If you saw my post about my tree, you know that my original plan was to include the color burgundy. Unfortunately I couldn’t find enough ornaments in that hue to fill the tree. But fortunately, I found a few burgundy poinsettias at Shady Hill Gardens. They have the most beautiful display and varieties of the beloved Christmas flower and I always enjoy visiting their greenhouse this time of year.
Today is the first Saturday of December and that means it’s Cozy Living Saturday. A few friends and I share what we find cozy and comforting this month. Their inspiration is at the end of this post. For me, it’s an inviting living space that has a bit of Christmas cheer. My sitting room is the smallest room in the house (other than the bathrooms) so it feels the coziest to me.
In addition to a smaller burgundy poinsettia on this dresser, I have a sprig of faux juniper tucked inside a bronze vase, which I completely forgot I had until I stumbled upon it while digging holiday decorations out of the attic. I need to keep it on display year-round.
My vintage mantel is located directly across the room from the window in my cozy sitting room. The large round mirror reflects the natural light streaming in, helping to keep this room brighter during daytime hours. You can see how much lighter the kitchen is on the other side, and it’s on the north side of the house.
My favorite, oversized metallic ornaments are cradled in a rectangular wooden bowl and softened with garland. Bronze booker taper candlesticks are at the far end.
In the mirror you can see that I still have my large cow painting in my cozy sitting room. He’ll probably be in here for quite awhile.
Like last Christmas, I kept the “birch logs” in a basket under the mantel – mainly because I don’t know what else to do with this spot. Since birch logs are ridiculously expensive for a few branches, I dry-brushed white paint on branches that had fallen in the yard.
I’m happy I was able to add burgundy in a small way to my Christmas decor. Lucky for me I visited the greenhouse when I did. There were less than 10 burgundy poinsettias left! It must be a popular color this year.
From the sitting room, you can see the Christmas tree. Notice I added a burgundy pillow to the chair.
Next week I’ll share my Christmas tablescape and hopefully a bit of the kitchen, too.
Be sure to visit my cozy living friends below. They always have something wonderful going on!