I don’t know about y’all but I just had to kick this week into overdrive. So much to do, so little time. I am anxiously looking forward to Friday when everything calms down. That is also my personal deadline for Christmas shopping, errands and WORK (most of all, lol).
Whit’s room is still one of my favorite rooms ever. It is just so happy and sweet – much like the little boy that lives here. He hasn’t mentioned wanting to change anything, but we significantly updated John’s room before middle school and I have a feeling he might start to want something more “grown up” as sixth grade nears.
Two years ago on a sick day at home, he made his very own painting to hang over his bed. You can see all about it here: reindeer painting.
His sheets and the darling pillow were from Pottery Barn Kids a couple of years ago. He has a full bed and John has a queen. I bought the red stripe set in a queen and split it up – Whit gets the top sheet and John has the fitted sheet. I love the look of mis-matched bedding.
Over on the other side of the room is his dresser (Honey’s as a child) and the chair that we move to make room for the tree. The felt garland was also from Pottery Barn Kids. The North Pole pillow was one I just happened to find and I LOVE it. I knew the moment I saw it that it would be perfect in here.
Here is another piece of art by Whit. Hard to believe that he was 4 when he carried it home and is a newly minted eleven year old already.
He has other special Christmas touches around his room. A stocking made by Mother, an old Nutcracker of mine and a needlepoint pillow I had for his nursery the year he was born… just in case he came before Christmas. (He was early and he did!)
We give the boys an ornament each year that is representative of something they did or loved that year, and we also collect them on vacations in what is usually our only souvenir. My parents give them a dated nutcracker every year, and they also have the ornaments they make at school. I made a colorful garland for Whit’s tree out of old Disney MagicBands!
Moving on to John’s room, you will find more colorful Christmas decor and special things he has had for years.
The sheets were from Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. I got the FAO bear for him in NYC as a sweet memento of his 13th birthday trip last year. It spends most of it’s time in a pile on the floor with the other decorative bedding but maybe one day he will pass it own to his own kid.
The print over his bed for Christmas is a limited edition courtesy of The Old Try. It is hard to see but it has all of the reindeer listed and the O in Rudolph is red.
His desk was my mother’s as a child, and I added a few Christmassy things for the season.
The antique dresser was in his nursery. He’s almost outgrown the size of the drawers. :-) Over on the dresser are more of my old nutcrackers and another Christmas Old Try print.
He loves his little lounge area. The reindeer pillow was from his first Christmas.
And, finally, I have a few things he has carried home over the years for Christmas.
I have GOT to wrap up this Christmas tour. The last room is the porch and I will share it ASAP!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED