Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas 2011 (The Living Room) Photos- Photos- Photos! + Winner #3!

Two posts in one day…WOW!

If you missed my Dining Room Christmas tour, it is the post after this one.

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I did something different this year.

I used white light on most of my trees.

A first for me.

Usually the house is decorated mainly in colored lights, but I wanted a change.

FYI… Hubby hates white lights. But this year I decided I didn't care. Hehee!! J/K.

I think it looks really pretty.  He thinks it does too, he just prefers the colors.

Any who…

Here is my living room photos.


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I love my collection of old Santa dolls!!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The above 2 decorations came from TJ Max a few years ago.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I want a new tree for this room but I am happy with the way it is decorated.

Prim ornies galore!!

~ They make Me Smile!~

*My kids asked me, “Mom why is the tree decorated in all these ugly ornaments?”


I giggle and say, “They aren’t Ugly! They’re primitive!”

And as they walk away they say, “They’re ugly.”


Oh, well… ugly or cute, I love ‘em!!

And what makes them even more special to me is that so many of them were handmade by my blogging friends.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I wrap my tree in grapevine garland and tie strips of homespun randomly.  I started doing this a few years ago and I love the look of it.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

When I put my tree in the corner, I had to find spots for the things that were there.

So, I moved the little table over to the side of the settle.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Looks okay to me, even if it displayed sideways. :)

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Snowman is another TJM goody.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Some of my antique teddy bears with wonderful stitchery's from bloggin’ pals.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I love this white twig tree.

My Mom gave it to me years ago, I have no idea where she got it from.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Love this Santa too!

He was a surprise gift a few years ago from a special prim pal.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas tour of my living room.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

While I have you here, I want to show you what Brett bought me a couple of days ago.

You see, I went down to the Rabbit Patch just to look.

When I happen to see this wonderful, true antique, handmade, double candle holder!!!

It was screaming for me to take it home with me. ;)

But since I had no $ I had to leave it behind.

I went home and was telling Brett about it and he said,

“Well, go get it if you want it.”

Don’t have to tell me twice. ;)

So we hopped back in the car and did just that!! Heehee!

We’re calling it my Christmas present from him.

*I don’t think I’m leaving it here,  just until after Christmas.  Then I’ll do some tweaking and find the perfect spot for it.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Don’t ya just love it!!

While we were there I also picked up another old chair.

Yes, I have an obsession for antique chairs. :)

But this one was sooo neat looking.

*It is for my kitchen, so I will show it off when I do my Kitchen Christmas photos post.

**We’re calling that a belated anniversary present! LOL!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

One more thing I want to share before ending this post.

I recently participated in an ornament swap hosted by Amy.

And the 1st of my three ornies arrived!!

This one was from Linda of Country Pickins blog.

APP ~Tammy

I apologize for the poor quality of photo.

Stupid camera!! :(

Linda sent a wonderful card and 2 cute ornies.

A gingerbread man and an icicle.

Thank you again Linda!

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

Okay now on to the 3rd and final winner in the stocking giveaway!!

*Robin selected the pair with the fur.

So, this winner will receive the pair with the prim homespun patches.

And selected….


#56 is…

Steph of Front Porch Primitives.


Congratulations Steph!!

*Please email me your shipping address and I will get your stockings right out to you.

Thanks so much to all my wonderful followers!!

And don’t worry if you didn't win this giveaway, there is always next time.

New giveaway coming soon!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Have an amazing weekend!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam...AND you talk about me... getting things done...LOOK AT YOU!!!! WOW!!! I am still admist a mess... I keep getting side tracked... OOPS... new peice of furniture... I will be posting... and slicing my finger open... I am getting NOTHING done fast! Everythings looks WONDERFUL!!!!!! Love the Santa collection best! OLM

Prims By The Water said...

Tam, Love all of your ugly ornaments...I say that because my kids hate prims too. LOL Your santas are awesome. I love collecting santas too. Take care, Janice

BumbleBeeLane said...

Love those vintage santas! The little ginger ornie is adorable from linda.I'm still waiting on one yet then I can post them all at once.I have the ones from you on the front of my tree so you can look in the window to see them.Thanks for hosting the giveaway and congrats to Robin and steph! Warm Blessings!~Amy

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Well, I took a break from bringing in all my boxes of Christmas decorations. Now that I've seen your wonderful home and beautiful decorations, I'm now in the mood to get in there and get my decorating started and finished! Thank you for the motivation. LOVE your warm and inviting home! ~~Annie

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh - this is truly drool-worthy!! I happen to LOVE white lights - and yours are gorgeous! And the Santa collection in the cradle is amazing!!! You truly do it up right girlfriend! Wow - what an incredible gift that candle holder is - I've only seen pictures of them, never saw one for real. You are SOOOO lucky - and it's positively GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations to Steph!! Yea for her!!! And thanks again, Tammy, for hostessing another great giveaway! Have a wonderful Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

And....oh....I so love your teddies - I love everything I saw, truly - but I have a special place in my heart for those ol' so sweet - you have a great collection! Robin

Jessica said...

Your home is full of prim eye candy! I love your ugly ornaments and the trees and the lights, it is all gorgeous. :)

Christmas blessings!

Penny said...

Congrats to Steph for winning the third and final giveaway!!

Your LR decorations are just wonderful! LOVE your vintage Santas -- I have a few, but your collection is great...... and they look so cute in the cradle. Love the teddies too....

I'm still trying to make my way through the Christmas boxes -- hopefully I will finish up my decorating soon! Have a good evening....

