We put up our tree this weekend. Friday, to be exact. My husband calls it a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, but I happen to love it. I bought it on sale at Lowe's a couple of years ago, and it's filled with all the handmade ornaments from our kids and the special ones they get to choose each year. It's a humble tree and perfect for our family. :)
So when I went to snap a picture of it (sorry for the blurry photos but there is no natural light in this room), and I remembered that I totally changed this room and never showed photos. It used to look like this.
I moved all the other furniture into my family room and bought the new black couch on sale. It's very modern and sleek, and I was surprised that this was the one I chose! But it's sleek, it's got clean lines, and it's leather. I love it.
Next to it is a vintage quilt holder. I don't know what it's original use was, but I bought it at an antique store just to store some of my quilts on.
Here you can see part of my globe collection. I love books and would have a lot more if I had the room, but for now I limit myself to what fits on this shelf.
I love this wall. Family photos and art...nothing gets better than that :)
If you stand at the other end of the room, this is the view:
My kitchenette and pool patio.