I've been so busy looking at all your great posts, that I haven't done a lot of decorating in our family room. I really wanted to put something Christmasy on the coffee table.
I must say, our coffee table is well used...I mean, really well used.
At any time it holds tv remotes, magazines, laptop, snacks, cups of coffee, etc... and feet. :)
About the only time it gets "decorated" is when we have company. But, I decided I wanted something pretty on it for Christmas, and still leave room for a cup of tea, or a magazine, without having to move all the decorations.
I remembered that Hubby had made a low tray for me before Thanksgiving. He wasn't happy with how it turned out, and left it in the shed.
Well, it was just what I needed, but it hadn't been painted.
I found the front door paint and tried that, but it was a bit too pinky-red. I wanted brownish-red. So, I painted it the door color, and wiped on a coat of Old English Scratch Cover.
After it dried, I put a coat of paste wax on it.
See there's still plenty of room for non-decorative things like a cup of tea and a cookie.
Christmas mugs and cookies...
...pine cones and an antler (gotta have those) and greenery from the yard... and snowy, little faux trees
This is "Boy with Lamb", and he's the very first Byers' Choice Caroler I bought...and my favorite.
I just love the little lamb. Doesn't he have the sweetest expression on his face?
Ice cream salt looks like icy snow in the hurricane...
...and looking through the French doors...
it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our family room.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll see y'all at
French Country Cottage on Friday for Christmas vignettes.