is me again, I am trying to see if my computer is working correctly. xo

Nita Stacy said...

So beautiful! What is that wreath made of? Love all the gold of it. The tree with the pinecones and gorgeous. I love this room anyway...but Wow it looks great all decked out. So funny that you are pulling out all the stops this year. I know the years I lived in Atlanta...far from home. My parents went crazy with decorations to welcome me home. I used to beg my Dad for Christmas lights on the house and he would never do it...well the first year I was away...I came home to their house lined in lights all over the roof top and around the yard - everywhere. He was soooo excited for me to see it. For the next 10 years....he put up the lights knowing I'd come home to see them.

I always told them our big white house looked like Holiday Inn when you drove up. Your son will be thrilled to come home to a big real Christmas.

Now that my Dad is gone...their house looks so sad and lonely at Christmas. My Mom won't even put up a tree any more. She just goes to my sisters or to my house. I miss those years so much when I'd come home and we'd make things and cook and decorate. Such a special time it was.

vignette design said...

Hi Terri,
Your living room is absolutely gorgeous! Love it! I too love decorating with pine cones and inserting photos in the tree. Love the photo of your family! Everything looks just beautiful! Bravo, my friend! xo Delores

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, stunning. Everything is beautiful. Definitely a ton of drool power. I love your room and all of your decor is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

cjsullivan133 said...

Dang Girlfriend. I haven't even bought a tree yet. You go girl! It looks beautiful. Have fun tomorrow. xoxo

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Simply stunning! Love the mix of rustic and bling. The wreath over the mirror is fab. So is the zebra rug!


Unknown said...

Terri, I can practically hear the fire crackling! It's all just beautiful! Your son will be thrilled to see it in person when he comes home from college - can you believe the first semester is almost done?!

Those photo ornaments are such a great, personal touch!

Merry merry!!!!
xo Elizabeth

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Terri, This is absolutely gorgeous! The fireplace, tree and wreath are all beautiful and elegant.
Happy Holidays,

Acquired Objects said...

How beautiful Terri but I have to say I really love those photos on the tree. I love personal touches like that and it shows you made the holidays about those who mean the most to you!

lisaroy said...

Everything is so beautiful! So warm and cozy! I love all your pinecones and your new stockings are adorable. You do have great style, my friend xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Your room is just beautiful, Terri! I love the tree with the family pictures and your fireplace is just stunning {love the stockings!}. Very warm and rich in color...wonderful!


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

So warm and festive Terri! I am doing the shortcut version this year because I am working 6 days a week but it looks fine too. We left our 12 foot tree in storage and bought a quickie 8 foot one but I did fill it with our favorite ornaments and it will do. Hopefully next year I can spend more time and the rest of the decorations can come out of storage too. You have done a beautiful job. Much love XO

Ann said...

Your living room looks so stunningly beautiful...
Love the idea of putting a family picture on the tree.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

It looks like a magazine spread! One I would tear out. I need you to come here and do my Christmas decorations, it's all so well appointed, tasteful and oozing style, love it!

Theresa Cheek said...

It's all about the details...things that are slowly discovered as you explore the room. I love the family photos on the tree..and that little reindeer hanging from the drawer pull..fabulous!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Terri your home is amazing.Jaw dropping with it's glam all wrapped up with a comfy feeling. Your home shows great love and great style my dear and not surprised in the least. Wishing you a marvelous, treasure filled weekend.



quintessence said...

OhTerri - it's SPECTACULAR!!! I can't believe you're already done - making me feel like quite the slacker - and the mantel is beautiful. Well - the whole space is stunning! The kids love coming home to the Christmas spirit!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How beautiful beautiful Terri
You have such style and panache and i love your idea of hanging the family photos on the tree.. One of those looks very familiar!! hehe.. can see why you love it so much... I also love that portrait over your fireplace.. so wonderful and dramatic in size!!

Aren't the girls and products at White Flower Farmhouse terrific!!! I love everything they do and your stockings are no exception..

Well.. your post has made me feel quite christmassy... even though it is very different here... usually too hot.. certainly no snow!!!

Have a wonderful weekend. and thank you so much for your kind comment.. truly made my day!!! thanks.. ciao xxx Julie

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It's beautiful! Love your elegant and festive tree and what an amazing fireplace surround you have!

red ticking said...

GORGEOUS.... and megan is so talented... there is nothing she can't do! xx

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Oh Terri, your living room looks beautiful. So stylish and chic. Your tree is beautiful but I think my favourite is that wonderful silver leafing around your painting.
I love the way your decorations are very Christmassy and yet very grown up and sophisticated. Thank you for showing us these pictures, I'm sorry I hadn't seen them when I sent you a message earlier!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thank you so much for your kind words at hill country house! I love your blog and your other site and am adding them to my favorites right now. Your home is just gorgeous and seems to reflect you and your family and that is something I am fanatical about! Enjoy your holiday season! Ann

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Terri your rooms are gorgeous, warm and oh so inviting! Thanks for inspiring me to light a fire under myself and get going with the decorating...which I love, too! I love the pictures on the tree, we do that too!

Hope your weekend (wet as it is!) has been wonderful!



Tuuli - Lumo Lifestyle said...

Oh, Terri, what a beautiful room and gorgeous Christmas tree!

Privet and Holly said...

What a fabulous room
and how lovely it all
looks festooned for
Christmas. Your son
is going to love it!
The pictures really
make your tree special.
Happy Monday, Terri!
xx Suzanne

Beach House Living said...

Stunning! You really go all out.

ceecee said...

Looks like you are having a beautiful and inspiring season, Terri. Love your style!