December 5, 2013

Our Christmas Family Room

Welcome to our Family Room all decorated for Christmas.  This is the coziest spot in our home this time of year….

Christmas Family Room French

We like to keep things the same in here every year.  This is where Christmas morning happens and we hope our kids will have great memories from right here.

Christmas Family Room with Stone Fireplace and birch

During the colder months, there is always a fire burning in this fireplace and a Golden resting nearby.  

Corner Stone Fireplace with plaid chairs and birch

I kept our mantel simple and natural with some birch logs and greenery cut from our yard.  The red sweater covered faux deer head came from HomeGoods last Christmas.  Last Christmas, he was above our faux fireplace up in our living room.

Stone fireplace with

Billy and I dreamt of having a stone, wood-burning fireplace for many years.  Three years ago, we finally built this one.   These plaid chairs from Bassett are the most comfortable seats in the house.  There will be many books read and card games played from these chairs in the next few months.

Stone fireplace with plaid Basset chairs and ottoman and birch logs with

 This family picture of us was taken at Christmas 3 years ago, when Keeper was just a tiny Golden puppy.  My boys remember the year they got her for a present as their favorite Christmas.

Family picture in snow with Golden Retriever
Schroon Lake 2010

A wire basket holds some of our favorite Christmas stories.

Santa Mouse Christmas story in basket and rocking

This is where we will be watching "Elf", "A Christmas Story", and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation".  And some cheesy Hallmark movies for me.  And some lots of video game playing for the boys.

Cherry entertainment center with brown leather couch and Crate and Barrel trunk coffee table at

"Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree" is our family's favorite holiday book.   

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree and Christmas children's

Gallery wall in family room with brown leather sofas and Crate and Barrel trunk coffee

My mom has collected Nutcrackers forever and she has been passing some on to my boys.  I had to laugh when I looked at this picture.  Can you spot something missing?

Nutcrackers at

One of my guys likes to take the crown off the green nutcracker...and it is missing in this picture.  I thought about fixing it and re-taking the picture, but then I thought that, really,
THIS is a better picture of what things look like in a house full of kids and dogs ;)  The crown has since been safely returned.

Gallery wall and Christmas Target

Some photos displayed from Christmases Past...

Family photos displayed at

The little mouse in the matchbox is another favorite that we take out at this time of year.

Mouse in a matchbox, Christmas books and tree under

Christmas tree candle and Crate and Barrel wood deer and

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the things that are a part of our family's Christmas traditions.  Do you have any favorite Christmas stories or movies?  Do tell!  I am always looking for things to add to our collection.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love love love your family room! It's so cozy and filled with so many special things! Gotta love the movie Elf. We also love A Year Without a Santa Claus and one of my favorites - Scrooged with Bill Murray!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  2. So festive and fun! And warm and cozy. (And I *HAVE* to know...where did you get that Home for the Holidays towel???)

  3. This is so phenomenal!!! Nice work! wood coffee tables is the only choice for buying a good beds. i really like to read this blog.