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Christmas Home Tour 2012: Winter Woodland Gathering Room

The elves have been busy transforming our home for Christmas.  They began weeks ago in the gathering room and kitchen.  A winter woodland theme was spun throughout both rooms.

I love the simplicity of this rustic centerpiece (under $20) from One Kings Lane. 

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...They were a Christmas Tree Shop end-of-season clearance item from last year for about $2 each.

The mantle displays some favorite snowmen we've collected over the years.

Pinecone garlands embellish each of the shelves displaying a few more snowmen themed items.

The tree ornaments echo the winter woodland theme.  

The striped burlap ribbon, used for a tree garland and also throughout both rooms, is from Pottery Barn.  

I found these crocheted snowflakes on eBay. I added some twine to the top of each to hang on the tree branches.

A few of the ornaments, including the bears, were purchased during our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains.  

I borrowed the idea of using a galvanized bucket to hold gifts from PB's website.  I found this bucket at the Christmas Tree Shop for under $8.  Using my 20% off coupon, it was even less.

 This rustic pillow was purchased during a trip to Plymouth Plantation several years ago.  Although it is used during other seasons, the red and green colors always remind me of Christmas.

I found these Melrose Mixed Short and Long Needle Wispy Pine Wreaths on sale on  The shipping was free with my Amazon Prime account. 

A wooden cranberry garland and a few crocheted snowflakes lend a holiday feel to the chandelier. 


A woodsy garland, embellished with pinecones and berries, sits above the kitchen cabinets.  It was 50% off a few weeks ago at Michael's.

A piece of the garland used above the cabinets was cut off and wired to this vintage ladder, which originally was decorated with fall leaves.  It's nice to be able to change out the garland on the ladder to accommodate the seasons.

A few fresh poinsettias add a pop of color in the window box.  My husband bought these for me.  I think he did a wonderful job of making sure they were all the same height...thanks, Hon!

These woodsy Kinsey garlands from Ballard Designs are the perfect transition between the rustic gathering room and the more formal living and dining rooms. Right now, they're on sale for $19.99 each on Ballard's website.  

Thanks for stopping by, and do check back later this week for the rest of my Christmas Home Tour 2012.

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