Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cozy Library Mantel Forest!

Keeping with a bit of simplicity this year,
I chose to create an easy forest display in my library/family room.

This is the room we enjoy movies, reading, watching TV and relaxing year round.

To the mantel I added evergreen trees and a garland of lights.
Oh look, here sits a little fox cuddled by a evergreen tree.
Isn't he cute?


A single silver star tops the tallest tree.


Woodsy Santa carries a tree and trims to share with us right from the forest.


Winter tree limbs bend with snow.




Keeping warm by the glowing fire.


Knit stockings hang on each side in shades of cream and brown with fur and fleece trims.



On the coffee table I have a double nest and twigs that was fashioned on
a deer pelt with greens and berries.
I found this amazing piece of art last year in Roundtop, Texas.
The birds of silver sit in the nests and over look the cloche filled with vintage ornaments.

Snow globes sit about and always ready for a good shake.


Santa reads a story to this little girl.
Perfect for the library.

I didn't place a large tree in this room this year.
I have three others I've shared with you from other rooms.
However, I did add to the book shelves the vintage ceramic tree my mother created back in the 70's.
It's so beautiful and shines with pretty colorful lights and tipped in snow.

Across the room I always open my family bible to the story of the Christ Child's birth.
The bible sits on a Deacon's book stand my dad created for me many years ago.
I add winter pine around the pages open to the pictures of the nativity.

 Cozy evenings are spent here by the fire with a little woodland forest theme.


Do you have a favorite spot to enjoy and relax this Christmas?

Wishing you joy filled days as we approach Christmas.

See you next time with a few hand painted Santa's from the past.

Hugs,
Celestina Marie








29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the painting and your forest gathering look very nice.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely family Bible! I love the illustrations and the fantastic stand to display it. What a treasure.

The mantel looks splendid and I adore that little fox. Very cute!

Angélica D said...

Hi Celestina !! que bonito ese arreglo arriba de su chimenea !! espero que tengas un bendecido domingo
cariños

Jan Tanis said...

Your family room does look cozy - a good place to sit and watch TV or read. It's all lovely.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celeste, you're so very right...cozy is the word. It's beautiful and the little fox is charming, reminding me of London. The open Bible is always appropriate; Merry Christmas!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh Celestina, it is always such a joy and delight coming over to your place for a visit.
Always, everything is just lovely! Your husband must LOVE coming home to the beauty and love that you grace upon your home.
Your header is as beautiful as the rest of your home. I especially love the huge tree in the center picture.

I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful and elegant home.

Blessings my friend.
Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, another beautiful area of your home all Christmased up! Everything is so pretty. Now, I've been on the lookout for one of those little ceramic trees that was your mothers! It's a really pretty one! Christmas is almost here, sweet friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ирина said...

Прекрасное оформление каминной полки! Празднично и жизнерадостно! с наступающим праздником!

Julie Marie said...

What a beautiful and cozy room to relax in by the fire dear Celeste... love your woodland Christmas and that little fox is precious!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful! You have every room of the house ready for bright cheer. I don't know how you do it all! We had so much fun (but are sore today) from going up and down ladders in order to reach the 15 foot ceiling beams to paint! They are done, and it took us from 10:00AM to 8:00PM last night to get them done, but they are the way I wanted them: white, distressed, perfectly rustic!

Isn't it fun to create for the holidays? May your Sunday be happy and bright! Anita

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Celeste! Such a great idea and it fits on your mantel perfectly. I have a narrow mantel here (I had two big ones at our old house) so it is always a challenge for me to decorate it without having it look overcrowded. Love that little fox, too.

Valerie-Jael said...

Everything is so beautiful, just love it! Hugs, Valerie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful and cozy! That fox is my favorite! Our great room is where we are most of the time in the evenings. It's a blend of a media and living room.

Donna said...

What a pretty and cozy-festive room, Celestina! That little fox is just adorable, and I love the cloche with vintage ornaments. The Tuscan hillside painting makes the perfect backdrop for your wintery trees! Oh, and I love vintage script the runner on your coffee table!

Cattails said...

A beautiful room and so cozy and warm. The ceramic tree is really a treasure as is the stand your dad made. I adore the Santa figurine reading to the child. Wishing you JOY this Christmas.

Cattails said...

p.s. forgot to say that I love that cute fox. At the home we shared with mom, we had 2 1/2 acres near a creek. We had a variety of wildlife, including a fox who would come every spring to have her babies in our wood pile!!!

1Cardcreator said...

Beautiful, cosy scenes you have set up for a Christmas wonderland. Merry Christmas, Diane

1Cardcreator said...

Beautiful, cosy scenes you have set up for a Christmas wonderland. Merry Christmas, Diane

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

It all looks so cozy and comfortable Celeste. I love all the green trees you've decorated your mantle with and that little fox is too cute! We eliminated our family room tree this year also. The older I get the less Christmas decor I put up... I guess I've wised up after all these years and realize I've got to take it down eventually!! Thanks for the great tour through your sweet home. I love every inch of it!

Love, hugs & blessings, Edie

Junkchiccottage said...

Your mantel is so pretty Celeste. Love that cute fox too adorable. It all looks so Merry and festive. Merry Christmas.
Kris

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

You have created a magical Christmas home! I love your library mantel! Your Woodland's theme is wonderful! Your Mother's tree is so pretty and I know you cherish it! Your room is so warm and cozy!

Old Time Cindy said...

I love the look of a woodland theme. My favorite is the little fox nestled with the trees.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love that darling little fox, and the vintage ornaments. The woodland theme throughout your house is so lovely and peaceful.
I am sitting in our FR right now in front of the fire, enjoying our Christmas lights. I hope you are doing the same in your beautiful room.
Oh, and I love the stockings, too.

cynthia lee designs said...

That little fox is adorable!! Everything looks so cozy and it is beautiful too!!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Cynthia said...

Celeste so pretty, love all the trees. The stockings are really perfect and the picture that is hanging is gorgeous

Cindy

lynn said...

love the bible vignette, esp, celeste:) beautiful room! i love sitting by the fireplace, gazing at the christmas tree:)--heaven!

Alessandra said...

Festive and cozy atmosphere in every corner of your beautiful home. The mantel is fairy with these wonderful ornaments. I love especially the trees and the stockings. So warm the fireplace!
Kisses
Alessandra

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Such pretty things, Celestina. It certainly looks like a room that is filled with the Christmas spirit. I hope you enjoy much Christmas spirit this year..Happy Holidays, Judy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your library is decorated beautifully and looks like such a cozy place to relax and unwind during this busy season. Thanks for the tour!
Vickie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..