One Room At A Time

2 December, 2013
Christmas Sunroom

Happy Monday friends!  Hoping everyone had a wonderful family and friend filled weekend…and if not…then…well…I hope that you enjoyed some much needed time alone.  Our whole weekend has been filled with all things Christmas.  We have been trying to get the house all Christmasfied so that we can just sit back and enjoy it.

Guess what?  The hubs INSISTED to hang the Christmas lights outside.  I RELUCTANTLY agreed.  You see, Craig does not have much…err…experience with hanging lights.  The end result should be interesting.  We shall see!!

(If only y’all knew.)

Onto the next room checked off the list…the sunroom.  Hooray!  I can truly hear the excitement in your voices.

Christmas Sunroom

Considering the sunroom has been out of commission the past couple of years, it was nice to be able to decorate it for Christmas again.

(In case you missed the exciting sunroom reno.)

The tree is decorated with neutral colors.  (Don’t get used to it.  The rest of the house that I will be sharing is certainly not “neutral”!  Consider this fair warning :-))

Owl ornament

I call it my “Snow Owl Tree”.

Wreaths are my favorite.

Christmas WreathI made two matching wreaths to hang on each door.

How funny is it that we have no idea what others don’t show in their pictures?  Note the picture below.  On the left is a close up of the wreath and then on the right…

Christmas wreath

My “vignette” making skills kind of suck.  It’s a work in progress people.

Christmas decor

Christmas sunroom

Did you guys see that adorable reindeer ballerina?  She found me at TJ Maxx.  We named her Prancer.  Isn’t she sweet?  So sweet that she is helping me decorate the tree.  Hey…I can use all the help that I can get!

christmas tree

Shared on Instagram @luchandler.

This little plant shelf just sort of became the catchall place for the leftovers.  Clearly I have a thing for snowmen.  The snowman on the bottom is yelling, “Nothing to see here!  There is NOT a dead plant behind me.”


I made that little arrangement on the table a few years ago.  Holding on strong.

Christmas sunroom

Christmas sunroom

Does anyone have any tips on photographing a super bright room?  Man…what a pain in the rear.

Anywho, thank you so much for taking time out of your sweet days to visit me.  I know this little blog isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it is my life and I am quiet fond of it :-)

Are you guys all finished with your decorating?  P.S.  I shared my Christmas bedroom last week!

Wishing you all a wonderful week!!

Christmas porch

Click picture to view our home in all its Christmas-y glory!

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The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
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Inspiration Gallery @ Craftberry Bush
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Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage
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  • Reply Mary Deckert 2 December, 2013 at 6:14 am

    What a beautiful room! I do love neutral Christmas decorations. If I found Prancer at TJMaxx, I’d snatch her up in a second!
    I saw a glimpse of my favorite chandy in the first photo :) I had looked for months and never could find just the right one, then I saw your sunroom make-over and fell in love with your chandelier.

    • Reply Luisa 3 December, 2013 at 3:41 am

      Thank you Mary :-) Prancer does make us smile! So does the chandelier for that matter! Did you end up getting it?

  • Reply msmoozy2002 2 December, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I am just so in love with that sweet reindeer! It really add so much to the room and it makes me giggle so that is good. :-) Thanks for sharing over at Cozy Little House, have a great evening. :-)

    • Reply Luisa 3 December, 2013 at 3:42 am

      It does add a little personality to the room doesn’t it? I’m so glad that you like her :-)

  • Reply Christine Graves 3 December, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Wow, your sunroom is stunning! and if Prancer ever comes up missing….it wasn’t me that borrowed her without permission…..LOL

    • Reply Luisa 3 December, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Haha!!! Don’t take her! She would be “deerly” missed…plus, I’m hoping that she will help take the tree down after Christmas!

  • Reply Jesse 3 December, 2013 at 8:06 am

    So gorgeous! And I was actually thinking “these pictures are so bright and pretty. I wish I could take photos like these”. LOVE IT! Your tree topper is adorable too.

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 4:47 am

      Well thank ya! And thank you PicMonkey editing :-)

  • Reply Shirley 3 December, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous room! Great photos! I LOVE your ottoman! Do you mind if I ask where you got it? Your tree is so pretty! Sad dead plants! LOL!

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 4:48 am

      Hey Shirley! Thank you so very much for your sweet comment. The ottoman actually came from World Market and it was purchased this year. I am so glad that you enjoyed this post. Thank you again for visiting!

      • Reply Shirley 5 December, 2013 at 5:28 am

        Oh I love World Market! Thank you for the info! Have a great week!

  • Reply Dawn @ We Call It Junkin 3 December, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, that dancing reindeer is hilariously cute! I just love your sunroom. I’m hoping to build one on my house…well, it was supposed to be done by now…hopefully next year. My photo tips would be to wait for overcast days or hang sheers in the windows, or just tape up sheers over the bright windows when you’re shooting. Blessings ~ Dawn @ We Call It

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 4:55 am

      Thank you very much for your photo tips! I will try them next time. I’ve been getting a lot of fun feedback about Prancer. She seems to be a crowd pleaser :-) Good luck on your sunroom. Ours already existed, but it STILL took a couple of years to get it to our liking. You know how it goes! Thank you so much for visiting!

  • Reply Kathy 3 December, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Looks so beautiful! Love your ornaments!! I did the same with my plants during the summer (with the ladder). So pretty!

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 4:57 am

      Thanks Kathy!

  • Reply Rosemary 3 December, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Ooooo, I love your room. It’s so charming, and, I love the colors.