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your prim Christmas tree!! My girls don't like my prim/primitive things either.
I only have a skinny tree in the dining room to finish and then I'm all done decorating for the holidays.

oldecrow said...

Congratulations to all you lucky winners! I love your ugly ornaments. I also have tons of ugly ornaments as my kids call them too! Kids, what do they know anyway!
Have a great evening!
Olde Crow Mercantile

Unknown said...

Tam, your house looks great! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Congrats to Steph too!! :)

God bless and keep you,

steph said...

Oh Tammy, Yeaaaaaa!!! I actually went to the DT yesterday to look for these stockings so I could make them but they didn't have any socks. So yeaahhhh. Thank you so much. I have been checking your blog to see if you had posted your winners yet and tonight was the night:) I am beyond excited. I love the ones with the patches. Hee Hee Hee. Dancing to the shower now.

steph said...

Tammy, your home is so cozy and lovely for the holidays. I love how you have moved things around and made if all fit so nicely. Your collection of old santa dolls is so wonderful and I love the prim ornaments. My favorite thing however is the green cabinet. It's to die for. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

Earlene said...

Tammy those old bears in that mustard box look perfect there!
our prim ornie tree is loaded and is so special and it looks great.
Your home looks cozy and inviting.
Time to look at the rest of it.

~Judy~ said...

Your Santa in the cradle made me smile! I love all your "ugly" ornaments! I have some pretty ugly ones too! Beautiful decorating girl!

frontporchprims said...

Tammy, I love your home. It is so cozy and perfect. I love the prim ornies all over your tree. I also think your Santa collection is awesome. You always have the best displays. Thanks for giving me great ideas. My favorite thing you have, however, has nothing to do with Christmas. I love, love, love, the green cabinet. -Steph-

Pamela@ The Sampler Makers Farmhouse said...

WOW what a collection you have! You really went all out! It looks so beautiful!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Everything looks great Tammy!
I Love your wonderful collection of Santa dolls and the cradle you put them in. Your tree is prim perfect ~ that's my favoirte kind of tree loaded with memories.
Your candle stand is such a great find. The ornament you got are adorable ~ enjoy!

Congratulations Steph! Thanks Tammy for hosting a wonderful giveaway!!!
Prim Blessings

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Congrats, Steph! I'm glad you won the giveaway.
Tammy, what a great antique candle stand you found. And what a wonderful husband to not only tell you to buy it but take you there, too!
The house looks beautiful as always, but I especially fell in love with the vintage Santas in the cradle.
What a great decorating idea.
I can't wait to take a look at your dining room pics.
Warm Holiday Wishes To Everyone,

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I am so happy that you went back and bought the antique candle holder, it is beautiful.
Good for you that you bought another old chair.

My hubby loves colored lights that is why he has a tree in his office with colored lights. In the livingroom I put up prim lights with some white lights and in my offfie, all white lights. We have 6 Christmas trees in our homestead.

Your homestead is amazing as always. I love all your Santa's in the old candle. I also love all your redware and yellowware. You have great taste!

Your hubby has a fabulous man cave that come out awesome, so you keep your white lights. Maybe put a small tree in his man cave of colored lights for him to see, LOL!

I haven't seen you on my blog, I hope that the comment button is working.

Christmas Blessings,

Shirlee said...

Tammy ... Your home is gorgeous! I love all the decorations & how you have everything displayed. Makes me want to come for a real tour ... lol! That is a really cool candle stand! You husband sounds as sweet as mine : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Tam~ LOVE your living room~ so cozy~festive~welcoming~ the old santas a great collection~I want to come sit by the fireplace~oh, my so very pretty~
Awesome present from Hubby~ Beautiful antique candle holder!!
hugs to you ~

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend
I wanna spend Christmas at your house.Just Beautiful.
Blessings Trace

Unknown said...

LOVE coming over and viewing your photos!! You should name your blog A PRIMITIVE HEAVEN!! Just lovely, Tam!
Thanks for hostessing the cute Giveaway! I RAN to the $ Tree and picked up a handful, too! They make great Hats!!!

bettyj said...

Tammy, your living room is beautiful. Everything looks so pretty, but that candle stand! It is absolutely "it"! I love it. Perfect.

Pam B said...

Love your tree, Tammy, it's so very pretty! And the baskets over the fireplace are darling!


Kimberly said...

I luv, luv all your vintage Santa's! Your home is perfectly prim! Can't wait to see more!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your pics are all wonderful! I especially love the box of antique bears with the stitched Pinkeeps. So very sweet. Your tree is so nice with all your prim ornies and the grapevine. My adult son thinks my skinny twig tree in our living room is ugly too so I got a good chuckle out of your kids question about your ornies! lol Your candle stand is fabulous! Lucky you. Can't wait to see more of your home pics. Hugs, Lori

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Your home is sooo beautiful! I Love it all. Those vintage santa's are precious.
Love the candle holder, the tree, the ornies and everything, Lol!
Congratulations to all the stocking winners!
I went to the Dollar tree and picked up a few myself.
Have a wonderful week!

Kendra said...

Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Congrats Steph. Kendra

Kendra said...

Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Congrats Steph. Kendra

Green Creek Primitives said...

Love it all, you have a great santa collection, like how you displayed them in the cradle. The box with the bears on the table is a really neat idea. I wouldn't have left the canle holder behind either, really neat find. Vicky

jennifer768 said...

Congrats to Steph!Love your home Tammy!Your Santa collection is amazing!Enjoyed the tour so much.Hugs,Jen