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.

Celestina Marie

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