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 5:03 am

      Glad you love it Rosemary! Thank you for your sweet comment :-)

  • Reply thestylesistersblog 3 December, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Wow so many beautiful Christmas decoration ideas! So cute! Come link up to Centerpice Wednesday and share this idea with us!

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 5:04 am

      Thank you very much and thank you for the party invite!

  • Reply Heather Crabtree (Everevolving Life 4-5) 4 December, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I LOVE your sunroom! Prancer is adorable!! Your ottoman with the Christmas runner is great!

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 5:05 am

      Thank you! Isn’t Prancer the best? The runner on the ottoman was a last minute idea…glad you like it!

  • Reply Scribbler Unfocused 4 December, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Love your sunroom! Such a nice view you have outside. Your Christmas decor looks mighty pretty to me!

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 5:07 am

      Awww…thank you so much!

  • Reply Debby Ray 5 December, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Hi! I am visiting from Imparting Grace….what a BEAUTIFUL sunroom! Oh my! I love the softness of the colors and your Christmas decor, including those wreaths, is just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Debby

    • Reply Luisa 5 December, 2013 at 5:13 am

      Hi Debby! Thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment. They always make me smile :-) Thank you so much for visiting!

  • Reply Sherry 5 December, 2013 at 11:00 am

    What a fantastic space for Christmas decorations! It is beautiful!

    • Reply Luisa 6 December, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Thank you very much Sherry!

  • Reply Catherine 5 December, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Wow! Love your pretty pretty sun room. My daughter is most impressed with your reindeer ballerina! Beautiful job. Cheers, Catherine

    • Reply Luisa 6 December, 2013 at 4:16 am

      :-) Thank you and your daughter!!

  • Reply Tenneil 7 December, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    So beautiful! The colors you chose and burlap textures make the inside and outside blend so cozily! I think your vignettes looks great — height and the right balance of textures are two tips from the design world.

    Backlighting setting on the camera should save you time editing…now if I could just figure out what to do about the light in our kitchen!

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 4:09 am

      Thank you so much for your tips Tenneil!

      • Reply Tenneil 9 December, 2013 at 5:42 am

        Congrats on your feature on Make It Pretty Monday!!

  • Reply Amber 8 December, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I love your room! The decor is so cozy and festive! And I’m totally crushing on that giant ottoman! Love! You are one of my picks for features this week at Give Me the Goods!

    Amber @ Averie Lane

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 4:10 am

      Yaayy! Thank you Amber! I’m so glad you like it :-)

  • Reply christy 8 December, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I love this room! If I bring my sleeping bag when I visit, can sleep out there?! Your tree and wreaths are stunning! (& they totally make up for the dead plants !) :)

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 4:10 am

      Come on over! (But you have to bring something sweet with you!)

  • Reply Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse 9 December, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I’m in love with this room! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. The party will be live in an hour or two. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Woohoo! Thank youuuuuu soooooo very much. I’m honored that you love it :-)

  • Reply Liz @ Infuse With Liz 9 December, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Your room is wonderful! I love your tree- you did a fabulous job with it. That wreath is the cutest too! I think your pictures look fine, but if you have a camera that allows you to go to “manual” mode you change the settings to darken a bit so you can adjust for the lighting.

    • Reply Luisa 9 December, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      oooh…thank you for the tips Liz! I’m glad that you like the room :-)

  • Reply Beverly Tea Cottage Pretties 9 December, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    What a beautiful room. I love your tree and all the beautiful decorations. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Beverly

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:11 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Beverly!

  • Reply melissa@joyineveryseason 9 December, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    absolutely dreamy … truly! and that reindeer … adorable!!

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:12 am

      She has become the star of the show that’s for sure! Thank you so much for visiting :-)

  • Reply Judy 10 December, 2013 at 5:59 am

    I love your sunroom and all of the gorgeous decorations. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Thank you Judy! I am so honored to be featured on your blog!

  • Reply Rita C. (Panoply) 10 December, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I fell in love with not only your sunroom but also your style when I saw your feature on Kathryn’s blog – it’s beautiful! I’ve just become your latest follower and am excited to see more! Love that little ‘Prancer’ twig deer! And no, I don’t have any great tips on photographing a bright room – my sunroom is windows even on the ceiling, and it’s southern exposure! It’s like white lightning! I hope you’ll stop by and visit – and I’ll be tuning in to your posts, as they’ll now be coming through my reading list. :)
    Rita C. at Panoply

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:17 am

      So nice to meet you Rita and thank you for your sweet comment! I will definitely stop by to visit you!!

  • Reply Kim 11 December, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I just love your gorgeous sunroom. I bet you had fun decorating it for Christmas. Love the dancing deer.

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:17 am

      Thank you Kim! She is so much fun that for sure!

  • Reply Cynthia Thatch 11 December, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Could you tell me what paint color is on the walls?

    • Reply Luisa 11 December, 2013 at 4:18 am

      Hi Cynthia! The color is Perfect Griege by Sherwin Williams.

  • Reply heather 15 December, 2013 at 3:40 am

    OMG Your house is so amazing. I love, LOVE, Love your kitchen the most!!! I am borrowing your idea for making little tabletop arrangements. What a great way to display ornaments and knick knacks….I love that idea and NEVER would have thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! I am new follower, too! :)

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Heather! Nice to meet you :-) Thank you so much for your sweet comment! The kitchen is my fave too…glad you liked it! Merry Christmas to you!

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