Disclosure: As a part of the Seasons of Home series, this blog post was sponsored by HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. All words and opinions are my own.
Of all of the rooms in our house, the living room is the most finished at this point. There are still things on the to-do list and I am still getting acquainted with the space. But, I really enjoyed finding a spot for our tree and, more than anything, decorating a fireplace mantle! I haven’t had one of those for years!
I found the marble stocking hangers at my local HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I love how the gold base and hooks work with Eulalie’s frame and the marble is a nice, neutral touch.
I nestled a mix of fresh and faux greenery along with some pinecones around the hangers. I love using some fresh greens, so their scent fills the room.
The little trees were also a HomeGoods purchase. They had black and red ribbons and I replaced them with with some blue & gray checked ribbon that works better with my palette. I also added some green moss (also from HomeGoods) around the base.
On the pine hutch, I added a live bay wreath hung from the same check ribbon. I also tucked some pinecones and small white candles in ironstone bowls inside the cabinet.
(Sebastian doesn’t usually pose for me, but he happily sat while I took pictures.)
On the other side of the arched doorway, I put some fresh greens, a German Christmas pyramid, and some small wood houses.
I spotted the Pyramid at HomeGoods and put it in the cart without hesitation. A very similar one was always a part of our Christmas decorations as I was growing up. I had one from my Oma’s attic, but it was missing pieces, so I finally let it go a few years ago. I love that I was now able to replace it and make it a part of our family Christmas traditions.
My boys were fascinated at the windmill blades turning from just the heat of the candles.
On the sofa, I added some sweater pillows with pom-poms at their corners. I picked them up from TJ Maxx last Christmas.
The side table holds the paperwhites, a dala horse, and a bowl of hard candies from Germany. I also tied some homemade “snowball” pom-poms around the lamp.
The candies were an impulse at-the-register buy at HomeGoods as well. I remembered eating these out of tins when I was a kid in Germany and couldn’t resist putting them out for the holiday season.
I also found some of the cutest plaid wrapping paper and some pretty ribbons on that same shopping trip. I always like browsing for little bits and bobs like that when I’m there.
And, because money stretches so far at a place like TJ Maxx/HomeGoods, I even picked up a down/feather-filled Ralph Lauren winter coat for around $100. I left my winter coat on the airplane on the way back from China last spring and wasn’t able to recover it. Now that I’m in Minnesota, that definitely needed to be replaced!
I’ll share all about my tree, which isn’t quite finished, next week!
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