Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas in the Piano Room~

Merry Christmas Friends,
The time is drawing near
I love these days ahead
to relax and enjoy the decorations.

Everything for the preparations 
are complete.
Time to enjoy being 
Home for Christmas.

This is my piano room.
A special place where there is no tv.
Just a room to gather and visit.
Listen to music, play the piano, read and share time with family and friends.

I kept the cork GATHER banner I created last fall 
 and added some holly and berries to each end.

Every year my mantel changes.
This season I love the light and simply display
with the wreath and  just a few items on each side.

I carried over the black and white from the kitchen
into this room along with the pop of red.

To visit my
 Christmas in Texas Kitchen Tour
you can click

 I love this Santa.
He was wearing a rust colored coat until
I painted it red.
He likes it better too!

A framed card  hand created from a dear friend,
Diane from 1 Card Creator many years ago.

To the wreath, I added 
hand created snowflakes my mother designed
about 25 years ago.
The little birds help to hide the mechanics 
of the light string.
Gotta love the timer lights.

More black and white with the checked ribbon.

Just a sweet sitting deer along side 2 string gift packages, brings in the red.
Burlap ribbon on the packages,
tie the look in with the standing trees.
You may remember I covered the ugly metal bases HERE. 

Many of you  ask about the firescreen.
It is a heavy iron piece I found  on ebay several years  ago. 
It was black
 but to help it show up 
against the black interior of the firebox,
I painted it ivory.

After I looked at this photo,
I noticed the two trees needed a topper
of some sort.

While stopping at Dollar General last weekend,
I found two stuffed fabric stars perfect for the tops.
Just one dollar friends.
Does it get better??
They also had hearts and I brought two of those home too.

Hard to get an evening shot in this room.
But you can see here
 what a difference the little stars make.

Love this darling pillow
on an animal print throw!

Moving around the room to the tree.

The throw is one I crocheted over the summer
knowing I would use it this Christmas.

Love anything with checks
 and especially this buffalo check pillow
layered with the snowmen.

A favorite painting over the sofa.

Last year I painted this tall snowman,
and yes,
he wears a black coat.

To bring in the black and white with red on the coffee table,
I used ornaments under a cloche, ribbons and little bird 
with a sprig of greens and berries..

The stockings were hung on the back of the piano.
French script with red cuffs.

A vintage pine cone tree I created many years ago.
It has nuts scattered about
along with a pop of red added this year.

On the piano  two wooden deer stand in the greens.
My piano is 50 years old and I cherish it.

I remember when my parents bought it when I was just a little girl.
I have basically played it all my life~

The Heart of Christmas,
a special book to pick up and enjoy while listening to music.

Our tree is decorated in
white, gold, silver
and again that pop of red
with hand crocheted snowflakes.

The gold star is from Norway 
and a gift from a dear friend who was my neighbor
here in Texas.

Long picks of glittered silver vine,
 top off and finish the tree near the star. 

Collected ornaments from travels near and far.

The joy in my life~
My best friend and hubby!

A view from the dining room.

Another view from the entry.

So nice to be Home For Christmas.

Wishing you the spirit of the season,
filled with blessings and holiday memories!


Have a beautiful week.
Celestina Marie


As a side note~
for bloggers using google friends connect on your sidebar.
I found out over the weekend, after a tech support and forum search,
followers have been dropped on hundreds of blogs.
It is a glitch in the system and hopefully will be restored.
I personally lost 35 of my followers in 15 minutes.
It is an inconvenience for our followers who will no longer be able to find us.
The support tech said, because it was a weekend, it would not be addressed till a new week.
With it being Christmas, it will most likely take a lot longer.
Many bloggers were in the forum asking for answers with concerns.
Just wanted to give you this fyi in case you have seen this huge drop in your followers
and wondering what is going on.
A day in the life of blogspot and google glitches!!
Let's hope for a resolution to this newest problem.

Merry Christmas

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