This year, I was excited to deck the halls for Christmas in the sunroom - my favorite room of the house. Having just settled on the new area rug a few weeks ago, I was ready to bring out the decorations and mix up some of the textiles I already had, just used previously in other rooms.
Over the river and through the woods, to my woodland sunroom we go!
Below is the sunroom as viewed from the chaise lounge. Central to the space is a table with four chairs, plus three additional patio chairs along the back perimeter. There's also a loveseat glider on the left wall, which matches the patio chairs. This very comfortable patio furniture has lasted years in this sunroom, all of which rock (the chairs also swivel). When company comes, I pull out snack trays and individual teak drink tables, which otherwise fold away for easy storage.
A few other vintage items round out the mix of decor in the sunroom: a couple of salvaged windows trimmed in gingerbread garlands situated against the brick wall above the heating/cooling wall unit, and a marble top washstand used as a sideboard on the wall adjacent to the kitchen.
Just inside the French doors of the sunroom is my olive bucket, which I filled with fallen birch tree branches last year. I added lights and pinecones, and a couple of oversized bulbs. The nesting boxes on the miniature sled are actually gift boxes, but I like them stacked as shown. It gives the illusion of a snowman actually on a sled. Just beyond the doors is the courtyard, and you can see a glimpse of my container full of pansies on the other side of the window.
Speaking of glimpse, the collage photo of the marble top washstand/ sideboard (above) is just that, hinting at the tablescape I've prepared for the sunroom for the holidays in an upcoming post.
My baker's rack stands in the corner of the sunroom, and holds many of my books and magazines that I'm keeping for now. I generally reserve the top rack for some sort of seasonal decor. For the holidays, it's my Woodland Santa and lighted swag with bird in the bush. The brass rocking horses are a recent estate sale find, and the wooden bowl holds my Native American artifacts found in my yard during our landscape excavation in 2004.
Are you planning a big celebration, or will you be having a quiet holiday season?
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