Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Family Room with Homespun Holiday Cheer


Homespun touches, handknit stockings, collections of stars and candle bobbins 
add to the warmth of my family room.



A closer view of the fireplace mantel.


Yes,  (can you believe it),  I knit the Christmas socks.   Miles was a very 
good boy - Santa will be good to him this year.



I wanted you to see a close-up of this garland. It's most unique.
It appears as if it was crafted from metal castings....
It really sparkles in the glow from the candlelight.


Our little Snowman Family.  




Felted pillows.



I finally remembered,  gee, I should light a fire in the fireplace.


Here is a peek at the whole fireplace and shelves.
As you can see, I am a down-home kind of girl. 
I like things solid looking and  home-made. 
A lot of furnishings and decor in my home
were crafted by family members.




31 comments:

. said...

Everything looks so nice. Congratulations.

Alfazema

Smilingsal said...

You home is all ready for Christmas. I love, love, love the stockings. You're really talented.

Bo said...

My goodness...you made those wonderful stockings?? It must have taken you a year or two...your home looks so inviting and you have decorated it perfectly! ;-) Bo

onlymehere said...

I love your fireplace wall and mantle. I too like things made solid and have some handcrafted furniture. I can't believe you kit those stockings!! Love them! What a crafy woman you are.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

That's my kind of decorating. I love your style.

Buttercream Cottage said...

Beautiful...the perfect Christmas room. I love the snowman.

Buffie said...

Ah, that looks fabulous! So cozy I just want to curl up by the fireplace!

Buffie :)

ksarra said...

How amazing that you knit those stockings! Hooray for you. I,too, like good old down home country. Things that are weathered and worn and built sturdily and handed down for generations!

laurie said...

Oh this is just so cozy and comfortable. It looks like a place where a person would have a wonderful Christmas with their family. laurie

Elizabeth said...

It's all so cozy; I wish I was there right now w/ some tea or cocoa reading and listening to instrumental Christmas music.

Shelia said...

Hi Robyn! I love your home and all of your lovely decorations! I can almost feel the warmth from your fire.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mama said...

Robyn, your family room is so inviting and looks beautiful dressed up for Christmas, I love the little Snowmen family and your stockings are brilliant, I had not heard of Jacqui Lawson until I saw her cards on French Fancy's blog, (where have I been haha)she is incredible, have a lovely week, hugs, Kathy

Ma'dame French said...

It looks prefectly homey and comfortable;) Love it! French;)

The Muse said...

Wow you really knot the stockings? GO girl GO!!! Oh, how remarkable!

artis1111 said...

It is so lovely!! Kathy

Rachael said...

Thanks for paying me a visit! I LOVE your Christmas decor....it's just beautiful. Your fireplace is amazing...so cozy looking!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Your mantel looks beautiful. I also got a smile out of the Kohl's commercial on the TV (I was just there doing some Christmas shopping myself!).

I added this to my blog party post this morning. If you wouldn't mind adding a link back to the party so your readers can visit, that would be great. Thanks! -Julia :-)

Lynette said...

Hi - thanks for visiting my Christmas dining room!! Your home-spun family room is so lovely - I love all your homemade things. Your stockings and mantle are beautiful!!
Enjoy your season ~

Lynette said...

Oh - we have the same background!!

Happy To Be said...

This is all just lovely girl!! and you can knit I am impressed to say the least..and I love the home spun look here..have a great day..hugs and smiles Gloria

Lynne said...

Oh you're home is lovely. So warm and cozy..You knit the stockings? What talent.. I am one impressed cookie here. Your snowman family is adorable..You knew I would love them..lol. Thanks for swinging by..I hope to see you again soon.
hugs ~lynne~

ksarra said...

Good morning, just stopping by with "warm" wishes for a great day. Isn't it funny that we had a morning snowfall and school was cancelled and ya'll are snowed in! We just aren't equipped for snow. I love your Christmas decorations, especially those stockings! And I NEED some bobbins!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow! Beautiful.

Lynne said...

Girl.. I try to stay away from the jewelry counter..yet another weakness of mine..lol I have alot of weaknessess. I have to go to the city on Monday and will make it a point to stop at TJ MAXX.. I'm sorry your's closed..hope you're having a super evening..
hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hello Robyn & Merry Christmas...

What a beautiful den/living room that you have...and you've decorated it for Christmas so beautifully! I love the big star on the mantle...and all of the candles! (I see that somebody likes candles as much as I do...hehe!) Girl, I just can't get over those knitted Christmas stockings...WOW...you are talented! They're awesome!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

Susan said...

I love all the details...the mantel is beautiful....all is welcoming and inviting!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the wooden spools as candle holders...that is so cute! It all looks so cozy and welcoming!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful mantel...love all the ornaments lined up across. So neat that you made the stockings! :-) Warm and cozy...just like home should be! Susan

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Beautiful decorations. So warm and cozy looking...Merry Christmas

niartist said...

Robyn,
I LOVE LOVE LOVE those candlesticks - but they aren't candlesticks, right? They're like yarn spools or something? I saw something like it an antique shop once and they wanted WAY too much for the set of 10. But I love them, they're so beautiful! As is everything else! Just divine! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and Merry Christmas to you and all of yours! See you in 2009.

spoiledmom said...

Oh, I love your primitive-look Christmas mantle and ornaments! Reminds me of my own. I adore snowmen, and I have a collection I treasure given from friends and family. I love my primitive-type decor, reminds me of days gone by. Your home is beautiful, as is your site! Thank you, also, for adding me to your "blog roll". I returned the favor. :)
Continue to enjoy the remainder of the Christmas season and Happy New Year!