Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Living Room 2012

I've always wanted a wall covered in book pages. I just love how it instantly makes room look cozy and eclectic. But when I say instantly, I mean weeks. That's how long it took me to cover most of the wall. I do like the end result and will keep it there for a while. Or at least until I tire of it.

Here's a closer look at the wall.

Believe is a word we hear a lot this time of year around our house. It is usually referred to the belief of the magic of Santa. But this year the word Believe has a deeper meaning. It's more about the belief that we will live in a world without massacres. The belief that we can do kindness amidst the chaos. The belief that, even if it's just through prayer, we can help families going through inconceivable pain this time of year.

As if reading my mind, a sweet friend gave me this red Believe pillow.

I like having the boys close to me more than ever. Since I hang out in this space a lot, I wanted to keep a space where the kids could have a little corner to draw, write or craft and still be with the family.

I love the the shimmery lights at different spots in the room.  I think I want to have twinkly lights year round. 

We have two nativity scenes. A small one the boys like to play with and another one that belonged to my mom. The latter goes under the tree. 
In case you're wondering, we leave baby Jesus out until his birth day. The only problem was that one year I hid the baby for the boys' nativity and I can't remember where that was. :0(

I almost forgot the tree! There are two very special ornaments in the tree this year. One is the antique key. It use to belong to Sun Kissed Husband's grandmother. The other is the rosary that was very dear to my mom.

I am feeling a stronger need to have His presence close by. Seeing the cross on the tree is a physical reminder that He always is.

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Renee said...

Your living room is so beautiful! I love, love the wall! Everything looks so cozy and magical. I hope your Christmas is just wonderful!

Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks so happy and magical! i am going to admit i usually am not a fan of book page walls, gasp! but i LOVE it here! it's perfect!!! we are thinking of doing in our shop space- how did you stick them up? tape?

Unknown said...

What a beautiful room! How did you adhere the book pages to your wall?
Believe - has been my "one little word" every since my mom passed away 6 1/2 years ago. I can't let it go - because I believe that she is in heaven, along with my dad now.
I believe, always have - always will, that God is with us through everything. Good & bad - He's there.
Merry Christmas!

@Dayngr said...

I'm loving your creativity and holiday decor. I have no talent in that department!