I guess this is really the room I should have started with, since it is the first impression you get of the house when you enter. I bought two small trees for either side of the furniture here and this is the first year that I have decorated them-sticking with my red and gold theme. (I have to confess at this point-I don't think you could find a red or gold ornament within a 50 mile radius of my house now! I have been stalking the shelves.)
In 1983 my in-laws were into painting ceramics. They made us a Nativity, which, to this day, is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. Their attention to detail was perfection.